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Cranston, RI 02905​

Tel: 907-251-7379​​​

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Finger LakesWine & Spirits Tour

May 16-19, 2019

From May 16-19, Vine to Wine will be guiding a group of 40 through wine rooms, distilleries, dinner cruises, and a local museum. Join us for this four-day tour of the Finger Lakes!

The Wine & Spirits

Exploring the Tastes of the Region 

As part of our journey through the Finger Lakes, we will be visiting the following spots for some sampling: 

Bully Hill Vineyards: The tour and tasting experience at Bully Hill is definitely one of the most unique in the Finger Lakes. 

3 Brothers Winery: They have 3 Wineries and a microbrewery all on site. Guests arrive and tour the estate enjoying the settings of each inequality themed tasting room. 

Wagner Vineyards: Since 1979, the Wagner family has carried the same passion into the art of winemaking. Today they cultivate 250 acres and produce 50,000 cases of wine per year. 

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards: In 1985, Jerry and Elaine Hazlitt founded Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. Today, their family keeps the tradition alive – making award-winning wines. 

Castel Grisch Winery:The vineyard at Castel Grisch is home to 40 acres of vines ranging from native varieties to Vinifera varieties. Their wines are created to appeal to a whole variety oftastes, shaped to your liking. 

Krooked Tusker Distillery: They began their adventure with the goal of creating unique small batch products that people enjoy. We promise to continually put quality, integrity, and fun into each handcrafted bottle of vodka and gin.  

Four Fights Distillery: Matthew Bowers is a one-man band, doing the milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, bottling, and labeling; one batch at a time.

Finger Lakes Distilling: Their flavored vodkas and liqueurs are made in the traditional manner: by soaking real fruits in the spirit. They don’t add extracts or synthetic flavoring to speed up the process.

Are you ready for this full flavored tour? 

The Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Corning Downtown

We will be staying in the brand new (built a year ago) Hilton Garden Inn – Corning Downtown. The hotel is conveniently located to town center if you want to do some solo sightseeing. Rooms will be shared by two tour members and will include the following: 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Two Queen beds

  • Mini fridge in every room

  • Fitness center & pool

  • American Restaurant 

  • Bar (because there is never enough wine!)

  • Made to order breakfast every morning (and no, we don’t mean a continental breakfast)

 

Room service is available Monday-Saturday from 5 pm – 10 pm; however, it’s not included in our pricing. The entire hotel is non-smoking, so you don’t have to worry about requesting a specific room.  

So what is the deal with made to order breakfast? As part of your room, we have included Breakfast N’ Bed!  No need to head down stairs for breakfast (unless you want to). Just let the staff know your order to wake-up to your breakfast of choice. 

 

Do you think you could tough it out here for three nights?  We thought you would! 

The Glass & the Dinner Cruise

Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) is a museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. Annually welcoming just under half a million visitors from around the world, its campus is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glass working schools in the world. 

A visit to Seneca Lake is not complete without stopping at Captain Bill's, located at the southern end of Seneca Lake. Captain Bill's provides a magnificent view, and offers many other breath taking experiences. Our group will be enjoying this dinner cruise on Saturday night. This will be a relaxing way to bring our retreat to a close and take in the beauty of the Finger Lakes one last time.   

The Itinerary

When & Where for our Four Days

Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • 7:00 am: Depart RI. We will board the coach at the Cranston Stop & Shop. You shouldn’t have any issue spotting the luxury coach. 

    • We will be stopping along the way to break-up the driving, to use a non-moving restroom, and to stretch our legs.

    • Be prepared for a few surprises one the drive up!

  • 2:00 pm: Bully Hill Winery

  • 4:00 pm: Krooked Tucker’s Distillery

  • 6:00 pm: Arrive at Hotel. You have the evening to relax and explore the area. ​

Fiday, May 17, 2019

  • 9:00 am: Corning Museum of Glass

  • 1:00 pm: 3 Brothers Winery and Estates. They have three wineries, one microbrewery, and a coffee shop on one estate. Try not to be overwhelmed! 

  • 4:00pm: Four Flights Distillery (whiskey, vodka, bourbon, gin)

  • 6:00 pm: Return to Hotel. You have the night to do as you please! ​

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • 9:00am: Depart Hotel

  • 10:00 am: Wagner Winery & Brewery

  • 11:45 am: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

  • 1:00 pm: Finger Lakes Distillery (whiskey, liqueurs) 

  • 3:00 pm: Castel Grisch Winery

  • 5:30 pm: Captain Bills Seneca Lake Dinner Cruise. (A three hour tour) just like Gilligan!

  • 9:00 pm: Return to Hotel. Enjoy your last night in the Finger Lakes!​

Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • 10:00 am: Departure hotel for Rhode Island

Stops will be made to stretch your legs, use a non-moving restroom, and to break up the drive

Reserving Your Ticket

Tour Price: $580 per person

Your $580 per person will cover:

  • Luxury Coach to and from the Finger Lakes, and transportation while there;

  • Three nights in the Hilton Garden Inn (2 per room) which includes breakfast; 

  • Tastings at the wineries (5) and breweries we visit; 

  • Seneca dinner cruise;

  • Tickets to the Corning Museum of Glass.

There is a 50% nonrefundable* deposit required to hold your spot.

Are you ready for an amazing trip to the Finger Lakes? Reserve your spot today! 

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*If you (or us can see your ticket, we will refund the price you paid.