Adirondack Winery raising our spirits!

The glass is looking half full to us as we celebrate Adirondack Winery’s beautiful new tasting room in Bolton Landing!

This new location is in addition to their bustling Canada Street tasting room, which has been offering wine samples and much more in Lake George village for the past decade.

The Bolton Landing Tasting Room has been in “soft opening” phase since June 9th, 2017. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 11 a.m., we, along with the Bolton Chamber of Commerce, members of the media, local business owners and government officials, will join Adirondack Winery for a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration at the new second location. Our ribbon cutting program is sponsored by Upstate Printing of Queensbury, which supplied the custom-printed ribbon.

Immediately following, Adirondack Winery will offer free wine tastings and a light food spread featuring local artisanal foods.

Mark your calendar, because starting at noon, Adirondack Winery’s Grand Opening Event will be open to the public, continuing with free tastings, food samples and an opportunity to win a raffle basket! Stop in any time before it closes at 9 p.m.

We are pleased to offer a robust congratulations to Michael and Sasha Pardy, owners of Adirondack Winery LLC, on this stunning new space!

Sasha Pardy offered this statement on why they wanted to open a second tasting room:

“For over 9 years, thanks to our Lake George Canada Street Tasting Room visitors, we have been fortunate to see growth year after year, from a 1,000-case micro-winery in 2008 to a 13,000-case winery now with over 500 club members, shipping to 35 states and selling our wines at nearly 400 liquor stores and restaurants across upstate New York. We’ve always wanted to have a second tasting room, we just had to find the right time and the right location. As we have become more familiar with the Lake George tourism economy over the years, we recognized that Bolton Landing would be a great spot to open. The business owners in Bolton Landing are all very supportive of each other and the visitors and residents have a deep love for this little town. The shops and restaurants are very nice and Bolton has the advantage of a perfect location on the Lake – beautiful views and the most desirable spot for boaters as well. So many local business owners have expressed excitement that we’ve opened, as Adirondack Winery brings a fun and educational activity to the Bolton Landing scene that it hasn’t had before.”

Design

The new tasting room was formerly the Silverwood Gift Shop. The space was renovated to match the winery’s branding, which Sasha Pardy calls “modern Adirondack design.”

Its light and airy rustic interior is complemented by unique features such as:

  • A tasting bar with rustic wood facing and cabinetry hand-crafted by Square Nail Rustics in Queensbury
  • A bar top made from crushed glass wine bottles
  • Natural wood and oak wine barrel tables hand-crafted by Martin’s Lumber in Warrensburg
  • A full-wall chalkboard with art completed by their in-house calligraphic artist, Nicole Carte and Graphic Design Specialist Rob Rezin
  • A cork wall
  • A unique wine bottle chandelier that casts the winery logo onto the ceiling (this is a must see!)

“We had so much fun designing this space and now that we’ve been doing this for so many years, we were able to design it to be optimally functional and have a great flow.”

— Sasha Pardy

We love Adirondack Winery’s “support local” mantra. Their Tasting Room exclusively tastes and sells its selection of more than 20 New York wines, all of which don labels featuring oil paint images of Adirondack / Lake George region scenes.

They also feature several locally-made foods from artisans such as  Nettle Meadow Farms (Thurman), Adirondack Cheese Company (Barneveld), Saratoga Crackers, Barkeater Chocolates (North Creek), Eagle Ridge Farms (Schuylerville), Chef William Creations (Watkins Glen), and many more.

Wines are sold by the bottle for off premise consumption only and many unique wine related gifts are available as well.

“We have decided to do what we do best and offer the same wine tasting experiences as we do at the Lake George Tasting Room in Bolton. At this point, we are going with the flow, listening to feedback from Bolton Landing customers and will adjust along the way.”

— Sasha Pardy

Wine Tasting Packages range from a $7 for a standard tasting (includes seven win samples and a souvenir wine glass) to the $35 Ultimate Tasting for Two Package, which includes additional wine tastes, a wine “slushie” sample, and a “locavore slate plate” featuring artisan cheese, chocolate, crackers and more.

“Our Lake George Tasting Room consistently ranks as one of the region’s top attractions, and it’s not only because we have great wine with something for every palate, it’s also because people love the casual, fun and educational wine tasting experience and great customer service we provide.”

— Sasha Pardy

The new tasting room is located across the street from Tops Market, between Palazzo’s Pizzeria and Bob’s Ice Cream.

The building is owned by Robert and Dawn O’Keefe, owners of The Huddle Kitchen restaurant and bar just up the street on Lake Shore Drive.

“We were intrigued immediately when we saw this space for rent on Lake Shore Drive last fall. We had been looking for space in Bolton Landing since late 2015 and when we saw this spot, the perfect size for us, located right in the heart of Bolton Landing and so close to the base of the Sagamore Resort entrance, I knew this spot had a lot of potential for Adirondack Winery.”

— Sasha Pardy

“As not only a landlord, but also a local business owner, I knew Adirondack Winery would be an asset to not only my property, but Bolton Landing. They’re an attraction that draws visitors and have a great reputation and wine, so we’re happy to have them.”

— Robert O’Keefe, landlord and owner of The Huddle Kitchen

Quotes from the chambers:

“Having the tasting room in Lake George has provided a great option for visitors and benefitted the year-round economy. Their delicious wines will be a treat for all who visit their beautiful new store in Bolton Landing as well.”

— Michael Consuelo, Executive Director for the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB

“Adirondack Winery is a wonderful addition to Bolton Landing’s Lakeshore Drive. All generations, now, are looking for local craft beverages; so we’re thrilled to welcome them to the Bolton family.”

— Elaine Chiovarou-Brown of the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce

Sasha Pardy is a member of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is also a founding member of the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail (operated by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce) and the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail. The Bolton Landing Tasting Room is represented on both trails.

Ava Dally, who has been the manager of the Lake George Tasting Room for three years, is now the Tasting Room Manager for both locations, with support from two assistant managers and a staff of about 20 part-time tasting room associates.

Ava was recently awarded with a scholarship for professional development to attend the “Women of the Vine & Spirits Symposium,” which is held in the spring in Napa Valley California. Dally was one of only two recipients to be awarded with the prestigious scholarship.

Ava is also an active participant in our Lake George Chamber Women in Business committee. She is currently serving as the secretary.

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