The Cayuga Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is celebrating 25 years next month.
The trail was founded in 1983 with five wineries. Today, it consists of 16 family-owned wineries, and is part of Finger Lakes Wine Country, the largest producer of New York wines.
During the month-long celebration, each of the 16 wineries will host an event to celebrate harvest season.
* “Some Like It Hot” festival at the Hosmer Winery, Sept. 6, with spicy and savory local food to complement the wines.
* A fall art festival, Sept. 6, at King Ferry Winery, which makes Treleaven wines.
* A wine and music festival at Goose Watch Winery, Sept. 6-7.
* Knapp Vineyards is hosting a harvest dinner with regional food and wine, Sept. 13.
* The Cobblestone Farm Winery will host a grape-stomping festival, Sept. 13-14.
*Lucas Vineyards will have a German Festival, with music, polka contest and German food, Sept. 14.
* Buttonwood Grove Winery will host a fall festival with a band and tastings, Sept. 20.
* Montezuma Winery will have an old-fashioned hoedown with fiddlers and food, Sept. 20.
And that’s just a sampling. You can find additional event information at cayugawinetrail.com