LAKE GEORGE, NY — The fledgling Adirondack Winery, which opened for business just 2½ years ago, is beginning to make some noise. Six of its wines earned medals at the recent 2010 World Value Wine Challenge held by the Beverage Tasting Institute.
The event is for wines priced at $20 or less. Sasha Pardy, president of the winery, notes, “Adirondack Winery is pleased to provide its customers not only with great wines, but good value, as the majority of its 35+ wine types are priced under $20.”
Judges evaluating thousands of entries awarded Silver Medals to Adirondack Winery’s Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Red Coat Reserve Merlot, Gewurztraminer and Vibrant Viognier, giving the wines “Highly Recommended” status. They also named Adirondack’s Gewurztraminer a “Best Buy” for being a wine offering “uncommon value” in its category. Adirondack’s Blushing Trees White Zinfandel was awarded a Bronze Medal for being “Recommended” by the judges.
The Pinot Noir and Red Coat Reserve Merlot now hold two Silver Medals each. The Pinot Noir won a Silver at the 2009 International Eastern Wine Competition and the Red Coat won a Silver at the 2010 INDY International Wine Competition. Not bad for a micro-winery that only began entering wine competitions in 2009.
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