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Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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Address: 2 North Franklin Street, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone Number: (877 536-2717
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Driving, Biking

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This is the best wine trail.

This is the best wine trail. Going as a couple or with friends. Selection is incredible and the wineries offer wonderful tastings. Lake is beautiful to walk along on a nice sunny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the best wine trail. Going as a couple or with friends. Selection is incredible and the wineries offer wonderful tastings. Lake is beautiful to walk along on a nice sunny day. Much to see and do.

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Troy, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful ride along Seneca Lake with lots of wineries to stop and taste. The wineries are great and people are friendly. There is so many that you can go each year and try new ones and revisit favorite ones. So peaceful near the lake.

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Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful romantic weekend, very affordable for most couples. Majority of wineries will give you extra taste samples if you are not their to get drunk, but to taste the wines. Breweries and Distilleries are also among the wineries.

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Howey in the Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful drive along Seneca Lake with many wineries. The views are amazing. There is a wonderful restaurant along the way in the village of Lido called "Suzanne's" which is truly outstanding. The restaurant is in an old farmhouse with a deck for outside dining and views of the lake. My friend and I wanted to experience the... More 

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Westchester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I went on the Wine Trolley to several vineyards on Senecal Lake. Had beautiful weather, nice wine, lovely scenery and music at two of the stops. Great day!

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Kyle P, Public Relations Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this review

The Trolley is a great way to visit a few wineries and not have to worry about driving! The wineries they've selected to visit give a great variety of wines to taste, and includes a tour and lunch stop as well! Thanks for sharing your experience! More 

Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not just for wine lovers, also enjoyed a few distillery tastings and craft beer tastings. Awesome trip!

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Kyle P, Public Relations Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this review

So true! The increase in farm-based beverages has been astounding. Many members of the Trail are offering other craft beverages like beers and cider, appealing to many tastes. Thanks for sharing with those that may be looking for something special in addition to the many varieties of wine! Cheers! More 

Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a fun and informative way to spend a day by the lake! The West side seems to have a higher number of wineries, but the East side has some unique (honey mead wine) offerings. All the tasting hosts were fun.

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Kyle P, Public Relations Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this review

You correct that there's a denser population of wineries on the west side of Seneca, but thankfully there's beautiful views and vineyards along both sides! It certainly does make for a fun day driving around the lake. We hope to see you out on the Trail again soon! More 

Mystic, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There are MANY many wineries not on the official 'wine trail list'. You will be surprised if you stop into any of the wineries whether on the list or not. There are so many different types of offerings and wines for everyone. If you like dry, semi dry, sweet, dessert wines, ice wines - you'll find it here. The reds... More 

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Kyle P, Public Relations Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this review

Fantastic tips! Drinking plenty of water and bringing snacks is an excellent plan for a day out wine tasting. Many of our members have restaurants or cafes on site, and eating while tasting also gives you the opportunity to see how food-friendly our cool climate wines can be. Thanks for sharing! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have been going to Watkins Glen for about ten years now, making it an annual visit. We go with friends and try to stay at different places, so we can experience the whole area better. We enjoy touring the wine trails and love going back to our favorite vineyards and trying new ones. Several restaurants in the area serve... More 

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Kyle P, Public Relations Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this review

Creating a little variety in your visits by staying at different places is a great way to have a new and different experience each time you visit a familiar place- but we're happy to hear that Seneca Lake is your favorite! Being in the center of the Finger Lakes, it really is a great jumping-off point for visiting the area.... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect out of New York wines or if our palates would enjoy what the Finger Lakes had to offer, but were super impressed! We'd recommend choosing about 4 wineries and enjoying! Each winery offers tastings of 6 wines for a fee of $3-5. If you end up buying bottles, some wineries will refund a part... More 

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Kyle P, Public Relations Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing about your visit- it's always wonderful to hear that the Finger Lakes as a whole has impressed those who were skeptical prior to their visit. As with so many wine regions there are hundreds of wineries to choose from, and our 35 members offer a great cross-section of styles and types of wines for guests to enjoy.... More 

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Additional Information about Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Address: Address: 2 North Franklin Street, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone Number: (877 536-2717
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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