Starry Starry Night; Stargazing, and Sunset Tasting
Sunset Tasting is an extended Tasting Room Hours from 6 pm until sunset prior to the Starry Starry Night. It will be offered one group, up to 6 people, at a time by reservation.
The time slots for the Sunset Tasting are: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 pm
If you cannot make your reservation on time, please call us that you’ll be late or not coming at all so that we will share the time slot with the people waiting. Even though we cannot accommodate a tasting to everyone, you can still enjoy our wine by the glass or bottle outside while watching the sunset over Lake Ontario.
We urge you to come ahead of time and secure your spot on the lawn for the Stargazing if your reservation is the last one for the night. It will get dark by the time your tasting is finished and you walk out of the Tasting Room. You will want to be sure that you already have your chairs/blankets ready when the Starry Starry Night actually starts.
To make your reservation, simply call 315-594-2502 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to address any questions you may have in the same manner.
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 wine tasting once the talk starts; however, wine and snacks are available for purchase.
Fumie Thorpe, the owner of Thorpe Vineyard, has a BS degree in Meteorology with Astronomy Minor 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.
Notes and Advice: Please dress appropriately — long pants and bug spray would be a good idea. Sneakers or walk shoes/boots are recommended as the lawn will be likely wet from the dews. Bring over your binoculars and telescopes if you have and would like. Phone apps are a great tool to learn and find the constellations. Fumie can help you how to use them if you are not familiar with yet.
The actual Stargazing is weather permitting though the Sunset Tasting is conducted as planned. We post updates of the weather conditions on Facebook and Twitter. So follow us!
We look forward to your company!