2020 Deck the Halls tickets and Wine Weekday Passports will go on sale December 9, 2019.

About Our Special Event Weekends

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail hosts a number of unique food and wine pairing events throughout the year. This is a great way to “dip your toe in the water” and see what the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is all about. Then, you can plan a return visit with a better understanding and appreciation for all that we have to offer!  We encourage designated drivers. We even have a ticket just for them. Designated drivers should be at least 21 years of age. Please enjoy the Seneca Lake Wine Trail responsibly.

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Interested in bringing a group to a special event weekend? Wondering what happens if there is bad weather? Why do you have to choose a starting winery? For the answers to these and other questions, please view our Special Event Weekend Information.

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Bargain Bash

January 11, 2020 - January 20, 2020

Held after the busy holiday season winds down, this non-ticketed event is an inventory reduction and clearance sale, with many wineries providing discounts on a variety of retail items and wine. It is free to attend and there are no tickets required. The Bargain Bash sales run January 11-20. Winery hours may vary, so please double-check before visiting!

Wine and food pairing

Global Eats and Local Wines

January 17, 2020 - January 19, 2020

Get ready for international flavor on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail! Co-sponsored by Elmira Corning Regional Airport, participating wineries will offer food from a wide variety of different countries around the world. Many will decorate their tasting rooms to match their chosen country or theme! Interested in bringing a group? Groups of 19 or less may attend together without making appointments. Groups of 20 or more must make arrangements through the Trail Office. Please see below for important details related…

Wine and chocolate

Chocolate & Wine Weekend

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020

You guessed it, chocolate is the theme, but don't worry, it's not exclusively desserts. Our wineries get creative and you'll experience a range of sweet to savory dishes. With 2 1/2 days to take it all in, we suggest taking your time to make the most of the experience. Interested in bringing a group? Groups of 19 or less may attend together without making appointments. Groups of 20 or more must make arrangements through the Trail Office. Please see below…

Artisan Cheese and Wine

Artisan Cheese and Wine – February

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling wine and cheese pairings at 10 Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries, each serving their wines with 3-4 cheese samples made by local creameries. Our co-sponsor for this event is the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance, a nonprofit showcasing the area’s creameries. Ticket quantities are limited and this event sells out. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets well in advance. $25 Single Ticket (admits 1 adult tasting wine and cheese) $13 Designated Driver Ticket (admits…

Pasta and wine pairing dishes

Pasta and Wine Weekend

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines with homemade pasta dishes at 24 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries!  With 2 1/2 days to take it all in, we suggest taking your time to make the most of the experience. Interested in bringing a group? Groups of 19 or less may attend together without making appointments. Groups of 20 to 40 people may attend this event, but space is limited…

Red wine Artisan Cheese and Wine

Artisan Cheese and Wine – March

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake, sampling wine and cheese pairings at 10 Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries, each serving their wines with 3-4 cheese samples made by local creameries. Our co-sponsor for this event is the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance, a nonprofit showcasing the area’s creameries. Ticket quantities are limited and this event sells out. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets well in advance. $25 Single Ticket (admits 1 adult tasting wine and cheese) $13 Designated Driver Ticket (admits…

Wine being poured

Spring Wine and Cheese Weekend

April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

This event combines the classic tastes of wine and cheese into one delectable weekend. Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines paired with a variety of cheese-themed dishes at any of the 26 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries!  Each attendee will enjoy a sample of food served by the winery, paired with 3 modest samples of wine intended to complement that dish best. Wine tasting ticket holders will enjoy…

Smokin' Summer Kickoff

Smokin’ Summer Kickoff

June 12, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Come kickoff the summer with us for three days of local wine and foods associated with this beautiful time of year.  Enjoy a self-guided tour around Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines the fantastic grilled and summertime foods at any of the 20 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries! With 2 1/2 days to take it all in, we suggest taking your time to make the most of the experience. Interested in bringing a group?…

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