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Seneca Lake Wine Tasting & Tour
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Seneca Lake Wine Tasting & Tour

By Crush Beer & Wine Tours
Recommended by 93% of travelers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 21-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 5–6 hours
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Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch Included on Small & Mighty plus Lunch tour only.
  • Hotel pick-up at select hotels if requested
  • Wine tastings and educational tour through a selection of wineries
  • Small & Mighty wine tour visits four wineries.
  • Small & Mighty plus Lunch visits 4 wineries. Lunch including wraps, pizzas, salad & a panino.
  • Entry/Admission - Fox Run Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Ventosa Vineyard
  • Entry/Admission - Torrey Ridge Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Anthony Road Wine Company
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Start:
  • 41 Lakefront Hotel, Trademark Collection By Wyndham, 41 Lake Front Dr, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
    Park in the parking lot and look for the Crush Vehicle.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7045SENECA

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 21 years
    • Must have valid Photo ID
    • Specific wineries subject to change
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Small & Mighty wine tour includes four wineries
    • Small & Mighty plus Lunch wine tour includes four wineries plus lunch.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7045SENECA

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    • Crush Beer & Wine Tours
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      Rochester, New York
      Joined in May 2013
    • jillstanberry
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Efficient use of time, safe, fun,
      This was my 2nd tour with Crush in this area. Gary was a fun and informative guide. The wineries were fun. We also enjoyed our lunch. Crush is my “go to “ in the Finger Lakes.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • ericavrabec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      WE LOVR DARRYL
      1000% recommend this to anyone looking to book an experience in Canandaigua!! Our drive, Darryl, made this trip unforgettable! PLEASE GIVE DARRYL A PROMOTION!! He went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. This trip was for my sisters bachelorette and I happen to be on crutches and Darryl never missed a beat. He helped me get to all the tasting and made sure I had a helping hand when needed. He took all the pictures we asked, gave as a detour through some neighborhoods to look at nice houses as we went from location to location, and talked to us during the entire drive and told us about all the local wineries at this lake and others. I could go on and on. Darryl made us all feel so special and ensured we had an amazing day and we would book again solely to ride with Darryl again. Darryl or bust!! #OurKingDarryl #Divalicious #SomethingsInMyEye
      Written June 6, 2024
    • W7734XZalisonv
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We love Darryl and Crush!
      Our host Darryl was truly amazing! He went above and beyond to make sure our experience was perfect, including taking extra care of one of our party members who was on crutches. He was an amazing ambassador for those of us who were visiting Canandaigua for the first time, very knowledgeable about the area and the wineries themselves. He was also incredibly personable, charismatic, witty, and kind. He made our wine tour unforgettable and we couldn't be more thankful for the time and effort he put into our tour! We can't wait to come back - and will definitely request him to be our host again!!
      Written June 4, 2024
    • priscillacW3635WP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Birthday Ever!
      I had such an amazing birthday experience with Crush Beer & Wine Tour THANKS to our amazing driver Darryl! He made the day so special for me that by the end of the day my friends and I were referring to him as Uncle Darryl! I highly recommend Crush Beer & Wine Tour for their amazing service, they picked our group up from where we’re staying. On your next tour, ask for Darryl because he is fantastic!!!
      Written June 2, 2024
    • SkyStryker
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Time!
      Our guide, Ron, was just wonderful. All of our stops were so nice and the other members of our tour were so friendly! We will absolutely go again!
      Written May 31, 2024
    • Leslieboyd2289
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Had a wonderful time!
      We had a wonderful time at several beautiful wineries. Ron was an excellent host who connected with us, in our 50s/60s, but also with the young folks on the tour that were in their mid 20s. He was knowledgeable about the region and insured that we stayed on time And having fun.
      Written May 26, 2024
    • maryaliceo2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun with friends and our driver Ron.
      Ron was so great. Very knowledgeable and easy going. We had a great time despite rainy weather. He was just the best. Would do it every time we came to the region.
      Written May 26, 2024
    • F4624BXjamesb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Tour!
      We had an excellent brewery & winery tour today. Ron was knowledgable, flexible, patient, and very accommodating with the 8 of us. Our lunch at Irish Mafia was soooo good as was the beer, cider, and wine! Would absolutely do this again with Crush! Thanks Ron!
      Written May 25, 2024
    • ninaelizabethbubel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10 Would Recommend!
      It was my bachelorette weekend and we did the Canandaigua Wine Tour. It was absolutely fantastic! Bill was THE BEST guide and driver, and if you get the chance please choose him, you will not be disappointed! He took a picture of us at every winery and he even stopped off at a lookout were you could see the lake, and the views were stunning! All of the wineries we visited were fantastic, we bought something at every stop! This is a must do if you are in the area and looking for a great experience!
      Written May 22, 2024
    • H9382EUallisonr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10 Recommendation - One of the BEST experiences I have had in the Finger Lakes!
      My sister planned this brewery tour for my bachelorette party and all I can say is it was everything I could have dreamed of and more! Our tour guide, Darryl, and his trainee, Allan, were hands down THE best and made this brewery tour one for the books! Darryl’s experience and expertise was evident from the moment he picked us up! He welcomed our loud group of ladies with open arms and made this experience so fun! I would recommend him as a tour guide to any and everyone! He does not disappoint! I absolutely loved the breweries included on the tour but would probably not return to Fall Street Brewery with a large group again. The food and beer were good but the venue was a little too small for a large group! Overall - I will definitely be returning for another tour!
      Written May 18, 2024
    • X8893OKmelanieb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun fun fun!!!!
      Darryl was amazing. And we can’t forget his trainee Allen. These guys were prompt and professional and a ton of fun!!! 10/10 beer tour!
      Written May 13, 2024
    • 544lizziez
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun!
      The tour was wonderful! Our tour guide Darryl truly made the experience so much fun! He made sure we got all of the group photos we wanted to take. He was upbeat, kind, and an absolute blast! Trainee Alan drove us to each destination and got us there safely and on time throughout the tour and was so nice. The breweries were gorgeous and relaxing with beautiful views We can't wait to book another tour with Crush, and we will definitely be requesting Darryl to be our guide again next time!
      Written May 13, 2024
    • Sierra R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING
      DARRYL is the Best. 10/10 recommend this tour, and it can't be done without our friend Darryl. He will be requested every trip we take.
      Written May 12, 2024
    • lisahL8580DE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice brewery tour
