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Seneca Lake Wine Trail

2 N Franklin St, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1269
+1 877-536-2717
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So many wines, so little time.

World class wines. World class scenery. I've been visiting the Finger Lakes for 30 years and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kwolko
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Norwich, Connecticut
AMAZING!

I visited Watkin's Glen State Park in June of 2016 within the sole intent to camp and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mcollins4
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Townsend, Delaware
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2 N Franklin St, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1269
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Reviewed 1 week ago

World class wines. World class scenery. I've been visiting the Finger Lakes for 30 years and always look forward to my next visit.

Thank kwolko
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide this friendly feedback! Always great to hear of a visitor that has enjoyed our wines and region for so long, and look forward to having you back for another visit soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Watkin's Glen State Park in June of 2016 within the sole intent to camp and enjoy the Gorge trail and the offerings of the campground. Upon arrival we were enlightened about the Seneca Wine Trail. How amazing! We had no idea what to...More

Thank Mcollins4
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide this warm, thorough feedback! And we are also heartened to know that folks like you and your family appreciate how family-friendly many of our wineries are: it is an attribute, we think, not universal in our industry....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We manage to go at least once a year, and we just got back home. We love to stay at the Glenora Inn and Winery. Located 8 miles North of Watkins Glen, on the West side of Seneca Lake, we think it is the best...More

Thank David H
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit this detailed, positive review of our Trail and wineries! And I couldn't agree more that The Inn at Glenora (and their restaurant) is a great place to stay. We hope you can come back and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can try a number of different wines and variety of wine and cheese doing this wine trail plus a few winery restaurants.

Thank G E
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for submitting this positive review! We hope you're able to come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking for some good Finger Lakes wine, the Seneca Wine trail has more than enough choices. We stopped at Shaw, HJW, Fox Run, Anthony Road, and Red Tail Ridge. This was our first visit to the area and we were impressed. We can't...More

Thank fcrane6
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide this generous feedback, and hopefully we'll be able to start selling more of our wines north of the border soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this area for over twenty five years and have watched wineries pop up all around the lake. Some are good, while others are great and another is awful "Rasta House". This place and its liquids should not even be classified...More

1  Thank fjmalara
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide this detailed feedback, and we are glad to know your overall experience was positive. It is definitely a tricky balance between enabling people to safely and responsibly enjoy our many wineries' wines, and not dissuading visitors at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I was heading for my destination, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY...I decided, hey, why not do a little sidetrip along the way and cruise through the Finger Lakes. So that I did, and I was not disappointed !!! First off, the...More

Thank lanceo53
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to not only visit our wineries en route to the terrific Baseball Hall of Fame, but for also providing this very detailed description! It is especially great to hear about the local Visitor Center, where they work...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for wine lovers and water lovers as well. Many, many wineries. The locals are very friendly and know about there product. Prices are good and the variety is mind boggling.

Thank Jon H
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this positive review. We hope you're able to come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

There are excellent wines at every mile. Pick a lake and take your time exploring the many different wines now produced in this lovely region.

1  Thank Helena S
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this positive feedback! We hope you're able to come back and visit more wineries soon.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We took a three day tour. Watkins Glen is a sweet little town sprinkled with B&B's. We decided to wineries one day and breweries the next. Watkins Glen raceway was also a blast. You can watch car organizations race for free and take own car...More

2  Thank adrienne S
Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to provide this review, and we hope you can come back and visit our region again someday soon!

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levijl
We are planning a trip to the Seneca Lake area at the end of April. We were thinking we might take one of the wine tours so we wouldn't have to drive but that would limit us to what wineries to visit. Question - Would the wineries allow my wife and I to share tastings ? This would allow us to visit more wineries and not worry about drinking to much , it may save us a few dollars and we wouldn't have to be on a strict schedule and just see the wineries they pick out. Thoughts and suggestions ?
15 April 2017|
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Response from KestrelHaven | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be late, April was very wet here keeping us busy and offline. The tour is the safest and you should get a nice cross section. Some will ask where you would like to visit. For the tasting rooms that charge I suggest... More
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Andrea G
I'm planning a wine tour for a group of 12. How long would allocate at each winery? We are a social group in our late 30s but not obnoxious or boisterous.
4 November 2016|
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Response from Paul T | Property representative |
That is a great question, and there is no universally accurate answer: time of year, day of the week you're visiting, and a host of other factors play into this. Probably 30-45 minutes per winery is a good estimate. Visit... More
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SteelerFanTransplant
Would like to stop at maybe three wineries on our drive around Seneca Lake. If we limit our winery stops to about three, which ones are the most scenic? Don't care for sweet wines. Also, is which side of lake would be more scenic to drive north, and which side for driving south? Will it take a full day?
5 October 2016|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
We went up the east side and down the west. I agree west side is a little more scenic. We ate at Ventosa Winery along the north west side of the lake right outside of Geneva. It was reasonably priced. The food was wonderful... More
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