S C H E D U L E

SUNDAY, JULY 21ST

2:00pm/3:00pm
VIP/General Admission
FLXcursion Grand Tasting

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

Sponsored by Wegmans, Finger Lakes Wine Alliance & Farm Credit East

Tickets Available to Public
Conference Attendees comped

Finger Lakes Welcome Center 
Seneca Lake Front, Geneva


6:00pm
Welcome to the Finger Lakes Dinner

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.

Sponsored by Taste NY, Loosen Brothers USA, & Chateau Ste. Michelle

Finger Lakes Welcome Center 
Seneca Lake Front, Geneva 


10:00pm
Beer After Dark

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.

Lake Drum Brewing
Castle Street, Geneva

MONDAY, JULY 22ND

7:30am
Breakfast and Coffee Available at Ramada Geneva Lakefront
New York Bagel and Cream Cheese buffet, as well as to-go breakfast boxes, available at the Ramada's F2T Kitchen for $15.
Proceeds to benefit the Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture and Enology Program


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

MONDAY A.M. SEMINARS

GETTING DEEP

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

MODERATOR: Jamie Goode
LOCATION: Boundary Breaks 

LIMESTONE LANE

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

MODERATOR: John Haeger
LOCATION: Ravines Wine Cellars

ROCKS ON ROCKS

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

MODERATOR: Paul Grieco
LOCATION: Red Newt Cellars

12:30pm
Lunch at a Finger Lakes classic, Dano’s Heuriger

Sponsored by Skurnik Wines

Dano's Heuriger
Southeast Seneca Lake


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

MONDAY P.M. SEMINARS

CONTACT TRACK

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.

MODERATOR: David Schildknecht
LOCATION: Forge Cellars

WINEMAKING GEEKERY

Oxygen, Reduction, & SO2 in Riesling:
House style? Flaw? Desirable? What is the current understanding?

Riesling Fermentation:
This seminar will explore the real nuance of yeast and more in Riesling fermentation.

MODERATOR: Anna Katherine Mansfield & Gavin Sacks
LOCATION: Sheldrake Point Winery

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


7:00pm
Riesling & Dinner Crawl

In the roving spirit of FLXcursion, several establishments will be open throughout downtown Geneva throughout the evening with special sets of wines and complimentary food. Tour the Riesling world in an evening and enjoy the many ways these wines pair with food from around the globe!

Red Dove Tavern

Michigan Wine Collaborative

Halsey's Restaurant

Finger Lakes Wine Alliance

F.L.X. Fry Bird

Willamette Valley Wineries Association

Ichiro Restaurant

Wines of Germany

Linden Social Club

Washington State Wines


Late Night
After Hours on Linden Street

Compagnie des vins Surnaturels take over at the Linden Social Club. 

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

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

MODERATOR: Patrick Comiskey
LOCATION: Heron Hill Winery

WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS

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.

MODERATOR: Stuart Pigott
LOCATION: Dr. Konstantin Frank

12:00pm
Lunch
Lunch Over Keuka Lake

Sponsored by Wine Marketing Association of Ontario

LOCATION: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery


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

TUESDAY P.M. SEMINARS

COMPANION GRAPES: WORLD CLASSICS

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.

MODERATOR: David Rosenthal & Nova Cadamatre MW
LOCATION: Anthony Road Wine Company

COMPANION GRAPES: THE AVANT-GARDE

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.

MODERATOR: Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW & Chris Gerling
LOCATION: Hermann J Wiemer Vineyard

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

--FORMAL CONFERENCE ENDS--

7:00pm
Parting Dinner @ Kindred Fare

For those spending Tuesday night in the Finger Lakes and looking for a relaxed dinner option to wind down with. Enjoy Finger Lakes wines, catch up on some of the wines you missed in other seminars, and send out the conference with other attendees.

THANK YOU!