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Visiting Wine Country – It’s a Family Affair

Wineries used to be places where grown-ups went to escape children, but as our culture, and our relationship with craft beverages has evolved, they’ve become places where the presence of toddling mini-humans isn’t just tolerated, it’s actively encouraged.

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lineup of bottles of Helderberg mead ona bar with bone horn and glass

Helderberg Meadworks

Helderberg Meadworks is a unique “winery” located at the edge of the Helderberg Mountains where fresh water and local raw honey are used to craft the finest mead. They are one of the few meaderies in the state who primarily produce mead.

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aerial view of milea estate vineyard

Milea Estate Vineyard

The 98-acre Milea Estate Vineyard is a very successful winery in the historic Hudson River Region, dedicated to capturing the unique, natural environmental benefits of soil, climate, and sunlight to produce outstanding, award-winning wines.

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view of Glorie Farm vineyard with barn in background

Quartz Rock Vineyard

Glorie Farm Winery is exactly what lawmakers had in mind when they passed the New York Farm Winery Act of 1976. The new law allowed grape growers in New York to establish wineries and sell directly to the public. In other words: Farm + Winery = Farm Winery.

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Warwick Valley Winery Front Door

Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery

The story begins in the orchard. In 1989, Warwick Valley Winery purchased an orchard and began to learn how to cultivate fruit. The passion for creating wines and ciders soon evolved into an idea to begin distilling and to open the first distillery in the Hudson Valley since Prohibition.

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View of Applewood property in the afternoon, with fall foliage and colors.

Applewood Winery

Visit Applewood Winery in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley and discover the oldest working farm in Orange County and one of the oldest farms west of the Hudson River.

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Assorted bottles of fruit wine from Brookview Station Winery

A Decade of Change

If you’ve ever driven extensively around the Hudson Valley, chances are you hit a GPS dead zone en route to your destination, only to find yourself delighted to be wherever you ended up.

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Toasting a Decade of Craft Innovations

Remember when going out to grab a drink meant a mass-market beverage trucked in from afar? So 2008. These days, it’s all about #drinkinglocal, and bars and restaurants not just carry, but feature, New York-made wine, beer, cider, and spirits.

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