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The premier wineries, in collaboration with the Great Tree Inn and Stables, invite you to a very unique wine tasting and dining experience.
One-of-a-kind, they have been created to showcase the beauty of winter in Chautauqua, and are intended to be not only an exclusive package that combines enjoyment of food and wine, but also good company, and an opportunity to learn more about wines and wine-pairings, from no less than the winemakers and/or vineyard owners in person!
"Treasure hunt"at premier wineries to find the perfect companion wine for your dinner selection. Then you kick back at the Inn whilst we introduce you to wines, eau de vies, and dishes infused with wine from around the world - this package is designed to make a memory!
How it works:
Monday: You will receive your emailed dinner menu choices, featuring internationally acclaimed wine infused recipes, together with the participating winemakers' wine-pairing suggestions. Return them and let us get on with making your weekend a memorable one!
On arrival, enjoy a welcoming glass of ipocras or mulled wine. Put your feet up in front of the fire and kick-back!
Saturday morning: For those who arrived on Friday, a hearty country-style breakfast, after which you set out on a tour of the wineries.
Taste the winemakers' recommended wine-pairings and other wines, and make your selection of a bottle of wine to complement your dinner selections. Maybe pool resources with fellow-guests, for a couple of bottles of champagne for Sunday breakfast 'mimosas'.
Back at the Inn on Saturday evening, and before sitting down to the five-course wine-inspired dinner, join the hosting winery's owners or winemaker for an aperitif and a chat all about wine in the Wardroom. And that's not all, after dinner, the host winery also invites you to enjoy a glass of their port or dessert wine.
Sunday morning: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast of Eggs Benedict (and mimosas?) Then, with a map of the premier wineries you visited in hand, consider driving home via one or more of them, to pick up some of the wines you enjoyed before, during and after dinner.
Included in the package are:
VIP visitor status at the premier wineries
Dinner wine pairing and general wine tastings at the wineries
Treasure hunt with wine terms as the clues
Your selection of a complimentary bottle of wine from any of the participating wineries
Join the hosting vineyard owners or their winemaker for pre-dinner aperitifs
A romantic, wine-inspired fireside dinner for two on Saturday evening in the Indaba Room at the Great Tree Inn and Stables
Enjoy ice-wines, eau de vies, fruit brandies, dessert wines, sherries and port or after-dinner wine
Hearty country breakfasts
Participating wineries include Lake Erie Wine Trail's "premier wineries"
Johnson Estate Winery
Penn Shore Winery
Presque Isle Winery
South Shore Winery