- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Event Date and Time:
- Public events – Sundays at 5:00 PM EST
- Private events are available for online booking Fridays and Saturdays at 5:00 PM EST, or any day of the week with advanced scheduling
- Price: $115 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 Marketview Liquor
- Six artisan-chocolates by Preliminaires Chocolat (two of each flavor)
- 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 Starting at:
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
Damiani Wine Cellars Cabernet Franc with Black Tea Chocolate
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!
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.
- $35 – $40 shipping available for most Northeastern states
- We can NOT ship to UT, SD, TX, AR, MS, AL, KY, MI
- 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 options
- Please allow at least 14 business days for your kit to arrive
- If you are local to the Rochester area, you may arrange to pick up your virtual pairing kit directly from Marketview Liquor
- Wine & Cheese Pairing Experiences are offered as both public and private events. See our event calendar for public offerings.
Public Wine Pairing Experiences
All Public Wine Pairing Events require a minimum of 3 total kits 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 minimum is not met, we will contact you two weeks prior to the scheduled date, you will be offered the following options:
- Pay the corresponding rate for running the public event under the minimum
- Experiences with 2 kits will each pay an additional charge of $25 per household
- A single kit experience would pay an additional charge of $90
- 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
- Cancel the event if the kit has yet to be shipped for a refund.
Private Wine Pairing Experience
What a great way to bring friends and family together from anywhere in the country!
- Private Rates:
- Private Experiences with 2 kits pay an additional $45 flat fee
- A single kit Private Experience would pay an additional $90 flat fee