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Finger Lakes wine country has been voted one of the top ten most beautiful wine countries in the world!  Visit us at Knapp and see for yourself.

Vineyard Restaurant Events

 

Once a month Knapp Vineyard Restaurant hosts an evening wine dinner complete with sparkling reception and a five course dinner.  Gene Pierce famously sabers the tops of Glenora Wine Cellars sparkling wine in the Knapp Barrel Room and serves it to our guests in frosted champagne glasses.  Our Executive Chef, John McNabb prepares a gourmet meal sourcing most of his ingredients from local farms which includes our very own estate grown vegetables in season. The menu for each month can take us from one end of the world to another or simply be fun and scrumptious.  The portions are generous and each course is served with a white and a red wine.  The wines served include Knapp premium wines, Glenora Wine Cellar Wines and vinifera wines from our friends at Zugibe Vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake.  It is a Finger Lakes experience not to miss.

June 2015
Travel through Culinary History Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Jun 13, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

A studious chef knows that Escoffier re-invented classic dishes and Bocuse introduced heavy sauces. Our studious Chef John McNabb will take you back in time starting with old world dishes through the new age.  It sounds like a history lesson, complete with the five mother sauces, and deconstructing techniques as well as a modern age dessert! The excitement of this five course meal will be accented with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.

1st- Marie Antoine Carême- (1784-1833) Paris, France- “King of Chefs, Chef of Kings” Revolutionized table service practices. Emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients, produce, etc. Famous for elaborate cold displays.)

Spinach, smoked salmon, roasted pepper, carrot, asparagus, goat cheese and zucchini terrine over field greens with an herbed vinaigrette

Knapp Winery, 2014 Dry Riesling &  Zugibe Vineyards, 2013 Grüner Veltliner

 

2nd- Auguste Escoffier- (1846-1935)Lyon France – Known for Nouvelle Cuisine- “Father of French Cookery”- Established the “5Mother Sauces”

“Veloute Agnes Sorel”- Creamy soup of veloute with chanterelle mushrooms, shallots, saffron & rendered bacon. Finished with caramelized mushrooms and Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2011 Proprieter’s Reserve Chardonnay

& Zugibe Vineyards, 2010 Pinot Noir

 

3rd- Paul Bocuse- (1926- present) Lyon, France- Nouvelle cuisine- Set the standard for culinary excellence. 3 Michelin Stars, The Bocuse D’Or Competition, the highly recognized and coveted competition in his namesake

is the epitome of culinary greatness.

Seared baby leek and goat cheese filled vol au vent with beurre de escargots, chopped parsley and fricassee of truffled snails.

Knapp Winery 2013 Sangiovese &

Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Barrel Fermented Pinot Blanc

 

4th – Joël Robuchon- (1945- Present) Poitiers, France – “Chef of the Century” by Gault Millau. 3 star Michellin chef. Forbes 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond award. Operates a dozen restaurants around the globe with a total of 25 Michelin stars, the most of any chef in the world.

Pan-seared sea bass over lemongrass jasmine rice with braised bok choi and brut citrus beurre blanc and cilantro foam.

Knapp Winery, 2013 KV Estate Dry Riesling &

 Zugibe Vineyards, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

 

5th – Jacques Torres- (1959- Present) Bandol, France – Master Pastry Chef – “Mr. Chocolate”- Multiple award-winning patisseries & chocolate shops. Celebrity pastry chef.

Chocolate Kirsch mousse over tart cherry chocolate pound cake with chocolate bowl, spun sugar and gold leafed single origin chocolate.

Glenora Wine Cellars, NV Ruby Port & Chateau LaFayette Reneau Cuvee Rouge


.95 per person plus tax & gratuity

Rose Event on the Veranda
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Jun 20, 2015
Venue: Knapp Veranda
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

June is Rosé month, at least at Knapp, and we hope to deliver our new vintage Rosé alongside some tasty foods.  Dry Rosé is cool and with Knapp Vineyard restaurant edibles seated on our veranda, it is an experience not to miss!  Wine by the glass and delicious edibles sold separately.

