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The Telegram
  • Wine tasting, candlelight tours at Herkimer Home

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  • All are welcome to a “Toast to the General” Wine Festival and Candlelight Tours event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Herkimer Home State Historic Site, 200 state Route 169.
    Attendees will enjoy live music and spectacular views while sampling some of New York’s finest wines, according to a news release. Visitors will learn about the history of General Herkimer, enjoy live music by The Dharma Bums and share a toast with “Nicholas and Maria Herkimer” on the mansion’s piazza. Guests will experience an evening tour of General Herkimer’s home and are invited to visit the root cellar where he may have stored his wine.
    Visitors may bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as they sample wines.
    Tickets are $30 per person and the event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are available online at HerkimerHomeAcademy.org or at https://toasttothegeneral.eventbrite.com.
    To accompany the wine tasting, a variety of food and desserts will be available on site.
    Outside food, beverages and pets are not allowed.

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