20+ Best Wineries in Hudson Valley:
Wine Tastings, Winery Map & More

Romantic ambience, historic architecture, amazing scenery and an abundance of history – there is so much more to wine tasting in New York’s Hudson Valley than simply tasting the wine. When it comes to choosing which wineries in Hudson Valley to visit, the setting and location is just as important than the wine itself.

With so many wineries to choose from in Hudson Valley Wine Country, which one do you choose?

Hudson Valley Wineries, such as Brotherhood Winery, is America’s Oldest Winery, while Benmarl Winery is known as America’s Oldest Vineyard. Wineries in the Hudson Valley do not take their wine making lightly.

When searching for the best Wineries in Hudson Valley, something became very clear. Each one is unique and offers their visitors something special.

With that being said, it’s difficulty to find the Best of anything, so here is an ultimate list of places to visit in Hudson Valley Wine County and you can pick your favorite.

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Visiting Hudson Valley Wineries:

Tips for Exploring Wineries in Hudson Valley NY:

  • Many of these Hudson Valley Wineries are open year-round.
  • Tasting have limited capacity and reservations are required.
  • Many Hudson Valley Vineyards are located in rural areas and are closed during inclement weather
  • Get a designated driver or hire a driver for the day.

Where are Hudson Valley Wineries located?

Wineries in the Hudson Valley

Most wineries in Hudson Valley are located in the Mid-Hudson Valley region and the Upper Hudson Valley region with a few exceptions.

Torne Vineyards, for instance, is located in Rockland County, NY. Getting recognized by Martha Stewart as one of New York’s best wineries for a hosting a wedding, Torne Vineyards has reached a new level of status. We could not be prouder to know that this favorite is located here in the Hudson Valley.

Which experiences are best in Hudson Valley Wine Country?

There are several way to explore wineries in Hudson Valley.

Here are several way to enjoy the Hudson Valley Wineries without stress:

What are the best Hudson Valley Wineries?

This is a hard question to answer, as many variables fall into place. There’s location, price, ambience, amenities and level of service (food, entertainment, etc.).

While I prefer a Hudson Valley winery with amazing views, my husband prefers one that offers a nice selection of food and snacks. Where I also enjoy listening to music during my visit, my husband does not care either way.

Whether your visiting with your significant others or with a group of people, the majority of wineries in the Hudson Valley are extremely accommodating.

Wineries in the Hudson Valley

What is the Shawangunk Wine Trail?

This extensive wine trail (80 miles long) is a favorite of many who live in the Hudson Valley and those who also come to visit. It consists of 15 wineries and is a wonderful way to spend a weekend or week.

These wineries are found between the Shawangunk Mountains/New Paltz in Ulster County, NY and Warwick in Orange County, NY.

The wineries of the Shawangunk Wine Trail typically offer special events throughout the year.
These include:

  • Wines & Bites
  • Wreath Fineries

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Shawangunk Trail Wine Tasting Passport

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  • Angry Orchard
  • Applewood Winery
  • Baldwin Vineyards
  • Benmarl Winery
  • Brimstone Hill Vineyard
  • Brotherhood Winery
  • Clearview Vineyard
  • Demarest Hill Winery & Distillery
  • Glorie Farm Winery
  • Magnanini Farm Winery & Restaurant
  • Palaia Winery & Meadery
  • Robibero Winery
  • Stoutridge Vineyard
  • Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
  • Whitecliff Vineyard

The Complete List of Hudson Valley Wineries

For your convenience, these Hudson Valley Wineries & Hudson Valley Vineyards are listed in alphabetical order.
You can reference the map above to see exactly where each winery & vineyard is located.

– Applewood Winery, Warwick (Orange County)

According to Facebook, ” We make a variety of wonderful wines from warm barrel-fermented reds to crisp, steel-aged whites. In addition, we make delicious fruit wines as well as our award-winning Naked Flock Hard Cider. Every wine and cider is produced in a “limited edition” batch, with many bottles spoken for as soon as they’re labeled.

