S C H E D U L E

SUNDAY, JULY 21ST

3:00pm
A Grand FLXcursion Tasting
Finger Lakes Welcome Center 
Seneca Lake Front, Geneva

An opportunity for consumers and conference attendees to taste the wines made by the various producers at the FLXcursion.

Tickets Available to Public

Conference Attendees comped


6:00pm
Welcome to the Finger Lakes Dinner
Finger Lakes Welcome Center 
Seneca Lake Front, Geneva 

All FLXcursion attendees are invited for a taste of the Finger Lakes on this opening and relaxed evening.  Catch up with friends old and new while enjoying Finger Lakes Wines and a “Cornell Chicken BBQ” feast.


10:00pm
Beer After Dark
Lake Drum Brewing
Castle Street, Geneva

Any wine gathering requires a watering hole for beer after hours.  If you feel the same way, come join us at Lake Drum Brewing for a low-key pint or two.

MONDAY, JULY 22ND

7:30am
Breakfast and Coffee Available at Finger Lakes Welcome Center

8:30am
Buses depart from Finger Lakes Welcome Center for Morning Seminars

MONDAY A.M. SEMINARS

GETTING HEAVY
Boundary Breaks Vineyard
Mid-East Seneca Lake

An exploration of water retentive vineyard sites, what makes them unique, and a tasting of the Rieslings that result from this soil.

LIMESTONE LANE
Ravines Wine Cellars
Northwest Seneca Lake

An exploration of limestone vineyard sites, what makes them distinct, and a tasting of the Rieslings that result.

ROCKS ON ROCKS
Red Newt Cellars
Southeast Seneca Lake

An exploration of gravel and slate vineyard sites, what makes them unique, and a tasting of the Rieslings that result from them.

12:30pm
Lunch at a Finger Lakes classic
Dano’s Heuriger
Southeast Seneca Lake

2:30pm
Buses depart from Dano’s Heuriger for Afternoon Seminars

MONDAY P.M. SEMINARS

CONTACT TRACK
Forge Cellars
Southeast Seneca Lake

Vessel Contact:
An exploration of different fermentation and aging vessels on Rieslings around the world.

Lees Contact:
A tasting of how Riesling responds to lees aging and the different methods thereof.

FERMENTATION TRACK
Sheldrake Point Winery
Mid-West Cayuga Lake

Riesling Fermentation:
Wild versus Spontaneous is tired.  This seminar will explore the real nuance of yeast and more in Riesling fermentation.

Reduction in Riesling:
House style? Flaw? Desirable?  What is the current understanding of reduction?

6:00pm
Buses return Attendees to the Finger Lakes Welcome Center
Snacks and Finger Lakes Wines available


7:00pm
Riesling Crawl
Red Dove Tavern
Microclimate Wine Bar
Halsey's Restaurant
Linden's Social Club
FLX Frybird

In the roving spirit of FLXcursion, several establishments will be open throughout downtown Geneva throughout the evening with special sets of wines and complimentary small bites.  Feel free to wonder at your own pace between them all, settle at one place to order dinner, or - preferably - a choose your own adventure of all the above! 


Late Night
Shenanigans on Linden Street

As dinner wraps up, join us on Linden Street in downtown Geneva for late night surprises, competitions, and fun. 

TUESDAY, JULY 23RD

7:30am
Breakfast and Coffee Available at Finger Lakes Welcome Center

8:30am
Buses depart from Finger Lakes Welcome Center for Morning Seminars

TUESDAY A.M. SEMINARS

COOL IS THE NEW BLACK
Heron Hill Winery
Keuka Lake

A moderated tasting of Riesling from all manner of cool climates and cool expressions, both classic and those that find their climate shifting.

WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Keuka Lake

Riesling may be the preeminent cool climate varietal, but it has found remarkable success in warm climates across the world.  This tasting, moderated by Stuart Pigott, will explore how hot Riesling can be.

12:00pm
Keynote Speaker Lunch
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Keuka Lake

2:00pm
Buses depart from Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery for Afternoon Seminars

TUESDAY P.M. SEMINARS

CLASSIC TRACK
Anthony Road Wine Company
Northwest Seneca Lake

More than Riesling:
Aromatic Whites from Riesling Producers
A moderated tasting of aromatic whites from Riesling producers and how they complement the Riesling story of their region.

Riesling Goes Red:
Red Wines from Riesling Producers
A moderated tasting of classic red wines from Riesling regions around the world and how they speak to the producer’s Riesling style.

EXPERIMENTAL TRACK
Hermann J Wiemer Vineyard
West Seneca Lake

More than Riesling:
Aromatic Whites from Riesling Producers
An exploration of aromatic white wines from Riesling regions around the world and what makes them so distinct.

Riesling Goes Red:
Red Wines from Riesling Producers
A look at the range of Red grapes, from classic to obscure, that find themselves planted near Riesling around the world.

6:00pm
Buses return Attendees to the Finger Lakes Welcome Center

--FORMAL CONFERENCE ENDS--

7:00pm
Parting Dinner
Kindred Fare
Geneva, NY

For those spending Tuesday night in the Finger Lakes and looking for a relaxed dinner option to send out the conference with other attendees. Details and add-in cost to come. BYOB, but the wine list and cocktails are also first-rate.

THANK YOU!