Nice winery with their own craft beers as well.
First off, I love the wine from Seneca Shores Winery. My first visit last year sealed that this was my favorite. The Royal Nector was unbelievably good. I have since ordered and had delivered to my home. Always friendly and great experiences....until today. I brought my girlfriend, her childhood friend, her boyfriend and his daughter (17, underage and not drinking, this was stated to the hostess). I did not go online and see the 4 person restriction and make an appointment since it was clearly stated on Google maps that it was open for business. Who makes appointments to go to a Winery. But even if we had there were only 4 of us drinking. Upon entering we were asked how many in our party, we said 4 would be tasting, clearly under the limit of "more than 4 requires an appointment ". The hostess stated because there were 5 of us they would not allow us to taste only buy full bottles and drink there. That was not why we came. We wanted to share the wines available with our friends. Thus a wine tasting. Doing the math: 4 flights = if flights are $10.00 then $40.00 LOST Potential = I wanted 6 bottles of Nector +/-$15.00 per bottle $90.00 Other friends with me 1 to 2 bottles per $45.00 to $90.00 Other possible SWAG items, let's say $50.00 to $100.00 For a 15 second conversation you lost upwards of $320.00. If the hostess would have worried more about customer service then counting heads then your financial potential would be endless. But alas we went down the road and spent our money elseware. I loved your wine but making patrons uncomfortable and being rude to them will only cost you money, not me.
I was very disappointed in Seneca Shore as they hype up their establishment as the medieval winery of the Finger Lakes and hardly have a medieval vibe upon arrival. First impression from the road side seems promising as you're greeted by castle sign with a dragon at the top and a long lane decorated with pennants, but once you drive down around back, you come a BRIGHT BLUE BARN. My renaissance adorned hopes were crushed immediately. Secondly, the staff required quests to wear masks which I wasn't too thrilled about but they were at least nice enough to offer masks to us since when didn't have any. The venue was very small and the outdoor deck only offered about 5 tables with assigned seating but at least the distant view of the lake was pretty. Unfortunately the staff was dryer than the wines they provided and made no offer to assist us with the tasting menu. As far as the wines went, the flight tree was very cute and was served with prezels as a paate cleaner. The wines themselves were good but not overly impressive. While Seneca Shore is nice enough, it was not what I was expecting and was overall disappointing.
One of out favorite wineries. We are members of the Royal Court. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Prices are reasonable. Keep up the Good Work and God Bless.
The staff were really kind and fun! A great place to do a tasting! Check them out and enjoy your experience!
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