I can't suggest going to the Saratoga Winery.
Located on Route 29, it is hard to call it a winery. They have a delightful tasting room, with a rustic atmosphere and a deck out in the back in the woods – a fence blocks it from the road - but that appears to be just about the entire operation. No tours, no views, no casks, no explanations. I was not even sure if they grow any grapes.
If you are expecting a winery such as the wineries in the Finger Lakes or the Hudson Valley, expect to be severely disappointed.
As for the wine, I will not get into what is a very personal opinion beyond saying that in my opinion, the wines are no better than a 3 or 4 on a scale of 10 for New York wines. We won’t even talk about California or foreign wines.
There are better things to do in Saratoga Springs.
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28 July 2012
Thank you for your honest opinion of your experience here at the winery. Though we are always disappointed when someone does not enjoy our establishment as much as we do, we appreciate the constructive criticism. To answer a few of your questions: our grapes are sourced from the Finger Lakes, as it is obviously a much better region for grape growing than Saratoga Springs. Regions like California, France, etc. etc. do have their advantages as their growing seasons don't offer many of the limitations that New York State does. Although it makes our wine making process that much more difficult and limits our selection of grapes that much more, the owners made a choice to support New York farmers, especially those with small, family run businesses similar to our own. Currently all of our all natural Melomel wines are produced right on site in our barrel room, which hopefully you had a chance to see when you visited. Our traditional style whites and reds are currently produced in the Finger Lakes while we work on expanding our production space. In our opinion we've come a long way from the run down farm-stand and greenhouse that the current winery was three years ago. We hope you will visit again in the future and give us a chance to show that we are only in the very beginning stages of growing this winery to it's full potential. The owners are living their life long dream and are firm believers in that you have to start somewhere. Again, thank you for the feed back. It's always a positive thing when someone gives you ideas on how you can improve. Cheers! -The Saratoga Winery
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