“Save the date” for historic downtown Canandaigua’s popular Wine Walk events, which are held on the first Saturday of every month from 4 to 7 p.m. and are sponsored by The Canandaigua Downtown Merchants Association. In 2015, the Wine Walks are scheduled for: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, Nov. 7, and December 5. 
Each Wine Walk event offers six to seven wine stops featuring Finger Lakes wines. Tastings at four to six food stops, including tasty offerings from local eateries and gourmet food shops, will also be available. An itinerary for the event, including the names of participating wineries, will be published on the downtown Canandaigua web site (www.downtownCanandaigua.com) prior to each event. This information will also be shared with event participants. 
The next Wine Walk will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 7. At this event, a portion of the proceeds — a dollar per glass sold — will be donated to help support The American Heart Association. “We’re excited to support the American Heart Association’s local chapter in February,” said Karen Heroux of the Canandaigua Downtown Merchants Association, who co-owns Simply Crêpes with her husband, Pierre.  “This month is all about sharing love and giving back to help others in our community.”
To participate, a cash fee of $8 will be collected by event organizers at 143 South Main Street in downtown Canandaigua. Participants will be required to show proof of age, 21 or older, in the form of a license or passport. Participants will then receive a wristband and collector’s wine glass, which is theirs to keep and use at the event. An itinerary listing the wine and food stations will also be provided to participants.   

Canandaigua’s Downtown Merchants Association represents many of the 100 small businesses currently operating within the historic downtown business district.  Canandaigua’s downtown business district is a popular destination for tourists and community members who like to shop, dine, and explore.  For more information, visit www.downtownCanandaigua.com.

Canandaigua Business Improvement District Lisa Thompson 585-396-0300 cdgabid@yahoo.com