Sunset Tasting

Time: 6 pm till Starry Starry Night begins

Come and enjoy a relaxing moment with a wine tasting or a glass of our award-winning wines while watching the sunset over Lake Ontario or the Drumlin. No extra cover charge.

August 11

September 1

September 29


Each Sunset Tasting is directly followed by our Starry Starry Nights


Starry Starry Night; Stargazing at Thorpe Vineyard

Learning the Stars & Constellations: Fumie hands out a star chart and talks about the celestial bodies we’ll be visiting shortly. She introduces some Eastern star tales she grew up with along with Greek/Roman mythology associated with the constellations to be observed. When an International Space Station (ISS) flyby is anticipated, we’ll take a break from the talk and go outside to spot it.

Stargazing! We then walk out of the Tasting Room to the backyard for actual stargazing. See how many constellations you can find! Fumie is there to guide you. Bring over your binoculars, lawn chairs, bug spray, blankets to lay on --- anything to have an enjoyable experience! Dress appropriately --- long pants and sneakers or walk shoes/boots would be necessity as the lawn will likely be wet from the dews.

August 11 | 8:45 pm

September 1 | 8:15 pm

September 29 | 7:30 pm

Note: Starting time varies as the sun goes down at a different time each day. It is expected to last about 1 ½ hour. There is no cover charge to join the stargazing. We don’t conduct any winetasting once the talk starts; however, wine is available for purchase by the glass/ bottle to accompany you. Though actual stargazing is weather permitting, the talk will be held as long as there is an interest. Any questions? Just ask us!

2018 Events

April 7th & 8th


LOWT Event: Roll out the Barrels

Taste pre-release and newly released wines, spirits and ciders. Enjoy special access to some production areas. Travel the Trail at your own pace with this self-guided tour. Learn more and buy tickets here.

May 5th & 6th


LOWT Event: Sweet Retreat

Enjoy the ultimate indulgence of a sweet treat paired with wines, spirits, and ciders. Perhaps a wine infused cupcake or brownie? Visit the participating locations for a sweet retreat. Learn more and buy tickets here.

May 11th-13th


Wayne County Spring Shopping Fling

June 15th


6th Annual Wine and Artisan Festival

Held in Newark's T. Spencer Knight Canal Park. Enjoy an evening of live music by Flint Creek, while exploring all the event has to offer. Check out the wines, spirits, ciders and beer available for tasting and for purchase. Shop the offerings of local artisans and vendors for that special item. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door.

August 4th


Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest

Upstate NY wineries and distilleries offer tasting and sales amidst a backdrop of free live jazz entertainment. Learn more here.

October 5th-8th


Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour

Thorpe Vineyard is a stop on the tour! For other participating markets and their store hours, visit

November 9th-11th


Wayne County Winter Wonderland Shopping Fling

December 1st & 2nd


LOWT Event: Christmas Around the World

Join us for our Annual Holiday Tour along the Lake Ontario Wine Trail! Celebrate the season with festive wine and food pairings from around the world! This is a self guided tour.

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Thorpe Vineyard
8150 Chimney Heights Blvd.
Wolcott, New York USA 14590
P: (315) 594-2502