Located within close proximity to New York City, the Hudson Valley provides a fun weekend getaway. With more than 30 wineries, and ample restaurants, the region is an ideal place for a wine and food excursion. Check out the following wine trails with food and lodging options to plan your trip to the Hudson Valley!
Visit: Milea Estate Vineyard in Staatsburg is a newer winery that offers wine by the glass/bottle, or tastings (by reservation only), Clinton Vineyards in Clinton Corners features socially distanced indoor tastings (reservations required)—the vineyard closes for the season on Dec. 20, and Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in Millbrook offers daily wine tastings (reservations recommended).
Eat: Babette’s Kitchen in Millbrook, Canoe Hill in Millbrook
Stay: Millbrook Country House in Millbrook, Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Rhinebeck, Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast in Hyde Park
Get There: The wineries are approximately 1.75 hours from New York City via car.
Note: Dutchess County is also home to two cideries and one meadery.
Visit: The Southwest Circuit of Scenic Sips features both wineries and breweries—Suarez Family Brewery in Hudson offers beer via their drive-thru, Tousey Winery in Germantown offers tastings, Hudson Valley Distillers in Clermont has gin, whiskey, and vodka, and Clermont Vineyards & Winery in Clermont features outdoor tastings.
Eat: Clermont Café in Clermont, Otto’s Market in Germantown
Stay: The Central House Hotel Inn in Germantown, The Wick in Hudson
Get There: Columbia County is located approximately 2.5 hours from New York City via car.
Note: Scenic Sips is a craft beverage tour throughout Columbia County with multiple circuits.
Visit: Start in Pine Bush at Brimstone Hill Vineyard, which offers tastings on weekends, then go to Baldwin Vineyards, which features seated wine flights (indoor seating reservations required). Head to Angry Orchard in Walden to visit the Cider House (reservation only), then Magnanini Farm Winery in Wallkill for a wine tasting, and drive north to Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery in Gardiner to try a tasting (reservations required), then Robibero Winery in New Paltz for a tasting (reservations only required on weekends for tables) or wine by the glass/bottle.
Eat: All Things Delicious in Pine Bush, Nu-Cavu in Wallkill, Café Mio in Gardiner
Stay: Audrey’s Farmhouse + The Greenhouses in Wallkill, Hudson Valley Rose Bed and Breakfast in Middletown, Minnewaska Lodge in Gardiner, A Serene Spa Bed and Breakfast in Wallkill
Get There: Pine Bush is approximately 1.5 hours from New York City via car.
Note: These are just some of the locations on the wine trail.
Check each winery’s website or call to confirm COVID-19 protocols and to see if you need advanced reservations.
For additional information on the Hudson Valley, visit travelhudsonvalley.com.
Header photo: Robibero Winery courtesy of TravelHudsonValley.com/Ulster County Tourism