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Smokin’ Summer Kickoff on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail 2024

June 8

$15 – $45

Smokin’ Summer Kickoff, takes place Saturday, June 8, 2024 and Sunday, June 10, 2024.


Come kickoff the summer with two days of local wine and foods associated with this beautiful time of year.  Enjoy a self-guided tour around Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines the fantastic grilled and summertime foods at participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries! Each attendee will enjoy a sample of food with a wine intended to complement that dish best, then an additional 3 modest samples of wine.

Each wine tasting ticket holder will receive a souvenir wine glass. If you purchased a non-taster ticket, we thank you for making our events safer for your family and friends! You will be given a souvenir travel mug and offered a sample of food and non-alcoholic beverages along the way.


Event Hours

Saturday, June 8, 2023: 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 9, 2023: 10am-5pm

Group Size Maximum

The maximum group size for this event is 6 people, including tasters and DD ticketholders. Please do not travel in groups larger than 6.

Participating Wineries + Recipes (link to recipe book coming soon!)

Castel Grisch Winery

Caywood Vineyards

Fox Run Vineyards

Fruit Yard Winery

Fulkerson Winery

Glenora Wine Cellars

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Idol Ridge Winery

Lakewood Vineyards

Red Newt Cellars

Seneca Shore Wine Cellars

Toast Winery

White Springs Farm Winery


Price shown includes 8% sales tax and online service fees.

Single Ticket:  $55 (admits 1 person). Each attendee with a single ticket will receive a souvenir wine glass at your starting winery, then at each winery visited, enjoy a sample of food with a wine intended to complement that dish best, then an additional 3 modest samples of wine.

Designated Driver Ticket:  $17 (admits 1 person tasting food, non-alcoholic beverage + a mini travel mug). Non-tasters/designated driver ticketholders receive a souvenir travel mug at their starting winery, and then will be offered a sample of food and non-alcoholic beverages at each winery along the way.

Weekend Packages

Sip Back and Relax Tours has put together simple and convenient weekend packages for 2, 4 or 6 people. They did all the planning so you can just go out and enjoy the weekend event! Packages include 2-night stay, 6 hours of transportation the Saturday of the event and tickets to the event.  CLICK HERE to learn more; please contact Sip Back & Relax Tours directly for reservations or with any questions.

Merchandise (Lanyards $6 and Fleece Blankets $20)

Lanyards provides 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.  Fleece Blankets make a great throw blanket for your vehicle or while sipping a glass of wine at home keeping you cozy warm.

Purchase Tickets:


June 8
$15 – $45
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail
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