April 9, 2015


Casa Larga presents
the official wine of the Lilac Festival
Fairport, NY - Casa Larga Vineyards, Rochester's Winery, is proud to present the official wine of the 2015 Lilac Festival, Lilac Hill. Noted for its floral characteristics and unique blue bottle, this wine has served as a key symbol of Rochester's lilacs since its creation in 1994.

Lilac Hill is a smooth and mildly sweet white wine, with a floral nose and refreshing citrus characteristics. Produced from a proprietary blend of Riesling and Cayuga, this award winning wine is a "Festival Classic."

Casa Larga is proud to be part of the Rochester tradition of the Lilac Festival. The Colaruotolo family is honored to participate in this historic annual event. To commemorate the 2015 Lilac Festival, Casa Larga will produce a limited quantity of special labeled Lilac Hill wine. The bottles will don the official design of this year's festival, created by Diane Elmslie and will be available throughout April and May at Casa Larga's Wine Shop in Fairport, as well as at select liquor stores (available in 750 and 1.5 sizes), or by the glass or bottle at local restaurants.

In addition, Lilac Hill will be available by the glass throughout the festival at festival bars. The wine will also be available at the Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Lilac Festival for sampling and purchase, presented by Casa Larga from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. on May 11, 12 & 13.

Lilac Festival Happenings at Casa Larga Vineyards:
• April 19 - Diane Elmslie will visit Casa Larga to sign bottles of Lilac Hill featuring her winning Lilac Festival poster design.
• May 8-17 - Complimentary Lilac Festival Wine Tours leaving at 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the winery.

About Casa Larga
Located in Fairport, NY, Casa Larga Vineyards is one of New York's premier wine producers, highly regarded for its production of award-winning, world-class Ice Wines. Casa Larga produces a wide range of wines, including Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling and other proprietary wine blends. For more information call (585) 223-4210 or visit