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Chocolate & Wine

February 2, 2024 - February 4, 2024

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Join us on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail for Chocolate & Wine: February 2-4, 2024!  Enjoy a self-guided tour around the beautiful Seneca Lake Wine Trail while exploring delicious pairings of local wines with foods featuring chocolate as a key ingredient. Since this is a chocolate-themed event, you can expect to sample a lot of desserts and sweeter style foods, but there are usually at least a couple of savory foods along the way, too! Often our events sell out well in advance, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

We’ll post a link to the recipe book soon. Then, you can review the recipes before purchasing tickets, so you know what to expect, especially if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions. We’re sorry for any disappointment, but wineries cannot accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions during Wine Trail event weekends.

Choosing a Starting Winery & Getting Your Tickets

When you purchase tickets, you will do so by selecting a starting winery. You must begin at your starting winery because that is where you’ll pick up your event tickets. Once your tickets are purchased, your starting winery cannot be change. The person whose name is on the order must be present to pick up tickets and will show a government-issued photo ID to claim their tickets.

Group Size Maximum

The group size maximum for our Wine Trail events is 6 people. Please do not travel in groups of more than 6 people. If you disregard this guideline, you can be turned away from participating wineries and have your event tickets revoked. Please help us make this experience as enjoyable for all by respecting the event guidelines and winery staff.

Ticket Pricing & Details

Wine Tasting Tickets – $80 per person (includes taxes and fees)

Each wine tasting ticket holder will receive a wine glass and souvenir wine glass charm at their starting winery.  From there, at each participating winery, wine tasting ticketholders enjoy a sample of food (featuring a chocolate-inspired recipe) along with a wine to complement the dish, plus an additional three samples of wine. If you do the math, that’s only about $5 per winery visit!

Designated Driver Tickets – $25 per person  (includes taxes and fees)

We love our designated drivers! Instead of the wine glass and souvenir charm, DDs receive a souvenir insulated travel mug, plus the food samples and a non-alcoholic beverage at each participating winery along the way.

Refunds & Cancelation 

Seneca Lake Wine Trail event tickets are non-refundable. Our events are not canceled due to weather, unless the state closes roads around the Wine Trail. We do offer ticket insurance through a third party, which you can purchase at check-out. If you cannot attend due to weather in your area or ours, you can sell your tickets at face value via the event discussion tab on our Facebook page. Please see instructions pinned to the top of that discussion for more information.

COVID-19 Precautions

Please stay home if you are ill, are experiencing symptoms of or have been exposed to COVID-19. If you purchase tickets and cannot attend due to illness, you can sell your tickets at face value via the event discussion tab on our Facebook page. Please see instructions pinned to the top of that discussion for more information.

If we are forced to cancel our event due to an uptick of COVID-19 in our area, all ticketholders will receive an automatic refund back to their original method of payment.

Event Dates & Hours

Friday, February 2, 2024 – 12pm-5pm
Saturday, February 3, 2024 – 10am-5pm
Sunday, February 4, 2022 – 10am-5pm

Wineries will only serve event attendees during the event hours.

17  Participating Wineries

This list is assembled beginning at the northwest corner of the wine trail and proceeding south along the west side of the lake, around the south end, and then up the east side to the northeast corner. Once you visit your starting winery, you can go in any order you choose.

White Springs Winery

Fox Run Vineyards

Seneca Shore Wine Cellars

Tabora Farm & Winery

Fruit Yard Winery

Glenora Wine Cellars

Toast Winery

Lakewood Vineyards

Red Newt Cellars

Leidenfrost Vineyards

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Caywood Vineyards

Wagner Vineyards

Idol Ridge Winery

Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates

Ventosa Vineyards

Event Merch! (Lanyards $6 and Fleece Blankets $20)

Add on some fun event merch to your ticket order and they’ll be waiting for you at your starting winery! Lanyards provide the perfect hands-free solution for event-goers. Simply remove your glass from the holder while you’re tasting and return it to the holder while you’re shopping, walking around, and so on. You will have the option to add a wine glass lanyard in any quantity you choose when you click through to purchase tickets and it will be waiting for you at your starting winery. Last date to order your lanyard is 12/25/2023.  Lanyards will not be available to purchase for this event after that date. Fleece Blankets make a great throw blanket for your vehicle or while sipping a glass of wine at home keeping you cozy warm.  Last date to order blankets is 12/25/2023.

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February 2, 2024
February 4, 2024
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