Seneca Lake Wine & Food

The Seneca Lake Wine and Food Festival will celebrate the best the Seneca Lake area has to offer. Over 200 wines to choose for sampling, along with food vendors. Live music and waterfront views will also be a part of the event for you to enjoy. A more complete listing of participating wineries, music, and vendors will be cited here as we get closer to the event.

When and Where: Saturday, May 19th, 2018 in beautiful Clute Park (pictured at right), Watkins Glen, NY – Gates open at 11 a.m.

Ticket Prices
• $35 Wine only tickets include free wine tasting and souvenir glass. You can buy food samples straight from vendors for $1. Also included this year, a one day, Sunday only pass (May 20st), to visit participating winery tasting rooms and receive a complimentary flight of wine samples.
• $15 Designated Driver tickets include free water/soda.
• $10 Wine & Cheese Seminar tickets, and attendees must have also purchased a regular Festival ticket to attend this hour long seminar. There are two seminars being offered: one at Noon and the other at 2pm. See details on this new program below.

Tickets are not refundable, exchangeable or changeable and Seneca Lake Wine Trail events are never cancelled. Tickets do not include transportation. Advance ticket sales end by 9:00 p.m. EST May 18th, the night before the event. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at the gate.

Two new features have been added to the Festival this year!

Wine & Cheese Seminars
This year we’ve added two new programs to the Seneca Lake Wine & Food Festival! The dynamic Heather O’Grady-Evans will be hosting two educational Wine and Cheese Seminars today, with tickets only costing $10 each. The first seminar starts at Noon, and the second starting at 2pm. During each of these 45 minute long seminars, participants will have an opportunity to learn a bit about our regional, artisanal cheese and wine industry, while enjoying 8 different wines carefully paired with a variety of regional cheeses. These seminars will also serve as a preview of programs available at the upcoming Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, July 28. Attendees at today’s seminars will also entered into a contest to win a pair of tickets to that festival, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance. Folks attending one of these seminars must have also purchased Festival tickets themselves.

Featured Wines
This year most wineries will be bringing a small batch of various special wines, including new releases, award winners, and reserved wines, some of which aren’t even available to the general public! Here is a summary of many of the offerings that will be available for a limited time during the Festival.
Anthony Road Wine Company: 2016 Dry Vignoles Tasting from 11am-2pm, only 2 cases
Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards: Riesling Reserve
Castel Grisch Winery: New Release, 2017 Gewürztraminer
Chateau LaFayette Reneau: Gold Medal winning 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, only 2 cases
Damiani Wine Cellars: New Release 2017 Dry Rosé, and ’15 and ’16 vintages that earned a 90 rating in Wine Enthusiast
Fulkerson Winery: 2017 Syrah Rosé
Glenora Wine Cellars: New Release 2017 Pinot Blanc, only 3 cases
Hector Wine Company: New Release 2015 Essence
Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars: New Release 2016 Cabernet Franc
J.R. Dill Winery: New Release 2017 Cabernet Franc Rosé
Lakewood Vineyards: 2017 Full Monty Riesling, fundraiser for Monty Stamp Fund
Miles Wine Cellars: Cache Sparkling Riesling
Penguin Bay Winery: 2016 Gewürztraminer, Best Gewürztraminer at the Sommelier Challenge
Rasta Ranch Vineyards: New Releases, Cabernet Sauvignon and Terry’s Teaser
Rock Stream Vineyards: Make Me Blush, 4 time Gold Medal winner
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates: Zero Degree Riesling, 89 rating in Wine Spectator, and Nearly Naked, winner of Best Hybrid
Torrey Ridge Winery: Catawba Blush, Best in Show
Wagner Vineyards: New Release, 2017 Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc
Zugibe Vineyards: New Release, 2017 Dry Rosé

Please note the complete list of our member wineries to the left (when viewing our website on a computer, not phone) are not those wineries participating in this product.

No food tickets to buy. Food samples can be purchased straight from the food vendors for $1 per sample.

Parking at the event site is limited. $10 a vehicle.
Free satellite parking and shuttle service will be available. For more information on parking click here.

No pets allowed
No strollers under tent areas
No smoking under tent areas
No coolers
No tents

Participating Wineries and Vendors
Effective 4/4/18 this is the likely list of participating wineries and vendors. They are in no particular order. Please check back as we get closer to the event for a finalized list, as some vendors and/or wineries could be added or decremented.
Atwater Estate Vineyards
J.R. Dill Winery
Highland Cellars Wines
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
Chateau LaFayette Reneau
Fulkerson Winery
Miles Wine Cellars
Fox Run Vineyards
Rasta Ranch Vineyards
Damiani Wine Cellars
Glenora Wine Cellars
Penguin Bay Winery
Wagner Vineyards
Prejean Winery
Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards
Lakewood Vineyards
Rock Stream Vineyards
Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars
Zugibe Vineyards
Castel Grisch Winery
Torrey Ridge Winery
Earle Estates Meadery
Anthony Road Wine Company
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Hector Wine Company
Chef William Creations
Sunset View Creamery
The Village Marina
Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill
Village Bakery
Goodwin’s Treats
Wine Flour
Heavenly Treats
The Great Escape Ice Cream Store
Crosswinds Farm & Creamery
Scuteri’s Cannoli Connection
Seneca Sunrise Coffee
The Buffalonian
Simple Sweets Bakery
Lively Run Dairy
Engelbert Farms
Over the Moon Grilled Cheeseire

For more information on this event please call the Seneca Lake Wine Trail at 607-535-8080.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.