      Gary was a wonderful guide and gave us suggestions on local places to eat. Beers were great and the scenery was beautiful.
      Written May 5, 2024
    • Angela G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best wine tour!!
      We had the BEST time with Ron!! 10/10 would recommend!!! He was so personable and nice, remembered details about us. Overall could not have asked for a better guide!!
      Written April 20, 2024
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    mrnugget
    Capital District, NY49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    Spouse and I embarked on our first very Finger Lakes winery tour - her birthday gift from last year delayed by Covid. After much research, positive reviews, and several phone calls, I chose Crush Tours and we would be based in Geneva, the northern tip of Seneca Lake. Our specific tour was the Castle Views and Windy Waters tour. We had the flexibility to do the tour on a Wednesday in July, and as it happens, it was a beautiful day. Our driver, Gary, arrived promptly at our hotel at the scheduled pickup window. And as it turns out, it was just the two of us in a very clean and comfortable van. Gary was friendly, knowledge about grapes, the wine making process, and the area. He also was an excellent driver. He shared with us the schedule for the day, and the approximate time we would have at each location.
    The wineries chosen I believe were a good cross-section of the numerous wineries around northern Seneca Lake. Some were more hands on with the tastings; others let you be. We both appreciated the hands on approach, especially since this was our first time. Our first stop was like this, setting a high bar for the rest of the day but also giving us the knowledge at other places we stopped. All locations included a broad selection of dry, semi-dry, and sweet wines, both white and red.
    Gary offered to take our picture at each winery; something we probably wouldn't have thought of, or certainly not capture as well as a selfie. Gary also had bottled water and pretzels ready for us in the van in between the four stops. He also got us a box for our wine purchases at each location.
    The third stop on the tour included lunch, which was excellent. Gary had the menu items for us to choose so when we finished the tasting in one room, we were able to go to the patio for lunch, which also included a glass a wine.
    I can say enough positive things about our experience. If you are reading this, I will say this. Yes, you can do this on your own, but it's worth having someone knowledgeable escort you from place to place, make your lunch accommodations, and make you feel special. Treat yourself!
    Written August 4, 2021
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    Tammy M
    Eagan, MN11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021 • Friends
    Overall the tour was fine. The views were beautiful and our driver, Deb, was nice and friendly. She had water and pretzels for us when we needed them. Unfortunately, the wines were only so so. Our third stop was very disappointing for our whole bus and I would recommend dropping it from the tour in future.
    Written September 22, 2021
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    Alida B
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was not worth the money. The driver gave us no direction when we arrived at wineries was more interested in socializing with her friends that worked there. The wineries that were on the list were honestly not that great - we visited much better vineyards on our own. I would recommend doing your own vineyard tour. We basically payed $200 dollars for a driver which is not worth the money in the finger lakes as all the tasting in the finger lakes are $10 dollars.
    Written July 8, 2023
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    Hello Alida B. I am sorry that you feel this way. Our tours are designed and hand picked by a sommelier who visits the wineries that we choose to bring guests to. We feel that it is important for our drivers to stay connected and have good relationships with the wineries and their staff. The $10 tasting fees you are referring to is a very low cost as most wineries are more costly. The price you pay does not just reflect on the tasting fees. There are many more costs other than that. Lastly we provide you, your guests, and other patrons a safe transportation to and from all the wineries and lodging. That should be priceless!
    Written July 10, 2023
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    Kelly
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021 • Friends
    We loved our wine tour, especially our bus driver Kristi!!!! She was absolutely wonderful! She made sure that at each winery we were settled and taken care of by the employees. She brought our wine to the bus so we could continue enjoying our time. at the one winery we had lunch and it was supposed to come with a glass of wine and we did not receive it. Kristi came over to check on us and she noticed we did not have our wine and went right to an employee and took care of it. She was the best driver/tour guide you could get!! She even took our pictures for us at the wineries. The tastings at the wineries were great, we did not have one complaint. We also received discounts on bottles of wine to buy! This was an amazing experience and highly recommended. Thanks Kristi for being an awesome driver for us!! You made our experience the best!
    Written September 27, 2021
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    John W
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    Most of the tour was great, including the driver, Gary. However, I would not recommend Ventosa Winery. Their service was horrible and the process for ordering is very confusing. Additionally, the young man who greets people as you walk was unhelpful and seemed irritated when we asked him questions. A couple in our group waited 30 minutes after they had their salad and finally had to get up and ask about where their food was. They weren’t even served water.
    Written July 6, 2021
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    James C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    We went on a wine tour today with Ron Smith as our host. He truly was outstanding as he met all of our needs with his attention to detail in all aspects of our trip. He was a gentleman who drove us to four wineries and kept us on pace to enjoy each one. I highly recommend Ron to any group wishing to have fun at the Finger Lakes.
    Carol & Jim
    Written October 15, 2023
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    Hello! Thank you so much for the review. I am so glad you had a great time. If we can ever be of assistance to you in the future please don't hesitate to reach out. We have Wine and Beer Tours in the Finger Lakes and in the City of Rochester. Ron or any of our other wonderful drivers would be happy to take you out again! Cheers!
    Written October 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    lindapgmail
    Sea Girt, NJ3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After doing research on Trip Advisor I chose Crush wine and brewery tours. Their schedule and time frames were perfect for the day I needed to book. The owner Russell could not have been nicer in answering my questions and I ask a lot of questions!
    My friend and I were very impressed with the Crush Van which was spotless and comfortable. Our tour guide Ron was such a gentleman and knowledgeable about the area and the history behind many facets of the tour. He introduced us to the couple that joined us and even provided conversation starters and we ended up exchanging contact information at the end of the tour to stay in touch. Ron escorted us in to each winery and introduced us to our guides. He made sure anything we needed was addressed. He paid close attention to our wine preferences and shared with the guide to assure we tasted what we wanted. I know it sounds like a dream and that is because it was. Can not wait to return and visit the other side of Seneca Lake with Crush! Oh and lunch provided on our tour was absolutely delicious. Photo ops were everywhere and Ron picked out the best views and shots. Wonderful experience!! Linda - New Jersey
    Written August 28, 2022
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    jeff b
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021
    Crushed Beer & Wine experience was grade A!

