Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes

Apr 11, 2014


Geneva Visitor's Center at Seneca Lakefront

Scandling Center at Hobart and William Smith Colleges


June 13 & 14, 2014


Aimed at wine enthusiasts, the annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes is an exquisite wine and food experience held in the heart of the Finger Lakes, in Geneva, N.Y.

A celebration of the excellence of the region’s grape growers and winemakers, the Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes includes the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge wine competition. The Grand Tasting Event on Friday, June 13, 2014, will showcase the wines of the finalists, and trophies will be awarded to the competition winners.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Michael Warren Thomas of, welcomes Symposium registrants to a day of wine tasting and learning, alongside international experts, about the Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the context of the world’s key wine producing regions.

A structured tasting seminar on the principles of pairing food and wine is followed by breakout seminars by acclaimed industry experts on cool-climate white, red, and sparkling  wines. A keynote address and an exquisite five-course luncheon concludes the symposium. A sold out crowd of enthusiasts, Finger Lakes growers and winemakers, and New York State dignitaries participated in the inaugural 2013 Wine Symposium.

The Wine Symposium is presented annually, offering an entertaining and educational forum with international wine and food experts. The Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes and the Finger Lakes AVA Riesling Challenge are the collaborative effort of Geneva Growth and the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, with support from the New York Wine and Culinary Center, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the City of Geneva.


$35 for Grand Tasting only, Friday, June 13

$150 for Symposium (includes Grand Tasting)


For more information check out their website www.winesymposium