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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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Finger Lake Wines Compete Well with California and Europe

There are tons of wineries and vineyards on the Finger Lakes and I recommend coming many times to try them all. It is a wonderful way to see the area's lake, towns, hills and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Keene, New Hampshire
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are tons of wineries and vineyards on the Finger Lakes and I recommend coming many times to try them all. It is a wonderful way to see the area's lake, towns, hills and rural areas. The map is explicit and the places to stop are well marked. Enjoy! We did!

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

With over 100 wineries in the area even those that live in the area have a hard time hitting them all- breaking them up into a few visits here and there is a great strategy! So great to hear you enjoyed the map and it helped you navigate- that way you're focusing more on enjoying time spent *at* the wineries,... More 

Ithaca, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to say about the area, from the numerous dining and drinking opportunities in WATKINS GLEN, to the long list of fabulous wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants the line both sides of all the lakes, and with MANY amazing places in between. With many opportunities for nature hikes, there are many natural gorges to explore, as well... More 

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

You've totally encapsulated everything that's wonderful about our area on one short paragraph! While we love the wineries, it's impossible to ignore the overall bounty this area provides. Pulled together, it sure does make for one amazing region we're proud to call home! Cheers! More 

Gilbert, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Born and raised on the Finger Lakes until I moved, I am acutely aware of the massive changes to this area. There are now micro breweries and wineries all up and down the 37 mile length of this gorgeous lake. Since the mid 1990's it has been dubbed the Seneca Wine Trail. This is a Mecca for those addicted to... More 

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

From one "born and raised" local to another, thanks for taking the time to share your review! It is amazing to see the growth we've experienced, and exciting to know where this region is headed! Celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year, the Seneca Lake Wine Trial is proud to be a long standing organization promoting the wine and tourism of... More 

Odessa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 11 main Finger LAKES and HUNDREDS of attractions to visit, to enjoy, to embrace. Natural wonders abound, and the bounty of wine, food, distilleries, breweries, and local-vore restuarants, ranks this area one of the top destinations in the world. A MUST SEE< MUST DO< must BUCKET LIST...the FINGER LAKES of NY!!

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

Your enthusiasm is contagious! We couldn't agree more, you could fill an entire Bucket List just with things to do in the Finger Lakes... top it off with a glass of wine from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and you're set! Cheers! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I live near Cayuga Lake. I like Upstate NY wine. .. but I really love Seneca wine trail. Give it a try. Remember wine makes a great gift.

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

We think there's an abundance of spectacular wineries all around the Finger Lakes... but we definitely appreciate the love! Can't wait to see you out on the Trail again soon. Cheers! More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We first started frequenting the Seneca wine trail 20 years ago. There were only about 10 or 12 wineries at that time and we found our favorite 5 or 6 and would attempt to visit them all as we circumnavigated the lake. Now there are upwards of 50 wineries. You can literally pull out of a driveway from one and... More 

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

Reviews from veteran visitors like yourself can be so helpful! It's been an amazing ascent, watching this industry grow over the last 30 years into the internationally recognized wine region we are today- and you're right, that certainly has increased traffic at the wineries! Sometimes we think the best time to visit is on a Tuesday in February- much less... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

There's fantastic views of the lake and some have really nice grounds. Some offer food as well. However they charge you for wine tasting regardless of whether you buy wine or not. A great place for white wines but not great if you enjoy a good red as the weather is not ideal for growing reds. A good day trip.

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

Thankfully our cool-climate is perfect for growing Riesling, which is certainly King of the Finger Lakes... and the good news is that our weather is ideal for growing reds that prefer cooler growing seasons as well, like Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Lemberger (along with many others!) While most wineries do charge a modest fee, many will offer a rebate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

As usual, the wineries on Seneca are wonderful. While the wine may not be up everyones alley, ally he spots were welcoming and good at their jobs.

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and found the staff at the wineries pleasant and competent! With so many different wineries we're sure that there's something for everyone, sometimes it might be in the place you least expect it! Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We took a da long wine tour from Experience Finger Lakes. What a great time and the easiest way to taste wine without someone needing to abstain to be the DD. Our tour guide gave great info about wine and the areas. Highly recommend it!

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

Having a DD that doubles as a driver AND a tour guide is great! Thanks for sharing your experience, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

East Hampton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We enjoyed the ride around the lake and visited most of the wineries. We found some very nice wines.

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

These two things go hand in hand... nice wineries and beautiful views! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your visit, thanks for sharing. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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