LODI, NY (WENY) -- This week in wine country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, Laury Ward, President of FLWC talks about the importance of shopping local as we get closer to the Christmas holiday, and offers some recommendations for local gifts and other items.

The Arnot Art Museum's Holiday Market offers one-of-a-kind works created by regional artists. Fore info: https://www.arnotartmuseum.org/usr/Holiday%20Art%20Market.pdf

Chamberlain Acres Garden Center in Elmira has a gift shop offering foot and craft items from a variety of regional farmers and artists, along with products from Beekman 1802. Link: https://chamberlainacres.com/gift-shop

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County is selling the 'Taste of Chemung' gift basket, containing products from eight local farms, for $40 each. Order online here: http://chemung.cce.cornell.edu/events/2020/12/08/taste-of-chemung-gift-box

The Yates County Chamber of Commerce has launched a shop small campaign, with deals at local businesses: https://business.yatesny.com/hotdeals/

Wagner Vineyards in Lodi, on Seneca Lake is also offering a number of unique gifts in the retail shop. Marketing and Public Relations Manager Alex Jankowski talks about some of their gifts, including hand blown glass ornaments, a Finger Lakes Wine County puzzle, and a Wagner Valley Brewing hoodie with built in neck gaiter. Shop: https://store.wagnervineyards.com/all-gifts-c49.aspx