Are you looking for a new favorite wine? A fun, new tasting experience? Or just curious about what’s been happening around the Seneca Lake Wine Trail? Well, we’ve assembled a handy list of all things new and recent for your convenience! Use this list to help you plan your next visit to the Trail!
Make it a point to try these new releases from a number of Seneca Lake wineries:
Prejean Winery on the west side of the lake just released three new dry reds! 2021 Merlot, a dry red wine that is a great addition to hearty dishes and barbecue. 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, a dry red wine that pairs well with barbecue and hearty dishes. Proprietor’s Red, a medium dry, spicy red blend that makes for a great pairing with cheese, red sauces and spicy dishes. Their beautiful gardens, cozy patio spaces, and expansive deck make for a truly beautiful place to enjoy these new releases.
Three Brothers Wineries and Estates has some fun summer-themed releases including their wine slushie pouches (just let ‘em freeze and they’re ready to go, no blender required!) and wine in a box (a Chardonnay blend that is perfect for these hot summer days on the boat, at a picnic, or just handy to keep in the fridge). And if you haven’t visited in a while, be sure to take a walk “Bagg Dare” to see what they’ve done in the new space!
If you like to try things that you can’t find anywhere else, stop at Ventosa Vineyards for something totally unique: the only Tocai Friulano Ice Wine in New York State! Ventosa’s Italian-inspired wine list includes many dry reds and whites. Café Toscana is the perfect place to grab a quick bite along the way, too!
Two new whites and a new red have hit the tasting list at Bagley’s Winery, including 2022 Vidal Blanc, 2022 Baco Noir (which is back from a two-year hiatus!), and 2022 Dry Riesling. A perfect time to try these is during their Golden Hour events on Friday and Saturday nights (5-8pm). Live music, wine by the glass and bottle, local beer, and snacks. What’s not to love?!
What wines are you excited to try this summer? No matter when you visit, you’ll find plenty of great wine, no shortage of beautiful views, and lots to see and experience along the way.