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Vinifera Wines of the Seneca Lake Banana Belt : Ithaca – Watkins Glen departures

Quick Details

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Tour Time: 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Inclusions:
    • Transportation
    • Tasting fees
    • Added services
    • Special food pairings

Vinifera Wines of the Seneca Lake Banana Belt Itinerary

This tour begins with a private visit to Flatt Rock Cellars, a recent addition on Seneca Lake. Guests start in the vineyard with owner David Flatt and then move on to the winery and a tour of the barrel room. David then guides your tasting while you hear about the wine-making process.  A locally-made chocolate is paired with a special single varietal red wine.

**Please note that, depending availability, Standing Stone Vineyards may be substituted for the first stop on the tour**

At our next stop, enjoy a special wine tasting at Damiani Wine Cellars, voted best red wines in the Finger Lakes. During your private tasting, your wines will be paired with locally-made, hand-crafted chocolate, specifically designed to match Damiani’s amazing wines.

Our last stop is at one of Seneca Lake’s hippest wineries: Barry Family Cellars. Founded in 2011 and opening their tasting room in 2016, Barry’s small batch vinifera wines showcase the new natural wines style of minimal manipulation, highlighting place and vintage. Experience special pairings that perfectly complement these reputable wines.

Join us on this tour of spectacular lake vistas and extraordinary wine and food!

Important Info

  • All tours are public tours and require a minimum of 5 total guests in order to run the tour at the listed price. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.
  • If you are a group of 8 or more, we can host you on this tour as part of our Private Tour Bundle Package. Please visit our Private Wine Tours page to view more information!
  • Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Departure Locations

Ithaca, NY

  • La Tourelle Hotel & Spa, 1150 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850

Watkins Glen, NY

  • Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891


If you are interested in a private tour experience, we offer Standard Private or Premium Private Tours. Please visit our Private Wine Tour Page for more details, or to start planning for your Private Tour with Experience! The Finger Lakes, simply complete our Private Tour Request Form.