Our most popular Seneca Lake tour focuses on three wineries that produce beautifully crafted vinifera wines on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake, along with a unique tasting and lunch experience.
Guided Across SENECA Lake Wine Tour with Lunch
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- $ 229
Guided Across Seneca Lake on a Wine Tour with Lunch
This tour gives guests the opportunity to experience some of the best wine on Seneca Lake visiting both the west and east sides of the lake on the same tour.
Our first stop will include an interactive vineyard and/or production tour at Lakewood Vineyards. You will learn about the process of making wine from soil to grape to bottle to wine glass. After the tour you will have a curated tasting experience with a member of the Lakewood family. Owned by the Stamp family since the 1950’s you will benefit from their family knowledge of agriculture as well as wine producing while you sip their wines from the deck or tasting room.
After your first immersive experience and tasting, you will be hosted for a locally-sourced lunch from our friends at Tabora Farm & Winery. Their deli, market and bakery freshly prepares wonderful sandwiches, quiches and soups. We also work with Elf in the Oak for their local and sought-after sandwiches. Both local stops are wonderfully inviting with carefully crafted menus.
After lunch we will visit wineries on the Eastside of Seneca Lake. A guided tasting E!FLX curated just for our groups with an experiential pairing with locally crafted chocolate awaits you. Enjoy a special wine tasting at Damiani Wine Cellars. Damiani is known for consistently having some of the best red wines in the region. Your tasting will be paired with locally-made, hand-crafted chocolate, carefully curated to match Damiani’s award-winning red and white varietal wines
Your last stop will also be on the east side of Seneca Lake. Another stunning flight of wines waits for you at Flatt Rock Cellars. Owners Dave and Darla will greet you in the tasting room or barrel room. Dave then guides you through a tasting that celebrates the winemaking-style of France, particularly beautiful bottle-aged reds. A locally-made chocolate is paired with a specially-selected red wine to showcase the magic of a carefully curated wine pairing.
*Vineyard tour availability dependent on weather
This tour is available in three different options:
Shared Tour: Small, guided experience for up to 7 guests (2-3 different households) with knowledgeable wine professional tour guide. This is the enhanced shared group experience for which we are known, now in an extra small format.
Traditional Private Tour: The high-quality experience you have come to expect in an E!FLX tour, now available as a private experience for 2-7 people. Comes with $15 of “Bottle Bucks” per person, that serves as cash towards wine purchases at all stops.
Premium Private Tour Upgrade: All the enhanced features of our traditional private tour (including “Bottle Bucks”) with upgraded premium tastings at each winery. Tastings will feature limited library and reserve wines not typically offered to the public. You can upgrade your Traditional Private Tour to a Premium Private Tour for an additional $50 per person.
Want to get even more out of your private tour? Premium Private Tours offer the option to have a certified sommelier serve as your tour guide for the ultimate experience!
- All-inclusive, wine tour experience for 2-7 guests
- Transportation provided in our 7-passenger Mercedes Metris
- Vineyard and winemaking tour at the first winery
- Private, fully-curated, enhanced, tasting experiences at each winery
- An experiential food pairing at each winery
- Locally-sourced lunch
- Added services including water and snacks on board your vehicle
The following locations are available for pick up and drop off on our Shared Tours:
- 9:45 AM @ La Tourelle Hotel & Spa, 1150 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
- 10:00 AM @ Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850
- 10:45 AM @ Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
On private tours, we provide custom pick-up and drop-off at your preferred location (additional fees may apply).
- Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations, and we will do our best to accommodate.
- All guests are required to verify they have read and understood our Assumption of Risk Waiver.
Guest Minimum and Maximum on Shared Tours
All Shared Tours require a minimum of 4 total guests in order to run the tour at the listed price. These tours will typically consist of 2-3 separate parties joining together in a shared experience, offering exceptional value for couples and small groups.
In the event that the 4 guest minimum is not met, we will contact you one week prior to the scheduled date where you will be offered the following options depending on the number of guests currently booked:
- Upgrade to a shorter private afternoon tour just for you
- Reschedule the tour for a future date at no penalty
- Cancel the reservation and receive a full refund