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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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New York Wineries at Their Best

Between Geneva and Watkins Glen, there must be 40-50 wineries along Hwy 14. Nearly all of them offer tastings. Many are "upper class", offering a wide variety of delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Between Geneva and Watkins Glen, there must be 40-50 wineries along Hwy 14. Nearly all of them offer tastings. Many are "upper class", offering a wide variety of delicious wines. There are craft breweries and even a meadery. A great way to spend an afternoon traveling less than an hour to cover as many as you have time to sample... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was so fun….just make sure you have a D.D. JR Dill and and Glenora were my favorite. Make sure to do both sides of the lake.

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Auerbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We spent the day driving south from Geneva NY to Watkins Glen. Belhurst Estate winery was superb, with a great wine tasting room, 2 restaurants, gift shop and hotel. Great start for our day. Second stop was Fox Run...also very nice wine selections and gift shop, the most scenic winery was the Mills winery. Set on the lake. Even has... More 

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

The itinerary that you followed may be exactly what someone else is looking for- thank you for sharing! Knowing places that people have enjoyed is always helpful to visitors looking for something new and different. Cheers! More 

Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the day visiting wineries along the trail. Fun, really good wines and very friendly hosts. Beautify scenery and a very nice drive. Well spent day tasting some really excellent wines (that were all very reasonably priced).

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

The Finger Lakes has long been one of the best values in the world of wine- it's great to know that it's appreciated by our visitors! Thanks for taking a moment to share about your experience, and we hope to see you back on the Trail again sometime soon! More 

Buffalo,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We traveled the west side of the lake starting at Geneva and stopped at 10 wineries which is about half on that side. The tastings cost anywhere from $2 to $5 but several places gave 2 or 3 dollars off a bottle with a tasting. There was quite a variety and we came home with a dozen bottles mostly whites... More 

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

Taking the time to write about your experience is so helpful- thank you! There are many wineries to choose from, it makes each return visit that much more fun knowing you'll have old favorites to revisit and new places to check out! Your recommendations are sure to be helpful to other visitors and we hope to see you back on... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The wine trail along Seneca Lake is amazing. There are so many wineries to choose from, it is impossible to hit them all in one day. We spent about 6 hours and went completely around the lake and stopped at maybe 15 wineries. The fee for tasting ranges from $2 to $5 per person and they usually give you a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit! Sharing hints about tasting fees and coupons for rebates is especially helpful. There certainly is a lot to do and see, and we hope you'll be back soon to check out many more of the wineries around the Trail! More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went to 5 wineries in two days. I was very careful with tasting... just a sip that gave me a good idea of the wine I was tasting. Ventosa was beautiful and ships to many states. Not all the wineries ship out of New York so you may just have to enjoy the wine wile picnicking on Lake Seneca.... More 

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

Sometimes taking it easy and spreading out just a few visits over a couple days is the perfect way to do it- you never feel rushed, and you can be careful about how much wine you consume. You're correct that not all wineries can ship out of state- a good idea is to ask at each one what their options... More 

Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The lake is beautiful and can be seen quite a bit on the east side. It was my favorite after also visiting Cayuga and Keuka. Hermanns on the west side was great, especially for Reislings. Lamoreaux Landing was amazing, great wine (try the ice wines, Chardonnay, red), absolutely beautiful scenery.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share about your visit! We agree, there's many great views to enjoy all around the lake. Hope to see you back on the Trail again sometime soon. Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the friendly people, lack of traffic and the wine, beer and spirits offered at so many locations along Lake Seneca. It seems a bit wrong to start drinking so early in the day but we managed. Most venues were open 10-5 but some opened at 9 and many were open to 6,... More 

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

Welcome to the "Anytime is Wine Time" club! Wine tasting can be enjoyed all day if done responsibly- spitting, drinking water, and eating throughout the day can help you make it to all 10 (or more) wineries and not feel terrible the next day! Thank so much for taking the time to share about your experience- hopefully you'll be back... More 

Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

While I'm more partial to the east side of the lake, the entirety of the Seneca Lake Wine Trails is amazing. Tastings at the wineries and breweries are usually pretty cheap (only a couple of dollars), and it's a great way to taste a lot of great wines before buying a bottle. My favorite stops are always Atwater, Two Goats,... More 

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

There's certainly a lot to choose from on both the east and west sides of the lake... and we know everyone has their favorites! Tasting with a purpose- to find a bottle you'd like to take home- is an excellent approach. Even better that some wineries may refund part or all of your tasting fee when you purchase! Maybe next... More 

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Additional Information about Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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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