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 are an especially great value for regional residents that can readily visit our Trail more than once, enabling them to explore all of the many participating wineries across multiple weeks. One time visitors to the region that plan on visiting at least 10-12 wineries will likely also find this product to be a good value. If your plan is to visit fewer than 10 wineries, then it is probably wise to not purchase the passport, and instead pay the incremental tasting fees that are common to most of wineries in the region. These passport programs are not valid for groups of 8 or more people. Please plan on purchasing your passport upon your arrival at one of the participating wineries during the passport's duration, as these booklets are no longer sold online.
Each passport program is a little different so, so please go to their individual web pages to learn more about them.
Polar Passport - valid daily December 9, 2013 - March 31, 2014
Visit the Trail during the best time of year: the off season! At $15 plus tax, the Polar Passport gives residents and visitors alike a convenient and affordable way to enjoy many of the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. And while many people enjoy visiting the wineries during the busy summer and autumn season, the winter season is actually the best time to visit when owners, winemakers and vineyard managers are more likely to be in the tasting room.
Wine Weekdays Passport, Monday-Fridays, 1/2/14-5/30/14
Visit the Trail during weekdays, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday, for a more intimate wine tasting experience with far fewer crowds. At $10 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.
Riesling to Visit Passport - valid April 1 - July 31, 2014
Our region is known for literally 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 and providing terrific value. Armed with this little booklet, the Passport enables wine enthusiasts to explore many different wineries, enjoying a free flight of wines at each of the participating wineries, many of which may include a sample of Riesling. The cost is $20 per person plus sales tax.