How To Give A Large Group Tour

How to Get the Most From Your Visit to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.
An Introduction for Tour Groups, Motor Coaches and Limousines

Thank you for your interest in setting up a group tour to our Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries. We hope the guidelines we offer below will make your visit easy and enjoyable. You’ll find a list of wineries that welcome large groups (some are too small) and a list of their tasting fees. The information on this page is current to the best of our knowledge. It is possible, however, that a winery has altered its tasting fees and/or policies and we have not been notified. To confirm the most current information for a winery you intend to visit, please contact that winery directly.

We would be happy to supply your group with our latest brochure. Just call and let us know how many you need and where to send them. You can also print a list of wineries and map that are located on our “Wineries” page.

Have a great visit, and enjoy the scenery and wines along our lake! You’ll find a lot to come back for!

Kindest regards,
Paul Thomas, Executive Director
Glenda Stermer-Simpson, Office Manager

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Winery Visits Are Meant to be Informative and Educational:
Some wineries offer walk-through tours and some offer films or demonstrations. A few wineries are small and offer only tastings and sales. If it is a guided tour you are looking for, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail office can direct you to the right winery to meet your guests’ needs. Much can be learned by talking to the well-informed winery staff. They welcome your questions.

A “Sampling” Experience:
Wineries often make samples of their products available to educate consumers and encourage sales. If guests are visiting for the expressed opportunity to taste many wines, advise them to tell the tasting staff that they would prefer to spit rather than swallow the samples. Wine judges, writers, and many others do it, and the winery staff is very familiar with the process. People should remember to taste responsibly.

While tasting wine is an enjoyable experience, over-consumption is not acceptable or tolerated. Please make your guests aware that wineries are prevented by law from serving obviously intoxicated customers, even if there is a designated driver.

Courtesy– There are basic principles that make any visit a pleasant experience for all:
If a winery already has another limousine or motor coach, and you do not have an appointment, consider moving on and coming back at a later time.
If you have not made an appointment, the driver should inquire if it is convenient for your group to enter. Wineries most often insist on an appointment for groups.
Drivers, let passengers off at the entrance and proceed to another area of the parking lot. Please do not block the entrance to the winery or parking lot for others.
Remember, wineries are businesses that allow people to sample before buying. They are not rest stops.
If you need to dispose of refuse, please use trash receptacles, not the parking lot.
Please sample responsibly. We also ask that you imbibe only at the wineries, not in vehicles, whether your personal vehicle or a liveried limousine or motor coach.

Other Winery Services:
The wineries offer additional amenities such as dining at restaurants and cafes, wine clubs and activities, facility/wine making tours, winemaking supplies and lessons, picnic areas and playgrounds, catering and meeting rooms, art and much, much more!

Group Size/Tasting Fees
Please note tasting fees may be different from what is listed here or in a current brochure because of ongoing policy changes at individual wineries. Please check directly with each winery for the most up-to-date information.


These member wineries are in geographic order, starting at the upper left hand of the lake and going around Seneca Lake counter clockwise. Please note that winery policies sometimes change, and if you want to make certain about their exact, current policies pertaining to large groups, you should call them directly. Some wineries do charge incrementally per taster who are travelling in a large group. If the number of people in your party are considered a large group by a given winery, you must call that winery in advance to schedule an appointment with them so they can make sure they have staff on hand to serve your party. If you have any questions about the best process to schedule a large group tour of our member wineries please call our office during regular business hours at 877-536-2717.

West (left) side of Seneca Lake, starting at the northern end:

Ravines Wine Cellars
315-781-7007
This winery considers a large group to be 8+ people
Additional Policies: Must call ahead as groups require a reservation. Non-refundable advance payment is required.  Last reservation is 2:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $6/person, or a $10/person for either a wine and cheese or chocolate pairing.
Individual Tasting Fee: $3/person, or $6/person for either a wine and cheese or chocolate pairing.

Belhurst Winery
315-781-0201, Ext. 8
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: Groups require a reservation. Last appointment for large groups is 1:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine samples
Individual Tasting Fee: $2.50/person

White Springs Winery
315-781-9463
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: Last reservation at 2:00 p.m. Credit card required to hold reservation.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person

Fox Run Vineyards
315-536-4616
This winery considers a large group to be 10-50 people.
Additional Policies: Last reservation at 3:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person, receive a coupon for $2 off a bottle of wine.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person, receive a coupon for $2 off a bottle of wine.

Serenity Vineyards
315-536-6701, Ext. 1
This winery considers a large group to be 8-20 people.
Visit http://www.serenityvineyards1977.com/group-reservations.html to read their Group Policy and to request a reservation.
Additional Policies: No groups over 20.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine samples (Group Flight). $2 refund with purchase.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine samples. $2 refund with purchase.

Seneca Shore Wine Cellars
315-536-0882
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: Last reservation at 1:30 p.m. Credit card required to hold reservation.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person, non-refundable.
Individual Tasting Fee: $3/person, $1 reimbursed with purchase of a bottle of wine.

Anthony Road Wine Company
315-536-2182
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: Groups require a reservation, last reservation a 3:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person, includes a coupon for $2 off wine purchased the day of tasting.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person, includes a coupon for $2 off wine purchased the day of tasting.

Prejean Winery
315-536-7524
This winery considers a large group to be 10-15 people.
Additional Policies: No reservations after 1:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: Fee applies.
Individual Tasting Fee: $4. $2 Refund with purchase of wine.

Torrey Ridge Winery
315-536-1210
This winery considers a large group to be 8-50 people. If over 50 people are in your group, special arrangements can be made.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person for 6 samples.  $2 refund with purchase of regular size bottle of wine.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person for 6 samples.  $2 refund with purchase of regular size bottle of wine.

Earle Estates Winery & Meadery
315-536-1210
This winery considers a large group to be 8-50 people. If over 50 people are in your group, special arrangements can be made.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person for 6 samples.  $2 refund with purchase of regular size bottle of wine.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person for 6 samples.  $2 refund with purchase of regular size bottle of wine.

Miles Wine Cellars
607-243-7742
This winery considers a large group to be 10-20 people.
Additional Policies: Reservations are available from 9am to 12:30pm.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $8, 2 beers, 4 wines, 1 wine slushie, includes complimentary wine glass.
Individual Tasting Fee: $6, taste 5 wines, includes complimentary wine glass

Villa Bellangelo
607-243-8602
This winery considers a large group to be 8+ people.
Additional Policies: Last reservation at 3:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine tastings.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine tastings; $10/person for chocolate paring; $25/person for the Riesling Experience (includes our complimentary book).

Fruit Yard Winery
607-243-8866
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: Last reservation at 1:30 p.m. Credit card required to hold reservation.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person, non-refundable.
Individual Tasting Fee: $3/person, $1 reimbursed with purchase of a bottle of wine.

Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars
607-243-9114
This winery considers a large group to be 14+ people.
Additional Policies: No large group reservations after 2:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person. $3 refund with purchase of $20 or more.
Individual Tasting Fee: $3/person. $3 refund with purchase of $20 or more.

Glenora Wine Cellars
607-243-5511
This winery considers a large group to be 14+ people. Reservations are available prior to 2pm and require a deposit. 55 guests maximum per tasting session.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $7/person, $2 refunded with wine purchase
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person, $2 refunded with wine purchase

Fulkerson Winery
607-243-7883
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: No large group reservations after 3:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person, and receive $3 off any wine purchase that day.
Individual Tasting Fee: $3/person

Rock Stream Vineyards
607-243-5395
This winery considers a large group to be 12+ people.
Additional Policies: Please visit http://www.rockstreamvineyards.com/reservations to make an online reservation.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $3/person
Individual Tasting Fee: $3/person

Lakewood Vineyards
607-535-9252
This winery considers a large group to be 12+ people.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $3/person
Individual Tasting Fee: $3/person

Castel Grisch Winery
607-535-9614
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $6/person
Individual Tasting Fee: $1-$5/person

East (right) side of Seneca Lake, starting at the southern end:

Catharine Valley Winery
607-546-5300
This winery considers a large group to be 12+ people.
Additional Policies: No large group reservations after 2:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person for 6 wine samples.
Individual Tasting Fee: $1/sample or $5/person for 6 samples.

J.R. Dill Winery
607-546-5757
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person
Individual Tasting Fee:   $3/person

Atwater Estate Vineyards
607-546-8463
This winery considers a large group to be 8-20 people.
Additional Policies: Reservations are required.  No large group reservations after 2:00 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $7/person
Individual Tasting Fee:   $5/person

Chateau LaFayette Reneau
607-546-2062
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: Reservation required for large groups and no large group reservations after 2:30 p.m. Deposit required to confirm the reservation with a confirmation number.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $10/person to taste 6 wines, and coupon given for $5 off a bottle of wine.
Individual Tasting Fee:   $5/person, and coupon given for $2 off a bottle of wine.

Leidenfrost Vineyards
607-546-2800
This winery considers a large group to be 12-25 people.
Additional Policies: No large group reservations after 3:30 p.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person.
Individual Tasting Fee: $2/person.

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
607-546-9463
This winery considers a large group to be 8+ people.
Additional Policies: No large group reservations after 2:10 p.m. on Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. any other day of the week. Large groups require a reservation, must be paid for when the reservation is made, and the large group must present their assigned confirmation number at the door as they arrive.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person to taste 6 wines, and coupon given for $5 off a bottle of wine or pack of cider.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person to taste 6 wines, and coupon given for $5 off a bottle of wine or pack of cider.

Penguin Bay Winery
607-403-0029
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person to taste 6 wine wines, and coupon given for $2 off a bottle of wine.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person to taste 6 wine wines, and coupon given for $2 off a bottle of wine.

Standing Stone Vineyards
607-582-6051
This winery considers a large group to be 8+ people.
Additional Policies: Reservations required for large groups, additional tasting options, guidelines and their mandatory reservation form are all available on their website: http://standingstonewines.com/reservations/
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person to taste 5 wines.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person to taste 5 wines.

Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards
607-582-6421
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person, and coupon given for $3 off a bottle of wine.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person, and coupon given for $3 off a bottle of wine.

Caywood Vineyards
607-582-7230
This winery considers a large group to be 9+ people.
Additional Policies: Large groups require a reservation be made by phone in advance.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $4/person
Individual Tasting Fee: $2/person

Wagner Vineyards
607-582-6450
This winery considers a large group to be 8+ people, and chauffeured groups of any size arriving by bus, limousine, or van.
Additional Policies: All group reservations must be before 1:00 pm on weekends and other busy days. No reservations are required in the brewery at this time so we recommend groups schedule their visit in the morning to ensure that everyone has time for a tasting. For brewery tasting options, click here.  Winery tasting fees vary depending on the season and day of the week, and more details can be seen here.

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
607-582-6011
This winery considers a large group to be 8-24 people.
Additional Policies: Large groups require a reservation. No large group reservations after 2:00 p.m.,  and none accepted in September or October.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $4/person for 6 wine samples. $3 refund with purchase of wine.
Individual Tasting Fee: $4/person for 6 wine samples.  $3 refund with purchase of wine.

Boundary Breaks Vineyard
607-474-5030
This winery considers a large group to be 8+ people.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person
Individual Tasting Fee:   $5/person

Zugibe Vineyards
315-585-6402 or info@zugibevineyards.com
This winery considers a large group to be 8-12 people.
Additional Policies: By appointment only during the summer season (June-August). Call or email for availability. Wine tastings and lunch combinations are available in our pavilion.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine samples.
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine samples.

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
315-585-4432
Additional Policies: Call the winery for more information. Reservations required for any person(s) arriving via group transport and  are limited to between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., when available. It is strongly recommend you call for large group reservations well in advance during peak season. Tasting fees vary depending on the season and the day of the week.

Ventosa Vineyards
315-719-0000
This winery considers a large group to be 10+ people.
Additional Policies: Large group reservations are required. No large groups permitted after 11:30 a.m.
Large Group Tasting Fee: $10/person
Individual Tasting Fee: $5/person for 5 wine samples.

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