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The 24 Best Wineries and Vineyards Near NYC That Are Well Worth the Trip

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The West Coast may get the lion’s share of the glory when it comes to America’s wine regions but guess what: the East Coast (especially the Tri-State Area) can more than hold its own when it comes to vino . In fact, New York State alone has a long history of wine production and is even home to America’s oldest winery. From Finger Lakes to Cape May to New Haven, there are plenty of gorgeous vineyards to see and outstanding wines to try just a stone's throw away from the city. So the next time you’re in the mood to tour and taste grapes of the fermented variety, forget the pricey trip to Napa and instead head to one of these 24 wineries and vineyards near NYC. Cheers!


New York Wineries and Vineyards

1. brotherhood winery.

  • Why We Love It: live music series; wide selection of reds, whites, rosé, sparkling and sangria
  • Distance from NYC: About 1 hour and 15 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed: Yes with a limit of four guests when booking

We’d like to take a moment to thank visionary Jean Jaques, who bought land in 1810 and began planting grapes. By 1839, he had fermented the very first wine vintage in America. While many more wineries have popped up since, the Brotherhood is still a must for wine lovers. Check out their hand-excavated underground cellars, try out five of their popular wines and even enjoy live performances every weekend.

100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr., Washingtonville, NY

2. Standing Stone Wines

  • Why We Love It: overlooks Seneca Lake, known for Gewürztraminer variety, cultivates lesser-known varietals
  • Distance from NYC: About 4 hours and 40 minutes by car

If you're in the Finger Lakes area (specifically Seneca Lake) for weekend getaway, head over to Standing Stone Wines. Reserve a table and try their extensive wine list while learning all about the production that dates back to the '70s.And while you're enjoying a nice glass, take in the gorgeous view of the vineyard that expands over 46 acres and overlooks the lake.

9934 Rte. 414, Hector, NY

3. Hudson-Chatham Winery

  • Why We Love It: curated tasting experiences, good for groups, walk-ins welcome
  • Distance from NYC: About 2 hours and 35 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed: Yes (but parties over six guests need to be booked via phone)

This Hudson Valley mainstay’s list of accolades is too long to get into here, but trust us, you’ll love the wine as much as you love the sun-drenched tasting room.Since it was originally a dairy farm, don't be afraid to pair your wine with the in-house line of artisanal cheeses, jams and sauces, made in collaboration with local farmers. (Blood-orange cheese drizzle, where have you been all our lives?)

1900 State Rte. 66, Ghent, NY

4. Bashakill Vineyards

  • Why We Love It: live music, food and drinks on the weekend; walk-ins welcome (no reservations); adults-only; try three or six wines free for the price of a $12 souvenir glass
  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour and 55 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed: No

Looking for a fun thing to do this weekend? Visit Bashakill Vineyards. Whether you're there for the wine tasting (try three drinks for free and get a souvenir glass for $12) or the food (the seasonal and homemade dishes from the on-site chef are exceptional), or just looking to getaway from the bustling city, here's a full experience worth exploring. Plus, it’s also dog-friendly so your doggo can enjoy in on the fun too.

1131 South Rd., Wurtsboro, NY

5. Benmarl Winery

  • Why We Love It: summer sangria festival, annual barrel tasting, takes reservations
  • Distance from NYC: 1 hour and 50 minutes by car Reservation needed: Yes

Known as the oldest vineyard in America, Benmarl Winery continues to be a staple in Malboro. Grab a tour, sip some of their wines and take in the views of their 37-acre state with an impressive shot of the Hudson River Valley. And if you're lucky, they just might be making some pizza in their wood fired oven (so call ahead to find out).

156 Highland Avenue, Malboro, NY

6. Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

  • Why We Love It: Catskill Mountains views, loved by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal , walk-ins welcome, tours available, seasonal weekend food trucks
  • Distance from NYC:  2 hour and 30 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed:  Yes (but walk-ins are allowed for wine tastings on a first come, first serve basis)

Owner John Dyson’s interest in wine started when he tried to impress a date with a jug of the stuff and enrolled in a wine course, but then grew to a full-fledge winery for everyone to enjoy. Since 1998, you can enjoy outdoor and indoor guided wine tastings, tours of 30 acres and relaxing in the picnic area (or terrace seating) overlooking the Catskills Mountains. Plus, if you're stopping by on Fridays, enjoy Friday Night Food Trucks, where you can enjoy local food, tap wine and fun lawn games for the whole family.

26 Wing Rd, Millbrook, NY

7. Rooftop Reds

  • Why We Love It: seasonal pizza and wine movie nights, rooftop views, offsite tastings available
  • Distance from NYC:  40 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed:  Yes

While we have a few notable wineries in the city, the so-called concrete jungle isn’t exactly conducive to a proper vineyard. Fortunately, the Rooftop Reds founders were up for the challenge, opening the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard (and trust us, the space has a lot to offer). Grab your friends and enjoy a glass while taking in the views of the bustling city, or for a more hands-on experience, join a wine tasting, participate in one of their nightly yoga classes or catch a movie overlooking the Empire State building.

299 Sands St. Bldg. 275, Brooklyn, NY

8. Croteaux Vineyards

  • Why We Love It: specializes in rosé, tasting garden, Condé Nast Traveler favorite
  • Distance from NYC:  3 hours and 15 minutes by car

This Instagram-perfect vineyard, with its charming cobblestoned back patio and intricately designed bottles, can appropriately be summed up in a certain three-word hashtag:#roséallday. It’s the only vineyard in America dedicated exclusively to the pink stuff (and we're here for it). During the spring and summer, the tasting garden is particularly breathtaking as you're surrounded by a colorful and vibrant backdrop.

1450 S. Harbor Rd., Southold, NY

9. Wölffer Estate

  • Why We Love It: cider, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages available, seasonal Yoga in the Vines events
  • Distance from NYC:  3 hours and 10 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed:  Yes with a limit of eight guests when booking

Head over to the Hamptons to this 30-year estate where you can try wine, spirits and ciders. They offer four unique experiences that feature the tasting room, a tour and so much more. For example, the Taste of the Season lets you try different wines with a few festive bites by their in-house chefs. A wine expert will guide you through the tasting while teaching you the ways their award-winning drinks have been made. And if you want to skip the tour and tasting, come by for Sunset Fridays and Saturdays where no reservations are needed. Just order a glass of wine, grab a bite and enjoy live music.

139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack, NY

10. Bedell Cellars

  • Why We Love It: walk-ins welcome, great for groups up to 15 people, sustainable farming commitment, Wine Spectator calls it a “grand vin” of New York
  • Distance from NYC:  3 hours by car
  • Reservation needed:  No

This family-run winery owes its high-quality wines to sustainable farming methods and a small-batch process. While you won’t want to leave the sunny outdoor pavilion, we insist you step inside the restored barn to peep the owner’s contemporary art collection. And if you're stopping by on a Sunday enjoy live music from local artists.

36225 Main Rd., Cutchogue, NY

11. Warwick Valley Winery

  • Why We Love It: seasonal weekend live music, also offer ciders and spirits, on-site café with seasonal offerings
  • Distance from NYC:  1 hour and 55 minutes by car

The Hudson Valley is home to many wineries and vineyards but nothing beats Warwick Valley Winery. They started out growing apples, and have grown to providing wines, spirits and ciders (including New York's Original Cider). While you're browsing through their impressive drink collection, enjoy food straight from local farmers (like oven-ready pizza). And you can experience the winery all year long with apple-picking in the fall and musical festivals (including tribute concerts) in their outdoor stage in the summer.

114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY

12. Macari Vineyards

  • Why We Love It: wine bar, memberships available, seasonal events
  • Distance from NYC:  2 hour and 40 minutes by car

This family-owned vineyard is a Long Island gem. Pick one of the experiences they offer to learn all about their wines while exploring the 500-acre space. Check out the Summer Tasting, where you can sample three wines, a cheese selection and a personal charcuterie board for each guest.

150 Bergen Avenue, Mattituck, NY

New Jersey Wineries and Vineyards

13. willow creek farm & winery.

  • Why We Love It: open year-round, full grill and charcuterie menu

Cape May is already a hot spot for beaches, resorts and entertainment. It's no surprise they have a farm and winery to add to the list of fun things to do. Indulge in their group wine tasting (exploring five favorites), a tour via an electric cart to learn about the 50-acre farm or stop by Fire Pit Fridays for drinks, farm-fresh food and live music.

160-168 Stevens St., West Cape May, NJ

14. Old York Cellars

  • Why We Love It: wine and comedy shows, food pairing experiences, pet-friendly
  • Distance from NYC:  1 hour and 15 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed:  Yes but limited to six guests when booking

Just an hour away from the city, Old York Cellars has all the activities you're looking for in a winery. Enjoy a nice glass of wine in a cabana or reserve your spot in the open acres with the family. If you're looking to enhance your wine tasting skills, add in the Wine, Charcuterie & Chocolate experience where you can pair award-winning wine with meats, cheeses and delicious chocolate truffles. Or, choose the Chef Jose's Wine and Tapas Experience where you try some wine and fresh Spanish tapas (because wine pairs well with more than just meat and cheese).

