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Visit the Newly-Expanded Finger Lakes Wine Experience during the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen Weekend

Finger Lakes Wine Experience

Two fans enjoy the finest wines from the Finger Lakes region during the 2008 Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.

Fans that attend the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 3-5, can taste delicious Finger Lakes treats during an afternoon of wine and cheese sampling in the newly-expanded Finger Lakes Wine Experience located in the Turn 10 Village.  This year, the Finger Lakes Wine Experience exhibit will be presented in conjunction with Finger Lakes Wine Country, the region’s tourism marketing association, and Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese. 

In the Finger Lakes Wine Experience, fans can sip the afternoon away with wine from such wineries as Atwater Estate Vineyards, Lakewood Vineyards, Fulkerson Winery, Pleasant Valley Wine Company, Glenora Wine Cellars, Hazlitt1852 Vineyards, Knapp Winery, Wagner Vineyards, Cascata Winery, McGregor Vineyards, and Ravines Wine Cellars.  Yancey’s Fancy will also have its artisan cheeses on hand for sampling.  The wineries and Yancey’s Fancy will have a variety of products available for fans to taste and purchase.  Admission to the tent is $5, and only fans ages 21 and older may enter. 

The Finger Lakes Wine Experience will be open on Saturday, July 4, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  This year, the exhibit will also feature extended Saturday night hours from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, when it will open for fans to sip wine while they enjoy the free concert by The Presidents of the United States of America on the nearby Red Cat Summer Stage.  On Sunday, July 5, fans are invited to visit the exhibit before the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen begins; the Finger Lakes Wine Experience will be open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

If you enjoy all of the local culture during the Camping World Grand Prix, you may also enjoy the Finger Lakes Wine Festival only two weeks after the 4th of July race weekend.  The Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese will feature over 500 different wines from nearly 90 New York State wineries.  New this year will be The Vintner’s Riesling Room featuring the very best in the Finger Lakes’ star varietal. In addition to wine tasting, patrons can watch cooking demos, take culinary classes, taste regional craft brewed beer, ride in an official pace vehicle, attend wine seminars and listen to live music.  The festival will take place at Watkins Glen International, July 17-19.  For tickets and more information please visit or call 866-461-7223. 

Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Celebrate the Fourth of July with the 5th Annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen weekend, July 3-5.  On-track action will be headlined by the IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, F2000 Championship Series and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge.  Weekend tickets begin at just $55, and general admission for kids 12 and under is FREE when accompanied by an adult.  For tickets and information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official Watkins Glen International website at  Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can be all purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen-Open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Closed Sunday; 607-535-2338.

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