Adirondack Breweries and Wineries

The Adirondacks are home to a variety of wineries, microbreweries and cider makers, as well as a distillery.
Breweries of the Adirondacks

Adirondack Brewery of the Lake George Region.

Craft Brew On Tap in the Adirondacks

Some many choices of locally brewed craft beer.

Vineyards of the Adirondack Coast Region

A visit wouldn't be complete without tasting our local wines

Adirondack Coast Region

Adirondack Breweries, Wineries, Cideries and Distilleries

The Adirondack Region in Northern New York is a recreationist paradise that fosters an abiding love for the mountains and the deep joy of savoring a good drink and a hot meal at the end of a long hike; or after a day of skiing through the Adirondack wilderness. Home to a number of award-winning microbreweries offering family-friendly dining, and a new generation of craft-beer and spirit makers – the Adirondacks offer a diverse array of locally sourced products that reflect the tastes of the region.

From the shores of Lake George, to the Tug Hill Plateau, begin a culinary journey across the Adirondacks – one microbrewery, winery and distillery at a time.

Lake George Region Ales & Wines

The Lake George Region in the Southeast Adirondacks is home to three microbreweries and the region's premier wine producer.

  • Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George brews more than 25 all-natural, non-pasteurized craft ales brewed and bottled on-site. Brewery tours are available throughout the year on Fridays at 4 pm and Saturdays at 11:30 am, and a special Tuesday tour is offered Memorial Day through Labor Day at 4 pm. Adirondack Pub & Brewery's beer is distributed by six New York State distributors, and can be found in 32 counties throughout the state.
  • Cooper's Cave Ale Company in Glens Falls offers traditional English-style ales, porters, and stouts. A family-owned and operated company, sample brews made from some of the finest ingredients available, including specialty malted barley and enjoy a meal, ice-cream, hand-crafted beer or soda.
  • Davidson Brothers Brewing Company in Glens Falls opened its doors in 1996, and continues to offer a variety of traditional IPAs, porters and English-style bitter brews. Owned and operated by the brothers, enjoy family-friendly dining and a variety of beers on tap.
  • Adirondack Winery in Lake George offers a variety of white, red, dessert and blush wines; each with its own story and unique flavors and sample vintages at the winery's tasting room.

Lake Placid Region Microbreweries & Wineries

Nestled in the mountainous High Peaks area, the Lake Placid Region boasts three micro-breweries, two wineries and one distillery.

  • NEW! Big Slide Brewery & Public House opened in June 2016 in Lake Placid and will feature ten house beers along with a fresh, localvore menu boasting the freshest produce and meats from nearby farms in the Adirondacks. Not your typical pub grub, Executive Chef Greg Sherman sources most ingredients locally and will wow your palate. 
  • Lake Placid Pub & Brewery – From the pub's flagship UBU Ale – a rich, dark ale named after a patron's friendly chocolate Labrador – to seasonal favorites such as Imperial Pumpkin, the pub's beers capture the aromas and flavors of the Adirondacks. The brewery's two locations pump out approximately 300,000 pints of beer every year, placing it in the top 7% of breweries in the United States. Brewery tours are offered at the Lake Placid location on Saturdays at 4:30 pm.
  • Great Adirondack Brewing Company in Lake Placid is a family-owned and operated pub and brewery producing award-winning beers. Their Main Street operation produces 350 barrels of handcrafted beer each year. Sample award-winning brews on tap at the restaurant, including world Beer Cup Silver Medal winner, the Adirondack Abbey Ale.
  • Paradox Brewery in Schroon Lake is a small microbrewery offering small-batch brews of IPAs, ales, Kolsch and Altbier, a German top-fermenting brew made in the old-world tradition. New to the Adirondack micro scene, guests are welcome throughout the week for a drink and tour.
  • Goose Watch Winery on Main Street offers tastings of sparkling wines, port, sherry, as well as red and white wines from the Finger Lakes.
  • Swedish Hill Winery on Cascade Road outside of the Olympic village boasts a tasting room and store, where visitors can sample an array of award-winning wines from the Finger Lakes.
  • Lake Placid Spirits' rare flavors are locally produced in Lake Placid. Available in stores and restaurants throughout New York State, don't miss these unique, top-shelf liquors such as P3 Placid Vodka, 46 Peaks Vodka, Alpenglow and Blue Line Gin, their most recent product release.

Adirondack Coast Wine Trail

Touted as North America's newest up and coming wine region, the Adirondack Coast boasts seven wineries and cideries along the scenic New York coast of Lake Champlain. Take an Adirondack wine tour and enjoy a bike ride or a scenic drive to each winery to cider mill, sample specialty drinks at tasting rooms and discover the unique history of cider and wine making in the Adirondacks.

Inspired by the unique history of beer brewing in New York State, hardy grape varietals and an abundance of apple orchards, craft brewing, wine and cider makers in the Adirondacks continue to expand, garnering national attention in the process. From culinary arts festivals that incorporate locally produced beverages, to lodging packages that offer special add-ons such as a bottle of local wine, there are many ways to sample the Adirondack Region's growing selection of locally sourced beverages.

Adirondack Coast Microbreweries

  • Livingood's Brewery and Restaurant is committed to fostering relationships with local producers to develop craft brews highlighting the area's agriculture offerings.
  • Oval Craft Brewing is a small microbrewery producing finely crafted beer. Oval Craft Brewery features a tasting room at the where patrons can enjoy a pint, flight or take a growler home!
  • Plattsburgh Brewing Co. is home of the War of 1812 Beer, Plucky Rooster Ale. The beer was crafted using ingredients true to the 1800s and named after a 200 year old rooster to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. Plattsburgh Brewing Company offers an incredibly diverse line of handcrafted beers.
  • Valcour Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in the Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh, NY. The "Old Stone Barracks" is the last remaining structure of a proposed quadrangle of early U.S. Army barracks built in Plattsburgh, NY in 1838.