80 York Rd., Ringoes, NJ

15. Beneduce Vineyards

  • Why We Love It: sustainably farmed, small-batch wines, family-friendly Sunday picnics with live music and food trucks
  • Distance from NYC:  1 hour and 10 minutes by car
  • Reservation needed:  Yes but open to walk-ins on a limited basis

This NJ vineyard is where you'll find the finest wines in the state, but it’s really the events that have us trekking away from the Big Apple. Every weekend, join "Group Therapy" where there are live performances, local food trucks and fun lawn games. Whether you're relaxing on the lawn or want a peaceful moment with your wine at their crush pad, the whole fam can join a weekend of bliss.

1 Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown, NJ

16. Hawk Haven Vineyard

  • Why We Love It: specialties include white Port-style wine, Méthode Champenoise Brut and Méthode Ancestrale sparkling wines; seasonal live music and food events
  • Distance from NYC:  2 hours and 35 minutes by car

There's always something fun happening at the Hawk Haven Vineyard. Since opening its doors in 2008, it has delivered a variety wines and activities, plus a healthy dose of local pride. Daily you'll find an event for the wine lover, foodie or music aficionado. In particular, The Rootstock concert series bridges all those together every weekend with local musicians, ever-changing food trucks (and their priceless wines of course) and exclusively to adults only (so leave the kiddos at home). But if you're looking to mellow out reserve a spot to learn all about the vineyard, wine selection and local farm.

600 South Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande, NJ

17. Tomasello Winery

  • Why We Love It: 10 locations throughout the state, opera galas, seasonal events
  • Distance from NYC:  45 minutes by car

FYI, this is not your average winery. Yes, you can head to the Hammonton area to check out their vineyard but why limit yourself to one spot in the Garden State? If you’re interested in trying one of their 50+ wines, their tasting room is scattered across ten locations in the state. Once you head over to one, there you can choose from their signature (which has five samplings) or Riedel (which has eight samplings and a souvenir glass) tastings. How would it be visit all ten, we wonder?

Various locations, see website for more information

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18. Laurita Winery

  • Why We Love It: food truck season pass available, seasonal food and entertainment events
  • Distance from NYC:  1 hour and 30 minutes by car

Come for the wine (and their signature sangria) and stay for all the fun events happening on the weekends. On Fridays, stop by for Fridays at the Grove, order from Laurita's Eats (we’re fans of the turkey club or steak melt) and hang out for a while. Or show off your cornhole skills at a friendly competition game where you can win big prizes (like a $200 cash card). And if you're in a dancing mood, grab tickets to an 80s-themed dance party because why not?

85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ

Connecticut Wineries and Vineyards

19. jones family farms & winery.

  • Why We Love It: light food menu, emphasis on seasonal ingredients, offers seven different vintages
  • Reservation needed:  Yes (but walk-ins are allowed)

Grab your friends and head over to this Connecticut winery. Join a weekend wine tasting and you just might get live music while you're taking a sip. And once you're all done, continue your trip to the 400-acre farm where you can hand-pick strawberries and blueberries (or pumpkins in the fall).

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT

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20. White Silo Farms & Winery

  • Why We Love It: small-batch wines, picnic baskets available, seasonal farm festivals
  • Distance from NYC:  1 hour and 45 minutes by car

There's no need to break the bank to enjoy high quality wine. The tasting room in White Silo Farms & Winery is only $10 and it includes four samplings (plus some sangria) and a souvenir glass. Then, take a tour and discover the dairy barn turned winery (where the wines are processed) and the breathtaking outdoor gardens. Plus, you don't want to miss out on all the activities they offer—from art exhibitions to yoga in the vineyard.

32 Rt. 37 East, Sherman, CT

21. Bishop's Orchards Farm & Winery

  • Why We Love It: house-made fruit wines and hard ciders, seasonal events, family-friendly
  • Distance from NYC:  2 hours and 20 minutes by car

The award-winning winery (with 440 awards) is a must-see spot in Guilford area. Why? For its wide selection of wine and hard ciders. You don't have to wait until the weekend to try a wine tasting (so, wine Wednesday anyone?). Take in a tour or finish off with a look at the Bishop's Orchards Farm. There you'll find a market, homemade ice cream and a chance to pick some blueberries and peaches.

1355 Boston Rd., Guilford, CT

22. Hopkin’s Vineyard

  • Why We Love It: wine bar; specializes in dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines; seasonal live music
  • Distance from NYC:  2 hours and 10 minutes by car

For over 225 years, the Hopkin's family has turned this vineyard into a Connecticut staple. Explore all the wine selections (in the state's first established wine bar) and admire the 19th century aesthetic. When you're finished learning about ingredients and the best food pairings, make time to view Lake Waramaug in the background.

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT

23. Paradise Hills Vineyard

  • Why We Love It: book clubs, classes, live music
  • Distance from NYC:  2 hours and 25 minutes by car

While they're not offering wine tasting due to COVID, you can still explore and have fun at Paradise Hills. Order a glass and take in the musical performances on the weekend. Plus, the outdoor patio provides a stunning look at the vineyard and the hills along the George Washington trail.

15 Windswept Hill Rd, Wallingford, CT

24. Jonathan Edwards Winery

  • Why We Love It: winery tours, summer music concert series, seasonal food events
  • Distance from NYC:  3 hours and 20 minutes by car

Step into the New Haven area for Jonathan Edwards Winery. The family-owned business offers wine tasting that includes five samplings daily. While their tours have been halted, you can still check in for any festivals, concerts and more. Plus, the space alone (featuring stone patios, large barn doors and a front-row seat of the sunset) is enough to make the trip.

74 Chester Maine Rd., N. Stonigton, CT

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12 of the Best New York Wineries, From Brooklyn to the Finger Lakes

From the Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley to New York City and Long Island, here are 12 of the best New York wineries.

Anne Olivia Bauso is a travel writer and hotel expert based in New York City. She has written hundreds of hotel reviews, from 5-star Ritz-Carlton properties to treehouse eco-resorts in the jungle.

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When it comes to wine making in the U.S., sunny California gets all the love. It's true, the Mediterranean-like valleys north of San Francisco are certainly ideal for vineyards. (Fertile soil is one perk of the area's seismic tendencies.) Yet many grape varieties are cuckoo for cooler temps, and Northern California is not the end-all, be-all of American wine production. On the opposite side of the country, New York state — whose viticulture was once rather limited to sweet concord ice wine — has quietly grown into a wine-producing powerhouse. Wine making in the state's Hudson Valley dates back to the 1600s, so it's not totally surprising that New York has emerged at the forefront of the industry.

From the North Fork of Long Island to the Finger Lakes and back to Brooklyn (really!), the Empire State is home to some 2,000 wineries and vineyards — the majority family-owned and several truly outstanding. Here are some of the best New York wineries and vineyards.

Finger Lakes Wineries

Ravines wine cellars in seneca lake.

The Finger Lakes may not be as wine-famous as Napa and Sonoma, but this rustic winery proves that the region is just as stunning. The incredible natural beauty — rolling bands of green vines, the deep, dark blue of glacier-carved Seneca Lake — would tempt grape lovers to stick around even if the wine wasn't very good. (Luckily, it's very good.) Ravines ' beautifully restored barn looks like it's straight out of California wine country, as do the artful meat and cheese boards and the wedding-ready tasting menus.

Nearby: The 1914 Geneva on the Lake Boutique Resort Hotel was designed to emulate a villa outside of Rome. Pay homage to the hotel's Frascati inspiration by drinking up lake views and a glass of sparkling.

Boundary Breaks in Lodi

This pristine winery on the Seneca Wine Trail focuses on cool-air-loving riesling grapes, grown on-site, fermented in stainless-steel casks, and made in styles ranging from sparkling to sweet to super dry. Red wine lovers, fret not: Boundary is also known for its fruit-forward cabernet franc.

Nearby: The Finger Lakes region is patchworked with family winegrowers….and orchards, creameries, and horse pastures. Between idyllic vineyard visits, explore the area's non-wine offerings, like Rue Claire Lavender Farm and Wolftree , a pick-your-own blueberry farm with an apiary and wool from Icelandic sheep, set between Seneca Lake and Finger Lakes National Forest .

Vineyard View in Keuka Park

Go for the vino, stay for the views. This fifth-generation grape farm has a primo spot far above Keuka Lake. For the full experience, grab a two-top on the terrace and sample the selection, from the just barely spicy (and quick to sell out) traminette to the dry marquette — harvested, crushed, and pressed on-site.

Nearby: If Vineyard Views isn't hosting a pop-up event with a local restaurant, drive three miles up the lake for a heaping tray of fried chicken and mashed potatoes (and a sundae) at Seneca Farms Ice Cream .

