Starry Starry Night: Stargazing at Thorpe Vineyard

Starry Starry Night is an event for you to learn the stars and constellations. We ask that you bring your own chairs and/or blankets to sit/lay on the lawn outside the Tasting Room during the event. There is no cover charge to join the Stargazing. Please note that we don't conduct any winetasting once the talk starts; however, wine and snacks are available for purchase.

Learning the Stars & Constellations: Fumie Thorpe, the owner of Thorpe Vineyard, has a BS degree in Meteorology with a minor in Astronomy from SUNY Oswego. She hands out a star chart and talks about the celestial bodies overhead. She introduces some Eastern star tales she grew up with along with Greek/Roman mythology associated with the constellations we are seeing. Timely astronomical news and findings are also presented. When an International Space Station (ISS) flyby is anticipated, we’ll take a break from the talk and watch.

Stargazing! See how many constellations you can find! Phone apps are a great tool to learn and find the constellations. Fumie can help you learn how to use them if you are not familiar with them yet.

Notes and Advice: Please dress appropriately--long pants and bug spray are good ideas. Sneakers or walking shoes/boots are recommended as the lawn will be likely wet from the dew. Bring your binoculars and telescopes if you have and would like.

The entire event, both Sunset Tasting and Starry Starry Night, is weather permitting due to its nature, so we cancel the activities when it looks appropriate. We post weather updates on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us to keep informed! Or you are welcome to call us if in doubt.

August 10

Sunset Tasting 8-9 pm; Starry Starry Night 9-10 pm

August 24

Sunset Tasting 7:30 – 8:30 pm; Starry Starry Night 8:30 – 9:30 pm

September 7

Sunset Tasting 7 – 8 pm; Starry Starry Night 8 – 9 pm

September 21

Sunset Tasting 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Starry Starry Night 7:30 – 8:30 pm


Feel free to call or email us with any questions.

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Sunset Tasting

Sunset Tasting serves as a prelude to the Starry Starry Night. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Tasting Room or a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Lake Ontario on the lawn. We also start an astronomy talk to get ready for the Starry Starry Night.

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8150 Chimney Heights Blvd.
Wolcott, New York USA 14590
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