Along with our Red Red Wine event, Veggies & Varietals is a new, one-day event on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. As the event name implies, ALL sample dishes served at this event will be 100% vegetarian, with zero meat products used in any of the dishes! We recognize that increasingly more people are committing to a vegetarian diet, whether for health or ethical reasons, and therefore we created this event for those folks. Though, even ominvores are likely to enjoy this event despite the lack of meat, given the care and attention our participating wineries pay to the creation of their sample dish. This event is not vegan, though we hope that with the proven success of Veggies & Varietals we can one day launch a vegan event too. To see more about this event (including a detailed cookbook) please click here. Advanced ticket sales for this event have ended. A very limited number of tickets will be on sale during the event itself ($30 for a regular ticket and $25 for a designated driver ticket) at the following wineries. It is recommended you call the winery prior to driving there to make sure they still have tickets available. This list is current as of 5/4/16 at 1:30PM.Seneca Shore Wine Cellars (5 tickets) 315-536-0882Anthony Road Wine Company (3 tickets) 315-536-2182Prejean Winery (15 tickets) 315-536-7524Villa Bellangelo (3 tickets) 607-243-8602Fruit Yard Winery (7 tickets) 607-243-8866Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars (4 tickets) 607-243-9114Glenora Wine Cellars (7 tickets) 607-243-5511Fulkerson Winery (13 tickets) 607-243-7883Rock Stream Vineyards (4 tickets) 607-243-5395Leidenfrost Vineyards (6 tickets) 607-546-2800Standing Stone Vineyards (4 tickets) 607-582-6051Kings Garden Vineyards (14 tickets) 607-582-7444
The popular Seneca Lake Wine and Food festival will celebrate and highlight the best the Seneca Lake area has to offer. There will be over 200 wines to choose for sampling, along with food vendors. Click here for more information on vendors. Live music and waterfront views will also be a part of the event for you to enjoy. The event will be held at Clute Park in Watkins Glen on the southern tip of Seneca Lake on Saturday May 21st. Gates will not open till 11am. This event will run from 11am-5pm. For more information on this event, click here. And to purchase tickets, click here. There are no food tickets to buy. Food samples of about 3 oz. can be purchased straight from the food vendors for $1. Parking at the event site is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $8 a vehicle. Free satellite parking and shuttle service will also be available off-site. This event is generously co-sponsored by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on how you might be able to purchase tickets to this event directly from another customer, please read through our FAQ section titled "What Happens When A Trail Event Is Sold Out?" here: http://www.senecalakewine.com/seneca-lake/faqs.html
Visit the Trail during weekdays, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday, for a more intimate wine tasting experience with far fewer crowds. At $15 plus tax, this passport gives residents and visitors alike a convenient and affordable way to enjoy many of the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. For more information, click here. Unfortunately these Passports are no longer available to purchase online. Instead, we recommend you purchase them at one of several participating wineries that are selling them. It is recommended that you call the winery where you hope to purchase the Passports in advance of your arrival, and ask them to set some aside for you, so you can be assured they will be waiting for you upon your arrival. To see a list of the wineries that are selling Wine Weekday Passports click here. Wine Weekday Passports are not valid for groups of 8 or more people.
Tickets for all of our wine and food pairing events in 2016 have now gone on sale including our two new, one-day events- Red Red Wine and Veggies & Varietals and both Deck the Halls Weekend events. To purchase tickets click here.
The following are our 2016 event and Passport dates. Tickets for all of our 2016 events are now on sale. Our Polar Passport is also on sale, and our Wine Weekday Passports will go on sale just as they become valid, but not before. Events in bold below are our traditional wine and food pairings weekends. Events in red are new. Look for the event banner (at right) outside of our member tasting rooms to help you easily spot participating wineries.
Wine Weekday Passport, Valid 1/4/16 - 6/30/16Veggies & Varietals, May 7, 2016Smokin' Summer Kickoff, June 10 - 12, 2016November Deck the Halls Weekend, November 18 - 20, 2016December Deck the Halls Weekend, December 2 - 4, 2016
New this year, many of our 2016 events have discount codes associated with them. During the checkout process, where you're selecting how many tickets you want to purchase, look for the link "Enter Promotional Code", below where you will select exactly which tickets you will be purchasing, as illustrated with this graphic. Discount codes may not be combined with any other offers. Only valid for online ticket purchases. Discount valid for ticketed events, not Trail Passports. Tickets purchased without a discount code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited.
Enjoy this terrific video produced by Matt Ziegler, with voice over work by Sayre Fulkerson of Fulkerson Winery, beautifully elaborating on this year's harvest specifically, and the process of grape harvesting in general:
All of our member wineries are committed to crafting quality wine using grapes harvested in the region, creatively and passionately reflecting the terroir. To most easily identify our member wineries as you're driving around Seneca Lake, keep your eyes open for these signs (to the right) that are typically located near the winery driveway. When you visit wineries with this sign, you can be assured you're sampling, and buying, wine made from grapes grown on Seneca Lake at regional winemaking facilities. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail- Grown Here. Made Here.
Tucked away in the back of our 2016 brochure is a page you can get stamped at each winery you visit, and purchase at least one bottle of wine. Collect 6 stamps, and you will receive one complimentary 2017 Wine Weekday Passport in early 2017, and if you collect 12 stamps, you will receive two Wine Weekday Passports! Only the first 1,500 entries we receive will receive these prizes, so don't wait to mail your stamped page back into us. Please see the brochure for more information on how this program works, regulations and restrictions.
Once again the Seneca Lake Wine Trail was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! When visiting our member wineries, or attending our Trail-wide events, you can be assured that you'll not only be enjoying world class wines, but also interacting with superb staff in beautiful tasting rooms. To contribute your review of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, visit their site here.
We realize your main reason for visiting our site is most likely to find information about our member wineries, but also know that most visitors to our region will be seeking other businesses like restaurants, lodging, transportation providers, breweries/distilleries/cideries, and other attractions. You can patronize any of these regional businesses confident that they are doing their utmost to help you have a fun, safe and enjoyable time in the Finger Lakes Region. To view a handy map that shows all of those businesses and our member wineries at once, click here.
We are frequently asked about setting up a tour of our member wineries by large groups. Each winery has its own individual policies. Some wineries require appointments for groups of 8 or more people, others don't require an appointment unless the group exceeds 16 people, for example. In some instances tasting fees are the same between a large group and an individual, in other cases they are different. Please click here for more information on bringing a large group to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and feel free to call our office during regular business hours with any additional questions.
The following 22 minute video provides an excellent overview of our organization, member wineries and how our industry has contributed to the economic vitality of the communities in which our wineries reside. If you do not see the clip below (some Firefox users report difficulties) you might have better luck viewing it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqOO2d0JcpU
Surrounding the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake, our 35 member wineries invite you to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of world-class wines. Located in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region, our climate supports not only the growth of hardy native grapes and premium hybrids, but also more delicate varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail you will truly find a wine to suit every taste. Request Information or contact us if you have questions. To sign up for our email newsletters (we only send 6-10 per year) click here. And to request a copy of our brochure, click here. For more information on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail you're also always welcome to give our administrative office (we ourselves are not actually a winery) a call weekdays 9am-5pm toll-free at 877-536-2717. You can also send mail to us at 2 N. Franklin St, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY, 14891.
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