Stever Hill Vineyards in Branchport

This family-friendly farm doesn't quite compare to Vineyard View's lake scenery, but its panorama of grapevines and forested hills is as peaceful as can be. And it has the sort of warm, laid-back vibe that encourages all-day lingering, with a genuinely friendly staff happy to make recommendations. A renovated barn (with a backbone of 1850s hand-hewn wood beams) houses the tasting room, wine shop, and big back deck. Try the fan-favorite Old Barn Red (aged in New York oak) or, on a hot summer day, a juicy, boozy slushie.

Nearby: Conklin's Gully and Grimes Glen are lovely waterfall hikes within easy reach by car, for anyone really wanting to earn their afternoon wine flight. Work in a stop at the Havill Pottery farm studio, long run by a husband-and-wife ceramicist team, for functional souvenirs of the hand-painted stoneware sort.

Hudson Valley Wineries

Benmarl winery in marlboro.

Benmarl is what you're picturing when you think of the ideal upstate visit. The small-scale operation has spruce columns of grapevines stretching along the hillside, an antique pick-up truck hidden in the garden, and a driftwood gazebo framing the Hudson River Valley — the perfect spot for sunset photo ops. Benmarl focuses on small-batch NY wines, from their site-grown Baco noir and cabernet franc varieties to North Fork merlot. If you need to soak up all that wine, order a bubbling pizza, wood-fired in an outdoor brick oven.

Nearby: Toast to a day well spent at The Ship Lantern Inn , a cozy dining room that throws back to another era, 10 minutes up pretty Highway 9W. (If you're looking for a pre-winery meal, try your luck for brunch at Blooming Hill Farm . Even if the wait stretches into hour-long territory, it's time well spent.)

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in Millbrook

With 130 acres that feel like the French countryside and a big vaulted barn venue, it's really no surprise that visitors love this Millbrook winery. The wine holds its own against the magical setting — sit at the tasting bar to sample Millbrook's chardonnay, cabernet franc, and heady pinot noir, or pick up bottles and go at your own pace, preferably in an easy chair on the front lawn.

Nearby: Millbrook's shop sells crackers, sea salt caramels, and other local goodies, but if you're looking to have a picnic or throw dinner on the grill, head four miles north to Big Rock Community Farms Market . The charming two-room shop in Stanfordville carries local H.V. produce, meat, cheese, and more on the ground floor of an 1845 house. Call in advance to visit Conrad Levenson 's open-air sculpture garden, a little further north, with whimsical works made from materials like scrap metal, salvaged wood, and wagon wheels.

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery in Gardiner

After a morning hike through Minnewaska or Mohonk Preserves (or a morning scramble up Bonticou Crag), reward your efforts in Whitecliff 's cozy tasting room or shady picnic grove. The sustainable winery (named for the white cliffs in the distance) is known for its merlot and malbec blend (a bestseller), fruity vidal blanc, and oak-fermented chardonnay. There's a solid menu of affordable flights, too; just be sure to book your reservation through the website.

Nearby: For more local goodness, drive up to Butterfield for a rhapsodic meal celebrating the natural bounty of the Hudson Valley (you'll see Whitecliff on the excellent wine menu). If you're in more of a bar food mood, there's the quaint New Paltz gastropub, Huckleberry .

Milea Estate Vineyard in Straatsburg

Though it's new on the scene, this 98-acre vineyard has already carved out a big name for itself on the Dutchess County wine trail. Anchored by a charming white farmhouse, this small estate makes a crowd-pleasing sparkling rosé, a plummy merlot, and a crisp chardonnay that reflects Hudson Valley's unique terroir.

Nearby: Stand high over Ferncliff Forest — a 200-acre chunk of old-growth forest peppered with easy walking trails and old stone ruins — in its fire tower with magnificent views of the land and Hudson River. Swing by Migliorelli Farm Stand for fresh dinner supplies or check into Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck for a luxe retreat.

Long Island Wineries

Pindar vineyards in peconic.

Long Island's North Fork is a string of upscale wineries — and Pindar Vineyards was among the first. These days, the former potato farm is now a 500-acre enterprise with nearly 20 varieties of grapes (and a famous sunflower field). Fans swear that Pindar wines, including their red table wine (a smooth bordeaux blend) and vivid cabernet sauvignon, could vie with those made in California and France.

Nearby: Remain transported at North Fork Table & Inn — the chef earned his chops in kitchens in Paris and Napa Valley.

RGNY in Riverhead

Maria Rivero González harvested grapes with her family for years in Mexico's Parras Valley before setting her eyes on the North Fork. Attracted by Long Island's cool, maritime climate, the Mexican winemaker opened her certified-sustainable vineyard in 2019, where she grows and bottles unfiltered cabernet franc, velvety viognier with a hint of pineapple, and other meticulously thought-out wines.

Nearby: Taste the freshest oysters of your life at Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market , a homespun seafood shack in Greenport, before retiring to the beautiful The Menhaden (and its rooftop deck overlooking the harbor).

Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue

Castello di Borghese lays claim to the title of Long Island's first vineyard. In the early 1970s, its founders realized that the area's fertile soil and oceanic climate were irresistible to grapevines. Modern-day visitors swear the vineyard's still got it (it's run by the original family, after all), praising its excellent pinot noir, peppery cabernet franc, and zippy sauvignon blanc.

Nearby: Hit up another local 70s-era landmark, Magic Fountain , where homemade ice cream flavors range from kulfi (rosewater, pistachio, and cardamon) to vegan coffee almond fudge.

New York City Wineries

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Beaches, ruins, cathedrals, caves...and wineries. Yes, New York City really has it all. The city is home to a number of wineries (where wines are made from grapes grown elsewhere), but Rooftop Reds ups the ante and actually grows grapes (via a unique planting system) on a 14,800-square-foot rooftop in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. You'll have more than a dozen bottle selections, plus traminette, white, and dry rosé on tap — not to mention killer skyline views and bragging rights (how many inner-city vineyards do you know?).

Nearby: Former Crown Heights favorite The Food Sermon is a go-to for huge, healthy Caribbean bowls (think gingery rice with curried chicken and market veggies).

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The Best New York Wineries for Day Trips from the City

By Tyler Zielinski

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard New York winery in The Finger Lakes

Most people think of California when it comes to wine travel in the U.S. But look almost 3000 miles east to New York state, and you’ll find a handful of wineries that can pull their weight, just a few hours’ drive from New York City .

For a day trip or a long weekend centered around great wine in the Empire State, we head to three regions: the Finger Lakes , Hudson River, and Long Island. They’re all designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), with unique microclimates ideal for specific grape varietals like Riesling and Cabernet Franc. But they’re also home to great boutique hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, and lakeside views, offering plenty to do when you aren’t visiting a tasting room.

Read on for our favorite wineries just outside of New York City, all of which are worth planning a trip around, and how to visit them.

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Benmarl Winery

Benmarl Winery

Benmarl Winery is a short hour and a half ride north of the city, nestled in the lush green hills of Marlboro beside the Hudson River. It’s home to the oldest vineyard in America, and has some of the country's oldest vines of Baco Noir —a French-American hybrid grape variety native to the Northeast and Canada. “For estate wines [wines made from grapes grown on the winery’s property], they are unparalleled in the region,” Tristen Gild, manager and buyer for wine shop Kingston Wine Co. , says.

Like many other growers in New York, Benmarl has a noteworthy Cabernet Franc, and a refreshing Baco Noir rosé with notes of blueberry and strawberry—the perfect Summer wine. (The Margherita pizza from their wood fired oven also hits the spot.)

They are open 7 days a week, reservation-only , so remember to book in advance. Stay across the Hudson River at The Roundhouse in Beacon , and make sure to stop at the newly opened cocktail bar, Wonderbar for their elevated take on the Pimm’s Cup dubbed “The Constant Gardener.”

Rose Hill Farm Hudson Valley

Rose Hill Farm

The historic Rose Hill Farm farm is perfect for a quintessential Hudson Valley experience. Known for their U-Pick fruit program, Gild says the farm is also producing the most innovative line of ciders and fruit wines in the valley. “[They’re] mostly made with no sulfur added and wild yeasts,” says Gild, “and they are also releasing a series of wonderful, natural grape wines from fruit grown in the region.” Sample various wines and ciders, such as the 2019 Sundrops (a pét nat-style sparkling wine made from the farm’s shiro plums), or their 2019 Lulie pét nat made from Merlot and Cayuga grapes in collaboration with Kingston Wine Co.

After spending an afternoon picking fruit and drinking on the farm, drive thirty minutes north to artsy Hudson for a night at family-run Wm. Farmer and Sons , or the newly opened Maker Hotel . Just down the road you’ll find expertly curated natural wines and elevated bites and drinks (such as Rose Hill Farm’s cider) at the cozy Lawrence Park .

(Note: Rose Hill Farm doesn’t take reservations and is primarily open on weekends, but they make exceptions depending on the ripening schedule of their fruits. Make sure to also read their COVID-19 guidelines before visiting.)

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Shinn Estate Vineyards Long Island

Shinn Estate Vineyards

Whether you want to visit for a tasting, or stay at the vineyard’s chic Farmhouse Inn, Shinn Estate Vineyards offers a relaxing wine experience on Long Island’s North Fork , just two hours from New York City. Visitors can expect a balance of luxury and comfort with both a state-of-the-art tasting room, and a patio overlooking the bucolic vineyards.

