Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
Click here to view our hours of operation.
Do you do wine tastings?
Yes. We offer wine tastings at both our Queensbury & Lake George locations. Wine tastings are just $15 and include 7 3/4oz pours of your choice.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Lake George Tasting Room: Reservations are accepted for 2-4 people but walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Please call for parties of 4+ 518-668-WINE.
Queensbury Tasting Room: We accept reservations for all Tasting Experiences, events, and live music. Reservations are recommended to guarantee your spot but walk-ins are welcome when there is space. Our full bar and patio are both open for walk-ins. Reservations are required for parties of 8+. Click here or call 518-668-WINE for reservations.
How long does a wine tasting take?
Lake George: For an Original Wine Tasting Experience plan for up to 45 minutes and for The Works Tasting Session plan up to an hour; however, how long it takes depends on the person. Some people take only 15 minutes! On average, people take 20-60 minutes.
Queensbury: We have 1 hour allotted for the Original Wine Tasting Experience and Works Experience, 1.5 hours for the Ultimate Tasting Experience and The Brunch Experience, and 2 hours for the Private Tasting Experience. After your tasting you are more than welcome to sit at our bar or on the patio for as long as you would like with additional food and beverages.
How many people can taste at once?
At both of our Tasting Rooms, we can perform a tasting session for up to 10 people in our main tasting room area; however, groups of 6+ are offered a modified tasting menu with a limited selection of wines. Groups of 8+ require reservations, while groups of 6+ are highly recommended for reservations.
At our Queensbury Tasting Room, we offer additional spaces for larger groups, including our semi-private barrel room, which hosts up to 50 people, and our upstairs event space, which hosts up to 200 people.
Groups larger than 10 should contact our Queensbury Tasting Room Manager. We have party packages and a private event space available at our Queensbury Tasting Room for larger groups.
Does the tasting include any food?
At our Queensbury Tasting Room, food options include charcuterie boards, brunch boards, dessert boards, cheese boards, snacker plates and more. Occasionally we will bring in a brick oven pizza company, keep watch at adkwinery.com/events. For drinks, here we serve wine tastings, wine by the glass, beer, cider, spirits, wine slushies, cocktails, mocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks.
At our Lake George Tasting Room, we offer our ADK Happy Snacker only, which includes cheese, crackers, chocolate and more. For drinks, we only serve wine tastings and wine slushies - nonalcoholic options are available too.
Click here to learn more about what's available (varies by location).
What happens if I can't make it to my reservation?
Wine Tasting experiences booked in advance are non-refundable. Please plan plenty of time to travel, park, and use a restroom in advance of your reservation. If you think you might be arriving late, please call to let us know ASAP and we MAY be able to move your reservation time (cannot guarantee). If you are more than 10 minutes late, we may give up your time slot to another guest. Please understand that if you don't show up, we will most likely lose the revenue we would have made for that time slot all together; so unfortunately, we need to stick to our no refund policy.
Our Tasting Experiences are non-refundable once booked. If you need to change your reservation time, login to your account on TOCK up to 12+ hours in advance of your reservation time. If you do not find a time slot for rescheduling that works for you, your fee WILL NOT be refunded. If you are more than 10 mins late to your reservation, we WILL NOT be able to promise service to your group and your reservation WILL NOT be refunded. You can always transfer your reservation to another person.
Are children allowed at the Tasting Room?
Children are welcome at both of our locations; however, we do not have additional chairs to provide to them. At Lake George, there is a Kids Corner area with limited seating and toys. If there is an extra seat at your tasting station, children are welcome to sit there. Strollers are welcome.
Do you have food or drinks for children?
We offer charcuterie, snacks, and locally made craft sodas. Non-alcoholic slushies are usually available. In Queensbury we also have Martha's Ice Cream Sandwiches and soft drinks.
Do you charge for a wine tasting?
Yes, for a nominal fee you get to taste several different wines and you get a free souvenir glass to take home with you. Dessert wine tastings, charcuterie boards / food items, wine cocktails and more are available at an additional nominal charge. Click here to see our online menu.
Is gratuity included?
Groups of 8 or more are automatically charged an 18% gratuity.
Do you have a public restroom?
