Welcome to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Riesling To Visit Passport
Online sales for this product have ended, but there are still hundreds of Passports on sale at many participating winery locations. Click here to see a list of participating wineries, and for more information about the Riesling To Visit Passport. We recommend that you call the winery where you hope to purchase your Passports a day or two before your arrival and ask the winery to set some aside for you, so you can be assured they have Passports in stock when you arrive. As of July 8, at least the following wineries had an invetory of Riesling To Visit Passports. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Seneca Shore Wine Cellars, Lakewood Vineyards and J.R. Dill Winery.
Audio Interviews With Winery Owners and Staff
Listen to the following owners/staff from several of our member wineries being interviewed earlier this year, giving passionate fans of the Trail additional insight into the people working to make your favorite wines. These tracks were produced by the professionals at Cayuga Radio Group, in support of their station The Vine. More of these interviews will be rendered over the coming months, along with video interviews as well. You can also listen to all our current audio interviews here.
Tom Prejean, Prejean Winery
Darren Bowker, Serenity Vineyards
John Earle, Torrey Ridge Winery
John Earle, Earle Estates Winery & Meadery
Liz Leidenfrost, Leidenfrost Vineyards
Dave Mansfield, Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
R.J. Passalacqua, Ventosa Vineyards
Laura Wagner Lee, Wager Vineyards
2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
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.
Riesling To Visit Passport
Our region is known for some of the world's finest Rieslings. 2014 will be the ninth year of our Riesling to Visit Passport celebrating our award winning Riesling wines while providing visitors with terrific value. Armed with this little booklet, the Passport enables wine enthusiasts to explore many different wineries, enjoying a complimentary flight of wines at each of the participating wineries, many of which may include a sample of Riesling. And with the savings enjoyed through this booklet, we hope you opt to purchase many more bottles of our award-winning wines! The Passport is not intended for large groups of 8 or more people. Please purchase your Passport at one of the participating wineries (click here for a list of participating wineries, plus more information on the Passport). Advanced, online sales of the Passport have ended.
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.
The following is a list of our 2014 food and wine pairing weekends:
Riesling to Visit Passport, Valid 4/1-7/31
November Deck The Halls Weekend, 11/21-11/23
December Deck the Halls Weekend, 12/5-12/7
Events that are bold are our larger, established wine and food pairing weekends, while the others are relatively new and/or different types of events with fewer attendees. And though it is highly unlikely, these dates are potentially subject to change. To confirm this list of the very latest, most accurate event dates please call our office during regular business hours.
Large Group Tours
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.
Introduction to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
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
About the Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Surrounding the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake, our 34 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. 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.