Wines are available by the glass, or in curated flights. Indulge in medium-bodied reds, such as their tannic and expressive Cabernet Franc and red field blend; or a Riesling or Pinot Blanc for something lighter. Joe Monaco, a local who runs the @Greenportnorthfork Instagram page, suggests settling in at the tables right beside the vineyard rows (ideally with a plate of cheese), or taking a walk between the vines to “feel the terroir right under your feet.”

The nearby Love Lane Kitchen , just two miles away, is another staple in the area for casual food, a vibrant atmosphere, and a host of Long Island wines.

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard New York winery in The Finger Lakes

Kontokosta Winery

Two and a half hours outside of the city is one of New York’s most scenic wineries: Overlooking the majestic Long Island Sound, Monaco argues that Kontokosta has the best views on the eastern seaboard.

From rosé to Riesling, Kontokosta’s wines also deliver on quality and sophistication. Their 2014 vintages of Viognier, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon are all award-winning and worth keeping on your radar for tasting.

The winery offers cheese, charcuterie, and other small bites, but there are a few local eateries to stop at after as well. The Halyard Restaurant at the Soundview Hotel is a must for waterfront views and small plates like the Shinnecock Sea Scallops served over risotto (best paired with a local wine like the 2019 Sauvingnon Blanc from Raphael). Cocktail enthusiasts should swing by premier cocktail bar Death and Company’s residency, which is running at the hotel through October.

Only a 10-minute drive down the road is another East End institution, North Fork Table & Inn , recently reopened with a wine menu curated by sommelier Amy Racine . The fine dining experience explores the farms, saltwater, and vineyards of the North Fork.

(Note: Kontokosta is reservation-only due to COVID, so be sure to review their regulations before booking.)

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Kontokosta Winery Greeport Long Island

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

Hermann J. Wiemer is regarded as one of the pioneers of viticulture and winemaking in the Finger Lakes, and helped put the region on the map for its Riesling. Book a tasting to sample their expertly crafted wines, and make sure to try the Pinot Noir and sparkling Blanc de Noir as well. Their outdoor picnic tables, which overlook the vineyards, are a must during the summer, but they also have indoor seating in the winery for chillier days.

Thomas Pastuszak, wine director at The Nomad and founder of Terrassen Cellars , suggests chasing your visit with a stop at nearby wine bar & bistro, Supernatural Lake , which has outdoor live music (and charming rental cottages ) right on Cayuga Lake. New York City wine bar, Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, is hosting a pop-up on site all summer, too.

(Note: Reservations are available for the tasting room, but due to COVID-19, payments are contactless and cashless.)

Red Newt Cellars The Finger Lakes

Red Newt Cellars

Red Newt Cellars is a staple in the Finger Lakes community, and popular with travelers because of its hospitable staff and fine selection of wine and food: Come for a mix of solid whites and reds on the outdoor deck overlooking the farm, then snack on locally sourced cheeses and meats at the on-site bistro.

With access to some of the best vineyards on Seneca Lake, Rieslings from their label are a no-brainer; but indulge in the Bordeaux blends, Cab Francs, and Pinot Noirs for a taste of the diversity found in the region. ( Reservations are always recommended.)

Up the road, stop at Dano’s for delicious Austrian cuisine and more local wines. “It's great for lunch on the wine trail, or amazing sunsets over Riesling vines for dinner,” says Pastuszak. The goulash, and schnitzels are the best sellers and go quickly, so be sure to get those orders in as soon as you get there. 

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One way to see the diverse landscapes of New York State is by visiting its wineries. Some are nestled into sloping lakeshores while others are tucked into the woods, or part of a scenic rural vista. How to visit varies, too. Depending on the experience, you may take a bus tour or limousine service or even a bicycle or boat. Or perhaps you’ll sip wine on a train, watching the countryside pass you by. Decide what you want your wine experience to look like and start planning now. 

Masks are encouraged, but optional in most settings per New York State guidelines . Individual businesses or attractions may require mask wearing. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions and amenities are open and available.

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Captain Jim’s Wine Cruises (Finger Lakes) 

Finger Lakes wineries are famously scenic but there’s something extra special about arriving by boat. Make the most of your trip with Captain Jim’s Wine Cruises, where you’ll take a leisurely pontoon boat ride on beautiful Cayuga Lake while Captain Jim describes points of interest along the way. 

You can choose to visit three of the following wineries: Sheldrake Point Winery , Long Point Winery , Thirsty Owl Wine Company (which has a bistro perfect for lunch), or Goose Watch Winery . You’ll have about an hour at each stop, giving you ample time to eat, sample wines, and stroll around the picturesque vineyards. 

Captain Jim’s Wine Cruises take place Thursday-Monday and last from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. The 2023 cruise season kicks off May 14. Each cruise is limited to six passengers.

East End Bike Tours (Long Island) 

Pedal your way through Long Island’s idyllic wine country, stopping to spot wildlife, take in harbor views, and of course sample plenty of North Fork vino. East End Bike Tours offers a range of experiences. Their fleet includes single-rider or tandem bicycles and tours range from 13.5 to 18 miles long. Depending on the tour, you may also stop to pick fresh fruit, browse in local boutiques, or check out some craft breweries.  

Tours include a guide, unlimited non-alcoholic refreshments, olive oil and vinegar tastings, and a support vehicle to carry whatever you may buy along the way. Private and self-guided tours are also available, as are limousine tours for those who prefer not to ride bicycles. Tours run from May through October.

The Little Wine Bus (Hudson Valley/New York City)

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The Little Wine Bus takes care of every little detail so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride through Hudson Valley’s Wine Country . The company will be starting up their public tours from New York City in the fall with their famous singing karaoke bus from Times Square and also offers private tours. Maybe you want to woo your sweetheart with a day of romance, celebrate a milestone birthday with everyone you ever knew, or host a corporate event. Either way, The Little Wine Bus has you covered. Their fleet of vehicles accommodates anywhere from two to 56 passengers. Once you know your group size, they’ll work with you to build your perfect itinerary, whether you want an educational outing, a party scene, or something in between. 

Owner Tania Dougherty is a Hudson Valley local, a Certified Travel Counselor, and Certified Meeting Professional, credentials that assure customers will have the most seamless experience. A vehicle will pick up your group at your home, hotel, or rental in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, or any of the five boroughs in New York City. Tour prices include food, wine tastings, bus driver, host, and gratuities. Private tours are available seven days per week all year long. The Little Wine Bus also hosts weekday corporate tours to Long Island’s wine country.

Spa City Brew Bus (Capital-Saratoga)

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Assemble your crew and climb aboard for a day of fun among friends. The Spa City Brew Bus seats up to 24 passengers with a minimum of 12 required. Tours are private so you and your group have the bus to yourselves and can set the tone, whether you want some calming background music for the ride or want to rev up the party with a round of karaoke. You’ll work with the Brew Bus folks to arrange pick-up time, location, and desired destinations. Tours typically last four hours (additional time can be added for a fee) and visit wineries (or distilleries and breweries) in the Capital-Saratoga region. In addition to a professional driver, you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who’ll regale you with music, games, raffles, snacks, and water.

Pair Wine Tours (New York City)

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You’ll want to take notes on this one. Led by a sommelier, this neighborhood walking wine tour educates participants on wine tasting techniques, food and wine pairings, label reading, and top wine producing regions. You’ll also learn how to open a bottle of vino like a pro so you can impress your friends at your next dinner party! Each tour includes stops at one wine shop and two restaurants. You’ll sample two wines at each stop, with snacks served at the restaurants. New York City tours are available in Hell’s Kitchen and the Lower East Side. Tours conclude at local wine shops, where, in addition to sampling wine, guests can purchase bottles at a discounted price. 

If your walking tour whets your appetite for more wine tasting in NYC, head to City Winery . The wine-tasting, dining, and live performance space at Pier 57 is the largest winery in New York City. Sample in-house wines in their tasting room, grab some dinner, catch a concert, or simply sip a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the Hudson River. City Winery hosts regular dining and wine tasting events and they plan to resume their winery tours once it’s safe to do so.

Amore di Vino Tours (Greater Niagara)

Honeymoon Trail Winery in Lockport, NY.

A chauffeured limousine lets your group travel in style as you tour the wineries in this astonishingly beautiful region. Amore di Vino offers several themed tours. Amenities vary but tours typically include stops at five wineries, wine tastings, a wine specialist, and a complimentary gift for everyone. Themed options include the Chocolate Lovers tour, which concludes with a heaping tray of mouthwatering desserts, and Fun With Friends, where each guest goes home with a hand-painted wine glass. Itineraries can also be completely customized to suit your wishes. All tours make stops along the Niagara Wine Trail and Niagara Wine Country . The region’s cool climate creates a favorable grape growing season, which in turn allows wineries to excel in the production of wines like Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Vidal Blanc. And you can’t beat the scenery, with some wineries set on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and others just a short drive from Niagara Falls .