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open daily in September & October from 11am – 5pm
Open November & December (Wednesday – Sunday) from 11am – 5pm
Open January & February (Weekends only)
Open March – August (Wednesday – Sunday) from 11am – 5pm

– Baldwin Vineyards, Pine Bush (Orange County)

According to their website, “Baldwin Vineyards is a second-generation, family owned and operated farm winery located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  Our winery has been open to the public since 1982.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays & Mondays from 12pm – 5pm
Saturdays from 12pm – 8pm

– Benmarl Winery, Marlboro (Ulster County)

Wineries in the Hudson Valley
Wineries in the Hudson Valley

According to their website, “Overlooking the historic Hudson River Valley, its 37 acre estate lays claim to the oldest vineyard in America. Our focus is on hand crafting wines that capture the essence of where they are sourced.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open Sundays – Thursdays from 11am – 6pm
Fridays & Saturdays from 11am – 8pm

– Brimstone Hill Vineyard, Pine Bush (Orange County)

According to their website, “The vineyard, started in the spring of 1969, consisted of four acres with only half in production. Today the vineyard has expanded to over 13 acres and the small winery building now houses a cozy tasting room overlooking the vines, an office and a lab.”

Open Fridays – Mondays from 11:30am – 5:30pm

– Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville (Orange County)

According to Wikipedia, “With its first commercial vintage produced in 1839, it is commonly acknowledged to be the oldest operating winery in the United States. In 2000, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open Wednesdays – Friday from 11am – 6pm
Saturdays from 11am – 7pm
Sundays from 11am – 5pm
Reservations are required

– Christopher Jacobs Pennings Vineyards, Pine Bush (Orange County)

According to their website, “The Town of Crawford, one of the townships in the Shawangunk Mountain Region, welcomed our farm winery opening in 2015.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 5pm, reservations are recommended.

Benmarl Winery

– City Winery, Montgomery (Orange County)

According to their website, “City Winery strives to deliver a unique high-end culinary and cultural experience to guests who are passionate about wine, music, and dining. By combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine seminars, private events (in a variety of configurations), and fine dining, we have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies and active cultural patrons.”

Wine Experience: Open Fridays from 4pm – 7pm, Saturdays from 12pm – 7pm and Sundays from 11am – 7pm

Restaurant Hours are different from wine hours.

– Clearview Vineyard, Warwick (Orange County)

According to their website, “If you love wine, beautiful scenery, a relaxed setting and live music, plan a visit to Clearview Vineyard, located on Route 94 in lovely Warwick NY. Our winery, wine tasting room and outdoor porch are open for you to sip, linger, laugh and enjoy time spent with others, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open Fridays – Sundays from 12pm – 5pm (April – Mid-December)

– Clermont Vineyards & Winery, Clermont (Columbia County)

According to their website, “Featuring panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains, Clermont Vineyards & Winery located in Clermont, New York, crafts fine wines for any occasion. We are a small family business, growing a variety of grapes on approximately 4,000 vines across seven acres of land.”

Open Fridays & Saturdays from 12pm – 6pm
Sundays from 12pm – 5pm

– Clinton Vineyards, Clinton Corners (Dutchess County)

According to their website, “Clinton Vineyards was established in 1976 by Ben Feder, a Bronx-born book designer and artist who fell in love with New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley and began building his dream.  Inspired by the beautiful wineries and vineyards in France, he modeled the 100-acre Clinton Vineyards in the tradition of small European vineyard estates, who often specialize in growing a single grape.”

Open Saturdays & Sundays from 1pm – 5pm.

– Demarest Hill Winery & Distillery, Warwick (Orange County)

According to their website, “Demarest Hill Winery is the largest winery in Warwick, New York, stocking over 80 varieties of wine, two ports and ciders, and four vinegars, which include Balsamico, Bombita Red, Apple, and Apple Balsamico.”

Open daily from 11am – 6pm

– El Paso Winery, Ulster Park (Ulster County)

According to their website, the current owners purchased the winery from an “old-world” Spanish winemaker from Uruguay, who had purchased the land and old barn and planted the grapes.

