Seneca Lake Wine and Experience Auction

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel  • February 10 and 11, 2023

Fabulous food • Delicious wine • Live entertainment • Incredible auction items

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is excited to debut its first-ever Seneca Lake Wine & Experience Auction, including two evenings of special events at the elegant Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the New York State Children’s Alliance (NYSCA).


The in-person events will feature a silent auction, tastings of some of the region’s most coveted wines, delicious food, and live entertainment. Aside from the great food, wine, entertainment, and auction opportunities, you may even find yourself hobnobbing with winemakers and winery owners!

It all culminates in a live auction on Saturday night, during which attendees can bid on VIP winery experiences, harvest packages, overnight stays at member wineries, and much more.

In terms of dress, we encourage you to dress to impress, but also want everyone to comfortable. There is no official dress code.


The lodging package offers the best deal: 2 nights at the luxurious Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, plus tickets to both evening events for two people. If you don’t want to stay overnight, there are event-only tickets available but remember, the live auction is only Saturday night. If you can’t attend in person, you can always bid in the online auction.

Gather your friends and family, get your bidding paddle ready, and make it a weekend to remember!



Includes: 2 night stay at the Harbor Hotel (Friday and Saturday night) and all taxes and gratuity, sparkling wine welcome at check-in, 2 tickets to both the Friday and Saturday evening events including wine tastings and food. Act fast, there are only 100 of these packages available!

$397.50 per person ($795 per couple) – includes all taxes and gratuity.

To book a lodging package: please contact the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel at 607-535-6116 and indicate that you’d like to book a package for the 2023 Seneca Lake Wine Trail Wine & Experience Auction.


Includes: a sparkling wine welcome, sophisticated hors d’oeuvres and grazing stations (menu coming soon!), wine tasting, live music, and the opportunity to bid on the silent auction items. There is no live auction on Friday night. Act fast, there are only 90 of these tickets available!

$75 + tax/processing/service fees per person = $85 total per person. To purchase Friday evening event-only tickets, CLICK HERE.


Includes: a sparkling wine welcome, elaborate food stations including a raw bar, shrimp, and prime rib, among other delectable food (menu coming soon!). Plus, wine tasting during the event, live music, and the opportunity to bid on the silent auction items, as well as participate in the Saturday evening live auction. Act fast, there are only 100 of these tickets available!

$125 + tax/processing/service fees per person = $141 total per person. To purchase Saturday evening event-only tickets, CLICK HERE.


The online auction is open for bidding and will remain open online until 12am on Thursday, February 8, 2023. At the close of the online portion, the highest bids from each item will be transferred to in-person bid sheets for a silent auction at the in-person event. Silent auction items will be open for bidding during the Friday evening in-person event and Saturday evening in-person event. The silent auction will close at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Winners will be notified by phone, email, or in-person at the event (if in attendance).

► CLICK HERE to view the online auction and place your bids!


The live auction takes place on Saturday, February 11, 2023, during the in-person event and is only open to in-person event ticketholders. The live auction will include experiences that are designed to be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that aren’t available anywhere else!

CLICK HERE to preview the Live Auction Items.

More About Our Charity Partner

New York State Children's Alliance Logo

The New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc. (NYSCA) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) and serves as a leading state resource regarding child abuse in New York state.  NYSCA operates as one united voice across the state for sexually/physically abused and neglected children delivering the expertise and support needed to care for abused children.  They do that by fostering relationships and collaboration, inspiring the community to take bold actions, and equipping teams with the latest, culturally competent, and equitable approaches to serving victims of child abuse.

just a short drive away

Come visit us in the heart of the Finger Lakes

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is easily accessible and convenient to get to! Whether you are a New Yorker coming in for the day or traveling from farther away, we are an experience you won’t want to miss!

Stay Connected!

(877) 536-2717 •
PO Box 437
Watkins Glen, NY 14891