WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (January 18, 2016) – As winter sets in for the northeast, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail members enter what has historically been considered the “off season.” Wineries typically adjust their hours to accommodate the shorter days and slower traffic, but many travelers are recognizing this as a perfect time to visit. 

With harvest activities and equipment put to bed and the vines going dormant for the season, an owner, winemaker, or vineyard manager could be working a day in the tasting room which gives guests an opportunity to run into and chat with folks they may not have access to other times of the year. Wineries strive to provide an outstanding experience year round, but during these quieter days guests can expect to enjoy a significantly more leisurely pace to their tastings in comparison to the busy summer and fall months.

While some wineries may opt for only weekend hours, all are open through the winter and it couldn’t be a better time to visit the Finger Lakes for guests looking for a more personal experience. Check the Trail website, SenecaLakeWine.com, for more details, or inquire at your favorite winery about the winter schedule.

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