Outdoor Deck Tasting Hours:
Thursday – Saturday from 1pm – 8pm
Sunday from 1pm – 6pm

– Glorie Farm Winery, Marlboro (Ulster County)

Sunflowers at Benmarl Winery in Marlboro, NY.

According to their website, “Doug began growing fruit on what is now Glorie Farms in 1979.  MaryEllen and Doug opened the winery together in 2004.” Now new owners Dan Heavens and jAcqui Ferrari Heavens are continuing the tradition.

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open Fridays from 2pm – 7:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 5:30pm

– Hudson Chatham Winery, Ghent (Columbia County)

According to their website, “Hudson Chatham Winery is Columbia County’s first winery starting in 2006. Historically the property began as a dairy farm founded in 1790’s.”

Open Thursdays – Sundays from 12pm – 7pm for tastings on the lawn

– Kedem Winery, Marlboro (Ulster County)

According to their website, “Founded in 1848, the Herzog family winery was renowned as the exclusive wine supplier to the emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Josef, earning one of the early Herzogs the royal title of Baron.”

Open Sunday – Thursday from 11am – 4pm
Closed Fridays & Saturdays

– Magnanini Farm Winery & Restaurant, Wallkill (Ulster County)

According to their website, “What isn’t homemade at Magnanini is handmade. In fact, the personal touch is evident at Magnanini in everything from Rachel’s homemade delicacies; Richard’s proudest blends of wine, and to his father’s architectural work. The Magnaninis bottled their first 1,000 gallons for commercial sale in July 1984. Since then production at the winery has reached to 6,000 gallons.”

Tasting Room
Open Wednesdays – Sundays
Wednesdays & Thursdays – Tastings (12pm – 5pm)
Fridays – Pasta Night (12pm – 9pm)
Saturdays & Sundays – Flatbreads & Music (12pm – 6pm)

Wineries in the Hudson Valley

– Milea Estate Vineyards, Staatsburg (Dutchess County)

According to their website, “Milea Estate Vineyard is a new winery with a deep-rooted history in the Hudson Valley. The team at Milea Estate Vineyard is dedicated to bringing the unique terroir of the Hudson River Region from vine to glass by crafting honest and accessible wines. The estate is nestled among the beautiful rolling hills to the east of the Hudson River and surrounded by streams, horse pastures, dairies, orchards and other vineyards.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 12pm – 5:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays from 12pm – 7:30pm

– Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Millbrook (Dutchess County)

According to their website, “Established in 1982 on a former dairy farm in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery produces a range of high-quality wines that includes Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Tocai Friulano.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open daily from 12pm – 5pm
Outdoor tastings take place Fridays – Sundays
Indoor tastings take place Mondays – Thursdays

– Nostrano Vineyards, Milton (Ulster County)

Wineries in the Hudson Valley

According to their website, “Nostrano Vineyards Is A Family Run 75-Acre Farm, Vineyard + Winery In The Hudson Valley. We Grow 10 Acres Of Wine Grapes {Another Couple Acres Of Seedless Table Grapes, Too!} And 15 Acres Of Apples.”

Reservations required with limited outdoor seating.

Open February – March
Saturdays from 12pm – 5pm

Open April – December
Fridays from 2pm – 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:30am – 5pm

– Palaia Winery & Meadery, Highland Mills (Orange County)

Wineries in the Hudson Valley

According to their website, “Palaia Winery and Meadery, named for our winemaker’s grandfather, Angelo Palaia who emigrated here from Italy and passed his winemaking skills on to his son and grandson! The 200- year old bank barn was restored in 2003   and is now a beautiful, clean winery on the lower level, with storage and a tasting room above preserving the look and feel of the historical building.”

