Ed Draves wrote:Depending on how many days are available for wine trips, I could arrange all sorts of fun wine trips. I believe the Center is close to Seneca and Keuka. Lots of world class wine!
It's about 17 miles to Geneva at the north end of Seneca Lake. West side of Seneca wineries starting with Bellhurst and Billboro are roughly 30 minutes away. East side wineries are about a 45 minute drive from the Center.
Keuka Lake wineries are roughly a 30 - 40 minute drive.
I'm not sure the Center has the facilities needed for the picnic. They do have a private dining room, which might work, but there is not a good spot in the immediate area for a picnic. Kershaw Park is close by, but they allow neither alcohol nor glass beverage containers in the park.
My brother and I walked his dog down to the Center last Friday. There were meetings going on, and we asked the people going in if we could poke our heads in. I only went into the main hallway, and saw the demonstration kitchen plus glimpses of the hands-on kitchen and the dining room. My brother took a walk through the tasting area, and said it reminded him of the Franciscan facility in California. What I saw looked pretty nicely done.