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 12

August 26

September 9

September 23


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 12 | 8:45 pm

August 26 | 8:30 pm

September 9 | 8:00 pm

September 23 | 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!

annular solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse Party

August 21 | 12-6 pm

There will be a Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, this year visible in the US. Unfortunately we are not in the path of the totality; however, we still will see over 70% of the sun covered by our satellite. So we are having a Solar Eclipse Party all afternoon on August 21, rain or shine.

Here’s the gift to you: a pair of mini solar eclipse viewing glasses, FREE to the first 20 people who purchase a glass of wine on that day!

So come on over, and bring your lawn chair and/or blanket to observe the eclipse with us!

2017 Events

April 1st & 2nd


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 12th-14th


Wayne County Spring Shopping Fling

June 3rd & 4th


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.

June 11th


LOWT Event: Lake Ontario Wine Trail Gives Back

Travel the Wine Trail to benefit the Humane Society of Wayne County. Bring your donations to receive a complimentary tasting or other treat. Visit member locations and/or HSWC Open House on Sunday.

June 16th


Newark Wine and Artisans Festival

Held by the Newark, NY Chamber of Commerce

August 5th


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 6th-9th


Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour

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

November 10th-12th


Wayne County Winter Wonderland Shopping Fling

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