ADIRONDACK WINERY AWARDED SIX MEDALS AT THE 2009 WORLD VALUE WINE CHALLENGE
Adirondack Winery’s Chardonnay won a Silver Medal (a.k.a. Highly Recommended) at the WVWC, while five additional Adirondack Winery wines were awarded Bronze Medals (a.k.a. Recommended): Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Red Barn (Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon), Fireworks Red Merlot, and Barbera.
The WVWC judges described Adirondack Winery’s Chardonnay as having a “Rich, golden color and offering aromas of pineapple, ripe kiwi, butter cream, and spun honey following through on a round, satiny entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with nice layers of citrus, praline, and spice.” Adirondack Winery CEO and wine maker, Michael Pardy, sources grape must from the Woodbridge , California area to create this Chardonnay – it is lightly oaked and aged in stainless steel drums. Pardy’s Chardonnay also won a Bronze Medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition earlier this year.
The WVWC judges described Adirondack Winery’s Bronze Medal-Winning Riesling as “lush”, its Red Barn Cabernet Sauvignon as “deep”, its Pinot Grigio as “soft and breezy”, its Barbera as “raisiny”, and its Fireworks Red Merlot as embodying brown spice and herbs.
Chardonnay: The flowering garden at Blais Park along Beach Road in Lake George
Riesling: The first balloons blowing up and taking off at the Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Pinot Grigio: Boats docked along the Lake George Boardwalk at twilight.
Fireworks Red Merlot: Spectacular fireworks bursting above Lake George
Barbera: The night lights of boats waiting for the 4th of July fireworks reflect on Lake George .
Red Barn (Cabernet Sauvignon): One of many picturesque red barns that dot Washington County .
ABOUT ADIRONDACK WINERY: One of the few Lake George attractions to be open year-round, Adirondack Winery opened April 17, 2008 as the region’s first micro-winery. Winemaker and CEO, Michael Pardy, sources grape must from various vineyards to create the more than 35 wine varietals on Adirondack Winery’s wine list. All of Adirondack Winery’s wine labels feature photographs of landscapes, landmarks, and special events in the local region, created by Sasha Pardy. With its wine-making facility and tasting room located at 285 Canada Street in the heart of Lake George , Adirondack Winery has been met with success during its first two seasons in operation.
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