Trail Events

Below are events that occur throughout the year on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. The majority of our member wineries participate in these trail-wide activities.

Deck the Halls Weekend ~ November & December 2016

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Two separate weekends, November 18-20 or December 2-4, 2016 - Go to your assigned starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY. Cost $58 per person or $80 for a couple. Effective 9/8/16 our November Deck the Halls Weekend is officially, 100% sold out! And, effective 9/28/16 our December Deck the Halls Weekend event is also 100% sold out!

2017 EVENT DATES

Tickets for most events listed below will go on sale October 1st. Tickets for our 2017 Deck the Halls Weekend and Seneca Lake Wine & Food are scheduled to go on sale near 12/5/16, and passports will go on sale just a few days before they become valid. 

Polar Passport, valid 12/5/16-3/31/17
Wine Weekday Passport, valid 1/2/17-6/30/17
Bargain Bash, 1/7/17-1/16/17
Halftime Pairings, 1/13/17-1/15/17
Preferred Pairings, 2/11/17
Savory World of Seneca, 2/17/17-2/19/17
Red Red Wine, 3/4/17
Preferred Pairings, 3/11/17
Pasta & Wine Weekend, 3/24/17-3/26/17
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend, 4/21/17-4/23/17
Seneca Lake Wine & Food, 5/20/17
Smokin' Summer Kickoff, 6/9/17-6/11/17
November Deck the Halls Weekend, 11/17/17-11/19/17
December Deck the Halls Weekend, 12/1/17-12/3/17

Bargain Bash - January 7-16, 2017

bargain webThe Seneca Lake Wine Trail's 2017 event season launches with our annual Bargain Bash! Unlike our other events, this week long sales event does not require tickets. Think of Bargain Bash as being like a big, Trail-wide spring cleaning, garage sale where the early bird gets the proverbial worm!

Halftime Pairings Weekend, January 13-15, 2017

Celebrate your favorite athletic team, while our wineries celebrate theirs! College, professional, amateur, football, baseball, hockey and everything between! Wineries will be pairing their wines with dishes specifically prepared for sports parties, with a variety of fun finger foods at all of the participating wineries.  Come out and enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious foods and wines at 25 participating wineries. Just check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines.  Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person.

Preferred Pairings, February 11, 2017

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This is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's series of more intimate, smaller wine and food pairing events. Partnering with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, Preferred Pairings are a series of two, one day events, February 11 or March 11. Each participating winery will be matched up with a creamery, offering ticketed attendees 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheese paired with our members' wines.This series of events are co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance.  Just check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling cheeses paired with delicious award-winning wines.Tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person.

Savory World of Seneca Weekend, February 17-19, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Elmira Corning Regional Airport, participating wineries will be preparing food from an amazing variety of different nations, with many of them decorating their tasting rooms in the same theme, pairings up samples of their dishes with their delicious wines.  Come out and enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious foods and wines at 28 participating wineries. Just check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person.

Red Red Wine, March 4, 2017

RRW image 2015 webThis is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing events. Embrace the many terrific red wines our region is rapidly becoming better known for, all paired with innovative dishes prepared by the many participating wineries. Come out and enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious foods and wines at 26 participating wineries. Just check in at your chosen starting winery then start sampling dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines.  Regular tickets purchased in advance are $25 per person.

Preferred Pairings, March 11, 2017

FLCA cheese logo

This is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's series of more intimate, smaller wine and food pairing events. Partnering with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, Preferred Pairings are a series of two, one day events, February 11 or March 11. Each participating winery will be matched up with a creamery, offering ticketed attendees 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheese paired with our members' wines.This series of events are co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance.  Just check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling cheeses paired with delicious award-winning wines.Tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person.

Pasta & Wine Weekend, March 24-26, 2017

pasta wine small 2015We are happy to bring back the Pasta & Wine Weekend again this year! Come out and enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious foods and wines at 27 participating wineries. Just check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines.   Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person.

Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend, April 21-23, 2017

wine cheese 2015 webThis is an incredibly popular event, combining the classic tastes of wine and cheese into one delectable weekend. It is a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake visiting 33 unique, participating wineriesJust check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling cheese-themed dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines.  Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person. 

Seneca Lake Wine & Food, May 20, 2017

This event is held in one location, Clute Park at the southern tip of Seneca Lake!  Ticket prices are $35 tasting/$15 non-tasting, 10am-5pm.  More information to come! Tickets are not on sale for this event yet. We anticipate them to be on sale in December.

Smokin' Summer Kickoff, June 9-11, 2017

bostrom farms logo color website smallCome celebrate summer, the many wonderful foods associated with this beautiful time of year, and the fantastic wines that pair with grilled and summertime foods!  Start your summer season off with this fun-filled wine and food pairing weekend, Come out and enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious foods and wines at 27 participating wineries. Just check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines.  This event is co-sponsored by Bostrom Farms. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person.

Deck the Halls, November 17-19 or December 1-3, 2017

Tickets go on sale after the 2016 Deck the Halls events are complete.

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