Coyote Moon Harvest Festival

Friday, October 21, 2016

Josh had a 4 day weekend Columbus Day weekend so we wanted to make sure we got out and had some fun.  I had read a while ago about a Harvest Festival at Coyote Moon Vineyards.  We had tasted Coyote Moon wines at the mall the day after we got to NY and we really loved their wines, so we definitely wanted to check out the festival and try some more of their wine.

Unfortunately, we woke up to grey skies and rain.   We debated back and forth for a while and just decided to go.  If nothing else, we could do the tasting indoors and then leave.  When we arrived, we were greeted by the friendliest people ever at the ticket booth.  With military discount, tickets were $2 a piece.  Since it wasn't raining when we arrived, we decided to check out all of the vendors.  I'm so glad we had as much cash as we did because there was some good stuff for sale!  I will list all the awesome local companies below.  After checking out all of the vendors, we headed in to do our tasting which was included in the price of admission.  We got to taste 6 wines, I listed my favorites below.   This winery also has some foods that go with their wines which I've also listed below - the barbecue sauce is to die for!

After our tasting we headed outside to get food and an apple pie wine slushie.   They had a large tent set up with tables and a band playing on a covered stage.  We hung out for a while and ate our food and listened to the music and talked.  It was nice to be somewhere that wasn't home.  Once we were ready to head out, we made our way back to the tasting room to get some wine and the barbecue sauce.   Since it wasn't raining as we were leaving, I was able to get some photos of the vines.  I really want to go back and do a tour of the winery!  We really enjoyed our time here even with the rain and will definitely be back next year.

My Favorite Wines
Fireboat Red and White
River Run
Twisted Sister with the Twisted Sister Barbecue Sauce
Casa Pap Red (mulled) with the Casa Papa Pasta Sauce

Nav's Popcorn:  Best Popcorn EVER!
Bechaz Riverdale Cheese: I don't really do cheeses but Josh got some block cheese from this place and absolutely loved it
Brian's Specialty Mustard: Josh's is obsessed with this mustard.  It's a mustard horseradish blend which is not my cup of tea but he has some every day on his sandwich at lunch.

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