July 2015
Lavish Shellfish Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Jul 18, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 607.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

“In the middle of ancient Italy's really hot and dry summer season, when rivers were low and water was most scarce, Romans sought Neptune's protection of irrigation waters and works. To do this, they went out to the fields and forests and built small huts called umbrae (shades) or tabernaculi (tabernacles) out of leafy Laurel (Bay) branches. Within the shade of these natural tents they would picnic outdoors, drinking spring water as well as wine to keep cool in these hot summer days.” (www.mmdtkw.org/VNeptunalia.htm). Our own version of a Neptunalia Festival consists of a shellfish extravaganza! Shrimp, Lobster, Crab, Clams, Oysters, Mussells—Wow this is a seafood party fit for Neptune AND Posieden. Whether steamed, broiled, charred and sauced in our kitchen this is a wine dinner fit for a king/queen. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.

August 2015
Knapp Winery Country Hoe Down
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Aug 8, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

- Pull on your cowboy boots, don your best cowboy hat and head over to Knapp Winery for some Hoe Down fun.  Hear the sounds of country music waffling about the air as well as the smokey aromas of great grilled food, matched only by the beautiful bouquets of Knapp Wine.  Knee slapping fun!- 

Ail, Aglio, Ajo- Garlic Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Aug 22, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Garlic is the main event in this delightful and savory dinner.   Our chef will marinate it, broil it, sauté it, infuse it, and mix it, promising an aromatic experience.  Garlic aficionados will be impressed by the carefully selected varieties of garlic.  For those of you that might shy away from such a delightful meal, you may consider that ole folks have always thought garlic to be the “wonder drug” and has been reported to cure everything from the common cold to the “plague”.  Plus it does keep vampires away. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.

September 2015
Beef, Barrel & Blues
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Venue: Knapp Veranda
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

- Beef, Barrel and Blues is a fantastic combination for a great afternoon in Finger Lakes wine country.  Build your own burger- an 8oz angus grilled burger and choose the cheese and gourmet trimmings yourself.  Pair it with a sampling of our winemakers choice in a Knapp glass and you get to keep the glass too.  All this in a rustic winery atmosphere with live blues music from the Blue Gills.  Music is free, wine and food sold separately.

Chef's Signature Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

When asked, “What are your signature dishes?” Our chef shies away from a definitive answer, because he has close connections with many of the dishes he creates.  These monthly wine dinners are ways for him to express his creativity and explore techniques and foods that he feels people will enjoy.  If you had to define the kind of chef he is, you would have to say that he cooks for the people. This dinner, scheduled during the height of harvest promises to be a gastronomical experience not to miss, as he works with local products to create flavors of the Finger Lakes that all of us will enjoy. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot

October 2015
Finger Lakes Fromage Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Fromage, Fomaggio, Queso….Cheese in any language is utterly delightful.  The rise of the many cheeseries in the Finger Lakes have inspired our chef to create a five course dinner using the variety of savory, rich and delectable cheeses in a wide variety of flavors and textures that are locally available. This dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.

November 2015
Knapp Nouveau 2013
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Join us for a special release wine direct from the barrel. Every year our winemaker chooses a wine he feels will be interesting, delicious and worthy of a try before it goes into production. It is a great treat for wine aficionados. Knapp Vineyard Restaurant also pairs some great tantalizing appetizers with this experience while music fills the air. This is a celebration not to miss, so make sure to mark your calendars.
Low and Slow Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Low and Slow Wine Dinner- The Slow Food movement lives at Knapp.  Consider that some of these dishes will have been cooked and simmered for twelve to twenty four hours which will create succulent and incredibly flavorful dishes like hearty beef brisket, or ossobuco, root vegetable stews all cooked the way all our food should always be cooked on a low flame and slow.  Don’t miss this back to basic dinner paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.

December 2015
All Wrapped Up Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Dec 12, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

It’s December so of course presents come to mind.  Imagine your dinner full of presents as all dishes will be somehow wrapped up in the likes of puff pastry, phyllo, bacon and en papillote.  Expect an aromatic and dazzling display of distinctive foods –all wrapped up. The only thing missing will be the bow!  This five-course dinner will be served with Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.