Magnus Ridge Winery
Rock Stream, New York
Magnus Ridge Winery opened in the summer of 2011 and is located a few miles north of the village of Watkins Glen on the western shore of Seneca Lake on Route 14. Although it’s tasting room and café mostly resembles a French chateau in design, the building is a fusion of Old World architectural styles that give it an imposing, yet inviting aura. Its name, Magnus Ridge Winery, pays homage to its size as well as its location. The plan includes a large, open-air porch and park-like patio area in the rear of the building that overlooks scenic two ponds. The interior of the building features an expansive main tasting area that is flanked by twin tasting rooms that resemble rustic wine cellars and are used for larger parties. In the back of the building is an even larger tasting room that was designed to accommodate bus-sized groups.