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.  This photo is taken on the patio at Villa Bellangelo Winery on Route 14.    Photo by Balance Photography.

Grapehounds - New York Schedule 
July 19-24, 2022

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 sixteen years.  This year it will be held on Sunday (7/24) at 10AM.  Photo by Rally Pagulyan.

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!

 Schedule for 2021  We show this as a sample schedule for 2022 while we develop this year's schedule behind the scenes.

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.  Greyhounds are welcome everywhere .  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 19, 2022

  • Early Bird check-in starts at 11AM at Prejean Winery.  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 20, 2022

  • 10-AM-5PM  Early Bird check-in during business hours at Early Bird location.  All participating wineries open for tasting.
  • 5PM-8PM  Early Bird Welcome party at winery to be determined

Thursday July 21, 2022

  • 10 AM  Early Bird check-in during the day at selected winery.  Participating wineries open.  Early Bird check in closes about 4PM to move materials to the Welcome event at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards.
  • 5-8PM Welcome party and check in at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards.   We hope to have a food vendor on site at Hazlitt for dinner offerings.  Wine by the glass, beer and some food is available at the Tiki Bar at Hazlitt.  Please note that the Welcome check-in begins at 5PM Thursday at Hazlitt so we will close the Early Bird check-in 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 22, 2022

  • 10AM  The main event will again be hosted Catharine Valley Winery in Burdett, NY.  Catharine Valley is located at 4201 NY Route 414, just 4.1 miles north of Watkins Glen.   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.   The vendor tents will open about 10 AM on Friday morning.  (Vendor set-up takes place 7:30AM-10 AM at Catharine Valley Winery.) 

  • Check-In and registration starts at 11AM at Catharine Valley.   You may enjoy your beverages in your lawn chairs or personal tent at the main event.   This year we sjould have a kdest size socal tent too for hanging out.  Vendors are open all day.  We hope to have some music at Catharine Valley time to be determined.

  • Parking  Look for parking signs.  The small lot in front of the winery is for handicapped attendees.  There will be plenty of parking behind Catharine Valley.  Look for signs to direct you to the best parking spots behind and below the winery.

  • 6-9PM  Several wineries will offer entertainment during the evenings.  We will post a detailed list of these wineries in our E-Booklet.  You must be registered to get an E-Booklet about a week to ten days before the event.

Saturday July 23,  2022

  • 10AM ​Check-in and Registration, 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 24, 2022

  • 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 a twelve year tradition at The Grapehound Wine Tour®.  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 a winery to be determined and wine tasting​ or wine by the glass or bottle.
  • All wineries open by noon for wine tasting
  • ​5PM  Event ends for 2021  All the hounds head home, happy and completely exhausted.