DIY Wine-themed Road Trip (Catskills/Hudson Valley)

Bashakill Vineyards in the Catskills.

This wine-themed road trip will take you into the heart of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, and through adorable mountain towns like Phoenicia, Mount Tremper, and Ellenville. It’s a drive that allows you to explore the area’s scenic byways and attractions entirely at your own pace. 

Kick off your trip at The Vineyard at Windham in the northern Catskills. Their four-acre property offers views overlooking Windham Mountain . The cozy tasting room is outfitted with plenty of windows so you don’t miss a moment of those views. While you’re basking in the scenery, sip on their merlot, Riesling, or rosé, or try a wine they’ve sourced from within New York State.  

Next, put on some good driving tunes and head south through the Hudson Valley to Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings Vineyard . Sample their award-winning wines while enjoying fresh air and mountain views. June marks the start of their Summer Live Music Series every Friday from 4:00pm-sunset. 

You’ll swing back into the Catskills on your next and last stop at the adults-only, dog-friendly Bashakill Vineyards . Their wines are vegan, made by hand, and organic or low-spray, and they specialize in wines aged in French and American oak barrels. You’ll remember you’re in the wilds of the Catskills with wine names like Red Fox, Coyote, and Black Bear. You’ll probably be ready for dinner by this time and can sample bites from Bashakill's rotating menu of fresh ingredients.

Lake Erie Wine Country (Chautauqua-Allegheny) 

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More than 20 wineries spread across 53 miles of Lake Erie’s south shore make up the wine country here, giving road-tripping wine lovers miles of picturesque scenery. Visitors looking to carve out their own wine trail vacation will find a great resource in the Lake Erie Wine Country website . There’s information on transportation services, accommodations, restaurants, and of course, which wineries suit you and your group the best. The website helps users narrow down choices for easier planning. Looking for a winery where you can also grab a bite to eat? Add 21 Brix Winery to your itinerary. If you have a beer-drinker among you, head to Five & 20 Spirits/Mazza Chautauqua Cellars . If your pup is your travel partner, there’s a list of pet-friendly wineries, too. There are also recommendations on area attractions like the National Comedy Center and Panama Rocks Scenic Park to round out your trip to the region.

Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail (Adirondacks)

You don’t need a special excuse to visit Lake George but making the wineries on the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail into a short road trip certainly gives you one. Adirondack Winery is located in the heart of Lake George Village , a lively local spot that’s usually offering one drink special or another in celebration of a holiday or local event. A second location in Queensbury includes a winemaking facility, brand new tasting room, and a space for live events. Adirondack Winery creates inventive blends like a lavender infused rosé and a blueberry infused red, as well as a wide selection of red, white, and sparkling wines. 

The next and last wine destination on the Adirondack Craft Beverage trail is Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard , a family-run business with an Adirondack-style tasting room in a woodsy setting. Featured wines include Cranberry Blanc, Traminette, and Melody, a dry citrus white made from a grape of the same name. Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard often holds live music events.

Take a Wine Cruise with Coyote Moon Vineyards (Thousand Islands)

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Take a relaxing two-hour cruise with an experienced crew and Coyote Moon Vineyards. All cruises include one bottle of Coyote Moon wine per person and a cheese and cracker snack box. Plan to arrive at least one hour before departure, at which time you’ll take part in a wine tasting and select the bottle you’d like to take aboard. The cruise takes passengers on a relaxing ride through the scenic Thousand Islands. Large groups can book their own private wine cruise. The cruise season with Coyote Moon Vineyards runs from the end of June through early September.

Ride the Adirondack Railroad Beer & Wine Train (Central New York)

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All aboard the Beer & Wine Train , an excursion that departs from Utica’s Union Station, a historic Beaux Arts building with marble pillars and a 35-foot tall barrel-vaulted ceiling. On board, passengers receive a complimentary glass. A selection of beer and wine is available for purchase. The train travels 20 miles north through the countryside and arrives at The Remsen Depot, where passengers will have 30 minutes to stretch their legs and browse in the gift shop before returning to Utica. First class and coach class tickets are available. Light snacks are served to all; first class passengers receive hors d’oeuvres. The Adirondack Beer & Wine Train offers trips in the spring, summer, and fall.

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7 Best Wine Tours In New York To Check Out In 2024

Welcome, wine lovers! New York State is a treasure trove of vineyards and wineries, offering a diverse range of wine tours that cater to all tastes.

From the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes to the charming wineries of Long Island, there’s a wine adventure waiting for every enthusiast!

Buckle up and get ready to embark on a journey through the 7 best wine tours in New York.

And don’t worry, most of these tours include transportation so don’t be shy to take more sips of wines!

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1. long island wine tour from manhattan.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, and make your way to the North Fork of Long Island with this fun-filled wine tour!

For several years now, the North Fork of Long Island has been gaining respect for producing fine wines.

And this tour will take you to sample some of the finest vintages at three carefully picked vineyards, including Raphael Vineyards, Lenz Winery, and Osprey’s Dominion.

The tour also includes a gourmet picnic lunch catered by Perfect Picnic, ensuring you’re well-fed as you sip on your wine! Roundtrip hotel transportation from Manhattan is included, making this a hassle-free day out.

The tour lasts approximately 10 hours, giving you ample time to soak in the beautiful vineyard scenery and enjoy the exquisite wines.

2. The Hamptons and Long Island Wineries Private Tour

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For New York’s most exclusive retreats, consider The Hamptons and Long Island Wineries Private Tour! Head out on Long Island in a comfortable minivan and ready to explore the wineries of the North Fork of Long Island.

The tour is private, allowing you to customize the itinerary to suit your preferences.

You’ll visit charming Southampton, enjoy fresh seafood in Sag Harbor, and take a ferry to Shelter Island. We don’t know a better way to enjoy the scenery and wine at the same time like this!

The tour includes roundtrip transit and hotel pickup and dropoff, making it a convenient option.

You’ll have approximately 12 hours to enjoy a day full of exploration and enjoyment, so pack your things, and let’s go!

3. Niagara All American All inclusive Boutique Small Group Wine Tour

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For those who are looking to venture a bit further, the Niagara All American All inclusive Boutique small Group Wine Tour is a fantastic option!

Hop in, we’re going to visit three to four different wineries and enjoy a variety of wine tastings, everything you like from bold reds to crisp whites!

This stunning Niagara region is famous for its world-class wineries, we bet you won’t be disappointed trying them!

The tour also includes a gourmet lunch at a local farm-to-table restaurant, where you’ll get to savor the fresh, local cuisine. This tour is perfect for wine lovers who also appreciate beautiful landscapes and delicious food.

Plus, you can choose from the day and start time that suits your schedule for added flexibility as well!

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4. Mattituck New York Guided Farm and Wine Country Bike Tour

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Escape from the hustle of big city life and explore the Mattituck, New York countryside on this Guided Farm & Wine Country Bike Tour!

This tour offers a fantastic blend of exercise, sightseeing, and wine tasting. You’ll pedal your way through the beautiful landscapes of Mattituck, New York, and discover the beauty of nature on a relaxing bike ride to handpicked stops like wineries, beaches, and farm stands!

Here you’ll be mesmerized by some of the region’s finest wines and the charming lavender farm.

The tour is suitable for all fitness levels and includes a gourmet picnic lunch at the beach. This is a great way to explore the countryside, learn about local agriculture, and enjoy some excellent wines.

Photographs are captured throughout the day, and available online for later download as well!

5. Seneca Lake Wine Tasting & Tour

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Just two hours from Buffalo or five hours from NYC, situated Seneca Lake – the crown jewel of New York’s Finger Lakes, which is also an American Viticultural Area with 27 wineries dotting its shores.

If you wish to explore the beauty of the Finger Lakes region, join us on this Seneca Lake Wine Tasting & Tour now!

On this tasting tour, you’ll get to visit four of the best vineyards and taste a variety of wines, from Rieslings to Cabernet Francs, and learn about the unique climate and geology that make the region perfect for wine production!

The tour also includes a gourmet lunch at one of the wineries, and most importantly: let your driver take care of your trip.

This is a fantastic way to explore the stunning landscapes of the Finger Lakes region and discover the diverse range of wines it has to offer!

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6. Canandaigua Wine Trail Experience

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, the Canandaigua Wine Trail Experience is a must-try! The Canandaigua wine trail winds for nearly 30 miles across the Finger Lakes region, just around 5 hours from NYC.

On this tour, you’ll get to explore its beautiful landscape and learn about its award-winning wines from three to four wineries, depending on the season.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy tastings on small-batch, exclusive vintages as well!

The tour also includes a gourmet lunch at Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake, where you can enjoy delicious food with a scenic view.

This tour is perfect for those who love wine and nature, as you’ll get to enjoy both in abundance.

So, make your way through the Canandaigua Wine Trail!

7. Delaware River Kayak and Wine Day Trip from Manhattan

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What could be better than a leisurely experience like kayak paddling followed by a wine tasting?

