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Seneca Lake Wine Trail

2 North Franklin Street, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(877) 536-2717
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Wineries
Activities: Driving, Biking
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting Seneca Lake for years and we still manage to find wineries we haven't visited. The views of the lake a picture perfect. The staff at all of the wineries are friendly. We enjoy sweeter wines and are always able to find a wine suitable for our tastes. We noticed, most recently, more of the wineries are... More

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Follow the trail and you will find a variety of wines and themes to suit every taste & pallette. Need more than a weekend to cover it all.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Seneca Lakes wine trail offers a large group of vineyards and breweries/distilleries for tasting. The trail is easy to follow and the materials provided are well organized. While I had heard Reisiling and Pinto Noir were the mainstays you will be plesantly surprised a the variety of other wines grown here.

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Alexandria, VA
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442 reviews 442 reviews
207 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The drive around Seneca Lake is about 65 miles with vineyards (and a few breweries) spread out along the way.The climb out of Watkins Glen on both sides of the lake opens up to some spectacular views, especially on a bright, sunny day. The challenge is to find time to taste the wines while enjoying the scenery. It will take... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
80 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were in the Finger Lakes to visit the Corning Glass Museum and the Watkins Glen State Park. On our way home we decided to drive north from Watkins Glen on Rt 14 along Senaca Lake. We were astounded to find the huge number of wineries and breweries along the lake. There must be 30-40 on the west side of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a great region! People in the Finger Lakes are so welcoming! And the wine is very good (great selection of whites, especially). The winery owners are exceptionally friendly. We will definitely be back. And best of all, most wineries are dog friendly, so your (well- behaved) dog may join you will you are tasting some great wines.

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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family rented a house on Lake Seneca over the 4th of July 2014. I have been to Napa and Italy, but drink wine occasionally. I liked the laid back feel of the area. A couple of things I noted: 1) The wineries are typically open from 11am to 5pm. Some stay open a little later, but the intent is... More

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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This wine trail is great! Most places were a great experience but the only complaint we have is that they ALL close so early! It's a beautiful July night, the sun is out til 9pm and it was the weekend of the wine festival. Nothing at these places were going on.. some acted like they didn't know about the wine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We just returned from the Finger Lakes this past weekend and I'm already starting to think about our return trip! I just need to put a shout out to the owner of the Anchor Inn and Tiki bar along Seneca Lake. We stopped in to have a few drinks and when we went to leave our friends car wouldn't start.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Catherine of the Valley is a favorite of ours. We enjoyed their wine so much when we did the Seneca Lake Wine Trail three years ago that we went out of our way [on a recent trip to Keuka and Canandaigua lake areas in 6/14] to visit Catherine of the Valley again. In our opinion, their wines and hard cider... More

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