Grapehounds - New York Schedule 
July 25-28, 2019

Grapehounds was designed to be an event where you can be as busy or as relaxed as you would like to be.  We don't have speakers, because we're in fun mode at this event.  No event has more opportunity for just pulling up a comfy lawn chair and hanging out with your hound and a glass of wine.  Of course our hounds can be very stylish...   

                                                                                Photo by Balance Photography.

The walk to 215 foot Taughannock Falls on Sunday has been a featured part of our New York Grapehounds event for eleven years.  This year it will be held on Sunday (7/29) at 10AM.  Photo by Rally Pagulyan.

Our event is about hanging out and relaxing with your hounds amongst the beautiful lakes and gorges of central New York. Greyhounds are welcome at all our participating wineries and hotels.  Photo by Balance Photography.

We tell folks that the walk to Taughannock Falls on Sunday morning is worth your trip to New York by itself.  It is a spectacular, beautiful and easy one mile walk each way -- through a 400 foot deep gorge cut through rock --  to the 215 foot waterfall, tallest in the northeast.  Get your portrait taken with your hound(s) at the Falls!

The Grapehound Wine Tour®

 Schedule for 2019

Keep in mind that this event does not herd you into a narrow schedule.  You can make this a week long vacation, or a busy weekend.  You can travel to different wineries around the lake or stay at one winery and sip wine in the shade.  Arrive when you want, taste wine or beer or spirits where you want, and go where you want.  We offer wine tasting, food offerings, a Blessing of the Hounds, a Walk to the Falls, and much much more.   It's your choice what activities you pursue.


Tuesday July 23, 2019

  • Early Bird check-in starts at 11AM at Atwater Estate Vineyards.  Be sure you let us know when you register if you wish to arrive early, before Welcome event Thursday evening.  [Those who arrive before our Welcome Thursday evening are called Early Birds.]


Wednesday  July 24, 2019

  • 10-AM-5PM  Early Bird check-in during business hours at Atwater Estate Vineyards  All participating wineries open for tasting.


Thursday July 25, 2019

  • 10 AM  Early Bird check-in during the day at Atwater Estate Vineyards.  Participating wineries open.  Early Bird check in closes about 4PM to set up at Hazlitt.
  • 5-8PM Welcome party and check in at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards.    We have scheduled The Little Red Wagon foor trailer to be with us.   We provide free snacks/hors d'oeuvres for registered participants at the Welcome party.  Wine by the glass and beer is available at Hazlitt.  Please note that the Welcome check-in begins at 5PM Thursday at Hazlitt so we will close the Early Bird check-in at Atwater Estate Vineyards about 4Pm to move the materials from one winery to another.
  • Get a good night's sleep, because we're just getting started!


Friday July 26, 2019

  • 10AM  This year we are going to be hosted Catharine Valley Winery in Burdett, NY.  Catharine Valley is located 4.1 miles north of Watkins Glen on NY route 414.   The location is most convenient for those staying near Watkins Glen along NY route 414. It is a little further away for those staying in Geneva or Seneca Falls.  We'll have the Little Red Wagon for food offerings on Friday and Saturday.  The vendor tents will open about 10 AM on Friday morning.  (Vendor set-up takes place 7:30AM-10 AM at Catharine Valley Winery.)  You may enjoy your beverages in our social area at the main event.   Vendors are open all day.


  • Parking  There should be plenty of parking at Catharine Valley.  Look for signs to direct you to the best parking spots.


  • 6-9PM  Several wineries will offer entertainment during the evenings.  We will post a detailed list of these wineries in our E-Booklet.


Saturday July 27,  2019

  • 10AM ​Shopping the vendors, wine tasting and socializing continues at Catharine Valley Winery, along with about forty other venues around the lake.  
  • 2PM  Blessing of the Hounds (Pastor Diane Walker) followed by a group roo.   
  • 3PM  Ice cream social with frozen vanilla yogurt for the hounds.
  • 4PM  End of Silent Auction items; come pick up what you won!
  • 5PM  Event ends for the day.  Let's go to dinner!


Sunday July 28, 2019

  • 10AM  We gather at Taughannock Falls at 10AM for a casual walk to the Falls.  The walk to Taughannock Falls is a fairly level one mile walk each way and an eleven year tradition at The Grapehound Wine Tour®.  Axell Photography from Maine will be doing portraits of hounds and humans at the Falls. We believe that the walk to Taughannock Falls with your greyhound is worth the trip to NY by itself.  It is spectacular.
  • 11AM Sunday hosting at Fulkerson Winery and wine tasting​ or wine by the glass or bottle.
  • All wineries open by noon for wine tasting
  • ​5PM  Event ends for 2019  Everyone heads home, happy and completely exhausted.