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Discover Seneca Lake Wines

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is an association of 27 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, bested only by their beautiful tasting rooms and scenic views. 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 is special. Our doors our open and we cannot wait to see you!

Visit Our Wineries

If you’re planning a visit to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, our “Current Winery Offerings” page includes brief summaries from each winery regarding hours of operation, tasting protocols, and so on.
Wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail host a wide variety of events throughout the year. Visit our Winery Event Calendar to see them all!

320 Square Miles of Seneca Lake AVA

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.

27 members in the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

600+ varieties of wine offered by Wine Trail Members

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.

90-100 days of Seneca Lake Growing Season

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. 

618 feet deep: Depth Of Seneca Lake

1357 acres of land cultivated by Trail Members

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. 

Lakewood Vineyards Live Auction item

Join us for the first event of 2023!

Seneca lake wine & experience auction

February 10 and 11, 2023 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the New York State Children’s Alliance (NYSCA). The in-person events will feature live and silent auctions, tastings of some of the region’s most coveted wines, delicious food, and live entertainment. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on VIP winery experiences, wine gift baskets, harvest packages, overnight stays at member wineries, and much more. Aside from the great food, wine, entertainment, and auction opportunities, you may even find yourself hobnobbing with winemakers and winery owners!

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Packages & Excursions

Book an Overnight Package. 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! Learn more about this package.
Book a One-Day Excursion. Looking to have all the work done for you – transportation, reservations, and a planned itinerary? Learn more!

shop tastings & gifts

streamline your visit

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! Learn more here!

upcoming events

SLWT and Winery events

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.

just a short drive away

Come visit us in the heart of the Finger Lakes

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!

Stay Connected!

(877) 536-2717 • info@senecalakewine.com
PO Box 437
Watkins Glen, NY 14891