At our Queensbury Tasting Room, we offer public restrooms for our guests. At our Lake George Tasting Room, we DO NOT have a restroom for patrons. Guests are recommended to plan ahead and use a restroom before visiting.
Do you accommodate large groups and bus tours?
Yes! If you are interested in booking a large group or bus trip, please e-mail us at: ILoveWine@AdirondackWinery.com for more information.
Do you host bachelorette, birthday or other special occasion parties?
Yes! We offer special occasion party packages popular with bachelorette and birthday party groups. For more information, please click here. This includes wine tasting, souvenir wine glasses, food, slushies, and a free bottle of wine for your guest of honor!
If you're coming with a smaller group, we highly recommend the Ultimate Tasting Experience at Queensbury to make the special occasion really special!
A party package is not a private party; if you're looking to book a private party at our new Queensbury Tasting Room, please click here to learn more!
Do you host private parties or business meetings?
YES! For full info, please CLICK HERE.
Completed in May 2022, our brand-new headquarters in Queensbury features a 2,226 square-foot upper-level event space! Inspired by Adirondack Winery's Modern Adirondack brand, this blank canvas features an elegant industrial rustic motif with oakwood floors, light gray and black colors, beautiful lighting complete with chandeliers and bistro lights! The space boasts an abundance of natural light AND large windows overlooking our state-of-the-art winery production facility, so you can catch a glimpse of our talented wine makers in action!
Our rustic elegant in-house decor includes used wine barrels, antique rustic solid pine farmhouse-style tables with burlap runners, accompanied by pecan wood cross back farmhouse chairs w/ comfortable padded seats, and a picture-perfect feature wall covered with Ivy and boasting an Adirondack Winery barrel head! There is the opportunity to utilize this decor or bring in your own.
State-of-the-Art audio visual and technology are also part of this brand-new space! With free wi-fi, ample electric, a sound system capable of playing background music while you speak over a wireless microphone, two televisions ready to play your custom content, and a 120" drop-down projection screen system; you will be able to deliver any content to your guests you wish! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information.
What is the best time to visit the winery?
Our Tasting Room is open all year, so no matter when you visit, you'll have a chance to stop by. Our busiest times tend to be between the hours of 12pm and 8pm, and weekends tend to be busier than weekdays. View our current store hours to plan your visit.
Where is your wine made?
We are a fully licensed New York State Winery. Our winemaking facility is in Queensbury, NY. At this facility you will find winemaking equipment commonly seen in large commercial wineries; but on a smaller scale.
Do you have a vineyard?
Adirondack Winery does not have its own vineyard, however; we recently planted our first grape vines on our property and hope to have more news on this soon! Currently, all of our award-winning wines are born from the finest quality grapes sourced from farm vineyards across New York state. This method allows us to offer a much broader selection of quality wines (40+ varieties) than is typical of a traditional commercial vineyard winery.
Does Adirondack Winery sell food at the tasting room?
We offer some great complements to our wine made by local artisan food vendors. These included locally made cheeses, chocolates, sauces, drink mixes and more. We have a wide variety of food at our Queensbury Tasting Room including charcuterie boards, brunch boards, and wine ice cream.
Do you offer any alcoholic drinks other than wine?
We only offer wine at our Lake George Tasting Room. However, at our Queensbury Tasting Room we offer beer, cider, and spirits from other local craft beverage producers.
Can I bring my pet to the winery?
QUEENSBURY: Our Queensbury Tasting Room allows dogs in all outside dining areas. Guide, hearing or Registered Service Dogs are allowed in both inside and outside areas.
LAKE GEORGE: Aside from Registered Service Dogs, pets are NOT allowed at our Lake George Tasting Room as we are not equipped to accommodate pets. We are a licensed Winery Tasting Room and Food Processing Facility in a very small space. While we do not have an outdoor patio, there is a bench in front of the Tasting Room. If you plan to come with pets, please be prepared to have someone sit outside with your pet while others in your party taste and shop.
What about Emotional Support Animals? Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are NOT considered "Service" animals under the ADA, nor in the state of New York; therefore Emotional Support Animals are NOT allowed at our Tasting Rooms.
What about Registered Service Dogs? We follow the rules of the US Dept of Justice and ADA for Service Dogs, which states, "Registered Service Dogs are allowed to accompany people with disabilities. Such service dogs must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times."
