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Vine, Wine and Dine on East Seneca Lake


This tour gives guests the opportunity to experience some of the best wine in Upstate New York. At each winery, guests taste multiple vintages and sites of different varietals, discovering firsthand the effects of seasonal variation, age, and terroir in each glass.

The first stop, Silver Thread Vineyards welcomes you, glasses in hand. Owners Paul and Shannon Brock take you into the vineyard and down to the winery, and share with you the process of making superb wines. Back in the tasting room, explore a flight of their award-winning wines including Riesling, Pinot Noir, and their very popular Blackbird paired with local cheese.

**On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, this tour visits Chateau Lafayette Reneau for the first stop on the tour rather than Silver Thread Vineyards.**

Next, head to Red Newt Wine Cellars for a private custom tasting of their world-class wines, followed by lunch in their bistro, featuring locally-sourced gourmet grilled cheese, salad, and made-from-scratch soups.

At the next stop, enjoy a special wine tasting at Damiani Wine Cellars. Your tasting will be paired with Damiani’s own locally-made, hand-crafted chocolate, specifically designed to match Damiani’s amazing wines.

The last stop brings us to one of the hippest wineries on Seneca Lake: Barry Family Cellars. Founded in 2011 and opening its tasting room in 2016, Barry specializes in small batch vinifera wines, and is reflective of the new natural wines style of minimal manipulation to showcase place and vintage. Enjoy special pairings lined up to go with these eccentric wines.

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Tour Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 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