The Grapehound Wine Tour will be held from July 20 to July 25 2021.
Advance registration is open.
The Grapehound Wine Tour® is a week-long event for greyhound and sighthound owners. Your well-behaved sighthounds may accompany you at all wineries, distilleries and brew pubs. The official schedule runs from Thursday (7/22) to Sunday (7/25). People may also sign up as an "Early Bird" and arrive early on Tuesday or Wednesday, before the event officially begins on Thursday evening, July 22.
The cost to register is $31 ($35 at the door) and this covers your tasting glass, your booklet which directs you to various wineries, distilleries and brew pubs, a welcome event at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, numerous events throughout the weekend at our host wineries and the walk to the falls at Taughannock Falls State Park on Sunday morning at 10AM. This year we will not have any wine tasting tickets due to the challengers faced by our winery partners. What we will do is list for you the tastng fees and arrangements provided to us by each winery and you may then pick and choose where you visit.
You must be twenty-one years of age to register or taste wine. Younger family members may attend with their parents.
The main event on Friday and Saturday will be held at Catharine Valley Winery, just north of Watkins Glen. We have not determined yet what winery will be our Early Bird winery. Traditionally it has been Atwater Estate Vineyards and we are discussing these host locations with several wineries. Early Bird check-in ends about 4PM on Thursday and moves to Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards for our Welcome event Thursday evening starting at 5PM. (We need an hour to move all the registration stuff from the Early Bird venue to Hazlitt.)
Our Welcome event will be hosted by Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards (5712 NY St Rt 414 Hector, NY) on Thursday, July 23rd, 5-8 PM.
Our "going home" event on Sunday, July 26th, 2020 will likely be held at Fulkerson Winery on Route 14 on the west shore. As always, we will walk with the hounds to Taughannock Falls on Sunday morning.