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A woman at a winery in the summer

As someone from the New York City area, I absolutely love escaping the hustle and bustle and enjoying everything that the Hudson Valley has to offer. The Hudson Valley, New York features great hiking trails and nature preserves, wonderful restaurants, picturesque farms along with award winning wineries!

A fun wine board at a winery

Spending beautiful days at Hudson Valley wineries is one of my favorite things to do during the spring, summer and fall months.

As much as people in the New York City area enjoy going to the Jersey Shore or the beaches on Long Island along with adventuring Upstate to the lakes and mountains in the Catskills and Adirondacks, so many of us like to explore locally where we could easily do a day trip and feel like we traveled somewhere far from our realities.

There is nothing more rewarding than getting dressed up, heading to Hudson Valley wineries and spending a beautiful day surrounded by wine, sun, live music and great company.

A woman enjoying a beautiful day at a winery

In this blog post, I am excited to share my favorite Hudson Valley wineries with you all.

Whether you live in the New York City area or are visiting the Big Apple, I highly recommend making your way into the Hudson Valley and exploring its wonderful wineries.

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Hudson Valley wineries to visit this summer

How to get to Hudson Valley from NYC:

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There are a plethora of ways to get from New York City to the Hudson Valley.

If you want to take the train, you could take the Metro-North service that goes from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan to any of the 43 stations available. What is great about taking the Metro-North is that it offers “One Day Getaways” on venues within the Hudson Valley.

The New Jersey Transit’s Port Jervis Line service goes from Penn Station in Manhattan, New York and Hoboken in New Jersey to Rockland and Orange County in the Hudson Valley.

The Amtrak train also has services throughout the Hudson Valley starting at Penn Station with stops in Yonkers, Croton, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Hudson and Albany/Rensselaer.

Another great way to get to and from the Hudson Valley and NYC is by bus. The Shortline/Coach USA bus has daily services from New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal to Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess counties in the Lower Hudson Valley (Lohud).

Another great bus service from Port Authority Bus Terminal is the Adirondack/Pine Hill/New York Trailways. This service includes stops in NYC, New Paltz, New Rochelle, Albany and Kingston in New York State.

Of course, another great way to get to and from New York City and the Hudson Valley is by taking a car. If you do not have a car, you could always rent one at an affordable cost.

There are Uber and Lyft services available in the Hudson Valley, but they are sparser.

You could also find great Hudson Valley experiences from NYC and in the area in general through Airbnb Experiences.

Best Hudson Valley Wineries:

A woman at Torne Valley Vineyards in the Hudson Valley

Torne Valley Vineyards:

Torne Valley Vineyards - one of the best Hudson Valley wineries

Located less than an hour away from New York City, is Torne Valley Vineyards in Hillburn, New York.

Situated in and around an 1875 historic mansion, Torne Valley Vineyards was once the Torne Brook Farm. In 2009, brothers Jon and Stephen France planted grape vines and opened the vineyard for all to enjoy.

During Saturdays and Sundays, Torne Valley Vineyards offers wine tasting inside the mansion and they have a small plates menu where you could savor a salad, charcuterie board, dumplings, French fries, chicken wings and more.

After your wine tasting, I recommend sitting outside on the patio and enjoying the live music from local bands.

My favorite wine from Torne Valley Vineyards is the Sweet Summertime, which is a semi-sweet white wine that is refreshing for a day in the sun. This specific wine makes for a great white sangria!

Another wine I like from Torne Valley Vineyards is Kimmie’s Crush, which is a semi-dry mix of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with fruity characteristics.

A family enjoying a day at one of the wineries in the Hudson Valley

Torne Valley Vineyards was awarded as one of the 6 Best New York Wineries for Hosting a Wedding by Martha Stewart Weddings. They offer a great catering menu for weddings and private parties and also offer fun events for the public to enjoy.

Please note that dogs are not allowed at Torne Valley Vineyards.

Robibero Family Vineyards:

A mother and daughter enjoying wine at Robibero Family Vineyards

Another one of my favorite Hudson Valley wineries and, in fact, the very first vineyard I visited in New York is Robibero Family Vineyards in New Paltz.

Located over an hour and a half from New York City, Robibero Family Vineyards are currently owned by Harry and Carole Robibero who purchased the property in 2003 and opened up the winery in 2007.

