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Smokin’ Summer Kickoff

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm

Smokin' Summer Kickoff

Back by popular demand, Smokin’ Summer Kickoff will return June 10 and 11.

During Smokin’ Summer Kickoff, enjoy a self-guided tour around the beautiful Seneca Lake Wine Trail while exploring delicious pairings of local wines with a variety of summer themed recipes. Our events often sell out, well in advance, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Due to the size of these events, wineries are not able to accommodate food allergies and restrictions. Please review the recipe book before purchasing your tickets.

>>> CLICK HERE to view the Recipe Book

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.

The group size maximum for our Wine Trail events is 6 people and that figure is firm. 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 respect the event guidelines and winery staff.

Wine Tasting Ticket – $45 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.  At each participating winery, wine tasting ticketholders enjoy a sample of food (using a summer/grilling/tailgate-inspired recipe) along with a wine to complement the dish, plus an additional three samples of wine. If you do the math, that’s less than $5 per winery visit!

Designated Driver Ticket – $15  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.

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 offer ticket insurance which is available to purchase during 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.

Please note that this event is two days only (most of our other events are 2 1/2 days). Wineries will only serve event attendees during the event hours.

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.


Fox Run Vineyards

CK Torrey Ridge Winery & Meadery

Glenora Wine Cellars

Fulkerson Winery

Toast Winery

Lakewood Vineyards

Castel Grisch Winery

Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards

Caywood Vineyards

Boundary Break Vineyards

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. The rubber base stretches to accept almost any stemware base.  The lanyard is 38” long and available in black or purple. 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 for Smokin’ Summer Kickoff is May 2, 2023. Lanyards will not be available to purchase for this event after that date.

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June 10 @ 10:00 am
June 11 @ 5:00 pm
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail