Experience the Excellence as you enjoy the spectacular view and award-winning wines at Seneca Lake’s oldest winery! We opened our doors in 1977 and have grown to encompass not only a winery, but also a restaurant and 30-room inn. Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff guide you through our extensive selection of wines. We offer wine tastings and cellars tours all year long for individuals and groups alike.
As Seneca Lake’s very first winery and a staple of the region for over 40 years, our wines have won numerous awards. We’re constantly innovating and creating new products, under the direction of head winemaker Steve DiFrancesco, who has been with us for over two decades.
From high-quality sparkling wines, Rieslings, and a wide variety of red and white vinifera wines to innovative blends, dessert and fruit wines, there truly is a Glenora wine to please every palate. All of our wines are made right here on the premises. Make a reservation for a cellar tour to see “where the magic happens,” as we like to say.
Whether you want to plan a romantic weekend away or are just passing through while visiting nearby Watkins Glen, we’re here to offer you a great Finger Lakes winery experience!
Plan your tasting and cellar tour trip today, or shop our online store and have bottles shipped directly to you! To learn more, browse our website or call us at 800-243-5513.
Group Tasting Reservations
We encourage you to bring your group to come visit and taste with us! Groups of less than 14, including limos and buses, are welcome to walk in any time. For small group policies and tips, click here.
If you are traveling with a group of 14-55 people, you will need to make an advance reservation with credit card deposit by calling us at 800-243-5513. Appointments are based on availability prior to 2pm. For large group policies and tips, click here.
Staves and Steel Wine Tour
November 1 – May 31
A backstage pass to the four methods of winemaking at Glenora Wine Cellars. Taste various wines and gain knowledge of winemaking from an oak barrel, a stainless steel tank, a concrete egg, and wine made by the methode champenoise (champagne method). By appointment only, call 800.243.5513. $12 per person
June 1 – October 31 – By Advance Reservation
Go behind the scenes and experience the press deck, cellar activity, bottling, and get a glimpse of our various fermentation vessels. For your safety and enjoyment, we accept up to 20 participants per tour. By appointment only, call 800-243-5513 to make a reservation. $10 per person (Kids 11 & Under are Free)
*We allow friendly. leashed dogs in our main tasting room. Please make other arrangements for your pet during the tour.
East Overlook at Glenora
Located on our original 1978 tour overlook on the east side of our building, East Overlook at Glenora is a great place to enjoy wine by the glass overlooking Seneca Lake and our crush pad. Simply order a glass or bottle of your favorite Glenora wine from inside the Tasting Room and head outside for a bird’s eye view of Seneca Lake. Peek inside the windows along the deck to see our original tank room and cellar space from 1977, the year we were established. Open daily during regular business hours, weather permitting.
Wine by the Glass starting at $6 per glass*
*Includes a Glenora logo glass as a souvenir