General Information

Throughout the year, member wineries come together to bring you special ticketed events and offer passport programs. The passports programs are seasonal and require booklets which can be purchased directly at the participating wineries' tasting rooms during the duration of the passport product itself.  Special events require tickets which can be pre-purchased via our secure online shopping cart.  Or you're welcome to call the office during regular business hours toll-free at 877-536-2717, and we'll place the order online for you.


2017 event dates and participating wineries are listed farther below.

Passports:  A Passport is a simple document that for a set price enables an individual to enjoy a free, standard flight of wines at each of the participating wineries listed in the booklet one time each. Normal tasting fees at the wineries range from $2-$5 per winery and a flight of wine typically range from 4-8, 1 oz. samples of their wine.  Passports can be purchased at participating wineries or online.  Passports are not valid for groups of 8 or more people and additional tasting fees will apply.  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. None of our passports are intended for large groups of 8 or more people.  Each passport program is a little different so go to their individual web pages to learn more about them.

Special Events:  To avoid overcrowding and make the events more enjoyable for everyone, each attendee chooses a mandatory starting point for ticketed events (excludes our passport programs) and that is where you must start to check in during the event.  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 ShowClix will fulfill your online ticket purchase and send you an email confirmation.  You as the purchaser, will simply go to that winery any time during the event hours, show your state issued ID (typically a driver's license) and get your actual cardstock tickets. 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 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 receive the favors or food associated with any of our events. To order tickets to our weekend events, please visit the individual event pages.

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  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 $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 our events sometimes sell out in advance.

Promotion/Discount Codes: Many of our 2017 events have discount codes associated with them!  During the checkout process enter the code "Website" and receive $5 off each ticket (not for passport programs)! See the graphic below that illustrates where you will input this coupon code. showclix coupon code graphicWe cannot give you a discount after you've completed your transaction, so if you have problems, call our office toll-free 877-536-2717.  This code 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 coupon code cannot be retroactively discounted later. Restrictions and exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited. 

*Groups During Special Events: It is recommended that groups of up to 19 people should place all tickets on the same order to ensure they will receive the same starting point. Groups of 19 or fewer people can attend the event together without having to make appointments at the wineries.  However groups of 20 up to 40 people maximum, will be accepted only if routed by the Trail office, no large groups are accepted for Deck the Halls. All large groups must be booked 28 days prior to and event weekend.  Few large groups are permitted and we reserve the right to limit the number of large groups and motor coaches to (4) four.  Please call Glenda Stermer-Simpson toll-free to inquire about large group availability and event details at 877-536-2717. 

Questions: Now that you've read through this information, if you still have questions, please call us during regular business hours at 877-536-2717.  To view more information about how event ticketing works on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, please visit How to get the most from your Seneca Lake Wine Trail event.

2017 Event Dates Have Been Set: *Events below, denoted with an asterisk, are weekend-long themed wine and food pairing events; these events run Friday afternoons 1-5 p.m. and Saturday/Sundays, 10a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are good for the whole 2-1/2 days.  There is a convenient link to each event and/or passport so you can learn more about them.  Below that is a table identifying our 2017 Member Wineries and the programs they participate in:

Bargain Bash, (BB) January 7-16, 2017 a non-ticketed event
*Halftime Pairing Weekend (HtP), January 13-15, 2017
Preferred Pairings (PrP-Feb), February 11, 2017 
*Savory World of Seneca Weekend (SAV), February 17-19, 2017
Red Red Wine (RR), March 4, 2017
Preferred Pairings (PrP-Mar), March 11, 2017
*Pasta and Wine Weekend (PW), March 24-26, 2017
*Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend (WC), April 21-23, 2017
Seneca Lake Wine & Food(SLWF) May 20, 2017
*Smokin' Summer Kickoff (SSK), June 9-11, 2017
*November Deck the Halls Weekend (DTH), November 17-19, 2017
*December Deck the Halls Weekend (DTH), December 1-3, 2017
SAV (28) RRW (26) PW (27) WC (33) SLWF (24) SSK (27) DTH (33)
Ravines Wine Cellars  no no  •Feb no no no no
Belhurst Estate Winery  no no  no  no no no no no no no
White Springs Winery no 
Fox Run Vineyards no  no no
Serenity Vineyards •Mar
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars •Mar no
Anthony Road Wine Company no no  •Mar no no no no
Prejean Winery no  no 
Torrey Ridge Winery •Mar
Earle Estates Meadery •Mar
Miles Wine Cellars no  •Mar no no no no no no
Villa Bellangelo no  no
Fruit Yard Winery •Mar no
Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars  no no  no
Glenora Wine Cellars •Mar
Fulkerson Winery no 
Rock Stream Vineyards no 
Lakewood Vineyards •Mar
Castel Grisch Winery •Mar no
Catharine Valley Winery  no no  no no
J.R. Dill Winery no 
Atwater Estate Vineyards no  no
Chateau LaFayette Reneau •Feb
Leidenfrost Vineyards no  no
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards •Feb
Penguin Bay Winery no 
Standing Stone Vineyards  no •Feb no
Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vvineyards •Feb
Caywood Vineyards no no no  no no no no
Wagner Vineyards •Feb no
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars  no no  no  no no
Boundary Breaks Vineyards  no no  •Feb  no no
Zugibe Vineyards no •Feb
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates •Feb no
Ventosa Vineyards no no •Feb no no no no