Who doesn't enjoy a tasty glass of wine and scumptious chocolate?  Now that the weather is improving, today is a fine day to sample both at the Lilac Festival.  Head for the Big Top at Highland Park and you'll find plenty of tempting flavors to sample. 

Wine & Chocolate Tasting Hours

Tuesday, May 14; Wednesday May 15; and Thursday May 16, 2013

4:00pm-8:00pm each day

Advance tickets can be purchased online or in person (with no service fees) Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Department of Parks office, located at 171 Reservoir Ave., 14620

Tickets can also be purchased at the Wine & Chocolate Big Tent entrance upon arrival to the Lilac Fest. 

The Perfect Pair

Add wine, chocolate, and the music of Paradigm Shift to enjoy an elegant evening indulging all of your senses at the 2013 Lilac Festival.

New to the Lilac Festival for 2013, visitors will be welcomed by more than 30 passionate winemakers, owners, sommeliers and winery staff sampling over 150 acclaimed vintages.

Each decadent evening pairs an array of delightful wines with gourmet foods, cheeses and the ultimate indulgence - handcrafted chocolates and desserts made by talented chocolatiers.

Discover the unique signatures of the winemaker and the pleasures of the perfect pairing.

You're guaranteed to want to take a selection home!

Here's What is Included

Admission is $10 per person per day and includes: 15 wine-tasting tickets, a commemorative tasting glass, live entertainment, access to an outdoor tasting garden, and on site pick-up service for any selections you should decide to take home.

Participating New York State Wineries

*Casa Larga Vineyards * Deer Run Winery * Eagle Crest Vineyards * FulkersonWinery * Glenora Wine Cellars *Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards * Hector Wine Company * Heron Hill Winery * JD Wine Cellars * Knapp Winery * Miles Wine Cellar& Raymor Estate Cellars * Sheldrake Point Winery * Swedish Hill Winery * Thousand Island Winery * Three Brothers Winery * The Winery at Marjim Manor * 

The New York State wineries will be joined by Gnarly Head of California.

Participating Chocolatiers, Gourmet Foods and Farmers Markets

* Chocolate Cocoa Bean Shoppe * Vigneri Confections * Wohlschelegel Farm * Onion Creek Farms * Triple Berry Farm * Vanillen Dairy Farm * Little Bleu Cheese Shop * Cuba Cheese Shop * Seaway Trail Honey *