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The Fine Wines of Southwest Seneca


The first stop is Lakewood Vineyards, 2017 NYS Winery of the Year, where the Stamp family has been growing grapes and making wine on their land since 1951. When you arrive, one of the family members leads a vineyard and winery tour, followed by a private tasting of a carefully-selected broad variety of their award-winning wines. The tasting culminates with a sampling of their ruby port paired with locally-made handcrafted chocolate.

Next is lunch ― get ready to see wieners and burgers in a new light. The FLX Wienery is the special eatery project of couple Christopher Bates and Isabel Bogadtke. Christopher is a Master Sommelier and Isabel was awarded Best Service in the World by Mobil Travel Guide. Today, their collaborative energies go into creating wienery and burger “art,” bringing together flavors and textures from locally-sourced ingredients. From their house-made sausages and freshly-ground burgers to their hand-cut fries and chips, sink your teeth into treats from what has been called “arguably the best hot dog stand in the world.” Lunch is paired with selected craft beers from around the globe.

After lunch, make your way to Barnstormer Winery, a newer winery in Southwest Seneca that has already made its mark on the region with its small production, high-quality wines. Enjoy a private tasting in the 170-year-old restored barn, featuring refreshing sparkling and white wines, highly crafted reds and an experiential local cheese pairing.

The final stop of the day is Villa Bellangelo. Your visit starts with some bubbly as you head down to the wine cellar to learn about sparkling winemaking, and then whip up your own tank-blended cuvee in your glass! Then head to a private room for your tasting of selected reserve wines, innovative wines from their Bench Series and a finale of their award-winning late harvest wine paired with a locally-made treat.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Tour Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tour Availability:
    • Thursday – Monday
  • Inclusions: Transportation, Tasting fees, Added services, Special food pairings, Lunch

Corning departure locations:

  • Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830
  • Hilton Garden Inn Corning Downtown, 23 Riverside Drive, Corning, NY, 14830