Founded in 1986, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is a nonprofit organization dedicated to its member wineries. The wineries of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail are real, local, industrious, and determined businesses that help sustain a beautiful and prosperous region.
Visit our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page for answers to many questions, request a brochure or sign up for our email mailing list here, review this useful page if it is your first time visiting our region, click here if you plan on hosting a wedding in our region, and for a comprehensive list of our member wineries’ wines and services click here, and to contact our office directly click here.
For a higher resolution printable map showing all our member wineries and other excellent businesses in the region, click here. And to download a printable copy of our brochure (it is about 5MB in size, so might take a few minutes to download) click here.
What We Do
Our member wineries are open year-round. To see a list of our member wineries, click here. In addition to daily tastings and tours, you can participate in trail-wide events featuring food pairings and seasonal themes. Passports are also available for deals and discounts on multiple tastings throughout the trail. To find out more about our Polar Passport, click here. and for information on our Wine Weekday Passport, click here. If you plan on visiting our wineries with 8 or more people we recommend you review this page that provides many useful details about large group visits. You can also see more about lodging options, restaurants, transportation/limo providers, breweries and distilleries, attractions and activities, and a handy map.
Winery Holiday Hours
About half our member wineries are likely to be closed on Easter Sunday, but many will still have normal operating hours. You can see more detailed information on our FAQ page, where we have a section dedicated to this question here: http://senecalakewine.com/faq/ Though we will always recommend you directly contact any winery you’re especially interested in visiting on a given holiday to make sure they will be open, as sometimes they change their schedule and don’t necessarily inform us.
More To Come
We are making changes and adding new features to our website. Please stay tuned; we expect our full site will be up and running in the very near future. In the meantime, please contact us directly during business hours at 877-536-2717 or by email at email@example.com.
Our iPhone mobile application was recently updated with current information in 2017, and a few new features. To download and install this free, handy app from the iTunes store, click here. Unfortunately we do not yet have a mobile app that is compliant with the Android operating system. Thank you to Dr. Mark Karasz, owner of Rock Stream Vineyards for all his hard work over the past few years on this product.
GROWN HERE. MADE HERE.
Surrounding the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake, our 35 member wineries invite you to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of world-class wines. Located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes Region, our climate supports not only the growth of hardy native grapes and premium hybrids, but also more delicate varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail you will truly find a wine to suit every taste.
“Grown Here. Made Here” is more than just a slogan, it’s an accurate portrayal of our Seneca Lake wines. Each of our member wineries have their own vineyards and proudly cultivate those vineyards and make those grapes into the wines we love.
SPRING WINE & CHEESE WEEKEND, APRIL 21-23, 2017
This is an incredibly popular event, combining the classic tastes of wine and cheese into one delectable weekend. This event is co-sponsored by our friends at Cabot Creamery Cooperative, makers of the World’s Best Cheddar, and the 600 NY Farm families that own Cabot. It is a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake visiting 33 unique, participating wineries. Just 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. Unfortunately this event, as of April 17, 2017, is now sold out. Find our Facebook fan page, where you can try purchasing a ticket for face value from a person that might have an extra ticket. Just post in the Visitor Posts area of the fan page, which you can view here.