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.
Bargain Bash - January 11-20, 2014
The Seneca Lake Wine Trail's 2014 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!
Winemaker Wednesdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, 2014
Winemaker Wednesdays is really for one kind of person: the type of person that not only loves to drink wine, but adores learning about it, talking to people about it, experiencing it. Certainly everybody is invited to this limited series of unique, custom winery experiences, though it has been conceived for passionate, curious fans of wine, winemaking and all that goes into that. Each winery has crafted some kind of unique, or special event or activity for these days. Every Winemaker Wednesday takes place on the second Wednesday of the given month. These are unticketed events, though additional fees may apply.
Pasta & Wine Weekend, January 17-19, 2014
We are happy to bring back the Pasta & Wine Weekend again this year! Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling delicious pasta themed dishes paired with wine at 30 participating wineries. Pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling pasta dishes paired with delicious award-winning wines. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.
Preferred Pairings, January 25, February 22 or March 22, 2014
This is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest series of more intimate, smaller wine and food pairing events. Partnering with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, Preferred Pairings are a series of three, one day events the fourth Saturday of each month in the first quarter of 2014. 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 Trail. Each of these three event dates are individually ticketed. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 per person.
Chocolate & Wine Weekend, February 7-9, 2014
Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake. Pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling chocolates, or foods prepared with chocolate, creatively paired with wine. Over the 2-1/2 day event, visit over 30 unique participating wineries and enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation. And with the event's proximity to Valentine's Day, spending the weekend with a loved one, sampling wine and eating an diverse variety of chocolate and chocolate-themed dishes, there is no better way to your love for each other than by enjoying this weekend-long event, together. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.
Winemaker Wednesdays, February 12, 2014
Preferred Pairings, February 22, 2014
Winemaker Wednesdays, March 12, 2014
Preferred Pairings, March 22, 2014
Cruisin the Tropics Weekend, March 28-30, 2014
Pull out your tropical shirts, put on your sunglasses, go sockless in your boat shoes, wear your favorite beach hat, and join us for a weekend of relaxation in the tropics . . . just remember, life is what we make it! Each ticket holder receives a gift item at their starting winery. A self-guided tour "cruising" around beautiful Seneca Lake, visiting over 30 unique participating wineries, each with their own tropical theme, over the 2-1/2 day weekend of "fun in the tropics". This event is co-sponsored by the Elmira Regional Airport. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.
Winemaker Wednesdays, April 9, 2014
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend, April 25-27, 2014
This 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 over 30 unique, participating wineries. You start this event by picking up your gift item and tickets at your chosen starting winery and receive your first sampling of wine paired with a sample of a cheese-themed dish the winery has prepared. This event is co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.
Winemaker Wednesdays, May 14, 2014
Smokin' Summer Kickoff, June 6-8, 2014
This is one of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail's newest wine and food pairing weekend event. Come 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, check in at your chosen starting winery, pick up your ticket and gift item, then enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake during this 2-1/2 day event. This event is co-sponsored by JAVA-GOURMET. Regular tickets purchased in advance are $35 per person.
Deck the Halls Weekend ~ November & December 2014
TWO separate weekends, November 21-23 or December 5-7, 2014 - 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 two 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 $53 per person or $75 for a couple.