Offering distinctive wines at a beautiful location overlooking Seneca Lake.


Open Daily 10am-5pm


craft beverages
outdoor space/picnic area
overnight accommodations

Wine Styles

dry red
dry white
dry rosé
semi-dry red
semi-dry white
semi-sweet red
semi-sweet white
sweet red
sweet white
ice wine

About Us

Idol Ridge Winery is located on the East side of Seneca Lake just 20 minutes north of Watkins Glen. Perfectly placed up on the ridge, our lodge-style tasting room and outdoor patio allows for a beautiful, picturesque view of Seneca Lake. We offer an array of wines such as our Sparkling Saperavi and Reserve Riesling as well as fruit & honey wines from our Fossenvue brand. In addition to wines, we also craft premium distilled spirits through Alder Creek Disitllery. Our signature spirits include a Smoked Bourbon Whiskey and Best of Class Nashi Pear Brandy. 

Enjoy a traditional tasting of both our wines and spirits or sip on a wine, cocktail, or mimosa flight. Our tasting room also offers homemade fudge, local bites, and gifts. We are pet-friendly and accept large groups. Private Airbnb cabins are also available for overnight guests. 

In 2023, we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary and have planted a 6 acre vineyard!  We invite you to visit us here up on the Ridge where everyone is welcome to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view!

Our Wines

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.

Tasting Information


Our tasting room is open daily from 10am-5pm.

Holiday Hours: Closed on Easter Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

The tasting bar closes 15 minutes prior to winery closing

We thank you for your understanding and please check back for updates.

Wine Tasting Fee

Standard wine tasting: $10 includes six (1oz) wine samples – or – $12 includes six (1 oz) samples, a souvenir wine glass

Tasting Flights: $15 includes four (2oz) wine samples (or three – 2oz cocktails), a sample of fudge, Cheeky Monkey dipping oil & Chips.

Tasting flights can be taken to our indoor/outdoor seating areas. 


Spirit Tasting Fee

Standard spirit tastings: $8 includes three (1/4 oz*) samples  -or- $12 includes three (1/4 oz*) samples, a souvenir brandy snifter,. Add a spirit to a wine tasting for $2 each (up to 3 samples*)

*Please Note: Due to the high percentage of alcohol in spirits, New York State Law limits the amount of spirit tasting to three 1/4 oz samples per person, per day.

Group Policy

Reservations are only required for groups of 12 or more. Please call us at 607-582-7773 or email to make a reservation.
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