Can I bring my own food to your tasting rooms?
Adirondack Winery does not allow take out food or picnic food at any location due to sanitization reasons.
Which area restaurants carry Adirondack Winery wine?
Click here to search restaurants in the area.
Which liquor / wine stores carry Adirondack Winery wines?
Click here to search liquor stores that carry our wines by ZIP code.
Do you sell wine accessories and gifts at your store?
Yes. Adirondack Winery's store front features a wide range of unique wine-related accessories and gifts; more than is typically seen at a traditional wine shop; in fact we have repeatedly been voted as the #1 gift and souvenir shop in Lake George! Follow this link to see some of the products we offer online - there is much more available at the Tasting Room.
Can you ship wine to my state?
Currently, we can ship wine to AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, ME, MD, MN (phone orders only), MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WY, WV. Order Online Now>>
If we cannot ship to your state, try ordering from one of these online stores that CAN ship to other states:
wespeakwine.com; EmpireWine.com; Exit9WineandLiquors.com; MarketViewLiquor.com; BremersWineandLiquor.com; winedeals.com; NewtonWines.com; AllStarWine.com; ArlingtonWine.net and WineTransit.com
These stores have told us they are willing to carry additional wines at customer's requests. If you do not see the wine you are looking for on their website, feel free to call the stores to make a request - that's our best bet of getting them to carry more of our wines!
Do you have an email newsletter?
Yes. Sign up for Adirondack Winery's Inner Circle! You will be privy to special discounts, be the first to hear about winery events, sales, and new wines coming out! Create/update your account and get entered into our monthly $50 gift certificate drawings - we offer a special birthday deal, too! Don't worry, we don't send emails too often!
Do you have a wine club?
Yes! Our My ADK Wine Subscription is a user choice subscription wine club. Our subscribers can choose the wines they want in every installment and add as many bottles as they wish to their order - all at a discounted price! We offer monthly installments that can be picked up at our Tasting Rooms or shipped directly to your door. You also get special surpirses in every installment! Click here to learn more and sign up.
If a subscription model isn't for you, we offer the Adirondack Winery CASE CLUB. When you buy a case (12 bottles) of wine online or in-store; you automatically become a case club member and are enrolled into our Case Club, which has a ton of perks, like wine discounts, free wine tastings, early access to our new and limited edition wines and so much more! Find out more here>>
Do you offer custom labeled wine services?
Yes. Please follow this link for details to learn how to get custom-labeled wine for your wedding, special celebration, gifts for friends, relatives, business and client gifts. Make a big IMPRESSION with Custom Labeled Wine!
Does Adirondack Winery give donations?
Yes. As Adirondack Winery values its place in the community, we wish we could donate to any and all causes, but being that we are a small, family-run business, we have a limited donation fund and do our best to disperse those funds in a positive manner. So long as you meet our Donation Criteria and complete our Donation Request Form we would be happy to consider donating to your cause!
Do you host or participate in wine tasting events?
Adirondack Winery normally hosts many events at its Tasting Room. There's usually a special event every month of the off-season (October - June), as well as fun regular events like our Uncork & Craft event series.
Each April or May, Adirondack Winery hosts its biggest event of the year... its Annual Anniversary Celebration - where the wine flows freely along with wine infused foods, wine giveaways, games, and more! Don't miss it!
You will also see Adirondack Winery at a Wine Festival near you across New York State.. we are at a Wine Festival or special tasting almost every weekend!
SEE OUR EVENT CALENDARS>>
We do special wine tastings at our area liquor stores, too!
To be notified of any future events, please join the Adirondack Winery Inner Circle and we will notify you by email.
Have more questions about our events? Email our Events Manager>>
How do I apply for a job at Adirondack Winery?
Adirondack Winery hires several Tasting Room Associates throughout the year. Do you love our wines so much that you want to join our team? See our job opportunities here>>
What happened to your Bolton Landing Tasting Room?
Our Bolton Landing Tasting Room has closed, but our wines can still be found in Bolton Landing! The American Oak Distillery Tasting Room now carries 20 of our most popular wines. They offer tastings, wine towers, wine by the glass, and bottle sales. Click here to learn more about this partnership!