Plan Your Wine Tour Itinerary
Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries are a safe place to visit, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccination rates among winery staffers are very high, we are still dedicated to upholding high levels of cleanliness and social distance, and are making great use of our breezy, open outdoor spaces.
We are happy to provide the following tips to help you plan your visit to Seneca Lake. If you have specific questions that aren’t addressed here, feel free to give the Wine Trail Office a call: 607-535-8080. A few things in particular that might be on your mind:
- Masks: If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask when you’re inside or in close quarters with others. Wineries are doing this on the honor system. Some wineries are still having their staff mask up regardless of vaccination status, as an extra layer of safety.
- Reservations vs Walk-Ins: Most wineries are now accepting walk in visitors. Some do still require reservations. Others recommend or suggest reservations, and we strongly encourage you to do that. Please review individual winery policies (listed below).
- Buses/Limos/Groups: Always confirm winery policies before booking transportation. Groups are not permitted to split up unless explicitly stated by the winery. Groups and transportation companies who do not follow winery policies run the risk of being turned away and that isn’t fun for anyone.
- Have fun and be kind: Please be kind to winery staffers. Weekends in particular, are very busy. If you don’t have time or aren’t willing to wait for tasting space on a walk-in basis, please plan to visit wineries who accept appointments OR visit during the week when it’s less busy.
Current Winery Offerings
These are the latest guidelines for wineries on Seneca Lake. Click the gray button below to download a handy spreadsheet or scroll through the alphabetized list below that to review each winery’s individual policies. We make every effort to keep this information as accurate and up to date as possible. When in doubt, please inquire with the winery directly. We look forward to welcoming you!
Last updated: 7/8/2021
Anthony Road Wine Company: Tastings are available daily, 11am-4pm. Extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays, last tasting seated at 6:15pm, wine shop is open until 7pm. Tastings are offered as a choice of one of 6 flights of 5 wines each. Group size maximum is 6 people for tastings. Reservations preferred by calling the winery at 315-536-2182. Wine by the glass or bottle is offered outside on the porch on a first come, first served basis, for groups of no more than 8. No splitting groups allowed for tastings or outdoor service.
Atwater Estate Vineyards: Open every day, 11am-6pm. Tastings are seated, lasting 45-60 minutes and includes a small cracker and cheese sampling. Reservations are encouraged, especially on weekends and holidays. Tables accommodate 4 people, but a second table can be reserved to accommodate a total of 6 people in one party, if available. To learn more or make a reservation, click here.
Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards: Open Sunday-Wednesday, 11am-5pm, Thursday-Saturday, 11am-8pm. Tastings take place on a first come, first served basis, with a visitor choice of any 5 wines from their list. Group size maximum for tastings is 6 people. Groups of 7-12 people may visit and enjoy wine by the glass. No groups larger than 12. Please visit their listing for complete details.
Belhurst Estate Winery: Open every day, 10am-8pm. Last tasting served at 7pm. For groups of 8 or less, tastings take place on a first-come, first-served basis. The guest chooses the wines, beer or hard ciders they’d like to sample and tastings take place while standing. For groups of 9 or more (maximum of 20), please visit their website to request a reservation at least 48 hours in advance. Groups are not allowed to split up. If a group arrives with 9 or more without a reservation, they will not be accommodated. No limos or buses on the property after 12 noon (unless they have a confirmed reservation).
Boundary Breaks: Open every day, 11am-5pm for seated tastings. Seating is outdoors (weather permitting), on a first-come, first-served basis. Tastings are offered as a choice of any 5 wines from the tasting menu. Maximum group size is 6 people, no exceptions and no splitting large groups. Visit our online Wine Shop.
Castel Grisch Winery: Tasting room open daily, 11am-5pm. No reservations required, tastings take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum group size is 6 people. To learn more, please click here. They also accommodate larger groups of up to 40 people by reservation only. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on large group reservations.
Catharine Valley Winery: Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Tastings are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as seated flights of wines of your choice. Maximum group size for walk-ins is 6 people. Groups larger than 6 may be accommodated with a reservation, which can be made by calling: 607-546-5300.
Caywood Vineyards: Open Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, for seated tastings and retail sales. Groups of 4 people or fewer can be accommodated as walk-ins on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are required for groups of 5 or more. Please call 607-582-7230, Friday-Sunday to make a reservation.
Chateau LaFayette Reneau: Open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-6pm. Tastings are seated, a choice from one of 4 flights of 6 wines. Reservations are not required, but strongly encouraged. Walk-ins of up to 5 people are accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Groups of 6-10 people must have a reservation. No groups of more than 10 permitted. To make a reservation, please call: 607-546-2062 or email email@example.com. Please visit their listing page for complete details.
CK Torrey Ridge Winery and Meadery: Open every day, 10am-5pm. Reservations required for 8 people or more, please call 315-536-1210. Maximum group size is 12 people. Check their website or call for holiday hours and seasonal changes.
Fox Run Vineyards: Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm. The last wine tasting is at 5:30pm. No reservations required. Wine tastings are first come, first served. They offer 4 different pre-selected flights. There are standing or seated tastings, and you may choose a guided flight indoors or a guided or self-guided flight outdoors. Maximum group size is 12 people. Please click here for additional details.