The winemaker at Robibero Family Vineyards is Kristop Brown and he is known as one of the most technically gifted winemakers in the Hudson Valley.

Overall, Robibero Family Vineyards span over 42 acres and the varietals planted are Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc and Syrah. Their grapes are sourced from North Fork on Long Island and Seneca Lake in Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes.

A mother and daughter enjoying a day at one of the Hudson Valley wineries

There is nothing like spending a summer afternoon at Robibero Family Vineyards. I love listening to their live music while sipping their New Yorkie Dry Rosé and enjoying the stunning views of New Paltz.

Robibero is also known for their fun events such as their Red, White and Blues for 4th of July, Sangria Festival, Hawaiian Luau Party, Winestock, Grape Stomping Festival and Hallowine Candy & Wine Pairing.

Robibero Family Vineyards also has charcuterie boards that you could enjoy with your wine and they also offer pizza. In addition, Robibero Family Vineyards also has fire pits!

(Well behaved dogs are allowed at Robibero‘s!)

Benmarl Winery:

A woman enjoying a beautiful summer day at Benmarl Winery

Known as America’s oldest vineyard, Benmarl Winery holds New York Farm Winery license no.1.

Located in Marlboro, New York, Benmarl is around an hour and a half from New York City and it features breathtaking views of New York’s Hudson River Valley.

This picturesque winery is located on 37-acres and you could do a tasting or enjoy a bottle with a view while listening to some of the Hudson Valley’s best bands.

In addition to delicious wine, Benmarl has a wood-fire pizza oven and a grill for a delicious summer cookout.

Two women having fun at one of the Hudson Valley wineries

What I love about Benmarl the most are their events!

The July and August Sangria Festivals are such a blast and it allows you to taste some delicious sangria made up of different flavors using Benmarl’s renowned wines.

They also have a fun Grape Stomping Festival in the fall where you could actually stomp grapes with your own two feet, just like the way winemakers used to make their wine back in the day.

In addition to the winery, Benmarl also has a lovely bed and breakfast along with their Sweet Obsessions Bakery & Gift Shop, so you could shop for goodies and savor delicious treats.

Dogs are welcomed at Benmarl Winery, but they aren’t allowed inside the tasting room.

Brotherhood Winery:

The best Hudson Valley wineries in New York

Brotherhood Winery is not only one of the best Hudson Valley wineries, it is also America’s Oldest Winery that was established in 1839.

Located in Washingtonville, New York, Brotherhood Winery is situated an hour and 15 minutes from New York City.

(Before you get confused, a vineyard is a plantation of any size that grows grapes to produce wine and a winery is a licensed property that makes wine. It is important to note that a vineyard can have a winery that produces wine from the grapes that it grows.)

Since Brotherhood Winery is the oldest winery in the United States, I highly recommend doing a tour and learning about the history there.

After the tour, it is a must to do a tasting! At Brotherhood Winery, there are a few tasting options you could do: the Varietal is the most popular tasting option that takes you on a journey through trying complex vintage wines; the Traditional tasting option allows guests to try wines that have been around since the early 19th Century and the World tasting offers a wide selection of wines to taste from different regions around the globe.

My ultimate favorite wine from Brotherhood is the Cabernet Sauvignon. I also tried an amazing chocolate dessert wine there that was to die for!

In addition, Brotherhood also has the Grand Monarque Hall, or the Grand Salon, that is a beautiful stone building featuring wooden beams, antique wrought iron chandeliers and an old-world charm. It is in the Grand Salon where weddings and private events are catered. It is absolutely gorgeous!

(Please note that Brotherhood Winery is not pet friendly.)

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A woman walking through a vineyard

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery:

Three women on a hayride at a winery

One of the most popular Hudson Valley wineries is Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery.

Just like it says in the name, Warwick Winery also offers Doc’s Draft Hard Cider since it has an amazing apple orchard and they also were the first Hudson Valley distillery to open since prohibition.

(The distillery is called American Fruits Distillery and they also produce the Warwick Gin.)

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery are firm believers that the fruit grown in the Hudson Valley make for the highest quality fruit brandies and liqueurs. In fact, they are the first fruit micro-distillery in New York.

Located in Warwick, New York, this fun and beautiful winery, cidery and distillery is located around an hour and 20 minutes from New York City.

At Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, you could do a wine, cider or hard liqueur tasting. I absolutely LOVE their pumpkin cider in the fall! In addition, I also love Warwick Winery’s Chardonnay.

During a beautiful day at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, you could hang out on the lawn with your drink and enjoy live music, the winery also has a café called Pané Café where you could order artisan pizzas, sandwiches, salads, small plates and charcuterie boards. In addition, Warwick Winery also has the Black Dirt Grill that is available May through October where you could order grilled foods such as burgers, hot dogs, brisket, steak, lobster and vegetarian sandwiches.

A woman enjoying a cider at Warwick Winery in the Hudson Valley

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery also has an amazing marketplace where you could purchase wine bottles along with cider and liqueur. They also sell seasonal treats, jams, pastas, sauces and other food items along with home goods.

During the summer months, Warwick Winery has music festivals and special events and during autumn, they offer hayrides to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard on site.

Please note that no pets are allowed at Warwick Winery.

Weed Orchards & Winery:

A woman picking apples and cider tasting at Weed Orchards and Winery

One of the best underrated Hudson Valley wineries to visit is Weed Orchards & Winery located in Marlboro, New York.

Located an hour and half from New York City, Weed Orchards & Winery was established in 1913 and it started out as a traditional fruit farm. Over the years, it expanded into a 40-acre pick-your-own farm as well as a winery.

The winery at Weed Orchards is amazing! They offer a cozy tasting room where you could enjoy Weed’s HomeGrown Hard Ciders and Wines made on the property and you could also sip a New York State Craft Beer. (Please note that the tasting room is open on Saturdays and Sundays.)

I absolutely love Weed’s ciders. They come from three flavors of their very own apples. Weed’s ciders also include flavors like peach, blueberry and raspberry.

In addition, Weed’s wines are also incredible! I love their Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer and Ruby Red Reserve.

Not only does Weed Orchards & Winery offer refreshing ciders and quality wines, they also have a great farm-to-table café that offers brick oven pizzas using ingredients from the farm as well as salads made with fresh vegetables and fruits along with a few other goodies.

Weed’s also has a great bakery that serves delicious seasonal fruit pies, apple cider donuts (in the fall), breads, cookies and more.

They also have hayrides, a corn maze, playgrounds and lakeside picnic areas. (Weed Orchards & Winery is also pet friendly!)

Pennings Farm Cidery:

A mother and daughter cider tasting at Pennings Farm Cidery

A great cidery that you have to visit if you are in the New York City area is Pennings Farm Cidery.

It is located in Warwick, New York, so it is around an hour and 20 minutes from New York City. Operating on 100 acres of farmland in the Hudson Valley, Pennings Farm Market has been growing local produce for more than 30 years and are under ownership of Steve and Jill Pennings.

Over the years, Pennings grew into a market and they offer a farm-to-table style café, craft beer pub, outdoor biergarten, homemade ice cream stand, garden center and cidery! They just recently started selling brick oven Neapolitan pizzas too. It’s the perfect place to spend a summer day!

My ultimate favorite part of Pennings is their cidery! Pennings Farm has been operating since 1983, but the cidery opened in 2014.

Located in a newly renovated barn, the cidery offers a variety of dry, semi-sweet, hopped and other flavored ciders made on the farm right from their own apple and fruit orchards.

When you spend a day at the cidery, I recommend getting a flight and trying a few different flavors. If you find a cider flavor you like, you could enjoy a glass of it or take a growler home with you!

My absolute favorite cider from Pennings is the Ginger Beet flavor that consists of dessert apples, juiced beets and hand-crushed ginger. It is amazing!

A woman doing yoga at a Hudson Valley cidery

Pennings also has a lot of fun events year-round. They offer live music, yard games such as cornhole, yoga at the cidery and so much more!

There is even a petting zoo on site, but please keep in mind that your own fur babies must stay home.

Angry Orchard:

A woman enjoying the views of the Hudson Valley at Angry Orchard

Known as one of the most famous hard ciders in the world, Angry Orchard is located less than two hours from New York City.

Located in Walden, New York, Angry Orchard offers traditional ciders made from crisp apples that when you take a sip, your mouth is filled with a blend of sweetness and bright acidity.

Angry Orchard cidery is located on a 60-acre apple orchard that is known for producing cider for over 200 years! The Crist family took ownership of this specific orchard in 1963 and they became leaders in the apple growing industry where they grow both culinary and cider apples.

During your time at Angry Orchard, I recommend taking a tour followed by a tasting. My personal favorite Angry Orchard ciders are the traditional Crisp Apple as well as their rosé cider.

Since Angry Orchard is popular nationwide, there are three tour options to choose from: the Barrely Awake Tour, the Barrel Room Tour and the Treehouse Tour, no matter which tour you decide to do, you will not be disappointed.

There are other great parts to Angry Orchard’s cider house, but unfortunately, they aren’t open to the public. You could take a look at them on their website though!

A day at Angry Orchard cidery is so much fun! I recommend hanging out in the treehouses, participating in their yard games (such as cornhole) and grabbing a munchie from the food trucks they have on site.

The apple orchards are also breathtaking and you could enjoy wonderful views of the heart of the Hudson Valley.

Unless you need a service dog, no pets are allowed at Angry Orchard.

Bad Seed Hard Cider:

A woman cider tasting at Bad Seed in the Hudson Valley

Another great cidery in the Hudson Valley is Bad Seed.

Located in Highland, New York, Bad Seed is situated a little less than two hours from the Big Apple, near the city of Poughkeepsie. Bad Seed was started by Albert and Devin who grew up in the Hudson Valley. Albert was a sixth-generation apple farmer and Devin enjoyed brewing and fermenting anything that would create a tasty beverage.

The cidery opened in 2011 and the ciders made here mix old and new cider techniques and craft beer influences. All of the ciders at Bad Seed are made from Hudson Valley apples on their family farm, Wilklow Orchards in Highland. What is awesome about Bad Seed is that they were the first American company to put dry cider into a can!

A day at Bad Seed is so much fun! If you are visiting in the fall, I recommend going apple picking at Wilklow Orchards and then enjoying a fun afternoon at the cidery.

Bad Seed offers 22 taps and I totally recommend doing a tasting! While you enjoy your cider, you could also order food. Bad Seed offers a plethora of grilled food for you to savor such as bratwurst, burgers and more.

They also have yard games on site and you could also bring your dog and children here!

Applewood Winery:

Two women enjoying a nice day at Applewood Winery

If you’re looking for the perfect place that has it all – a winery, cidery, craft beer, mead and a distillery, then Applewood Winery is the place for you!

Located an hour and 20 minutes from New York City in Warwick, New York, this fun and scenic wine garden and distillery has something for everyone to enjoy.

A great reason why Applewood Winery is considered one of the best Hudson Valley wineries are there food options. You could savor wood fired pizza, barbecue, tacos, baked goods and so much more!

Applewood Winery also has apple orchards and U-pick fun throughout the entire year! There is also a large lawn with picnic tables, a picturesque nature trail around a beautiful pond and a store to purchase sweet treats such as apple cider donuts.

In addition, there is also live music to add to all the fun!


A woman doing yoga and wine tasting in New York State

I hope you all enjoyed reading about the best Hudson Valley wineries to visit this summer and beyond.

The wineries that are featured in this article are based off of those that I have personally been to. I know I am leaving a lot out, so if you have been to some Hudson Valley wineries or cideries that I didn’t talk about above, please leave the name below and I will add it to my bucket list.

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35 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on May 19, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Great blog on great wineries ~ I have to agree with you ~ nothing better than getting dressed up for the day and visiting a beautiful winery, doing a tasting, listening to awesome local bands in the awesome weather months of spring and fall. Can’t wait to go visit them again soon ~ love you, mom xoxo ♥️♥️♥️

    • Taylor Deer on May 20, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Yes, I cannot wait as well! Love you too! xoxo

  2. Elena Pappalardo on May 20, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing to know how many wineries are not that far away! We’ve done one or two, but this has definitely opened up my eyes! I love all of your pictures too!

    • Taylor Deer on May 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Yes, it’s so nice that they are this close. Also thank you, these are all throwback cell phone pictures before I began blogging, so now I have a reason to go back and retake photos with my camera. 🙂

  3. Katie Driscoll on May 21, 2020 at 12:49 am

    These places all look amazing! I hope I can visit them one day!