Open Fridays – Sundays 12pm – 6pm

– Robibero Winery, New Paltz (Ulster County)

According to their website, “When Harry and Carole Robibero purchased the 42 acre land in 2003 there was an existing winery on the property. In 2007 opportunity knocked unexpectedly when the current winery operating on the premise gave notice that they were vacating to a new location. It was at that point Harry, Carole and the Robibero family decided to follow their passion and pursue their dream of opening a winery.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open daily from 11am – 6pm

– Sabba Vineyard, Old Chatham (Columbia County)

According to their website, “Established in 2012, Sabba Estate Vineyard offers a variety of rich award-winning wines, beautiful green vineyard sceneries and sculptures. Our Vineyard is open for all friends and family, including your fur friends, yes we are pet friendly!”

Open Friday & Saturdays from 3pm – 8pm
Sundays from 2pm – 7pm

– Stoutridge Vineyard & Distillery, Marlboro (Ulster County)

According to their website, “Stoutridge Vineyard is built upon the original foundations of vineyards planted in the late 1700’s, a winery established when Theodore Roosevelt was President which eventually closed due to prohibition, and a bootleg era distillery which operated (not so publically) until 1956. Our hands dug into this fertile soil in 2001, the year we replanted the vineyards. Less than five years later we opened our winery in 2006 and now our new Stoutridge Distillery in 2017.”

Open Mondays from 12pm – 5pm
Thursdays – Sundays from 11am – 6pm

– Torne Valley Vineyards, Hillburn (Rockland County)

According to their Facebook Page, “Torne Valley Vineyards was founded in 2009 and has the proud distinction of being the first fully functioning winery in Rockland County New York. Seated on an historic 19th century country estate, the property and it’s Victorian mansion have been lovingly restored to provide visitors with a profoundly “retro” experience.”

Open Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 5:30pm

Wineries in the Hudson Valley

– Tousey Winery, Germantown (Columbia County)

According to their website, “Here at Tousey Winery, we want to create an atmosphere that allows for both quality, attentiveness and a fun, easy vibe.”

Tasting Room & Cafe
Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4pm – 8pm
Fridays from 12pm – 8pm
Saturdays from 11am – 8pm
Sundays from 11am – 6pm

– The Vineyard at Windham, Windham (Greene County)

According to their website, “Sitting on 4 acres, our vineyard overlooks Windham Mountain and its surrounding year-round beauty. In true celebration of viticulture, we not only produce wine, but also source the best-rated wines that New York State has to offer from the Finger Lakes all the way down to the renowned North & South Forks of Long Island- all under one roof.”

Open Fridays – Sundays from 12pm – 7pm. Reservations required

– Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick (Orange County)

According to their website, “We are the creators of the SFWSC Double Gold winning Black Dirt Bourbon. We offer a critically acclaimed wine collection, and we make a mean sangria and excellent cocktails.”

Open daily from 11am – 6pm

– Weed Orchard & Winery, Marlboro (Ulster County)

According to their Facebook Page, “We are a fifth generation, family run fruit farm situated at the base of the Marlboro Mountains, with over 20 varieties of the Hudson Valley’s finest produce. Our Winery opened in 2014 where you can taste wine, hard cider and craft beer.”

Tasting Room:
Open Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 5pm

– Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery, Gardiner (Ulster County)

According to their website, “Whitecliff is an artisanal family run winery created from the ground up. At Whitecliff we’ve dedicated more than 30 years to finding and planting grape varieties that succeed on our site. We’re dedicated to sustainability, environmentalism, and producing vegan wines we’re proud of.”

*Friendly, leashed pets are allowed

Open June – October
Mondays – Thursdays from 12pm – 5:30pm
Fridays – Sundays from 11am – 6pm

Open February – May, November & December
Thursdays – Monday from 11:30am – 5:30pm
Saturdays from 11:30am – 6pm

Open January
Saturday & Sunday from 11:30am – 5pm

Tips for a Successful Visit to Wineries in Hudson Valley:

  • Check websites for updated days/times of operation.
  • Information may change quickly, so confirm information before making plans
  • Many of these Hudson Valley Wineries are only open seasonally
  • Be prepared for unexpected weather.

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