August 5, 2017

Once again, The Wolcott-Red Creek Chamber of Commerce and The Wolcott Lions Club are gearing up for the 9th Annual Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest.  Come to one of the greatest festivals in Upstate NY on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 11a.m. – 6p.m. in historic downtown Wolcott.  This Agra-tourism event is a proud continuation of promoting and showcasing Central New York’s ever popular fine wines and artisan distillers.  “Our Wine & Jazz Fest is a major summer experience in our region.” said event co-chair Mike Bettis.  “We have wineries, distilleries and vendors who look forward to being a part of the celebration of our community every year, and have planned early to be sure they’re here in August.” added Sherri Viele, event co-chair.  

2017 will bring over fifteen Upstate NY wineries and distilleries scheduled to offer tasting and sales amidst a backdrop of free live jazz entertainment.  The lineup is - jazz  band Swing Set-12-1:30 p.m.; Andy Stobie's Finger Lakes Jazz Orchestra, 2p.m.-3:30p.m.; jazz favorite Destination 4 p.m.-6:00 p.m. In addition to great wine & music there will be over 40 high-end vendors offering food, superior cheeses, jewelry and other artisan creations and crafts.

​The entertainment and access to non-wine vendors is free to the public as well as free parking.  For access to wine tasting on Park Street, anyone 21 years old and above with proper I.D. can purchase tickets at the gate for $25.  You may also buy $20 pre-event tickets either online at or by calling (315) 530-7171.  Everyone will be expected to show proof of age prior to admission!  In addition to receiving access to all the wineries and their products, ticket holders also receive a gift bag with valuable coupons and gifts, as well as a limited edition wine glass.

For additional information contact: Mike Bettis, Past President - Wolcott Chamber of Commerce, Wolcott, New York (315) 754-6229,