    A few of the wineries tastings were more of a "here's a list, pick one" you then just got 5 wines and no insight into the wine, blend, etc. This has nothing to do with the tour itself, and more so the winery.

    Wagner tasting was AMAZING and knowledgeable. Lunch was fantastic.

    LakeWood tasting wasn't terrible, the tasting room lady was interacting and knowledgeable, but wasn't super into their blends.

    Castle Grisch, amazing wine! Just wish we had some sort of tasting experience. We just got our flight and were left alone sadly. (if you go here, ask your tour driver to take you to the dinosaurs!)

    RockStream is a really cool and more smaller winery. I did the liquor tasting instead of wine, but again, they kind of just gave us the flights and let it go.
    Written September 9, 2021
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    Laura
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    We have now done two wine tours with Crush - each time our driver and host was Gary. What a wonderful (and safe) way to visit multiple wineries and discover new wines. Our tours have been well planned and Gary clearly knows the area, the wineries and staff very well. He took us only to locations we were sure to enjoy and that had the types of wines we preferred. We plan to take many more wine tours in this region with Crush and will always ask for Gary. He is fun, knowledgeable and makes every effort to ensure a good time is had by all.
    Written April 28, 2022
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    Jen C.
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020
    We used Crush tours for our day trip on November 15th and had a fabulous time! Chris was our tour guide and he kept things timely, gave us history, suggestions, and background at each place and also helped us carry our many bottles of wine back to the tour van. All of our stops were planned out for us including reservations and tastings and we did not have to worry about anything at all. We will absolutely be using them again when we return next year.
    Written November 19, 2020
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