Renown Wine Festival Website Gets a Face-Lift
New Website Features Special Events, Multimedia, Maps, and Much More
By: WGI Staff on 4/1/2010
The new and improved FLWinefest.com made its debut on April 1st and that is no foolin'!
Watkins Glen International is proud to announce that they have launched a brand new website for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, July 16-18, and it can access by going to www.FLWineFest.com or linked on www.TheGlen.com. The festival, considered the world’s largest wine festival to feature New York wines and one of the largest wine festivals on the East Coast, officially launched on the morning of Thursday, April 1. The site replaces the previous site using the same domain name and this is the first major redesign that the popular website has undertaken since it was purchased by the racetrack in 1997.
Visitors to the new website will be presented with all the information that they require to attend and fully enjoy New York State’s premier wine tasting event. Navigating through the new site will be simpler than ever before despite the increase in the amount of information available. The information most important to festival goers such as ticket and camping prices, maps, special events, and the list of attending wineries will all be just a few clicks away. Everything is better organized and clearly labeled to enable a visitor to get exactly what they need in the shortest amount of time possible.
Besides the most thorough and easy to find information about the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, the new website houses numerous downloads and images. The site not only shares the information tasters need but also exhibits the fun and excitement visitors experience during the festival. Pictures of everything from the Toga Party during the Yancey’s Fancy Launch of the Lakes to the Champagne Breakfast to the exciting Pace Car rides can all be found throughout the website. Downloadable forms and lists will make it even easier for festival goers to printout much of the information they need for the festival before they even leave their house! The wide variety of downloads includes the lists for attending wineries and vendors, recipes, the very popular Taster’s Guide, and even the festival brochure. Vendors looking to join close to 90 wineries and over 100 vendors already confirmed can also find the forms they need online to get signed-up. Feedback regarding the new website can be sent to winefest@TheGlen.com.
Once a year, Watkins Glen International transforms from The Soul of American Road Racing into the Finger Lake’s largest tasting room, where over 600 New York wines will be sampled. The celebration kicks-off Friday evening at 6:00 pm, July 16th, with fireworks, wine, and togas at “Yancey’s Fancy Cheese Launch of the Lakes.” Saturday and Sunday the Festival will open at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, featuring a variety of wine and food and arts and crafts from across the state, culinary classes, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, the Brewers’ Garden, pace car rides, comedy and live musical entertainment and much more. Also NEW in 2010, the festival is expanding their grounds to offer a new wine tasting area adjacent to the previous tasting grounds and they will add a VIP tasting experience featuring RIEDEL Crystal with a private pouring by 11th generation Georg Riedel. The festival will also offer new reserved camping areas, shuttle service to area hotels, and plenty of free parking. For information, please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office, toll free, at 866-461-7223, or visit the official website at www.FLWineFest.com.