Wild Vines and Classic Wines

Seneca: The largest of all the Finger Lakes by volume and depth. This makes it an ideal moderating influence for vineyards on the shores that sit largely in Conesus Loam Soils. We will begin with breathtaking views of the Lake and Vineyards, and visits to THREE of the four wineries listed surrounding Seneca Lake. We will choose based on availability what wineries we visit. We will take your recommendations of which wineries to visit but cannot guarantee them.  Door-to-door service from area accommodations or departure from the Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack is at 11:00 a.m. ** Pickup times may change depending on your pickup location. Please refer to email communication from Crush Beer and Wine Tours for specific pickup information.**

Castel Grisch Winery

Located off the beaten path but just a short drive off the main road, Castel Grisch has a one-of-a-kind panoramic view of Seneca Lake. Established in 1983 the winery and tasting room sits on 200 acres of land with over 40 acres under vine. Since their founding they have striven to produce the most consistent and best quality wine, vintage to vintage. The diverse wine list features white wines such as fine viniferas including Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay alongside Cornell hybrids Cayuga White and Traminette. Try one of North America’s most successful hybrid red grapes with our Baco Noir and Chancellor.

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Back in 1852, David Hazlitt bought 153 acres of fruit and vineyard in Hector, NY.  Over six generations various Hazlitts farmed the land, raised families and made award winning wines from the fantastic grapes the land produces.  Hazlitt is world renown for their Red Cat series of wine and produce a full line-up of varietals..

Tabora Farm Winery

TTabora’s wines are 100% estate-grown, harvested, and produced from 200+ acres of vines. Their current wine portfolio focuses on native and hybrid varieties and more recently has expanded on vinifera plantings. Their winemaker focuses on minimal intervention while still maintaining pristine and traditional winemaking practices in order to highlight clean, crisp, and concentrated wines sure to please a variety of palates.

Chateau LaFayette Reneau

For nearly 35 years, Chateau LaFayette Reneau has produced estate-grown vinifera wines. Their 110-acre estate provides optimal sun exposure and air flow for consistently aromatic white wines and rich, full-bodied red wines. They are home to three highly acclaimed Governor’s Cup Awards and five Jefferson Cups, in addition to innumerable other awards and gold medals. Their commitment to quality and integrity in grape growing and winemaking results in the finest Finger Lakes wines.

 

  • Pick-ups & drop-offs are available from a central pickup point, hotels, and B&B’s in the surrounding area.
  • Advance booking is required for daily tours. Last minute inquiries are welcome.
  • As the afternoon turns into evening your tour will end back at the Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack at 4:30 p.m. ** Pickup times may change depending on your pickup location. Please refer to email communication from Crush Beer and Wine Tours for specific pickup information.**
  • The Wild Vines and Classic Wines tour includes a knowledgeable Crush Wine Country Host on the Seneca Wine Trail, transportation to three of the wineries listed above and all winery tastings.
  • Group size 2-12 people.
  • Sunday – Friday price per person is $174.00 + tax.
    Saturday price is an additional $10 + tax per person
  • Credit card payment is required at time of booking
  • Tours are 100% non-refundable. You can reschedule your tour date asap to confirm your new date is available, OR, you can receive a Gift Certificate/Credit worth the amount that you have already paid towards any Crush Beer & Wine Tour. This credit will expire a year from the date of your original tour and re-scheduling fees waived.  Due to our advanced scheduling for our drivers and vehicle assignments, if your tour is canceled, missed or rescheduled within 14 days of your original tour date, a re-scheduling fee of $50 will be applied. If a tour is canceled the day before or the day of, a re-scheduling fee starting at $50/person and depending on group size, up to $100/person, may be applied due to pre-payment of tasting fees, lunches and driver’s wage. Please call us at 855-TO-CRUSH to reschedule.
  • On occasion, Crush reserves the right to change winery venues due to availability.
  • All itineraries can be customized. Please call us for some fresh ideas!