Back in February, I reported that Lake George would be getting a new wine festival this summer. Now, the Adirondack Winery, which is organizing the event, has provided an early look at the list of participating wineries, breweries, distillers and food and craft vendors.
The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for the weekend of June 27-28, will feature New York State wines, beers and foods to be served under multiple tents. It also will offer an official New York Farmer’s Market. The activities will take place on the site of the former Gaslight Village amusement park, now called the Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons, located at 17 West Brook Road at the south end of the village. The event will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Says Sasha Pardy, owner of Adirondack Winery, “People don’t commonly associate our area with wine, as it is not considered an established grape-growing region. However, over the past several years, Adirondack Winery has cultivated its local and visiting customers into an ever-growing base of passionate wine lovers. In addition, numerous wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries have opened their doors. Now, our area is home to a wine trail boasting 14 members and a craft beverage trail with more than 20 members. What better place to showcase the amazing hand-crafted products of these businesses than Lake George?”
Stephanie Ottino, events manager at Adirondack Winery, is the festival coordinator. Anyone wishing to join the ranks of vendors may contact her at the winery, 285 Canada Street, in Lake George Village. Phone: 518-668-9463.
A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit the SUNY Adirondack Foundation to help fund scholarships, faculty/staff professional development grants and the support of special projects. The students of the SUNY Adirondack culinary arts program will offer cooking demonstrations both days.
Tickets now are available online, priced at $20 plus fees and tax or $10 plus fees and tax for designated drivers. At the gate, tickets will be $25. Sales restricted to persons 21 and older.
Participating wineries: Adirondack Winery, Amorici Vineyards, Halfmoon Cellars Winery, Ledge Rock Winery, Olivia Vineyards, Thousand Islands Winery, Victory View Vineyard.
Participating brewers, distillers and cideries: Adirondack Brewery, Davidson Brothers Brewing Company, Lake George Distilling Company, Springbrook Hollow, Nine Pin Ciderworks.
Food vendors: The Hungry Traveler food truck, Pies On Wheels food truck, Bald Mountain Garlic Farm, Cheeky Monkey, Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, Lake George Olive Oil Company, Mountain View Confections, Saratoga Crackers.