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      February 7, 2020

      Friday  12:00 PM

      Seneca Lake Area
      Geneva, New York 14456

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      CHOCOLATE & WINE, February 7-9, 2020

      Chocolate & Wine Weekend

      Dates:   February 7-9, 2020

      Time:     Friday, 12pm-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

      Ticket Prices:

      $40 Single Ticket (admits 1 person tasting food with wine)

      $20 Non-taster Ticket (admits 1 person tasting food)

      Tickets are valid for the duration of the event weekend, come for one day or the whole weekend!  Groups of 19 or less may attend together without making appointments. Groups of 20 or more must make arrangements through the Trail Office. Please see below for important details related to groups. Tickets purchased are not refundable, exchangeable or changeable and the winery you chose to start at when purchasing your tickets cannot be altered. Seneca Lake Wine Trail events are never cancelled. Our events are aimed at audiences 21 and older and are not suitable for children.

      We’re thrilled to bring back one of our most popular events, Chocolate & Wine! 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, enjoy a self-guided tour around beautiful Seneca Lake while exploring the unique, delicious pairings of local wines with foods prepared with chocolate, enabling a larger range of pairing experiences at any of the 23 participating Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries.  Each attendee will enjoy a sample of food served by the winery, paired with 3 modest samples of wine intended to complement that dish best. Each wine tasting ticket holder will receive a souvenir wine glass. If you purchased a non-taster ticket, we thank you for making our events safer for your family and friends! You will be offered a sample of food and non-alcoholic beverages along the way.

       

      Important Event Group Size Policies:  Groups of 19 or less people can attend the event together without having to make appointments at the wineries. Groups of 20 and up to 40 people will be accepted only if routed by the Trail office (call to inquire) and must be booked 28 days prior to the event weekend. No more than 4 large groups are permitted per event day.

      Purchasing Tickets:  Tickets are non-refundable.  Tickets do not include lodging or transportation. Advance ticket sales end by 12:00 p.m. EST the Wednesday before the event weekend.  After that, for events that are not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at a few designated wineries. Discount codes are not valid for tickets purchased during the event.

      You must select a check in winery to start the event.  As the purchaser, you will present your state-issued photo ID (driver’s license) at your starting winery and their staff will have your actual cardstock tickets ready to hand you; only the purchaser (name on the order) can pick up the tickets.  If there is a gift item for the event, you will pick that up as well. Participating wineries will require that you have your actual cardstock ticket before you can begin enjoying this event. Printouts of the confirmation email from ShowClix do not qualify as tickets. Tickets will list the participating wineries along with event parameters and a mini-map on the back.

      Each starting winery is given a limited quantity of tickets. If you are planning to attend the event with a group of friends/family/couples, it is important to purchase tickets on one order, to guarantee that all attendees will have the same starting winery. Please remember, bundles of tickets can only be picked up by the person who ordered them.

      Sometimes our events sell out, so you should purchase your tickets well in advance of the event itself.

      Check-in:  You may check in to your starting winery at any time during the event hours.  Important: you must present proof of I.D. that you are 21 years of age or older. Please be sure everyone in your party brings their state issued ID. Each winery is individually responsible for checking the age of customers, to make sure they are at least 21 years old before sampling, so it is likely that you will be proofed at more than one winery. 

      When you check in, you will be given a physical card stock ticket and tasting glass, and then offered your first food and wine pairing; non-tasting ticket holders will receive a food sample and a souvenir travel mug. Participating wineries will offer 3 modest wine samples to wine tasting ticket holders. Additional tastings are offered at the discretion of each winery. After visiting your starting winery, you are free to visit the remaining participating wineries in whichever order you like, at your leisure.

      If you have any questions about this event or purchasing tickets, please call the administrative office during regular business hours Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm at 877-536-2717 or email 24/7 info@senecalakewine.com.

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.