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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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East side of Seneca Lake is a prettier "scenic byway" than the West side

Spent a day driving down one the West side oof Seneca Lake and up the East side, stopping at... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
clamc40
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Ottawa, Canada
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After talking to our Inn keepers we decided to create our own wine trail geared to what wines we... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
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2 N Franklin St, Suite 320, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1269
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Spent a day driving down one the West side oof Seneca Lake and up the East side, stopping at various places along the way as our energy and mood dictated. To rate the scenic drive only, the East side is a prettier. At times on...More

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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

We are glad to know you enjoyed your visit to our member wineries, though are admittedly sad that collectively our wineries only earned 3 stars... Hopefully you will be able to visit us again someday, and will be able to visit other tasting rooms that...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

After talking to our Inn keepers we decided to create our own wine trail geared to what wines we like. Some of the smaller winery's are not part of the Seneca Trail and you could miss out on a great wine. Shaw's Winery would be...More

5  Thank grdnT
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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide all this great, honest, specific feedback! We are sorry to hear Red Tail Ridge didn't provide you with an enjoyable experience: I can honestly say that usually they're excellent, with many award winning wines. And as you...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Came up number of times ,best to do when you can get a coupon book or by a pass to taste when you go with nothing it can cost you for tasting.very beautiful place to see in summer we always came in winter on other...More

1  Thank Karen B
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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide this positive feedback. Our 2017 Polar Passport, which provides complimentary tastings at many wineries on our Trail, will go on sale in early December 2016. We hope you come back again soon.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Wine trail is a must visit when you are fingers lake. Seneca Lake Winery is one of the place to visit after you are done with Watkins Glen. You can simply relax after a long hike, and take a few taste samples at Seneca Lake...More

2  Thank David L
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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We're sad we only achieved 3 stars, but hope that you will still decide to visit again sometime, and you'll have an even better time than this past visit!

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

the highlight of the senaca lake wine trail is definitely 3 brothers winery you could spend a whole day here if you like. to visit the majority of the wineries on the lake you will need at least 3 days and a sober driver. most...More

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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. And you are right: Three Brothers is a vast compound, with so many different palate pleasing things to sample, a person probably could spend the whole day there! Hopefully they had their coffee shop open...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

If your a fan of good wine you will throughly enjoy this trail. Allow for an all day exploration. The Finger Lakes region produces fantastic wines, ciders and meads.

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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to submit this positive feedback!

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a week touring the Finger Lakes, and Seneca Wine Trail is a well-designed mechanism to plan an itinerary. Maps with great directions and information guide the visitor along highways close to the lakes, wineries and breweries are well marked. The areas is known for...More

Thank ST23
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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed and positive feedback! And we agree that Stonecat is a terrific restaurant. Arguably unassuming from the outside facing the road, but the quality of food, wine menu and deck overlooking the lake are all fantastic....More

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Every state has wineries now – but that is not necessarily a good thing. I spent a day on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and enjoyed each stop. Some were better than others. But the overall quality of the wine is not something that I...More

Thank JHChicago2014
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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your positive review. It is always great to hear a person comment that our wines generally exceeded their expectations: our wineries work very hard to try and make that happen! :-)

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We only went to one winery - it was nice. The wine was surprisingly expensive so we were not keen to visit more. The wine itself was only ok.More

Thank Shelley M
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Paul T, General Manager at Seneca Lake Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to visit one of our wineries, though we're sorry to hear that you weren't keen on the wine itself, nor the price. Hopefully you might consider visiting us again some other time, as we have so very many wineries,...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Went to Glenora, beautiful views, had a great tour guide, Michael, that showed us step by step how wine is made, did a tasting and bought a bottle. Had dinner at Verasions, which is the onsite restaurant. I loved it, but picky eaters wont as...More

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kdimanno
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Response from Jlp_33333 | Reviewed this property |
Uber and Lyft are not really established in the area so I wouldn’t count on using them to get around. You are better off looking at a tour such as Frisky’s Wine Tour, Wine Trolley Tours, or a car service such as Main Street... More
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Lauren D
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Miles Wine Cellars boasts one of the nation's few farm winery tasting rooms on their dock, and many people congregate there. Much of the land around the lake is occupied by private cottages, and it is not recommended you... More
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Andreia C
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Response from JazzinInJersey | Reviewed this property |
Cost ? Every winery varies. Most are $5-$10 pp for a tasting. We loved 3 brothers winery at very top of map. They have it set up with beer tasting, wine tasting, there is a clothing store, cafe, and I think there was an... More
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