Choose to escape the hustle of the city and join us on a full-day kayaking trip and wine tasting along the scenic Delaware River with us now!

You’ll start your day with a scenic kayak trip down the Delaware River, where you can soak in the natural beauty of the area.

After working up an appetite, you’ll head to a local winery for a well-deserved wine tasting.

Here, you’ll get to sample a variety of wines and learn about the winemaking process.

After sampling 5 wines during your self-service tasting and tour, take advantage of the exclusive discount and split a bottle of your favorite vintage with some friends as well!

What a fantastic way to escape the city and enjoy a day of adventure and relaxation.

And there you have it – the 7 best wine tours in New York! Each tour offers a unique perspective on the state’s rich wine culture, providing an array of experiences from kayaking to the winery, exploring historic wine trails, or even combining shopping with wine tasting!

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21 Best Finger Lakes Wineries to Visit in 2024

View of the grapevines looking out over the Finger Lakes

Best Wineries, Wine Tasting Experiences and Vineyards in the Finger Lakes to Visit During 2024

The Finger Lakes region is located in the center of New York State, about 4 to 5 hours from Manhattan, 1 to 2 hours from Rochester, and 2 to 3 hours from Buffalo. The lakes themselves are long, narrow bodies of water that run north to south. The largest of the lakes are Seneca, Cayuga, and Keuka but there are several smaller lakes in the area as well.

The Finger Lakes have historically been a vacation area for New Yorkers because the lakes moderate the local climates, providing a cooling effect in the summer and some warmth in the winters. For that reason, vinifera grapes thrive here, albeit cool climate ones! Long a producer of Riesling, the Finger Lakes wine region has become known for Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and many other grapes, like Blaufränkisch, that grow well in chillier temperatures.

RELATED: Learn More about the Finger Lakes’ History, Terroir and Grape Varieties

Here, we explore wineries, tours, restaurants, and hotels around the Finger Lakes. With so much natural beauty, the Finger Lakes are endlessly explorable – especially when wine is involved!

Best Wineries in the Finger Lakes to Visit

Heart & hands wine company.

4162 NY-90, Union Springs

(315) 889-8500

Why Guests Love It: Excellent Pinot Noir, Knowledgeable Staff, Beautiful Seating

Originally focused on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, wife and husband team Susan and Tom Higgins at Heart & Hands seek to highlight just how stunning cooler climate iterations can be. Their Riesling is just as fabulous, as is their sparkling Brut Rosé.

Ravines Wine Cellars

400 Barracks Road, Geneva

(315) 781-7007

Why Guests Love It: Historic Barn, Food Pairings, Sustainable Agriculture

Ravines bottles terroir. By focusing on the soil composition, microclimates, and which varieties thrive where, there’s no mistaking their commitment to purity. Be sure to book a Tasting Table experience to taste the Finger Lakes at its best.

4760 West Lake Road, Geneva

(315) 789-9583

Why Guests Love It: Beautiful Barn, Chocolate Pairing, Dog-Friendly Patio

In addition to having some of the best wines in the Finger Lakes, Billsboro is just plain fun. Seasonal Pizza on the Patio is always an event, and one that should be booked in advance. Add in live music and gelato and there’s little reason to go anywhere else.

Keuka Spring Vineyards

243 Route 54, East Lake Road, Penn Yan

(315) 536-3147

Why Guests Love It: Gorgeous Views, Family Friendly, Vegan Wines Available

Overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake, Keuka Spring Vineyard is gorgeous, relaxing, and delicious. Their Blaufränkisch (aka Lemberger) has a cult following, and with good reason. Keuka Spring also offers vegan wines for those who are committed to a vegan lifestyle. 

Anthony Road Wine Company

1020 Anthony Road, Penn Yan

(315) 536-2182

Why Guests Love It: Excellent Service, Lake Views, Art Gallery

Anthony Road is an exercise in art. Come for the wine (obviously) but stay for the gallery and grounds, both of which are thoughtfully curated. And for those of us who are stuck in New York City and can’t make it up to the Finger Lakes, we have good news: Anthony Road is available to taste at the Union Square Greenmarket!

Scout Vineyards

468 NY-14, Penn Yan

(315) 409-6866

Why Guests Love It: Stellar Chardonnay, Knowledgeable Staff, Bread & Cheese Boards

A newer and much-needed addition to the Finger Lakes wine scene, Scout offers some funky offerings unlike anywhere else. There are classics like Chardonnay alongside Vignoles, Marquette, and Saperavi. Be sure to mark your calendar for their Marquette Nouveau party in November, which is a nod to Beaujolais Nouveau festivities worldwide.

RELATED: Learn More About Unique Grape Varieties in the Finger Lakes

Dr. Konstantin Frank

9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport

(800) 320-0735

Why Guests Love It: Historic Winery, Interesting Varieties, Cheese Platter

Dr. Konstatin Frank is one of the oldest wineries in the Finger Lakes and holds the fascinating story of emigration and triumph. After leaving Ukraine in 1944, Dr. Frank settled in the Finger Lakes and opened his own winery that we still know and love. Among the most sought-after wines is their Rkatsiteli, ancient Georgian variety. Don’t miss it.

Domaine LeSeurre

13920 NY-54, Hammondsport

(607) 292-3920

Why Guests Love It: Lake Views, Excellent Cabernet Franc, Macaron Pairing

Winemaking team Céline and Sébastien LeSeurre of Domaine LeSeurre settled in the Finger Lakes and brought their viniferal ancestry with them. In addition to tasting through their stellar wines, guests can opt for a macaron pairing – which just seems too good to be true – or a small-bites pairing. Both are thoughtfully crafted to highlight just how fabulous pairings can be.

RELATED: Learn More about Domaine LeSeurre

Weis Vineyards

10014 Day Road, Hammondsport

(607) 284-4011

Why Guests Love It: Historic Building, Fabulous Riesling, Modern Vibe

Weis is one of the newer wineries in the Finger Lakes but it’s already making quite a name for itself. Owner and winemaker Hans Peter Weis hails from Zell Mosel in Germany and brings with him both classic traditions and modern education. With his wife Ashlee, Weis is crafting stunning Rieslings, Gewürztraminer, and more. Be sure to try the Zweigelt Rosé for a treat!

Living Roots Pop Up

8569 County Road 87, Hammondsport

Why Guests Love It: Fun Experience, New York-Australia Collaboration, Minimal Intervention

Living Roots Wine Company is a bit like your eccentric vagabond friend who always seems to pop up in unlikely places. With roots in both the Finger Lakes and Australia, Living Roots has a tasting room in Rochester, a winery in Adelaide Australia, and a pop-up tasting area in Hammondsport. And while we’d love to send you on to Australia, we’ll stick with Hammondsport for now. This bi-continental approach enables guests to taste through wines that simply aren’t seen elsewhere, all in a super laid-back atmosphere.

Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars

5289 NY-14, Dundee

(607) 243-9114

Why Guests Love It: Family Owned & Operated, Vineyard Views, Low Alcohol Wines Available

Small production and family-owned, you’re likely to talk shop with the owner or another immediate family member while you’re here. Hickory Hollow is chill and friendly, with a range of delicious wines to try. Those interested in lower alcohol have plenty of choices as well, with most of the wines ringing in under 13% ABV.

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

3962 NY-41, Dundee

(607) 243-7971

Why Guests Love It: Historic Winery, Vineyard Views, Stellar Rieslings

Established in 1979, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard exemplifies Rieslings in the style of Wiemer’s native Mosel: dry, aromatic, and simply delightful. And while there are non-Riesling options as well, it’s worth tasting through vineyard specific bottlings to see what a difference terroir makes. Wiemer is a stalwart of Finger Lakes wines, year in and year out.

Barnstomer Winery

4184 NY-14, Rock Stream

(607) 243-4008

Why Guests Love It: Cozy Tasting Room, Laidback Vibe, Charcuterie Board

Barnstormer has a unique approach to winemaking because it’s almost more like a collective in its collaborative processes. Owner Scott Bronstein works with different winemakers in the area in their specific areas of expertise to produce Barnstormer wines. Guests are encouraged to settle in at the cozy tasting room and take their time enjoying the results, paired with a fantastic, locally-sourced charcuterie board.

RELATED: Learn More about Barnstormer’s Unique Approach to Winemaking

Lakewood Vineyards

4024 NY-14, Watkins Glen

(607) 535-9252

Why Guests Love It: Beautiful Grounds, Friendly Staff, Vineyard Hikes

Lakewood is all about friendliness and approachability, both with their wines and the winery experiences. Guests can opt for a guided tour, a signature tasting, or our favorite, a vineyard hike. What can be better than tasting wines next to the very vines that produced them? And with a range of wines from dry and structured to fun and fruity, you’re guaranteed to find a new favorite.

J.R. Dill Winery

4922 NY-414, Burdett

(607) 546-5757

Why Guests Love It: Stunning Lake Views, Food Available, Small Production

Seneca Lake native Jeff Dill began making wine in his parents’ basement over twenty years ago and the love affair never stopped from there. His laid-back tasting room offers a range of small-production wines to try alongside gorgeous views of the lake and their fascinating lake glass bar.

