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Our Story

Our mission is to offer each of our guests an inviting and fun atmosphere where they can “Relax and Reflect” while enjoying our high quality, affordable, hand-crafted wines, surrounded by the natural beauty of our vineyards and the unsurpassed service of our staff! 


Ladoga Ridge Winery is a family-owned and operated winery and vineyard operation.

Longtime Smithville residents Galen and his late wife Leinda Haddock invested much thought, time, and hard physical labor to develop this business - literally, from the ground up.

From planting the grapevines, meeting state and federal requirements, and perfecting the labels for each bottle of wine, to staining pergolas, putting the finishing touches on the warm and welcoming tasting room, and working with area merchants to fill the gift shop with local wares, the Haddocks have pressed forward toward their dream. The couple says they could not have done it without the help of their children, Bryant, Melissa, and Brittany, and the support of a few close friends.

Moving forward, Galen and his wife Cindy, are working very hard to make Ladoga Ridge Winery one of your favorite destinations. 


Smithville is the perfect location for Ladoga Ridge Winery. It is a community rich with history, a community proud of its heritage, where residents and merchants are inspired by the past and committed to the future.

Once you enter the gates of Ladoga Ridge Winery, you will quickly forget you are still inside city limits. 

Surrounded by acres of vineyards, trees, pastures, and the serenity only nature can bring, you will delight in the escape that Ladoga Ridge Winery provides.


We invite you to join us.  Enjoy our specially blended and perfected wines. Escape for a few minutes from the workaday world. Relax with us for an evening of wine tasting.  Bring your friends and family to one of our special events - or plan one of your own.  Ladoga Ridge is the perfect getaway to relax and reflect with family and friends.  Come and enjoy the vineyard ambiance and take in a beautiful sunset in an all-adult setting!  

Whatever the reason for your visit, we will be glad to see you.

Please join us soon.  Come on in - the wine is always fine!

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