bird watching

Sights and Sounds:
Backyard Bird Watching & Listening!

Please note: We have not set any dates for these events yet.

Check back for updates, or call/email us with any questions.

Let's get accustomed with the everyday songbirds in our backyard! You'll learn how they look, plus how they sound so that you'll be able to spot them once you get back to your own home. No extra cover charge. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass/bottle for your enjoyment during the event.

Suggestions: Bring over your binoculars and books; smartphone apps are also helpful. We’ll show you how to use them if you aren’t familiar with yet. The event will take place just outside of our Tasting Room (no vineyard tours). Lawn chairs and/or blankets to lay on will be convenient to your comfort. Rain or shine so get your rain gear handy when it’s wet. We plan to have a pop-up tent when rain is expected. However, if it’s pouring or storms are expected, we may cancel the event. Follow us on Facebook for the up-to-date information. Questions? Call or email Fumie!

sunset tasting

Sunset Tasting

We extend our regular Wine Tasting Room Hours from 6 pm until sunset prior to Starry Starry Night. Come and enjoy a casual wine tasting or a glass of our award-winning wines while watching the sunset over Lake Ontario.

This summer, Sunset Tasting will be offered one group, up to 6 people, at a time by reservation, just like our regular tastings often turn out to be these days. Please be on time for your reservation or your time slot will be given to others if there are people waiting. Just a quick phone call will be sufficient to tell us that you’ll be late or not coming at all. Even though we cannot accommodate a tasting to everyone, you can still enjoy our wine by the glass or bottle as long as you can sit down on the lawn keeping 6 feet away from others. 

The time slots for the Sunset Tasting are as follows.
(These are all Saturdays.)

August 28:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00
Star gazing: 8:30 - 10:00 pm

September 4 & 11:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30
Star gazing: 8:00 - 9:30 pm

September 25:  6:00, 6:30, 7:00
Star gazing: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

To make your reservation and/or registration, simply call 315-594-2502 or email to:
Feel free to address any questions you may have in the same manner.



Starry Starry Night: Stargazing at Thorpe Vineyard

Starry Starry Night will be held by registration basis up to 20 people per night. We ask that you bring your own chairs and/or blankets to sit/lay during the event. The members of your group can stay close together; however, different groups must socially distance to each other. Face coverings are required at all times except when you are seated at your location, and that is the only time you are allowed to have your drink and food. We keep this event free of extra cover charge. Wine and snacks are available for purchase.

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 28 | 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

September 4 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

September 11 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

September 25 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

To make your reservation and/or registration, simply call 315-594-2502 or email to:
Feel free to address any questions you may have in the same manner.

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.


2021 Events



LOWT Event: Roll out the Barrels

Enjoy special access to pre-release and newly released wines, spirits and ciders. Travel the trail at your own pace for this self-guided tour.



Wayne County Spring Shopping Fling



LOWT Event: Sweet & Savory

This event features unique pairings of award-winning wines, spirits and ciders with sweet and/or savory treats. Experience the flavors created by pairing different foods with selected wines, spirits and ciders.



Wayne County Winter Wonderland Shopping Fling



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