About Us



Constellation Brands, Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation came together to create a gateway for the people from around the world to experience New York agriculture and viticulture. On June 16, 2006, the New York Wine & Culinary Center opened its doors with a commitment to educate, engage, and excite thousands of visitors every year.


Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes on the Canandaigua Lake Pier, The New York Wine & Culinary Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that showcases New York’s dynamic agriculture, craft beverages, and culinary arts. The New York Wine & Culinary Center’s calendar boasts a diverse listing of events and classes, along with the daily operations of the Upstairs Bistro, Tasting Room, and Culinary Boutique.

Culinary classes in the JADE Range Hands-On Kitchen provide the public, students, and industry professionals with an opportunity to grow their skills. 

The Demonstration Theater is home to unique wine and beer lectures or pairings, offer a wide variety of upcoming trends, seasons, and events.

Products from both the culinary and beverage classes are available for purchase in the Culinary Boutique and Tasting Room. The Culinary Boutique is filled with New York State food items and culinary tools that complement the classes. Visitors can also enjoy flights of NYS wine, beer, and spirits in the Tasting Room. 

Visitors that are looking for a delicious meal prepared by the Center’s culinary team can relax, taste, and enjoy in the Upstairs Bistro. The innovative menu features many locally-sourced food products and expresses what is fresh and in season. Matt Laurence, Executive Chef, and Gary Parmelee, Executive Sous Chef and their culinary team work with area farms to select local, seasonal items to ensure that the freshest, ripest products hit the Upstairs Bistro tables.

The New York Wine & Culinary Center also hosts public and private events all year long. During the colder months, guests can warm up with a flight of NY red wine and comfort-style food in the Bistro, and during the summer, the Garden Tent is sure to be filled, whether with music, BBQs, weddings, or a signature NYWCC event.

Interested in making a donation? Email Carmen Staub at carmen.staub@nywcc.com.


Fill out our application and email to Tina Gambino at tina.gambino@nywcc.com, or deliver it in person at 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua.

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