Our Story

A Family Tradition

“When you open the doors at Idol Ridge Winery and Alder Creek Distillery, we hope you feel the warmth and comfort that immediately surrounds you in our lodge-style tasting room.”– The Martin Family

In November 2013 the Martins, owners of Montezuma Winery and Hidden Marsh Distillery, (located in Seneca Falls, NY), opened the doors of Idol Ridge Winery. Sitting on a ridge in Lodi, NY, just 20 minutes north of Watkins Glen, the Martin’s have the perfect panoramic view of Seneca Lake to share with you while you enjoy a glass of their award-winning wine.

Home to more than 20 different wines, they guarantee to impress your taste buds with an assortment of dry to sweet as well as sparkling wines. They craft their wines using Native and European Vinifera varieties and premium Cornell Hybrids. Let’s not forget about Alder Creek’s distilled spirits including hand-crafted bourbon and vodka.

The Martin family welcomes you to visit their tasting room to cozy up by the fireplace or soak up the sun on the deck. Browse their gift shop full of wines & spirits, unique gifts, and homemade fudge.

Check out our tasting room hours to plan your visit today!