Fruit Yard Winery: Open Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, Last seating at 4:30 pm. Open Sundays 11 am – 4 pm, last seating at 3:30 pm. Seated tastings offered on a first-come, first-served basis as room allows, with extremely limited seating. No reservations necessary. Due to staffing shortages, No groups over 4 are being accepted at this time. To learn more or to order online, please click here.
Fulkerson Winery: Open every day, 10am-6pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are accommodated as staffing and space allows. Group size maximum is 8 people. Please call: 607-243-7883 to make reservations. Tastings are served as seated, pre-selected flights. For additional information, please click here.
Glenora Wine Cellars: Open every day, 10am-6pm for tastings, which are available on a first come, first served basis. Maximum party size is 6 people. Wine by the glass/bottle and slushies are available to enjoy on our Above the Vines deck or throughout our grounds. Also open Fridays and Saturdays for Sunset Service from 6-8pm on the Above the Vines Tasting Deck (weather permitting) for wine by the glass or bottle, or an ice cold slushie. Please click here to learn more.
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards: Open Daily. Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-5pm. Groups are limited to 6 people. Reservations are not required. Tastings are now offered as wine/cider flights; you choose what you’d like to taste. Visitors can also enjoy wine slushies, wine-by-the-glass, beer and non-alcohol beverages. The retail room is open for shopping and curbside pick-up. The Oasis outdoor bar is open. Click here to learn more!
J.R. Dill Winery: Open Monday-Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm. All tastings are first come, first serve, offered as flights of your choice. Groups are limited to 6 people maximum. Please click here to learn more.
Lakewood Vineyards: Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. Reservations are recommended and parties with reservations will be given priority. Walk-ins taken as space allows. Groups of more than 6 are required to make reservations with a maximum of 12 allowed. To learn more, please click here. To make a reservation, please call 607-535-9252.
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars: Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. Reservation only, with a maximum group size of 6 people. Reservations can be made by calling the winery at 607.582.6011. To learn more, please click here.
Leidenfrost Vineyards: Open every day, 10am-6pm. Reservations strongly advised and can be made on their website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins seated on a first come, first served basis. Tastings are guided by their staff and visitors may choose any 6 wines from their list. Glasses or chilled bottles of wine, build your own mimosas and snacks such as local cheese and salami are available for purchase to enjoy with your tasting or on the deck or lawn with a lake view – WEATHER PERMITTING. Maximum group size is 8 people. For more information, please visit their website.
Miles Wine Cellars: Open daily, 10am-5pm. Tasting options include your choice of wine, beer, cider or spirit flights. Walk-ins welcome on a first come, first served basis for parties up to 9 people. They will accept up to 30 people with a reservation and a deposit – please click here for those complete details. The Boathouse is open (weather permitting) Friday-Monday, 11am-4pm for beverages by the glass.
Penguin Bay Winery: Open for tastings Thursday-Tuesday, 11am-5pm. Maximum group size is 6 people. No splitting larger groups. No reservations required, tastings available on a first come, first served basis. Tastings are offered as your choice of one of 6 pre-selected flights of 5 wines.
Prejean Winery: Open every day, 10am-5:30pm. Tastings are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Tastings are seated, offered as your choice of up to 5 wines. Maximum group size is 6 people.
Rock Stream Vineyards: Open every day, 10am-5pm. Tastings are offered on a first come, first served basis to groups of 6 or less. For groups of 7 or more, you must call to make a reservation. Please click here to learn more.
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars: Open Mon – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm, last seating at 4:30 pm. Open Sundays: 11 am – 4 pm, last seating at 3:30 pm. Parties of up to 4 people are seated first-come, first-served, with limited seating. No reservations necessary. Due to staffing shortages, we are not accepting any groups of more than 4 people at this time. To learn more or to order online, please click here.
Tabora Farm & Winery: Open every day for flight-style, seated tastings: 10am-5pm. Reservations appreciated, walk-ins accepted on a first come, first served basis. Group size maximum is 8 people. Please click here to make a reservation. Groups of 9-12 may be able to be accommodated, but must call in advance to book a reservation: 607-678-4342.
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates: Open every day for seated tastings, served as pre-selected flights (with several to choose from) in each tasting room. Walk-ins are accepted, but reservations are strongly recommended, especially on weekends. No buses or limos. To make a reservation, please call: 315-585-4432. Café seating is first come, first served. The Vineyard Bar is open on Saturdays (weather permitting) serving drinks by the glass, seating is first come, first served. Please click here for additional information.
Ventosa Vineyards: Open every day, 11am-5 pm, for tastings on a first come, first served basis for parties of up to 7 people. Tastings are standing and you may choose up to 5 wines to sample. For parties of 8 or more, reservations are required by submitting a request to Nikki@VentosaVineyards.com. Group tastings are not confirmed until they receive a signed confirmation form. Please click here for additional information.
Wagner Vineyards: Open every day, 10am-5pm. Reservations strongly recommended for tastings indoors, maximum group size is 6 people. Book a spot here. Walk-ins accommodated as space allows outdoors for flights and wine/beer by the glass, maximum group size is 8 people.
White Springs Farm Winery: Open Mon, Thur, Fri & Sat: 10 am – 5 pm, last seating at 4:30 pm. Open Sundays: 11am-4 pm, last seating 3:30 pm. Closed Tues & Wed. Parties of 4 or fewer seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to staffing shortages, we are unable to accept groups over 4 people at this time. To learn more, please click here.