Who doesn’t love wine? I certainly do, and it’s no secret one of my favorites is the Adirondack Winery in Lake George, N.Y. The taste of their wine, plus the friendly faces behind the counter, make it one of my favorite places to bring people when they visit, a top suggestion to anyone traveling in the Lake George region and my go-to gift for every holiday gathering, house warming, birthday and gift exchange whether it be in the Adirondacks, New Jersey or New York City.
And, now, their tasting room in Lake George Village is getting even better, because they are expanding! I can personally attest to the need for this since the last time I brought friends in for a tasting (a few weeks ago), every spot at the counter was full! (which did make me smile, because it means business in the Adirondacks is getting better! and yes that is us in the picture below)
The renovations, expected to be done in January and completed by February, will make the tasting room three times (!) as large as the current area. (Yes, the Canada Street location will be closed for most of January, but you can still order over the Internet, or if they can’t ship to your state, just make a weekend trip there before the end of the year)
So, how do they have room for this expansion, while still staying in their prime Lake George Village location? They’ve moved their actual wine-making to a brand new facility not that far away in Queensbury.
“While it’s a good problem to have, the popularity of our wines has exceeded our expectations each season since we’ve been open; leaving us in the tough spot of not being able to make enough wine in our small Lake George wine-making space to keep up with customer demand,” said Michael Pardy, wine-maker and CEO.
When they opened in 2008, the Adirondack Winery was making wine in glass carboys and pails.
Now, the Adirondack Winery has acquired sem-automatic bottling and corking machines and now brews its wine in many large stainless steel tanks.
“We’re very fortunate to say that ever since we opened, people have increasingly recognized the quality of our wines and become very loyal returning customers,” said Sasha Pardy, Adirondack Winery president. “Additionally, the wine tasting experience we offer has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in Lake George as couples and families of all ages have expressed their pleasure at having a unique and different way to enjoy the time they spend in Lake George Village.”
I’m definitely excited to see the renovations, and you bet we will be writing about it and posting pictures as soon as they are completed and the winery is open!