Chili Cook-off Logo Final

Join us Saturday, January 28, 2023, for the 1st annual Seneca Chili Cook-Off! This friendly competition will pit four East-side Seneca Lake wineries (J.R. Dill, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Bagley’s Poplar Ridge Vineyards, and Hector Wine Company) against each other for a chance to win the Seneca Chili Cook-Off trophy…and you’ll be the judge!  Available for purchase now, your ticket includes a standard wine tasting and an ample portion of competition chili at each winery. At your final winery of the day, you’ll cast your vote for your favorite chili and decide who receives the trophy! Tickets for the event are $40 per person, must be purchased in advance, and are available here:

Seneca Lake Wine Trail Events


Chocolate and Wine
Enjoy a self-guided tour around the beautiful Seneca Lake Wine Trail while exploring delicious pairings of local wines with foods featuring chocolate as a key ingredient. Since this is a chocolate-themed event, you can expect to sample a lot of desserts and sweeter style foods, but there are usually at least a couple of savory foods along the way, too! Visit for tickets.

Wine Festivals