Welcome to Once Finger Lakes

Are you over 21 years of age?

You must be of legal drinking age in your region to view this site

Flights & Bites, food and wine pairings

Flights & Bites are our signature food and wine pairing tastings where each wine is complemented with a small gourmet bite meant to inspire new, innovative possibilities. Each flight is thoughtfully assembled around a central theme, and the food is carefully sourced from some of the best local farms, cheeseries and suppliers to arm our culinary team with the finest ingredients to design unique bites that push boundaries. Open your senses to textures, aromas and flavors that change with each pairing. Each Flights & Bites flight showcase four different pairings and range from $29-$31.

Simply looking to taste some of the finest wines of the Finger Lakes on their own? That’s what our Discovery Flights are for. Or if you’d like to enjoy wines with food to share, our seasonal Food Menu offers a variety of options for every palate.

Seasonal Farm to Table

Every month, renowned local chef Samantha Buyskes selects two seasonal ingredients that are grown in the Finger Lakes and creates different bites around them. Our wine experts then pair each bite with one of our top-notch wines to create a match made in heaven.

Summer 2022
May: Rhubarb & Mint
June: Tarragon & Cherries
July: Oregano & Strawberries
August: Chili Peppers & Corn
September: Sumac & Tomato
October: Cilantro & Squash

Summer 2023 still getting cooked up!


The climate, soils and overall characteristics of the Finger Lakes region make it an ideal production site for sparkling wines. With crisp acidity and textural complexity, our partner wineries produce a variety of sparkling styles, from the traditional Methode Champenoise to the easy-drinking off dry style of sparkling wines. This flight showcases a range of styles, from complex and nuanced to light and fruity. Our wine experts partner each wine with a small bite to demonstrate how sparkling wines are the darlings of food pairings.

Classic FLX

This flight shows off the Finger Lakes styles that you know and love. The Vinifera grapes used in these wines are popular locally, as they grow with resiliency in the cool climate of the Finger Lakes region. The wines may present themselves like a familiar embrace, boasting similarities to other famed wine regions around the world, while still being uniquely Finger Lakes. The bites that partner with the wines in this flight focus on how flavour and texture can enhance enjoyment of these wines.


The Finger Lakes region is home to a broad diversity of grape varietals, many of which are unfamiliar or unheard of. This flight is designed to be a starting point from which to explore the diverse grapes of the region, and encompasses a variety of styles. These varietals will surprise you with their quality and characteristics, and help you discover some of the novel wines of the region. This flight features partnered bites that help bring out the unique and flavourful characteristics of these wines.

food and wine pairing tasting
farm to table food and wine pairing tasting

Book a Tasting

Reservations recommended for groups of 6 or more.