Founded in 1986, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is a non-profit 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.
Our Next Event – April 12 - 14, 2019
Attention cheese-lovers! Spring Wine and Cheese Weekend returns April 12-14, 2019! Enjoy this fun and delicious self-guided tour of 29 of our member wineries. Co-hosted by Cabot Creamery, at each stop event attendees will enjoy a sample of a unique cheese-themed recipe paired with wine. Tickets are just $40 per person ($30 for designated drivers). Use the code SLWT to save $5 on your tickets. Click here for details and to purchase tickets!
Our iPhone mobile application was recently updated with current information, 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 31 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.
Trail-wide Events Our member wineries hold food and wine pairing events throughout the year, November through June, just for you!! With a majority of our members participating in them. The Trail also publishes tasting booklets, referred to as “passports”, which are a great way for locals and visitors alike who intend on tasting at 10 or more of our member wineries during the duration of each passport. Visit this page for more details.
Winery Events 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,
Receive Information about the Seneca Lake Wine Trail: If you would like to be alerted when news like this is available, sign up to be on our email mailing list- we never give your email address away to others, and we only send 10-12 emails per year- by clicking here. You can also request a brochure!