Glorie Farm Winery: Wine Tasting, Views & Food | Ulster County

Let’s talk wine. The picturesque views of the Hudson Valley paired with first-class wine are the perfect combination for a day out. And what better place to showcase these two than at Glorie Farm Winery in Marlboro NY.

This quaint farm winery nestled in the mountains of Ulster County is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy an afternoon of thrilling views and delicious wine.

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The entrance sign of Glorie Farm Winery in Marlboro, NY

VISITING HOURS:
Fridays from 2pm – 7:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 5:30pm
RESERVATION FEE:
$20 per table guarantees a picnic table & canopy
Fee is put towards your final bill
WEBSITE:
www.gloriewine.com

Visiting Glorie Farm Winery:

Things to Know Before Your Visit to Glorie Farm Winery:

  • Glorie Farm Winery is open seasonally.
  • Tastings take place outdoors and tables/chairs are appropriately distanced.
  • There is ample FREE parking on the premises.
  • Your visit begins at the Welcome Table where you will be given your souvenir glasses and a menu.
  • Food from Empanada Nirvana may be purchased for your enjoyment on site (cash only).
  • Glorie Farm Winery does not only offer wine tastings, they also offer tastings of their hard cider and several spirits, including their own gin (vodka, bourbon, & whiskey)

Where is Glorie Farm Winery?

Glorie Farm Winery is a special farm winery located in the mountains of Marlboro, NY in Ulster County.

This private oasis is small enough to make to feel exclusive and large enough to offer a magnificent selection of wine.

Located in southern Ulster County, Glorie Farm Winery is close enough to Orange County NY and is an ideal location for a day trip from New York City.

ADDRESS:
40 Mountain Road
Marlboro, NY 12542

Take home glasses offered at Glorie Farm Winery in Marlboro, NY
Me at Glorie Farm Winery in Marlboro, NY

Ulster County Guide

Reference this Ulster County Guide to the best towns in the county before making any plans in the Mid-Hudson Valley. In addition to a list of places to see, I include practical tips for having a successful outing.

About Glorie Farm Winery

After being put up for sale in 2019, Glorie Farm Winery was lucky to start a new chapter if its life with current owners, Dan Heavens & Jacqui Ferreri Heavens.

This amazing couple have worked so hard to continue to build on what Glorie Farm Winery is.

Since 1979, Glorie Farm became a fruit farm and the winery was born from that in 2004.

Grape Vines and Apple trees used to make their wines and cider at Glorie Farm Winery

What to do & drink at Glorie Farm Winery:

Upon arriving to this wonderful wine winery, the first thing that I noticed is that there are several places to park along the property.

Although I have been used to parking away from the outdoor space, like at Benmarl Winery, this actually worked well because it meant we did not need to walk a long way to the car after purchasing several bottles of wine. 😉

What to Expect Upon arriving at Glorie Farm Winery

Once parked, you check in at the welcome area and are greeted by the wonderful staff.

We were given an extensive list of wines that are included in our tasting. (see below)

The G on the side of the building for Glorie Farm Winery in Ulster County NY.
Wine glasses filled with wine during a tasting at Glorie Farm Winery in Marlboro, NY.

Glorie Farm Winery Outdoor Tasting Area

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, tastings are currently being done outside.

Although having an indoor tasting room, do to safety of guests and employees, it can not be accessed at this time.

For a small deposit ($20 at the time of this posting), you can reserve a picnic table with a canopy for your wine tasting. The picnic table are separated from each other throughout the property and each table guarantees a perfect view of the Hudson Valley.

We chose the picnic table farthest to the parking away and also farthest away from other people, particularly tables that had groups. We found the area that we chose perfect because it was close enough to see the amazing views of the Hudson Valley and also right alongside the apple trees and grape vines.

It was a win-win for us.

The entrance of Glorie Farm Winery

What are the wines offered in the tasting?

Upon arriving at Glorie farm winery we were offered a paper listing the wines available for each tasting. The selection of wines were explained to us and were given an opportunity to find our covered picnic table while we discussed what we would do.

The list included three different tastings:

  • The Dry Wine Tasting
  • The Sweet Wine Tasting
  • The Premium Wine Tasting

There was no difference in price between the Dry Wine and the Sweet Wine Tastings ($20 at the time of this posting), but the Premium Wine Tasting was $25 (at the time of this posting).

We chose both the Sweet Wine Tasting and the Premium Wine Tasting, because I love sweet wines and Pinot Noir.

Glorie Farm Winery during the late afternoon in October
Walking through the orchard at Glorie Farm Winery.

The Wines included in the tasting during our visit included:

Sweet Wine Tasting

Premium Wine Tasting

  • Lunar White
  • Berries & Grapes
  • Applause
  • Candy Ass Red
  • Blackjack!
  • Pinot Noir 2018
  • Cabernet Franc 2018 Sunrise Block
  • Cabernet Franc 2018 Sunset Block
  • Cabernet Franc 2017
  • Synergy

What did we think of the wines at Glorie Farm Winery

We enjoyed all the wines that we tasted, but like everything else, we had our favorites. From the wines that we tasted above, these were our favorites:

  • Berries & Grapes
  • Blackjack!
  • Cabernet Franc 2017
The view from the wine tasting area at Glorie Farm Winery

Service during the Wine Tasting

Like I stated previously, my hubby and I chose a table off to the side. Because of this, we were able to view the majority of the people that were there for tastings.

The service was impeccable. Our server was not only attentive, but was so friendly and personable. He did a wonderful job of keeping our glasses ‘full’ and also knew so much about each wine he poured for us.

It was truly a wonderful experience that we have not had at any other winery.

Food Options during Visit

We were so happy to see that Empanada Nirvana, right from Marlboro, has a space at Glorie Farm Winery and sells an abundance of delicious finger foods.

We knew of Empanada Nirvana from driving on Route 9W and were thrilled to have the chance to try it out. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint.

Empanada Nirvana sign at Glorie Farm Winery

We had:

  • Chicken Empanadas
  • Pork Empanadas
  • Beef Empanadas
  • Yuca Fries

Can you purchase wines after the tasting is done?

Absolutely.

Purchase all that you want.

We left with several bottles of our favorites (Berries & Grapes, Blackjack! & Cabernet Franc 2017).

Tips for a Successful Visit to Glorie Farm Winery:

  • Prepare for any type of weather during your visit. Although set atop Marlboro, NY, weather can change quickly and drastically. We took a light sweater, a hat and sunglasses for our visit in October.
  • Reservations are guaranteed; walk-ins are not. Plan accordingly.
  • Ask the staff questions. Our experience was that the servers and staff are eager to help and have extensive knowledge of the wines.
  • Take lots of photos. The scenery is spectacular.

My Personal Recommendations for a Successful Trip:

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Skechers Performance Women’s Go Walk 2 Slip-On Walking Shoe

REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent

Guide to Hudson Valley Wineries & Vineyards

Reference my Ultimate Guide to Hudson Valley Wineries & Vineyards to visit other places near Glorie Farm Winery & beyond.

GLORIE FARM WINERY
40 Mountain Road, Marlboro, NY
845-236-3265

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