Lucas Vineyards wins big and celebrates

Aug 24, 2017

Lucas Vineyards wins big and celebrates!

Lucas Vineyards to Feature NY State’s Best Dry Riesling at their 20th Annual German Festival

Cayuga Lake’s first winery celebrates recent high awards and 20th annual German Festival.

Interlaken, NY: The Lucas Vineyards 2015 Dry Riesling rolled its way to the top with a double gold medal before ultimately being crowned as the best Dry Riesling in New York at the New York Wine & Food Classic competition. At the same competition, the 2015 Semi-Dry Riesling and the Skillet Road Single Vineyard Riesling Reserve were awarded gold medals.  “I knew these wines were excellent, and to have all the judges unanimously agree about my favorite Dry Riesling, that feels really good.” - Winemaker, Jeff Houck “We are excited to feature these winners, as they not only celebrate a great tradition of Riesling, but also celebrate the 20th anniversary of our German Festival. Riesling grapes originated in Germany, so it’s a perfect fit.” – Owner, Ruth Lucas.  All three of the wines were grown and crafted at Lucas Vineyards and are currently available for sale.

20th Annual German Festival details:

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:30-4:30

Where: Lucas Vineyards; 3862 County Rd 150, Interlaken, NY 14847

Live Music by The Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers, Grape Stomping, Grape Pies, German Food, Alphorn and Polka Contests, Costumes, and Local Vendors. Potato Salad Contests. (German Potato Salad and Best All Around Potato Salad categories. Contest judged at 2:30. All are welcome to enter and admission is free to those entering salads.)  This event is fun for the whole family. Rain or Shine (under the tents).   $5 cover charge, 12 and under free. Wine and food available for purchase. Free parking, No coolers permitted.  

Also celebrated at the German festival, and in the tasting room daily, will be the new 2016 Gewurztraminer, sporting a new look!

About Lucas:Lucas Vineyards was the first winery on Cayuga Lake, founded in 1980, as was integral in the creation of the Cayuga lake Wine trail. They grow 11 grape varieties on 32 acres in Interlaken, NY and produce 25 wines. Commitment from three generations of the Lucas family is the passion behind the distinguished and fun wines of Lucas Vineyards.  Lucas celebrates their nautical ties to the New York City harbor, where the dream of a vineyard life in the Finger Lakes began. Pioneered and anchored by Ruth Lucas, Lucas Vineyards is devoted to grape growing, winemaking, and family.     800-682-9463     3862 County Rd 150 Interlaken, NY 14847


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We would appreciate it if you would include our German Festival in your upcoming events calendar.

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