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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 are $29.

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.

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

Sparkling

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.

Reds of Texture and Nuance

The cool climate of this region coupled with the soil composition produces red wines of elegance and nuance. The Finger Lakes region is home to a variety of mainstream and unique red varietals that produce exceptional red wines. This flight focuses on a survey of red grape varietals and how our partner wineries create wines that bring the best out of these grapes. The bites that partner with the wines in this flight focus on how flavour and texture can enhance enjoyment of these red wines. 

Trailblazers

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.

Crisp and Refreshing Whites

White wines are always a refreshing, crisp option especially during the warmer months. The climate and soils of the Finger Lakes region make it particularly suited to producing whites of varying character. This flight showcases an array of varietals that demonstrate the depth and breadth of white wines that are made here in the Finger Lakes. As a result, our bites span an array of common and not so common partnerships that bring out the best in these wines.

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

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Reservations recommended for groups of 6 or more.