General Information - Events
Throughout the year, member wineries come together to bring you special ticketed events and offer passport programs. These require tickets and passports which can be pre-purchased via our online shopping cart or by phone using toll-free at 877-536-2717 and we'll place the order online for you.
PLEASE REMEMBER, EVENT TICKETS & PASSPORTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, NOR CAN THEY BE EXCHANGED OR CHANGED. SENECA LAKE WINE TRAIL EVENTS ARE NEVER CANCELLED.
Special Events - Starting Wineries: To avoid overcrowding and make the events more enjoyable for everyone, we assign a mandatory starting point for many of our ticketed events (excludes our passport programs). You may select your preference for a starting winery when you purchase your tickets online; the wineries with tickets remaining as starting points will be listed. Our partner Eventbrite will fulfill your online ticket purchase, emailing you an e-ticket which you must exchange for your actual tickets at your starting winery. You must start at your starting winery. For this reason, it is also recommended that groups* purchase their tickets on one order, as that is the only way to guarantee that you will all have the same starting winery. Once you start at your chosen starting winery you can then proceed at your own pace and in the direction most convenient for you and your party. This helps to keep traffic flowing smoothly around the lake, minimizing delays. Your starting winery is also where you’ll pick up your gift item and have your first food and wine pairing. (Each participating winery is given a limited quantity of gift items based upon the starting winery points.) This may also introduce you to a winery you may have never stopped at before! Event participants are not required to taste at a winery to get your favors or food associated with any of our events. To order tickets to our weekend events, please click here.
Why Buy Tickets Early: The reason most attendees buy their tickets early is so they can select their preferred starting winery. As we get closer to a given event, fewer starting wineries will be available, as the more popular starting wineries (particularly those at the southern and northern end of the Trail) get filled up. This is only relevant specifically where you will begin the event; even if a participating winery is no longer available as a starting winery, you will still be able to visit them during the event. Another reason to purchase tickets early is because they are more affordable. Tickets purchased after 1pm EST on the Wednesday prior to a given event, or purchased during the event itself, will cost only $5 more per ticket. The last reason to purchase tickets early, and this is especially true of our popular Deck the Halls Weekend events, is that events can, and do, sell out.
Weekend Event Packaging: We've continued to put it all together for you, tickets, lodging and transportation for two, so you just come out and enjoy your special event weekends. Click here to learn more.
Passports: A passport is a very simple document that for a small fee, enables an individual to enjoy a free flight of wines at each of the participating wineries listed in the booklet (normal tasting fees at the wineries range from $2-4 per winery). How it works: buy the passport and visit any of the participating wineries and enjoy their wine! At each winery make sure they stamp or mark the appropriate space in your passport. It is that simple. **THEY ARE NOT INTENDED FOR LARGE GROUPS. Tasting fees may apply if you are traveling in groups. To learn more about group sizes and tasting fees at individual wineries click here. Each passport program is a little different so go to their individual web pages to learn more about them.
Questions: Once you've had a chance to ready through this information and you have additional questions, please call us at 877-536-2717 or to view more information about how event ticketing works on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, please visit this detailed page.
- Polar Passport, valid 12/3/12-3/31/13 (PP)
- Bargain Bash, January 12-21, 2013 (BB)
- * Pasta and Wine Weekend, January 18-20, 2013 (PW)
- * Chocolate and Wine Weekend, February 8-10, 2013 (CW)
- * Cruisin the Tropics Weekend, March 22-24, 2013 (CT)
- Riesling to Visit Passport, valid 4/1/13 - 7/31/13 (RVP)
- * Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend, April 26-28, 2013 (WC)
- * Smokin' Summer Kickoff, June 7-9, 2013 (SSK)
- * November Deck the Halls Weekend, November 22-24, 2013 (DTH)
- * December Deck the Halls Weekend, December 6-8, 2013(DTH)
* Events above denoted with an asterisk are weekend long, themed wine and food pairing weekend events. The other events, like the Polar Passport, Riesling to Visit Passport and Bargain Bash are different.
Below is a table identifying these wineries that participated in our 2013 events.
|Ravines Wine Cellars||•||•||•||•||no||•||•||•||•|
|Belhurst Estate Winery||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|White Springs Winery||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fox Run Vineyards||•||•||•||•||•||•||no||•||•|
|Seneca Shore Wine Cellars||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Anthony Road Wine Company||no||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Torrey Ridge Winery||•||no||no||•||•||•||•||no||•|
|Earle Estates Winery & Meadery||•||no||no||•||•||•||•||no||•|
|Miles Wine Cellars||no||•||•||•||•||•||no||•||no|
|Fruit Yard Winery||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Glenora Wine Cellars||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Rock Stream Vineyards||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Castel Grisch Winery||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Catharine Valley Winery||no||no||•||•||•||•||no||•||•|
|J.R. Dill Winery||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Atwater Estate Vineyards||•||•||•||•||•||•||no||no||•|
|Chateau LaFayette Reneau||no||•||•||•||•||•||no||•||•|
|Red Newt Cellars||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tickle Hill Winery||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Penguin Bay Winery||no||•||•||•||•||•||no||•||•|
|Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars||•||no||•||•||no||•||no||no||•|
|Kings Garden Vineyards||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Three Brothers Wineries & Estates||no||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|