Seneca Lake Wine & Experience Auction
February 11, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on February 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm
You’re invited to the first of its kind, Seneca Lake Wine & Experience Auction
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel • February 10 and 11, 2023
Fabulous food • Delicious wine • Live entertainment • Incredible auction items
More than just a wine auction, this new event offers wine lovers a fresh way to connect with Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries. Sought-after wines and unique winery experiences can be accessed through online and live auctions. The online auction is open for bidding and for those interested in attending in person, event tickets and lodging packaging are now available.
Lodging packages offer a night or two at the luxurious Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel to join us for the in-person events. There are also event-only tickets available to Friday and/or Saturday evening if you don’t need lodging.
Aside from the great food, wine, entertainment, and auction opportunities, you may even find yourself hobnobbing with winemakers and winery owners!
Gather your friends and family, get your bidding paddle ready, and make it a weekend to remember!
Event Timeline for in-person events
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2023
SILENT AUCTION KICKOFF, DELICIOUS FOOD, WINE TASTING, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
6:00pm: Doors open to event. All attendees receive a sparkling wine welcome on arrival.
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Bidding opens for silent auction items, wide variety of delicious, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and live music in the Harbor Ballroom.
8:30pm: Bidding closes for silent auction items. Event concludes.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023
FABULOUS FOOD, WINE TASTING, AND THE INAUGURAL LIVE AUCTION
5:30pm: Doors open to event, attendees receive a sparkling wine welcome on arrival. Bidding opens for silent auction items.
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Sophisticated carving stations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and live music in the Harbor Ballroom.
7:30pm: Silent auction ends. Live auction begins in Harbor Ballroom.
8:30pm: Live auction concludes, event ends.
Event ticket options
WEEKEND TICKETS WITH LODGING: $795 per couple
*ON SALE THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022 AT 9AM*
Includes: 2 night stay at the Harbor Hotel (Friday and Saturday night) and all taxes and gratuity, sparkling wine welcome at check-in, 2 tickets to the Friday and Saturday evening events including wine tastings and food.
To book a lodging and event ticket package: please contact the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel at 607-535-6116 and indicate that you’d like to book a package for the 2023 Seneca Lake Wine Trail Wine & Experience Auction.
FRIDAY EVENING EVENT-ONLY TICKETS: $75 + tax/processing/service fees per person = $85 total per person
Includes: a sparkling wine welcome, sophisticated hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, live music, and the opportunity to bid on the silent auction items.
To purchase Friday evening event-only tickets, CLICK HERE.
SATURDAY EVENING, EVENT-ONLY TICKETS: $125 + tax/processing/service fees per person = $141 total per person
Includes: a sparkling wine welcome, elaborate food stations including a raw bar, shrimp, and prime rib, among other delectable food. Plus, wine tasting during the event, live music, and the opportunity to bid on the silent auction items, as well as participate in the Saturday evening live auction.
To purchase Saturday evening event-only tickets, CLICK HERE.
Bidding on the online auction items is open now and will remain open online until 12am on Thursday, February 8, 2023. At the close of the online portion, the highest bids from each item will then be transferred to in-person bid sheets for a silent auction at the in-person event. Silent auction items will be open for bidding during the Friday evening in-person event and Saturday evening in-person event. The silent auction will close at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Winners will be notified by phone, email, or in-person at the event (if in attendance).
► CLICK HERE to access the Silent Auction Items.
Bidding on live auction items is only available to in-person event attendees on Saturday night (February 11, 2023). The live auction will include experiences that are designed to be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that aren’t available anywhere else!
►CLICK HERE to preview the Live Auction Items.