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
Many of our wineries are open 362 days out of the year, though some are closed seasonally, and for certain holidays. You can see more detailed information on our FAQ page, where we have a section dedicated to this question here: https://senecalakewine.com/faq/ We 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 607-535-8080 or 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.
Fall Foliage Report
As of September 21, 2017 the leaves are just barely starting to change color on the southern end of Seneca Lake, though if cooler temperatures are sustained, as is currently predicted, we will probably experience peak foliage a little earlier than usual. Per the official ILOVENY Fall Foliage Report, as of today, “In the Finger Lakes region, color change is coming on strong in the Elmira area of Chemung County. Look for up to 50 percent color change and midpoint conditions by the weekend with bursts of orange leaves of average brilliance along with hints of yellow and slight subtle shades of red slowly coming in. In Seneca County, look for a 25 percent change with some yellow leaves of average brilliance on smaller trees. In Steuben County, spotters in Corning expect a 20 percent color change with some shades of gold, yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance. ” For more current information on fall foliage in our region, and throughout NYS, visit the ILOVENY Fall Foliage Report here.
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.
Winery Events Both of our popular Deck the Halls Weekend events are, as of 09/27/17, completely Sold Out. Sometimes ticket holders realize they cannot attend the event, and hope to sell their tickets. For those folks, and people who still hope to purchase tickets to this event, we direct everybody to our fan page on Facebook where they can connect up. If you have questions about this process, please call our office during regular business hours at 607-535-8080. Click here for more information on the November event and here for more information on the December event. 2018 Deck the Halls Weekend tickets are scheduled to go on sale in early December 2017. Many of our member wineries host an incredible variety of events from yoga in the vines, live music, local food trucks, performance art, barrel tastings, festivals, and much, much more. Visit our online winery event calendar to see a list of the many fun things to do on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail,