Anyela’s Vineyards Skaneateles Lake Winery began three generations ago in Eastern Europe

The story of Anyela’s Vineyards began three generations ago in Eastern Europe and continues today on the hillside high above Skaneateles Lake. The Nocek family combines its viticultural experience with the cooler climate patterns and fertile soil to grow our select grapes.

Unlike other vineyards along neighboring Finger Lakes, we protect our vines from the cold after the fall harvest. One by one, we carefully remove them from the trellises and bury them in the rich earth to insolate the sensitive primary buds, which eventually become the fruit. In spring, we re-trellis the vine for maximum sun exposure. We also control our grape yield to cultivate the ripest, most flavorful fruit.

Lourdes Camp Skaneateles Lake

This summer is our 66th consecutive year at Ten Mile Point on the Eastern Shore of Skaneateles Lake, following 21 years at Morning Star Manor on Little York Lake. The camp has 100 acres of land enhanced by large shade trees, sprawling lawns, surrounding hills and Ten Mile Creek, in addition to 1,500 feet of lakefront. There are 18 cabins, a main lodge, infirmary, chapel, dining hall, canteen, boathouse and modern bathrooms.

Tim Green, Julie Abbott to Emcee Skaneateles Arts Council’s Annual Gala

Skaneateles, NY – Tim Green, attorney, author, television commentator and former NFL Football
player, and Julie Abbott, former co-host of “Bridge Street With Rick & Julie” and television anchor,
will emcee the Skaneateles Area Arts Council’s fourth annual summer gala, A Mid-Summer
Night’s Dream. The gala is on Sunday, July 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the shore at the beautiful lakeside
estate of Stella Maris Retreat Center, a former Roosevelt mansion. The event features cocktails, dinner,
and a concert by the lake with singer/songwriters Benjamin

Sherwood Inn Skaneateles Rhythm, Blues & BBQ

The Sherwood Inn will host its fourth annual Rhythm, Blues & BBQ Festival Sunday on the west lawn, featuring the Joe Whiting Band, with special guest Mark Doyle, and The Mere Mortals. Food (barbeque ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and beer) starts at 1 p.m.; music starts at 3 p.m. For more information, go to

Skaneateles Polo for Opera

The 15th annual Alan Byer Volvo Polo for Opera fund-raiser for Syracuse Opera also takes place that weekend, with a Summer Soiree Friday evening at the Skaneateles Country Club ($150 per person) and a polo match Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Skaneateles Polo Club (preferred seating, including meal and drinks, $75; general admission $10). For more information, go to http://www.syracuseopera.com or call 315-475-5915.