For over 15 years, the Martin family has been in the winery business. Starting back in 1999, their small family business has grown over the years into three wineries, two distilleries and a satellite tasting room. Starting on Cayuga Lake with Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery they then opened a tasting room in Old Forge, NY. Recently they expanded to Seneca Lake with our neighbor, Idol Ridge Winery & Alder Creek Distillery. The Martin family now continues their journey with Fossenvue Winery, previously known as Kings Garden Vineyards.
The Martins fell in love with the beautiful picturesque view of Seneca Lake since opening Idol Ridge Winery about 5 years ago. They have added Fossenvue Winery as a neighboring winery with the same beautiful view, a different line of premium wines and the same family atmosphere.
Fossenvue Winery’s name is based on the women’s suffrage campsite in Lodi, NY but bases its brand and wines off the Martin family’s roots. The Martin’s began their journey as beekeepers when they decided to dabble into wine-making with traditional mead. Throughout the years they have created a variety of honey wines as well as fruit wines, traditional grape wines and more. Our winery not only ties us back to the Martin’s history but also a piece of history from Lodi. Fossenvue, also known as “Queens Castle”, is a camp located in Lodi that was originally created by women for recreation, meetings and games. Within this camp hung the message, “kindle friendship”. We continue to carry this anthem throughout our wines and winery.
We offer multiple wine series including honey, fruit, sweet and dry wines; there will be something for everybody. Visit us for a tasting of our premium wines while taking in the beautiful picturesque view of Seneca Lake. Come enjoy delicious wine and kindle friendship!