Riesling to Visit Passport - valid April 1 - July 31, 2014

button rvpOur 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.

DATE:
Valid April 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014
TIME:
During each winery's regular tasting room hours.
PRICE:
$20.00 plus sales tax (one passport per person, limited quantity sold, and all passport products are non-refundable) **THIS PASSPORT IS NOT INTENDED FOR LARGE GROUPS. If you are traveling in groups of 8 or more people, additional tasting fees will apply. Click Group Tours to learn more about large groups on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

Passports can be purchased at participating wineries starting April 1, 2014 through it's expiration July 31, while supplies last.  They are no longer sold online because of delivery issues.  Please plan on purchasing your passport upon your arrival.  You should call ahead to confirm the winery has this passport in stock. Wineries will oftentimes set passports aside for you, so you can be assured they'll be waiting for you upon your arrival.

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 per season, 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 wineries in the region. These passport programs are not valid for groups of 8 or more people.

Here is how it works:  once you've purchased a passport, you can visit any of the participating wineries during their regular business hours, at your leisure. The winery will stamp or mark the appropriate space in your passport.  There are no blackout dates, they are good every day through its duration; you may visit some wineries one day, come back at a later date and visit a few more!

This year all three of our passport products will now feature a perk that we tested with our 2013 Riesling to Visit Passport, and found it to be successful and appreciated by our customers. If you purchase at least one bottle of wine at a majority of the participating wineries in a given passport, make sure the winery stamps that separate, designated page in your passport. Provided you mail that stamped page back to the Trail office by the due date, you will receive a complimentary passport of the same kind, for the next season!  Please review each page in the passport to learn more about the individual participating winery, the hours they are open, dates when they might be closed (especially during the off season), and any specials they may have.

Below is a list of 2014 participating wineries:

2014 RVP map

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