2017 Seasons Greetings

Greetings from Sunrise Landing. We hope this New Year finds you well. Please see our latest newsletter below.

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Eclipse Red Wine Blending Event to be Held at Heron Hill Tasting Room, May 19, 2016.

Heron Hill Winery is celebrating 25 years of its signature Eclipse Red Wine blend in 2016 with a special event to be held at the Seneca Lake Tasting Room. Participants will be able to try their hands at the art of blending wine. Eric Frarey will present a class where he will pour his Bordeaux-style blend, including the newest vintage along with two other vintages. All will be able to taste the three wines prior to a discussion of how to create a balanced blend. Then, each participant will have the opportunity to create his or her own blend. The ability to sip while ...

Deluxe Seneca Lake Package: Food and Wine Extraordinaire

If you are looking for a complete gourmet food and wine experience chosen from among the best Seneca Lake offerings, this two-night package is for you. After a gourmet breakfast at Sunrise Landing. you may enjoy some time to relax and take in the beautiful view and/or paddle a canoe or kayak on the lake. Then, we will transport you to the beginning of Apple Road where you will join a tour by “Experience Finger Lakes” to experience the “best of the west side of the lake”.  Your first stop will be at Kemmeter Winery, the boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt. ...

Fancy Finger Lakes Wine Classic to be Held May 14

The village of Penn Yan will be the site for the Inaugural Finger Lakes Wine Classic.  On May 14, at least two dozen of the most popular Finger Lakes Wineries will participate in a food and wine event to be hosted by the Penn Yan Rotary Club and the Yates County Chamber of Commerce. The event, to be held from 2 - 8 that day, will feature the pairing of Finger Lakes Wine with Regional Cuisine. At least 1000 people are expected to attend the Wine Classic and sponsors hope it will become an annual affair. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary's programs including the Keuka ...

Sunrise Landing on Seneca Lake to Begin New Season on April 14 With Reduced Opening Rates.

The beginning of a new season on Seneca Lake is so exciting. Spring is in the air, the lake and the sky are a gorgeous blue, and the robins are busy finding twigs to build their nests.  At Sunrise Landing we are also busy getting ready for a new season to begin April 14. Spring Cleaning has been well on its way with all the essentials of the deep cleaning we do each year at the beginning of the season. Bob has been taking down the fencing that was put up in the fall to keep the deer  and other wildlife from feasting on our landscaping - and on the inside painting and ...

Sunrise Landing to be Open for Seneca Lake Wine and Cheese

Sunrise Landing is re-opening for the 2016 Season on April 14 and so will be open for the annual Wine and Cheese event April 22 - 24. This extremely popular event combines the classic tastes of wine and cheese, all in one weekend. Over thirty wineries participate in the self-guided tour around the lake and participants experience how the combining of wine and cheese will  enhance both. Not only has the area grown in popularity for its superb wines but also for its many local cheeses. This weekend will give participants a chance to experience many new exciting combinatio...

Graft, A Watkins Glen Wine and Cider Bar

Now that Sunrise Landing is closed until mid April, the innkeepers can do a little exploring of their own.  Having begun that mission in earnest - we have made a wonderful discovery - Graft! It's one of the newest sensations in Watkins Glen. The decor is chic and the food extremely creative. They offer an extensive menu of small bites but most plates are meant to be shared by two. The chef is Christina McKeough who was the original owner of Hazelnut Kitchen in Trumansburg.   Our first visit, Bob and I  stuck to our favorites - we both had a classic Caesar Salad made ...

Banana Muffins

Williams Sonoma is one of my  favorite sources for yummy recipes that always work. This one I have been making since we opened our Bed and Breakfast almost 11 years ago. It is from their muffin cook book. However,  I had purchased a gluten free flour mixture that claimed to be exchangeable 1-1 in any recipe and last week we had a guest who required a gluten free diet and  I thought I would try it. Not  only did it work, but the muffins were better than ever. We served them to all our guests and one asked for the recipe. The recipe follows and for the flour, use all ...

Barnstormer Winery Summer Concert Series

The Barnstormer Winery - just a few miles down the road from Sunrise Landing offers a Summer Concert every Tuesday night from 5:30 - 7:30. For the rest of July the line-up is: July 14th -  The Unusual Suspects, July 21st - Mike Shaw & Heinrik Heyn, and July 28th - Jaimie Potter. There is no cover charge and no reservations are needed. Just show up and join in the fun at 4184 State Route 14 in Rock Stream, 4 miles north of Watkins Glen and about 5 miles from Sunrise Landing. For more information call the winery at 607 243-4008 or check out the winery website.

Hermann J Wiemer Winery To Host: A Night in Vienna

The renowned  Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will perform at the Hermann J. Wiemer Winery on August 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM.  The evening entitled, Night in Vienna will be the fourth time the choir has performed at the winery.  The program will include Johannes Brahams Leibeslieder Walzer (Love Song Waltzes). A choir of twenty singers will be accompanied by pianists, Greg Fungeld and Thomas Goeman and Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux will also perform.  Spreads, strudels and wine will be served during the intermission. Tickets to the concert are $50 a person,  to benefit the ...