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Seneca Lake Banana Belt Virtual Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience

Quick Details

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Event Date and Time: 
    • Public events – Fridays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm
    • Private events are available any day of the week with advanced scheduling
  • Price: $120 with Ithaca pickup, or plus shipping costs
  • Inclusion: Seneca Lake Banana Belt virtual tasting kits include everything you need for your home wine and chocolate pairing experience
    • Three sommelier-selected Finger Lakes wines from the east side of Seneca Lake (known as the “Banana Belt”) shipped through Triphammer Wines & Spirits
    • Six artisan-chocolates by Preliminaires Chocolat (two of each flavor)
    • Flavored balsamic vinegar samples from F.Oliver’s to add to the pairings
    • A scheduled 1.5 hours live Zoom presentation with certified sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, showcasing the science and art behind each wine and chocolate pairing
Adult
$120

The Seneca Lake Banana Belt Virtual Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience explores wines from three premium wineries from the eastern shores of Seneca Lake, otherwise known as the “Banana Belt.” A wine from each winery is specially selected to pair with locally-crafted chocolates by Preliminaires Chocolat. Sip, savor, and learn along with Experience! The Finger Lakes owner and certified sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, as she guides you through this specially curated, interactive pairing event featuring:

Silver Thread Vineyards Dry Riesling paired with Orange Spice Chocolate and Honeyed Ginger Balsamic Vinegar

Damiani Wine Cellars Cabernet Franc with Black Tea Chocolate and Sweet Red Cherry Balsamic Vinegar

Standing Stone Vineyards Farm Red with Coffee Chocolate 

Have fun while supporting the Finger Lakes region’s local farms, wineries, cideries, and small businesses by purchasing your The Seneca Lake Banana Belt Virtual Pairing Kit today!

Important Info:

At the time of booking, we will request your shipping information and your preferred presentation date. Your order will be processed as soon as possible.

  • $20 – $55 shipping available for most Northeastern states
  • We can not ship to MA, MD, NH, VA, AL, MO, or UT
  • For other states not listed or expedited shipping, please call us at (607) 233-4818 or send an email with exact address to [email protected] for a quote
  • Please allow at least 10 business days for your kit to arrive
  • If you are local to the Finger Lakes, you may arrange to pick up your virtual pairing kit directly from Triphammer Wine & Spirits
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experiences are private events

Household Minimum and Maximum for Public Wine Pairing Events

All Public Wine Pairing Events require a minimum of 5 total households during the In-Season (April-October) and a minimum of 3 total households during the Off-Season (November-March) in order to run the event at the listed price. These events typically consist of 5 or more separate households joining together in a shared virtual experience, offering an exquisite taste of the Finger Lakes from the comfort of your own home.

In the event that the appropriate household minimum is not met, we will contact you two weeks prior to the scheduled date where you will be offered the following options depending on the number of households currently booked:

  • Pay the corresponding rate for running the public event under the minimum
    • In-Season Guest Minimum Rates:
      • Groups of 4 households purchasing together each pay an additional charge of $10 per household
      • Groups of 3 households purchasing together each pay an additional charge of $26.67 per household
      • Groups of 2 households purchasing together each pay an additional charge of $60 per household
      • A single household would pay an additional charge of $160
    • Off-Season Guest Minimum Rates:
      • Groups of 2 households purchasing together each pay an additional charge of $40 per household
      • A single household would pay an additional charge of $80
  • Reschedule the public event to a later date at no penalty
  • Switch to a private experience on a different date with the corresponding private fees listed below

Private Wine & Chocolate Pairing Experience: What a great way to bring friends and family together, apart!

  • In-Season Private Rates:
    • Groups of 5 or more households purchasing together are automatically a private experience at no additional charge
    • Groups of 4 households purchasing together may choose a private experience for an additional charge of $40
    • Groups of 3 households purchasing together may choose a private experience for an additional charge of $80
    • Groups of 2 households purchasing together may choose a private experience for an additional charge of $120
    • A single household purchasing a private experience would be an additional charge of $160
    • Any single household with 6 or more guest is subject to viewing admission fees of an additional $10 per guests over 5 guests per household
  • Off-Season Private Rates:
    • Groups of 2 households purchasing together each pay an additional charge of $40 per household
    • A single household would pay an additional charge of $80
    • Any single household with 6 or more guest is subject to viewing admission fees of an additional $10 per guests over 5 guests per household