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Wine Tastings & Cellar Tours

Whether spring, summer, fall or winter, Glenora Wine Cellars offers tastings all year long. Located on Seneca Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Country, each season offers a different and unique sight at our picturesque winery resort. We offer wine tastings for individuals and groups alike.

As Seneca Lake’s very first winery and a staple of the region for nearly 40 years, our wines have won numerous awards. We’re constantly innovating and creating new products, under the direction of head winemaker Steve DiFrancesco, who has been with us for over two decades.

From high quality sparkling wines, Rieslings, and a wide variety of red and white vinifera wines to innovative blends, dessert and fruit wines, there truly is a Glenora wine to please every palate. All of our wines are made right here on the premises. Make a reservation for a  cellar tour to see “where the magic happens,” as we like to say.

Whether you want to plan a romantic weekend away or are just passing through while visiting nearby Watkins Glen, we’re here to offer you great Finger Lakes winery experience!

Plan your trip today, or shop our online store and have bottles shipped directly to you! To learn more, browse our website or call us at 800-243-5513.

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Tasting Room View - Glenora Wine Cellars


November 1 - June 11
Daily 10 AM - 5 PM

June 12 - August 31
Daily 10 AM - 6 PM

September 1 - October 31 
Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM


Group Tasting Reservations

*6/12/2020: At this time, per state guidelines, we are only to accomodate groups of 6 or smaller in our tasting room. Thank you for your understanding.*

We encourage you to bring your group to come visit and taste with us! Groups of less than 10, including limos and buses, are welcome to walk in any time. For small group policies and tips, click here. 

If you are traveling with a group of 10-55 people, you will need to make an advance reservation with credit card deposit by calling us at 800-243-5513. Appointments are based on availability prior to 2pm. For large group policies and tips, click here.

Grape Harvest - Wine Making at Glenora Wine Cellars


Staves and Steel Wine Tour

November  1 - May 31 - By Advance Reservation
A backstage pass to the four methods of winemaking at Glenora Wine Cellars. Taste various wines and gain knowledge of winemaking from an oak barrel, a stainless steel tank, a concrete egg, and wine made by the methode champenoise (champagne method). By appointment only, call 800.243.5513. 
$12 per person 
*We allow friendly. leashed dogs in our main tasting room. Please make other arrangements for your pet during the tour.

Cellar Tours

*6/12/2020: At this time, Glenora Wine Cellars is not offering cellar tours. Thank you for your understanding.*

June 1 - October 31 - By Advance Reservation
Guided Cellar Tours are offered June through October. Go behind the scenes and experience the press deck, cellar activity, bottling, and get a glimpse of our various fermentation vessels. For your safety and enjoyment, we accept up to 20 participants per tour. By appointment only. Please call 800-243-5513 to make a reservation.
$10 per person (Kids 11 & Under are Free)

East Overlook at Glenora

Located on our original 1978 tour overlook on the east side of our building, East Overlook at Glenora is a great place to enjoy wine by the glass overlooking Seneca Lake and our crush pad. Simply order a glass or bottle of your favorite Glenora wine from inside the Tasting Room and head outside for a bird's eye view of Seneca Lake. Peek inside the windows along the deck to see our original tank room and cellar space from 1977, the year we were established. Questions? Contact us at or call 800.243.5513. Open daily during regular business hours, weather permitting. 


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