RELATED: Meet Jeff Dill of J.R. Dill Winery

Atwater Vineyards

5055 NY-414, Burdett

(607) 546-8463

Why Guests Love It: Beautiful Lake Views, Dog Friendly, Vinyl Nights

Beautiful views are not in short supply around the Finger Lakes but Atwater might just top them all. Guests are invited to taste through a flight, or just order a glass of wine to enjoy just in time for spectacular sunset. Cheese and snacks are available, including gluten free options. Check out the schedule of events for live music, food trucks, and more.

Chateau LaFayette Renau

5081 NY-414, Hector

(607) 546-2062

Why Guests Love It: Gorgeous Views, Picnic Experience Available, On-Site Inn

Just down the road from Atwater, Chateau LaFayette Renau also offers stunning lake views from its 100-year-old barn. And while tasting here is already a great experience, splurge for the Vineyard Picnic experience, which includes wine, snacks, Adirondack chairs, and everything you need for a perfect afternoon in the Finger Lakes.

Forge Cellars

3775 Mathews Road, Burdett

(607) 622-8020

Why Guests Love It: Educational Experience, Food Pairings Available, French Sister Wineries

Born out of a French and American partnership, Forge exemplifies quality and service. Guests are invited to relax in The Salon, a comfortable and communal tasting area where they can sip through the stellar wines and enjoy nibbles. Forge creates Rieslings from different vineyards, so it’s quite an education in terroir to taste them side-by-side.

Boundary Breaks

1568 Porter Covert Road, Lodi

(607) 474-5030

Why Guests Love It: Relaxed Vibe, Brunch Events, Stellar Riesling

Beautiful Boundary Breaks is tucked away in its own little haven, providing peace and tranquility. Determined to prove that Riesling is so much more than a sweet quaffer, theirs are by far among the standouts of the Finger Lakes. Be sure to check out their events for live music at sunset, or for epic Sunday brunches.

Lamoreaux Landing

9224 NY-414, Lodi

(607) 582-6011

Why Guests Love It: Solar Powered, Excellent Service, Picnic Tables Available

Laid back and welcoming, Lamoreaux Landing is also committed to solar power and sustainability. Their award-winning Rieslings are perennial favorites but be sure to try their Grüner Veltliner and their unoaked Cabernet Franc to experience the depth and breadth of what the Finger Lakes has to offer.

Randolph O’Neill Vineyard

6965 Route 89, Ovid

(607) 351-8890

Why Guests Love It: Stellar Rosé, Small Production, Up-and-Coming

This teeny tiny producer is purely for the love of winemaking by husband-and-wife team Kelley and Angela O’Neill. Producing very limited quantities of Riesling and Cabernet Franc Rosé, the wines already have a cult following. Tasting is by appointment so be sure to schedule in advance.

Finger Lakes Wine Tours

Let the experts do the planning – and the driving! Here are some of our favorite tours.

The Seneca Lake South Wine Tastings Tour is the perfect way to explore the largest Finger Lake without worrying about driving. It’s fully customizable, too, which means you get to choose which wineries you’d like to visit. You can also stop for lunch at either your preferred place, or on the recommendation of your driver. 

Another great option is the Keuka Lake Winery Tour . Not as large as Seneca, Keuka still manages to have many fabulous wineries clustered around it. A designated driver will bring you and your friends to taste while filling in details about the region and winemaking process. A lunch stop can be added as well. 

Best Finger Lakes Restaurants

F.l.x. table.

22 Linden Street, Geneva

(315) 730-3083

This vision by chef and Master Sommelier Christopher Bates is based on community and creativity. The seasonally based prix-fixe menu is always impressive, as are the range of possible wine pairings.

4432 West Lake Road, Geneva

(315) 789-2020

Port Café is the best of all possible worlds: the food is stellar while the setting is low-key and unpretentious. Overlooking Seneca Lake, the menu has vegetarian and gluten-free options, alongside local and international wines by the glass.

Pleasant Valley Inn

7979 NY-54, Bath

(607) 569-2282

Set in a beautiful mansion from 1848, the Pleasant Valley Inn offers an impeccable dining experience. The menu is classically French(ish) with options like cedar plank salmon and filet mignon, but there are vegan options as well. Or, get a classic cocktail and some fresh oysters for a relaxed nibble or two.

The Park Inn

37 Shethar Street, Hammondsport

(607) 224-4004

Focusing on a seasonal menu, The Park Inn offers fantastic dishes like an orchard harvest salad with New York State cheddar and house made gnocchi with local kale. The décor is informed by local history, including the link to early aviation and flight.

F.L.X. Wienery

5090 NY-14, Dundee

(607) 243-7100

If the name seems to ring a bell, it’s because it is indeed connected to F.L.X. Table. Also by Master Somm Bates, commitment to excellence is clear but that’s about where the similarities end. The Wienery is all about being “high end low brow” food. It’s chill, it’s fun, and it’s THE place to get your hot dog or burger on. Pick one of the inventive dishes – like the K-Town burger – to have your mind blown.

Stonecat Café

5315 NY-414, Hector

(607) 546-5000

Stonecat Café has long been a favorite and we’re glad it’s been able to stick around post-pandemic! Seasonal, local ingredients inform the menu, alongside local wine, beer, and cider. Stonecat is also very considerate of all possible allergies so it’s a great option for those with varying needs. Be sure to check out live music, too, for a fantastic evening. 

Kindred Fare

512 Hamilton Street, Geneva

(315) 787-0400

Designed to be warm and engaging, Kindred Fare nails it in every aspect. Check out the wonderful plates to share – like spaghetti squash gratin or poutine – or off-road it with your own heap of fried chicken. Don’t worry, vegans – there’s an entire menu just for you that goes way beyond portobello burgers. Be sure to try one of their fantastic cocktails while you’re there – and yes, there are non-alcoholic options too.

Graft Wine + Cider Bar

204 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen

(607) 210-4324

We’re not quite sure how Graft somehow manages to be homey and hip but who are we to question a winning combination? Locally sourced ingredients are transformed into dishes that are almost too perfect to eat – almost, because you’ll be happy you did!

Finger Lakes on Tap

35 Fennell Street, Skaneateles

(315) 685-9600

If you’ve had enough wine – or just need a break – the Finger Lakes is also dotted with breweries and distilleries. Thankfully, you can taste through the wide range of brews at Finger Lakes on Tap, which has an extensive beer list. The food is classic pub kicked up a notch, with Bavarian pretzels, fondue, and all sorts of burgers.

The Elf in the Oak

4221 NY-414, Burdett

(607) 546-4641

Because sometimes, you just need an honest to goodness sandwich joint, are we right? Their breakfast sandwiches are the perfect way to fuel up before a day of wine tasting, though you’ll probably want to circle back later in the day for schnitzel on brioche or a fried tofu sub.  Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.

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Best Finger Lakes Hotels

Mirbeau inn & spa.

851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles

Always a guest favorite, Mirbeau  is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or just an escape to decompress for a while. On-site spa services include massages, facials, and mineral soaks, and the bistro provides French-inspired meals all day. Mirbeau leaves no detail unattended.

The Inn at Gothic Eves

112 East Main Street, Trumansburg

Located right in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country, The Inn at Gothic Eves  is cozy, plush, and modern. Breakfasts are fresh, healthy, and delicious and are made from locally sourced growers. The grounds are just as stunning as the rooms, and guests can wander around to their hearts’ content.

We’ve already recommended the Inn for dinner, so why drive any distance after? Rooms at the Pleasant Valley Inn are top-notch, with wonderful details like chocolate chip cookies and rocking chairs scattered around the property. Breakfasts are a standout as well.

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

16 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen

More of a traditional hotel, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel has beautiful views of Seneca Lake and among the most helpful staff around. From turn-down service to winery recommendations, the staff happily accommodates guest needs. The on-site restaurant, Blue Pointe Grill, is a bonus.

The Lake House on Canandaigua

770 South Main Street, Canandaigua

Located right on Canandaigua Lake, the modestly-termed Lake House is more like a grand estate with stunning views. Cocktail lounges, balconies, and a lakefront pool round out the already white-glove experience, and the staff is happy to arrange excursions for guests as well.

Top Finger Lakes Activities

For those looking for non-wine activities, the Finger Lakes offers plenty! Here’s a small sampling of year-round activities, though there are plenty of seasonally-specific activities as well.

RELATED: 10 Exciting Finger Lakes Outdoor Activities to Experience

Corning Museum of Glass

1 Museum Way, Corning

(607) 937-5371

Remember Corningware? That culinary staple in everyone’s kitchen? Well, it’s from – you guessed it – Corning, NY! And the city has carried on the tradition with the Corning Museum of Glass. Watch live glass-making demonstrations, or explore the stunning exhibitions. Or, just get lost in the gift shop, which has way too many fascinating goodies.

