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2021 Wine Tasting Expo

May 16

Sessions: 12:30pm – 2:45pm | 3:45pm – 6:00pm

21+ Only | Valid ID Required | Please Drink Responsibly No Children | Tickets good for one session only

The Wine Tasting Expo at the Rochester Lilac Festival is BACK and in-person safely in 2021! Escalation of the traditional tasting event and designed for those who crave regional, artisanal, and specialty release selections. Join us and meet the creators behind your favorite wine while enjoying this wine pairing experience.

Due to NYS and CDC guidelines the Wine Tasting Expo will look a little different this year.

 Here is what to expect:

  • Tables of 2, 4, & 6 will be sold for this seated event. No individual tickets will be sold, so grab your friends for this re-invented Lilac Experience.
  • Tables of 2, 4, & 6 persons will be set up socially distanced at 9 feet apart.
    • NEW THIS YEAR: When you purchase your table, you will be able to decide where in the tent your party will be able to sit!
  • Mask wearing will be strictly enforced until guests are completely seated at their assigned table.
  • NYS law requires that food is sold with the purchase of alcohol. Luckily for you, we have some awesome sharing plates available for purchase at checkout.*
  • Sample a variety of wines from 6 wineries
    • 3 samples from 6 wineries — 18 AWESOME tastings from some of NYS best wineries!
  • Take home your favorite wine. Yes, you can buy wine!
  • Wine Valet – Purchases made during your visit can be held for convenient pick-up as you exit the session
  • Sharing plates and additional food items will be available for purchase!
*The purchase of a sharing plate will be required in order complete the purchase of your table.  The sharing plate price is built into your table price; $12.50 per person.

We have worked hard to give you an enjoyable and safe time out with us this Lilac season.

We can’t wait to be back with all you!

Bay Vista Sampler Platter

  • House-Made Salsa Roja, Salsa Verde, Guac & Chips
  • Bang-Bang Shrimp
  • Rolled Tacos
  • Jalapeno Poppers

Assorted Focaccia & Charcuterie Platter

  • Rosemary Focaccia
  • Sicilan Focaccia with sweet sauce and Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Tri color Grape Tomato Focaccia
  • Garlic Ricotta with Spinach and Mozzarella Focaccia

Dessert Options:

  • Mini Cannolis
  • Turkey BLT
  • Cranberry Blue Chicken
  • Philly Cheese Steak
  • Chicken Caesar
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Assorted Fruit Bowl
Bay Vista Sharing Plate for 4
Tony Tomatoes Sharing Plate for 4
Wraps on Wheels Sharing Plate for 4

 2021 Featured Wineries

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