The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is an association of member wineries, located in the Seneca Lake AVA (American Viticultural Area) within the Finger Lakes AVA of New York State. Our member wineries make exceptional cool climate wines. Of course Riesling is one of our best-known varietals, but that’s not all we do. Our wines span the gamut from dry to sweet, white to red, and all things in between.
If you’re planning a visit to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, our “Current Winery Offerings” page is a great place to start. The vibe here is best described as welcoming and relaxing. Look for our member winery signs to sit, sip, and enjoy at wineries who are dedicated to making wines that are Grown Here. Made Here., because Seneca Lake is special. Our doors our open and we cannot wait to see you.
The Weekday Wine Package offered by the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, welcomes weekday visitors to Seneca Lake. You’ll love the package room rate which includes a VIP Tasting Pass to over a dozen Seneca Lake wineries!
Also available are our One-Day Excursions, with a variety of options available if you’re looking to have all the work done for you – transportation, reservations, and a planned itinerary? Learn more!
You can purchase tastings in advance to streamline your visit, give tasting passes to someone as a birthday, wedding, or anniversary gift, or shop our Seneca Lake Wine Trail posters, tote bags, water bottles, and other gifts!
The Seneca Lake AVA covers 320 square miles. As the deepest of the Finger Lakes and one of the deepest lakes in North America, the area is characterized by the “lake effect” meso-climates found along Seneca Lake, the “air drainage” of sloping hillsides, and glacial soils conducive to drainage. The Finger Lakes is recognized as a standalone AVA and Seneca Lake is unique within that region.
The region specializes in Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, as well as sparkling wines and ice wines. There are, of course, French-American and Native American varietals found in the region as well. Our member wineries are committed to growing grapes here in the Seneca Lake AVA because they believe in its unique characteristics. That’s why we say our wines are Grown Here. Made Here.
The beauty of our cool climate is that it provides the perfect backdrop for crafting higher acidity, lower alcohol wines, which means they are naturally food-friendly. With that cool climate comes a bit of unpredictability though. The good news? Our winemakers here are adept at adapting viticultural and winemaking processes to make fantastic wine.
Events are a great way to explore our wineries. Choose between a Wine Trail event which includes multiple wineries, or attend an event at a single winery.
The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is easily accessible and convenient to get to! Whether you are a New Yorker coming in for the day or traveling from farther away, we are an experience you won’t want to miss!
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