To our valued fans and visitors,
You have questions, we have answers! We’re here to share the latest news from Seneca Lake related to to COVID-19.
W𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀?
Trail leadership has made the decision to cancel Pasta and Wine (March 20-22) and Artisan Cheese and Wine (March 28). We will refund those who have purchased tickets. We will make a decision regarding our April, May, and June events as we get closer to that time. This is a rapidly evolving situation and trail leadership feels it’s too soon to make decisions related to those events.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀? 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻?
Yes! Our wineries are open for business! Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned gatherings of 500 people or more and for gatherings of 500 people or less, businesses must limit their capacity to 50%. What does this mean? If a tasting room’s maximum stated capacity is 100 people, they can only allow 50 people at a time. If a tasting room’s maximum stated capacity is 50 people, they can only allow 25 people at a time. This applies to all businesses including restaurants and anywhere else people gather. Luckily, this is a quiet(er) time of year in the Finger Lakes so hopefully the capacity limits won’t be much of an issue. Still, it’s important to be mindful!
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁?
In addition to limiting capacity, wineries are taking additional steps to promote safety and cleanliness.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿:
If you are ill, please stay home! The CDC offers very useful resources and recommendations in light of this situation. If you still plan to visit, we welcome you! If you are traveling in a group of 8 or more, please review the Group Policy of our individual wineries and ensure you make reservations as required.
It only takes a quick scroll through social media to see that this situation is very polarizing. We are doing our best to make decisions based upon facts and science, rather than conjecture and fear. Regardless of where you fall on the issue, this is a great time to exercise kindness, understanding, and reasonableness. Pour yourself a glass of Seneca Lake wine, put your feet up, and breathe for a minute, okay? We’ll get through this!
𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘂𝘀 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: