The tasting will be part of a unified effort to stop the storage of liquid petroleum along the shores of Seneca Lake.

More than a dozen Finger Lakes wineries and vineyard owners will host a tasting in honor of National Drink Wine Day on Feb. 17. The tasting at 2 p.m.at Forge Cellars in Burdett, will also take place as part of a unified effort to stop the storage of liquid petroleum along the shore of Seneca Lake.
“Participating wineries will gather not only to celebrate their successes but to warn that turning Finger Lakes Wine Country into a gas storage and transport hub for the Northeast could quickly destroy their businesses,” according to a release.
Crestwood, a Texas-based corporation, is seeking to store “dangerous, explosive liquid petroleum gas along the shores of Seneca Lake. Participants will discuss how this proposal endangers the state’s wine industry, character of the region and creates safety threats and health risks,” states the announcement.
The tasting and discussion will take place at the newly- constructed, carbon-neutral Forge Cellars at 3775 Matthews Road in Burdett. Discussion will also highlight the “booming Finger Lakes wine industry that makes the region a tourist attraction and generates more than $2.9 billion in economic benefits annually for New York State,” according to the release.
Participating wineries will include: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards; O-Neh-Da and Eagle Crest Vineyards; Heavily Brewing Company; Damiani Wine Cellars; Three Brothers Winery; Pompous Ass Winery; and Hunt Country Vineyards among others.