Preliminary Schedule for 2017 

Tuesday July 18, 2017

  • Early Bird check-in starts at 11AM at Atwater Estate Vineyards.  Be sure you let us know when you register if you wish to arrive early (before Welcome event Thursday evening)

Wednesday  July 19, 2017

  • 10-AM-5PM  Early Bird check-in during business hours at Atwater Estate Vineyards

Thursday July 20, 2017

  • 10 AM  Early Bird check-in during the day at Atwater Estate Vineyards.  Early Bird check in closes about 4PM to set up at Hazlitt.
  • 5-8PM Welcome party and check in at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards.  Global Taco will be there too for dinner entrees. So will the solar Pi Truck, selling wood-fired oven cooked pizza.  We provide free snacks/hors d'oeuvres for registered participants at the Welcome party.  Wine by the glass and beer is available.  Please note that when the Welcome check-in begins at 5PM Thursday at Hazlitt, Early Bird check-in ends at Atwater Estate Vineyards.
  • Get a good night's sleep, because we're just getting started!

Friday July 21, 2017

  • 10AM  This year we are again hosted by Atwater Estate Vineyards high on a hill overlooking Seneca lake.  Vending and wine tasting will open about 10-11 AM on Friday morning.  (Vendor set-up takes place 7:30AM-11AM at Atwater.)  We'll have an on-site cheese vendor as well as an ice cream vendor.  We have wine available by the glass or by the chilled bottle in the social area overlooking Seneca Lake. Vendors are open all day.  
  • 6-9PM  Every Friday evening during our event we have a musical concert under the stars with a theme.  Two year's ago, the theme was Woodstock and people loved it.   last year we played doo-wop music.   This year the theme is music from the 1970's including rock, disco and more.  Bring your dancin' shoes! We'll have everything keyed to that theme.  The music will include a lot of that great era's sounds, and we'll also take your special requests.  Should be a hoot.

Saturday July 22,  2017

  • 10AM ​Shopping the vendors, wine tasting and socializing continues at Atwater Estate Vineyards, along with about twenty-five other venues around the lake.  
  • 2PM  Blessing of the Hounds (Pastor Diane Walker)  Jim Rea will play Amazing Grace on the bagpipes at the end of the Blessing and the group roo, in memoriam to the hounds we have lost.
  • 3PM  Ice cream social with frozen vanilla yogurt for the hounds.
  • 4PM  End of Silent Auction items; come pick up what you won!
  • 5PM  Event ends for the day.  Let's go to dinner!

Sunday July 23, 2016

  • 10AM  We gather at Taughannock Falls at 10AM for a guided casual walk to the Falls.  The walk to Taughannock Falls is a fairly level one mile walk each way and an eleven year tradition at The Grapehound Wine Tour®.  Axell Photography from Maine will be doing portraits of hounds and humans at the Falls.  We believe that the walk to Taughannock Falls with your greyhound is worth the trip to NY by itself.  It is spectacular.
  • 12PM Sunday hosting at Fulkerson Winery with music by Bob and Dee, lunch available from the Pi truck , and wine tasting​ or wine by the glass or bottle.
  • All wineries open by noon for wine tasting
  • ​5PM  Event ends for 2017  Everyone heads home, happy and completely exhausted.  

Grapehounds - New York Schedule 
July 20-23, 2017

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The Grapehound Wine Tour®

Grapehounds was designed to be an event where you can be as busy or as relaxed as you would like to be.  No event has more opportunity for just pulling up a comfy lawn chair and hanging out with your hound.   And our hounds can be very stylish...   

                                                                                Photo by Balance Photography.

The walk to 215 foot Taughannock Falls on Sunday has been a featured part of our New York Grapehounds event for eleven years.  This year it will be held on Sunday (7/24) at 10AM.  Photo by Rally Pagulyan.

Our event is about hanging out and relaxing with your hounds amongst the beautiful lakes and gorges of central New York. Greyhounds are welcome at all our participating wineries and hotels.  Photo by Balance Photography.