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Smokin' Summer Kickoff 2022



May 2, 2022

Contact: Brittany Gibson, Executive Director


Celebrate the start of the summer with a weekend of wine and food pairings

on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Smokin’ Summer Kickoff returns to the Trail, June 10-12

Watkins Glen, NY – What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than with a summer-themed wine and food pairing event?! Join the members of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail for Smokin’ Summer Kickoff, June 10-12, 2022.

Enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake while sampling wine and food pairings at 13 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries. The food pairings will have a seasonal theme including grilled, barbeque, and picnic recipes! A few of the dishes attendees can look forward to sampling include:

  • Summer Couscous Salad at Toast Winery

  • BBQ Glazed Chicken & Chorizo Paella at Glenora Wine Cellars

  • Creamy Corn Dip at Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards

  • Grilled Sirloin with Chimichurri Sauce at Lakewood Vineyards

  • Classic Bruschetta at Seneca Shore Wine Cellars

Smokin’ Summer Kickoff takes place Friday, June 10 (12pm-5pm), Saturday, June 11 (10am-5pm), and Sunday, June 12 (10am-5pm). Tickets are $50 (plus tax and processing fees) per person for tickets that include wine tasting. Designated drivers are welcome and encouraged, and there are tickets available just for them ($20 plus taxes and processing fees).

Tickets are on sale now and going fast: Questions? Call the Seneca Lake Wine Trail Office at 607-535-4300.


Founded in 1986, the Seneca Lake Winery Association, known publicly as the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to promoting its member wineries; to developing a spirit of cooperation between members of the association; to developing an outstanding wine producing and tourism area; to stimulating interest in wine in general and the wines of Seneca Lake, specifically; and to gaining recognition of the Seneca Lake Winery Association as an independent leader in the grape growing, wine, and tourism initiatives.

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