News & Events

Cheers to an Exciting Year & For the One to Come

Award Winning Wines & Spirits

We are happy to say we had another exciting year here at Idol Ridge and are continuing to grow! 2017 was full of new additions from wines to awards to even expanding our building. Check out all of our highlights from this year!

Wines we added in 2017:

  • String of Pearls Riesling
  • 2014 Carmine
  • Buck and Bear series (Red, White & Blush)

We brought home medals at the following competitions:

Great American International Wine Competition.

  • Gold: Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • Bronze: 2013 Dry Riesling & 2013 Meritage

2017 NY Wine & Food Classic

  • Silver: Alder Creek Gin, Reserve Vidal Blanc Icewine, Unoaked Chardonnay
  • Bronze: Reserve Pinot Noir, Sparkling Rosé

  • Gold: Alder Creek Distillery Gin

In addition to these new wines and awards, we have also been busy adding new additions to our winery. As many of you may have noticed while visiting throughout the year, we have been in the process of adding a new deck to the front of the winery. This deck will be the perfect platform to enjoy the beautiful scenic view of Seneca Lake. We are very excited to finally use the deck this summer season! We plan on adding appetizers like cheese platters to enjoy with your glass of wine. In addition, we hope to have a series of events with food, music and other means of entertainment. As you can see, we have many plans for this deck and hope you are as excited as we are! Keep an eye open for new promotions and events this year at the Ridge! 

In the new year, we have many other ideas to expand and improve our winery and distillery. We will be releasing new wines and even adding a surprise liqueur to Alder Creek Distillery. Our scenery will be full of life and color as we begin landscaping in the spring season. We thank you for another amazing year and can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us. Cheers!