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion

250 Gibson Street, Canandaigua

(585) 394-4922

It’s hard not to notice how many sprawling mansions and estates there are throughout the Finger Lakes and thankfully, many have been preserved and updated. The former summer home of a New York banker, Sonnenberg is now a New York State park that welcomes everyone. Explore the beautiful gardens, tour the Victorian mansion – or even taste through some Finger Lakes wines!

Buttermilk Falls State Park

106 East Buttermilk Falls Road, Ithaca

(607) 273-5761

For those wanting more strenuous hikes, Ithaca is the place to be. Between the hills and gorges, you’re sure to get an exhilarating workout. Buttermilk Falls is a beautiful pocket in the region, and the soft cascade provides a fun splash-about in the summer months.

It’s a Wonderful Life Museum

76 Fall Street, Seneca Falls

(315) 568-5838

If you’ve ever watched the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” you’ve probably noticed how many references there are to upstate New York – from George and Mary singing “Buffalo Girls” to Sam Wainwright talking about plastics in Rochester. That’s because the hometown of Bedford Falls is based on Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes. Explore the tribute to cinematic history, and maybe even feel inspiration to search for Zuzu’s petals.

Watkins Glen State Park

1009 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen

(607) 535-4511

One of the most beautiful parks in the region – which is filled with beautiful parks – Watkins Glen has no less than 19 waterfalls to discover. Pets are allowed on-leash, and campsites are available to reserve. It’s worth spending several days here.

Getting to the Finger Lakes

Since the Finger Lakes region is comprised of many different lakes (eleven, in fact), visitors need a car. You can check current rental rates here on Kayak . The region is accessible from bigger cities like Buffalo, Rochester, and New York, but moving between wineries and activities do require driving. For that reason, it’s best to plan ahead and either hire a driver or take it slow when visiting wineries.

Access to most of the Finger Lakes run south from the New York State Thruway, so visitors should choose which towns to visit and plan from there.

Frequently Asked Questions about Finger Lakes Wineries

What are the best finger lakes wineries to visit.

In our comprehensive guide, we delve into a plethora of amazing Finger Lakes wineries. These are a few that stand-out, but rest assured that there are many more to discover when you explore the entirety of the Finger Lakes wine region. Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery: Established in 1962, this winery is renowned for its pioneering viticulture and exceptional Rieslings. The stunning views of Keuka Lake and a rich history make it a must-visit. Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard: Located on the western shore of Seneca Lake, this winery is a leader in cool-climate winemaking. Visitors can savor their elegant Rieslings, Chardonnays, and Pinot Noirs while enjoying the picturesque scenery. Fox Run Vineyards: Offering a diverse range of wines, Fox Run Vineyards is nestled on the western slopes of Seneca Lake. The winery boasts a warm, inviting atmosphere and a delightful café where you can enjoy a delicious meal with your wine. Ravines Wine Cellars: Known for their terroir-driven wines, Ravines is a boutique winery with locations on both Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The winery’s focus on dry, food-friendly wines, including their signature Dry Riesling, makes for a memorable experience. Wagner Vineyards: A family-owned and operated winery situated on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Wagner offers an extensive range of wines, from classic vinifera to unique blends. Visitors can also enjoy a meal at Ginny Lee Café and a beer tasting at Wagner Valley Brewing Co.

What are the most scenic Finger Lakes wineries to visit?

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery , situated on the slopes of Keuka Lake, is one of the most scenic wineries in the Finger Lakes region. The stunning views of the lake and surrounding vineyards make it an unforgettable experience, further enriched by the winery’s historic charm. Another picturesque winery is Atwater Estate Vineyards , which is located on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake. Atwater boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the lake and rolling vineyards, providing a serene backdrop for wine tastings and picnics. Both of these wineries offer not only exceptional wines but also captivating scenery that contributes to the overall ambiance and enjoyment of the Finger Lakes wine country.

Which Finger Lake has the most wineries?

Seneca Lake, the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes, is home to the highest concentration of wineries in the region. The diverse microclimates and rich soil around the lake create ideal conditions for cultivating a wide variety of grape varieties. As a result, visitors can explore numerous wineries along the shores of Seneca Lake, each offering unique wine-tasting experiences, picturesque views, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

What is the best time of year to visit Finger Lakes wineries?

The best time of year to visit Finger Lakes wineries is during the fall months, particularly September and October. During this period, the region is bursting with vibrant autumn colors, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your wine tasting adventures. Additionally, fall is harvest season, allowing visitors to witness the grape harvesting process and partake in special events and celebrations at the wineries. The weather is generally mild and comfortable, making it the perfect time to explore the region, enjoy outdoor activities, and savor the exquisite wines that the Finger Lakes have to offer. Summer is another optimal time to visit Finger Lakes wineries, as the warm weather and lush green surroundings create a delightful atmosphere for wine tasting and exploration. The summer months, from June to August, bring an abundance of outdoor activities and events, such as music festivals, farmers’ markets, and wine-focused celebrations. The longer daylight hours provide ample opportunity for leisurely visits to multiple wineries, enjoying al fresco dining or picnicking amid the vineyards. Although summer may be a busier season with more tourists, the vibrant energy and myriad of experiences available make it an excellent choice for visiting Finger Lakes wineries.

Are the Finger Lakes one of the most respected wine regions in NY?

Yes, the Finger Lakes is indeed one of the most respected and renowned wine regions in New York State. It has gained recognition and acclaim for its outstanding production of cool-climate wines, particularly Riesling, which has become the region’s flagship varietal. The unique microclimates and terroir around the lakes contribute to the distinctive character and quality of the wines produced here. With over 100 wineries and a strong commitment to innovative viticulture and winemaking techniques, the Finger Lakes region has solidified its reputation as a premier wine destination, not only in New York but also in the United States and beyond.

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We package together ultra-luxury transportation with premium wine tastings at Long Island’s best vineyards to create a truly one of a kind wine tour experience. Partnered with the top vineyards, wineries, and transportation providers on Long Island, our team is dedicated to providing your group with a memorable day.

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Duck Walk Vineyards

By far our most requested and most popular vineyard stop. Duck Walk Vineyards is one of the most well known names in quality wine on Long Island, NY. Encompassing 140 scenic acres and producing some 5,000 cases of awarding-winning wine each year, Duck Walk Vineyards has become a staple on one of the most famed growing regions in the country. From Vidal Ice Wine made with grapes actually frozen on the vine, to the renowned Blueberry Port crafted from wild Maine blueberries, their wines are crafted to be distinctive and exceptional.

44535 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971

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Pindar Vineyards

Another one of our absolute favorites, and one of Long Island's most popular vineyard destinations! Pindar Vineyards encompasses more than 500 scenic acres. They grow 17 varieties of grapes, crafting them into some 23 varietals and proprietary blends. Pindar produces 70,000 cases of wine a year, making them the largest vineyard on Long Island! But at heart, they are still a family business with a personal touch in every aspect of the process. Pindar also puts an emphasis on striving to create more impactful wines with less impact on the environment. 

37645 NY-25, Peconic, NY 11958

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Hawk Ridge Winery (CT)

One of our popular non-Long Island destinations. Hawk Ridge Winery, part of Hidden Breeze Farm, is located in Watertown, Connecticut, a peaceful farm setting, in which to enjoy friends, family, and fantastic wine. Hidden Breeze Farm has been in existence since January, 2012. They decided to name our winery after the abundance of red tail hawks on the property. Hawk Ridge is dog friendly on the lawn and in the tent area. You may bring your own food it just can’t be serving style/in serving trays/or from an outside caterer. Ideal destination for tours leaving from New Jersey.

28 Plungis Rd. Watertown, CT 06795

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Long Island Spirits

A great vineyard alternative to add some diversity to your tour! Long Island Spirits was established in 2007 as the first distillery on Long Island since the 1800's and became the 100th Distillery in the United States of America. Surrounded by centuries old of potato, corn and rye farms, the distillery is located on the bucolic North Fork of Long Island, in the heart of the acclaimed wine region. Long Island Spirits is proud of its sustainable distillery practices and the innovative fermenting, distilling and blending techniques it has pioneered.

2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933

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Jason's Vineyard

Jason’s Vineyard was planted in 1996 using only the finest clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Jason's Vineyard also purchases the grape varietals of Sauvignon Blanc, Seyvel Blanc, Cayuga and Riesling. Jason's pioneered the dense spacing of vines on the North Fork. This technique, not seen prior to Jason's Vineyard, is more closely planted than many other local vineyards. The six feet between rows and three feet between adjacent vines are Bordeaux measurements. A lovely and relaxing vineyard destination.

1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947

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Jamesport Vineyards

Jamesport Vineyards is a father-son collaboration that began in 1986 making it one of the North Fork’s oldest vineyards. The tasting room has increased to accommodate an ever growing number of visitors. The great lawn out back provides the perfect setting for the Jamesport weekends where people gather to enjoy great wine, light fare and summer jazz concerts. Other event spaces throughout the property provide the perfect setting for weddings, private parties and small gatherings. A fun and lively vineyard destination!

1216 Main Road, Rte. 25, Jamesport, NY 11947

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