Chocolate & Wine Weekend
- Participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail Members
- Seneca Lake, NY
- February 9, 2019 to February 9, 2019
- $30 single ticket, $25 designated driver ticket
Chocolate is the confectionery match to wine. Perhaps this is because the process of making chocolate is very similar to wine. Both cocoa beans and wine are fermented with the very same type of yeast, so it’s no wonder there are so many wine and chocolate lovers! Despite the affinity for one another, many wine and chocolate pairings fight for the same ‘palate space’ making it somewhat challenging to pair wine and chocolate together. For example, if you taste a delicious glass of dry red wine alongside a hunk of dark chocolate, the wine may start to taste bitter while wines like light bodied Pinot Noir and Late Harvest Riesling pair well with the most popular chocolates.
For this year’s Chocolate & Wine, 26 participating wineries are going to offer food dishes prepared with chocolate, enabling a larger range of pairing experiences! Each ticket holder will receive a food sample with 3 samples of wine, at each winery you visit! A designated driver ticket will be offered a non-alcoholic beverage.
Surrounding the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake, our 31 member wineries invite you to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of world-class wines. Our member wineries are open year round, each offering a unique experience and assortment of wines.
Our wine and food pairing event weekends such as Savory World of Seneca in January, Chocolate and Wine in February, Pasta and Wine in March, or Spring Wine and Cheese in April, and Smokin' Summer Kickoff in June, offer the opportunity to pair wine with delicious dishes prepared with the event theme in mind. We collaborate with our local creameries to feature artisan cheeses alongside our wines during our more intimate Preferred Pairings tastings on February 23 and March 9. We also Seneca Lake Wine and Food at Clute Park in Watkins Glen in May - a festival celebrating all of the great wine, food, and artisans surrounding Seneca Lake. For details on these events including ticket prices and purchase details, visit our website!
When you visit our member wineries you are guaranteed to be tasting and purchasing wine made from grapes grown in the favorable conditions surrounding Seneca Lake. Our grapes and wine are Grown Here. Made Here.