This weekend I am heading up to the Finger Lakes Wine Country to participate in Taste Camp East.   I call it “A Wine Region Away.”  This has become an annual event that is put together by Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report.

Last year the event was held in Long Island Wine Country.  This year we head up to the Finger Lakes.  I am looking forward to this and the Rieslings I’ll be tasting and the winemakers that will be educating us.

We have a full weekend in store!  We will be begin with lunch on Friday at Heron Hill Winery and dinner prepared by Chef Debra Whiting  at Red Newt Cellars. I was fortunate last summer to attend a dinner here prepared by Chef Debra.  It was wonderful!

Saturday our day begins at …8:30am with breakfast in the vineyards. That sounds wonderful, but 8:30AM!  I won’t complain, but I am not my best at that time of the morning.  We have a  full day ahead, concluding at Stonecat Cafe for a three course dinner. I wonder if we have time for a nap.

Sunday begins a little later at 10am.  (Thank you!) and concludes at Hearts & Hands Wine Company.  I can’t wait to taste their Pinot Noir.  I sampled some back in July when I worked at the NY Wine & Food Classic, but haven’t had any since.

I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  I hope one year Hudson Valley Wine Country will be strong enough to host 40+ wine bloggers for the weekend.