GENESEO – The Geneseo Merchants Association’s (GMA) May Day Wine Stroll packed several Main Street shops Friday afternoon as hungry folks enjoyed the air and delicious treats courtesy of Main Street’s flourishing businesses on the beautiful first day in May.
GMA sold 450 tickets for the wine stroll, tastings for which started at 4:00 p.m., and organizers for the stroll said there were so many people out after 4:00 that most stores were packed to the walls.
“We got in touch with the wineries, and they said there’s huge traffic today,” said Spring Morrow with GMA. “Some places are so packed they have to plan traffic flow just so people can get in and out.”
The price of those 450 tickets not only partially went to support the Geneseo Food Pantry, but came with a beautiful stemless wine glass etched with the Geneseo bear.
All locations also featured artwork from Livingston Arts Members.
Participating wineries were: Lakewood Vineyards, Raymour Estate Cellars Winery, Deer Run Winery, Heron Hill, Hazlitt Red Cat Cellars, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Inspire Moore Winery, Black Willow, and Toadally Wine.
Tastings were at the Big Tree Inn, the Not Dot Shop, Touch of Grayce, Image Empire Salon, Sundance Books, Miceli’s Sandwich Shop, Valley Liquor Shop, B & D Art, Body & Face, Genesee Valley Florist, and Nothnagle, as well as new businesses Sweet Arts Bakery, Cricket’s Coffee Et Cetera, and Honey Girl’s Gourmet, which just opened on Tuesday.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photos/Conrad Baker)