Adirondack Coast Wineries

  • Amazing Grace Vineyard and Winery is a family owned winery selling and tasting cold hardy northern varietal wines and fruit wines, including 3 award winning blends recognized internationally. Their mission is simple: make great tasting wines and sell them at an affordable price, treat all customers as family.
  • Elfs Farm Winery & Ciderhouse offers tastings, vineyard tours or for one of their many vineyard events and discover why their wines have been receiving industry recognition.
  • Everett Orchards Farm Market & Cidery is a seasonal farm market and cidery selling apples grown in Peru, N.Y. They also produce hard cider and are part of the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail.
  • Hid-In-Pine Vineyard offers samples of their estate wines, sweet reds and crisp whites. Tour their 3 acre vineyard featuring 14 variety of semi-cold hardy grape. This unique hybrid of grapes shrugs off cold temperatures and produce high sugar, low acidity wines.
  • The Champlain Wine Company offers views of the Saranac River and Lake Champlain as you sample local wines in historic downtown Plattsburgh, New York. The Champlain Wine Company's wines are produced with care from their vineyard and winery in Mooers, New York.
  • Vesco Ridge Vineyard offers handmade wines with immense flavors and aromas. There wines are a tribute to the small Adirondack Coast vineyards and winner of numerous industry awards. Stop by their tasting room tasting room, gift shop, or tour our vineyard.

Tupper Lake Region Breweries

  • Big Tupper Brewing offers at least four craft beers on tap, from a Canadian inspired IPA to a Green Tea infused ale. Come for a pint or take a growler to go! Stay tuned as their restaurant is being finished and will soon be open to guests.
  • Raquette River Brewing is a boutique brewery boasting eight craft beers on tap. Sample their Strawberry Cilantro Wheat, IPA, Smoked Red Ale, or Maple Porter. The head brewer shares "brewing on a small scale affords us the opportunity to experiment and innovate with a variety of ingredients, some local, some exotic."

More Adirondack Breweries and Wineries

  • Blue Line Brewery in Saranac Lake opened in 2012 on Lake Flower Avenue in a renovated car wash. Offering six microbrews – from pale and red ales, to a black lager – Blue Line boasts a solid selection of small batch beers. Tour the boutique operation and sample straight from the source seven days a week and take home a growler of your favorite. Blue Line's beers are also available on tap at restaurants across the Adirondacks.
  • Tug Hill Vineyards in Lowville features red and white wines made from French-American grapevines developed for colder climates by the University of Minnesota. Shop, dine and enjoy "pick-your own berries" in season at this picturesque vineyard.
  • High Peaks Winery in Potsdam produces small batch reds and whites, which are available for tasting and purchase at the winery and stores throughout New York State
  • Barkeater Craft Brewery is a NYS Farm Brewery located in Lowville, NY. Relax in the newly opened taproom and enjoy their selection of hand-crafted, small batch ales brewed on location using all natural, locally grown ingredients. The BarkEater name embodies the spirit of this dynamic region and the beautiful river valleys created by the wild Adirondack Mountains and the Tug Hill Plateau.

Winery Listings

Featuring over 35 award-winning, quality wines, all hand-crafted and locally made by its own wine-maker. Visit the Tasting Room to enjoy a wine tasting session which includes a souvenir wine glass....
Lake George, NY
We are proud to create a New World expression using traditional Old World methods. Our wines are handmade allowing us to offer wines with immense flavors and aromas. These wines are a tribute to the...
West Chazy, NY
As the only winery in St. Lawrence County, we make and carry a variey of wine. We also carry gifts made by local artisans including decoys, jewelry, lathe turned wine toppers and vase, as well as,...
Ogdensburg, NY
In the heart of the Tug Hill Region of the Adirondacks, this nano brewery uses a four barrel or smaller brewing system, typically brewing only one batch at a time. Stop by and enjoy seasonal craft...
Lowville, NY
At Amazing Grace Vineyard and Winery we specialize in native and French hybrid varietals; hand crafting our wines in small batches to ensure the best wine. Tours, picnics and events are held in our...
Chazy, NY
We are the first family winery licensed in Clinton County, New York. We are a small producer of red and white wine. We also produce a limited selection of fruit wines, including apple and berry wines...
Mooers, NY
Stop in and enjoy the wide selection of Wine in our Wine Cellar. Join us for Wine Down on Thursdays. Sunday Brunch is 10am-1pm
Lowville, NY
Old Fashioned fresh apple cider made on premises with our antique rack and cloth hydraulic apple press. We also carry local NY products including maple syrup, honey, gifts and antiques. NYS Farm...
Plattsburgh, NY
A visit to our wineries offers hospitable winery tasting rooms where you taste new northern grape varietals and old-world classics and often meet the owners. From "Grandma Moses country" in...
Lake George, NY
Experience "A Taste of the Champlain Valley" from our Estate Grown Vineyard of Cold Climate Grapes. Nestled among a white pine forest, come visit and tour our three acre vineyard. Tasting and sales...
Plattsburgh, NY
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The French Connection
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The Maison des Adirondacks: An unlikely vision in the middle of France, this 16th century pension has helped chefs from across the Adirondacks discover and be inspired by traditional French cuisine. – Paul Sorgule
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