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. Call us at 607.930.3495
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.
Seafood, Cajun and music… Nothing sounds better than a pile high pan full of shrimp, potatoes, and corn spiced up just right with nothing but your fingers to lick when all is done—at least to some of us this is our idea of heaven. This is the tease because our Executive Chef John McNabb always likes to put a bit of a twist in his menus. So, though you might need a fork you will experience a luscious seafood experience fashioned after traditional Louisiana Boils with a backdrop of live Zydeco music. This is a five-course meal paired with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards, and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot. $82.50pp includes tax and gratuity.
1st course- Muffaletta Panzanella
Toasted seeded Italian, field greens, Mortadella, salami, sharp provolone, mozzarella, olive salad, herbed tomato concassé and oregano & white balsamic vinaigrette.
Knapp Winery, 2017 Lemberger &
Glenora Wine Cellars, 2018 Seyval Blanc
2nd Course- Gumbo
Chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage gumbo with frizzled Bermuda onion and a crab hush puppy.
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2015 Pinot Noir & Knapp Winery, 2017 Riesling
3rd Course- Crawfish & Shrimp Étouffée
Cajun mirepoix and crawfish tails in a light spiced thickened seafood potage, served over fragrant saffron jasmine rice.
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, NV Seyval Chardonnay &
Zugibe Vineyards, 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
4th Course- Traditional Cajun Shrimp Boil
Gulf shrimp, new potatoes, fresh local corn, haricots vert, lemon creole spices, and bay leaves boiled and served family style with
herbed drawn butter
Knapp Winery, 2018 Chardonnay &
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2018 Dry Riesling
5th Course- Doberge Cake
Layered cake alternating with fillings of Bananas Foster Custard and rich chocolate and anise mousse, covered in chocolate ganache with sweetened cream with edible gold dust and burnt caramel sauce.
The garlic kiss—either you love it or you hate it. There are many health benefits of garlic and when used in culinary delights from Chef McNabb, the dinner might just fix what ails you. From the onset of the first course to the final crumbs of the last course, those who enjoy the aroma, and taste of garlic will thoroughly enjoy this flavorful dinner. This is a five-course meal paired with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards, and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot $78.25, includes tax and gratuity.
Some Finger Lakes sunsets can resemble goblets of golden light that can be mesmerizing. When the sunset peeks through the vines at Knapp the multi-colored lights can be like fire dancing in the vineyard. As you look towards the horizon the scenery is always a respite from our daily routine. Seafood & Sunset is a vineyard picnic that will captivate your love of wine, food, and scenery. The menu is simple- shrimp, steamed clams and mussels served on yesterday’s newspaper. Grilled salmon with crab cakes alongside classic salt potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and other surprises, only to end with a sunny dessert. We invite you to join us for a Knapp experience you won’t want to miss. $69.85 includes tax and gratuity, wine sold separately. Buy your tickets here...
Special pricing for Knappster wine club members $50.80 includes tax and gratuity wine sold separately can call us at 607.930.3495 to make your reservations.
Steamed, poached, grilled, baked and broiled, seafood seasoned with olive oil, lemon, basil, thyme, garlic, onion, tomatoes and accompanied by fresh local or recently harvested vegetables and greens is the theme of this delectable night. Just reading about this brings the aromatic goodness to your senses. In Chef John’s signature way of creating memorable wine dinners, his culinary prowess will ignite your sense of taste and guide you through the deliciousness of the sea. This five-course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards, and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please reserve your seats by buying your tickets online $82.50 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes. A plethora of fresh vegetables, meats, and dairy are used during this incredibly fresh and bountiful harvest time. Our fresh ingredients are grown and produced locally and delivered to us, in some cases, the very same day. Our chef works with producers from across the street and around the region. Together with the freshness of the season and his very creative culinary skills plus the wine from this terroir, this is a wine dinner not to miss. This five-course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards, and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot. $78.25 includes tax and gratuity
This dinner is paired with wine and music. Each course will feature a music inspired entre from songs like- “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” featuring sourdough bread or “Cry Me a River” might include a salmon dish and “Georgia on My Mind” will dictate a peachy entree. “Taste of Honey” will conclude with a dessert surprise. Whatever the song, the inspiration will be a delicious food and sound experience. Live music is included at this wine dinner. This five-course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards, and Glenora Wine Cellars $78.25 includes tax and gratuity. Please purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.
All Wrapped Up- It’s December and presents, lots of presents come to mind! Imagine your dinner full of presents! All dishes will be wrapped up in the likes of puff pastry, filo, bacon, 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 online to reserve your spot. $78.25 includes tax and gratuity.