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  • Writer's pictureSara Aber

Check out the 27 wineries on the Seneca Wine Trail!

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is an association of 27 member wineries that make exceptional cool climate wines, bested by their beautiful tasting rooms and scenic views.

  1. Beautiful Scenery: The trail winds through the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, which is known for its picturesque rolling hills, deep gorges, and sparkling lakes. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the countryside as they visit wineries and sample wines.

  2. High-Quality Wines: The wineries located on the Seneca Wine Trail are known for producing high-quality wines, especially Rieslings, which thrive in the cool climate and mineral-rich soil of the Finger Lakes region. Many of the wineries have won national and international awards for their wines.

  3. Unique Tasting Experiences: The wineries on the Seneca Wine Trail offer a range of tasting experiences, from casual tastings at the bar to guided tours and food pairings. Some wineries also offer outdoor seating areas and live music events.

  4. Convenient Location: The Seneca Wine Trail is easily accessible from major cities in the Northeastern United States, including New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. It is also located near popular tourist attractions such as Watkins Glen State Park and the Corning Museum of Glass.

  5. Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff: Many visitors to the Seneca Wine Trail report that the staff at the wineries are friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about their wines. This creates a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere for visitors, and helps to promote the reputation of the region as a premier wine destination.

Here are a few of our favorite wineries!

  1. Wagner Vineyards: Known for its award-winning wines and breathtaking views of Seneca Lake, Wagner Vineyards is a must-visit on the Seneca Wine Trail.

  2. Fox Run Vineyards: This winery offers a diverse selection of wines, ranging from dry to sweet, as well as stunning views of Seneca Lake.

  3. Glenora Wine Cellars: With its picturesque location overlooking Seneca Lake, Glenora Wine Cellars offers a variety of high-quality wines, including ice wines.

  4. Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard: This family-owned winery is known for its exceptional Rieslings and has been producing wines on Seneca Lake since the 1970s.

  5. Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery: Founded by a Ukrainian immigrant, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery produces a wide range of award-winning wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling.

  6. Lakewood Vineyards: With over 30 varieties of wine to choose from, Lakewood Vineyards is a popular stop on the Seneca Wine Trail.

  7. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards: This family-owned winery is known for its fun and lively atmosphere, as well as its unique wines like Red Cat and White Cat.

Diagram courtesy of the Seneca Wine Trail

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