    • Taylor Deer on May 21, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Yes, they are all so wonderful! 🙂

  4. Ophelie on May 23, 2020 at 11:40 am

    How awesome that you can visit wineries there! It’s always nice to enjoy beautiful landscape and great wines! Perfect for summer indeed!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      Yes, I love it so much! We definitely have a lot of fun going there during the summer months and its a nice local escape 🙂

  5. Mal on May 23, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    OMG the pictures of this place looks insane! SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much Mal! They are older cell phone pictures, but great memories! 🙂

  6. madhu sharma on May 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Wow looks like a beautiful place to visit..I will keep it in my bucketlist for my next visit to NYC .

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Yes, it’s so wonderful! You would enjoy a lot of these wineries. 🙂

  7. Melissa on May 23, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Beautiful post! Something so special about visiting wineries! This post has some very helpful info, thank you!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you so much Melissa! I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  8. Kooky Loves to Travel on May 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    It looks lovely! I will save it for the future as I looove nature places!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Valentina! You would love it. 🙂

  9. Yasmin Ali on May 23, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    You look like you had such a blast here! Also – amazing outfits! Thanks for including a shop the look section haha!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      I sure did over the years! Also thank you so much Yasmin. 🙂

  10. Stephanie Mayo on May 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Wow, so many great wineries to visit! And they’re all so picturesque! I’ll have to bookmark this post for when I visit New York!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you and yes, they are all amazing and offer so much. 🙂

  11. Dana on May 23, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Wow these all look awesome and very doable this summer from NYC. Saving this list!!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Yes, you would totally enjoy them Dana! 🙂

  12. Dom and Jo on May 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Ah a vineyard would be so nice right now! We’re actually about to have drinks tonight and were talking about how excited we are to be able to go to vineyards one day again, hopefully soon!

    • Taylor Deer on May 24, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Yes, I’m hoping it’s soon too! Hope you guys had a fun night!:)

  13. Suvarna Arora on May 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

    I love visiting wineries. Playing dress up and then having a wine with a view makes for a great day.

  14. Emma on May 24, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Beautiful post (and photos!) as always Taylor! I’m a lover of a good winery but have only explored the ones near where I live in Aus, but I can’t wait to get and and drink more wine around the world!

    • Taylor Deer on May 24, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Thank you Emma and I totally need to go to Australia and check out your wineries there. 🙂

  15. Francesca on May 24, 2020 at 8:05 am

    These wineries are so beautiful! I can’t decide which one is my favourite haha. I think Angry Orchard is winning me over with a treehouse though.

    • Taylor Deer on May 24, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Yes, the Angry Orchard cider house is such a fun place to go to in the summer! 🙂

  16. Linnea on May 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    The Weed Orchard and Winery sounds so great! I love that they have a fruit stand too!

    • Taylor Deer on May 25, 2020 at 11:30 pm

      Yes, it is a great place! It’s very scenic too! 🙂

  17. Cristina on May 26, 2020 at 10:35 am

    This place looks beautiful! I love exploring local places too 🙂 We sometimes forget about all the amazing places we have near us.

    • Taylor Deer on May 26, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      Yes, I agree! I am so grateful to live outside of the Hudson Valley. 🙂

  18. Michele on May 26, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    I had no idea all of these beautiful wineries were in New York – even Angry Orchard! Definitely worth a side-trip from the city.

    • Taylor Deer on May 27, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Yes, it’s really nice and not too far from the city also! 🙂

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A woman at a winery in the summer

As someone from the New York City area, I absolutely love escaping the hustle and bustle and enjoying everything that the Hudson Valley has to offer. The Hudson Valley, New York features great hiking trails and nature preserves, wonderful restaurants, picturesque farms along with award winning wineries!

A fun wine board at a winery

Spending beautiful days at Hudson Valley wineries is one of my favorite things to do during the spring, summer and fall months.

As much as people in the New York City area enjoy going to the Jersey Shore or the beaches on Long Island along with adventuring Upstate to the lakes and mountains in the Catskills and Adirondacks, so many of us like to explore locally where we could easily do a day trip and feel like we traveled somewhere far from our realities.

There is nothing more rewarding than getting dressed up, heading to Hudson Valley wineries and spending a beautiful day surrounded by wine, sun, live music and great company.

A woman enjoying a beautiful day at a winery

In this blog post, I am excited to share my favorite Hudson Valley wineries with you all.

Whether you live in the New York City area or are visiting the Big Apple, I highly recommend making your way into the Hudson Valley and exploring its wonderful wineries.

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like.


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Hudson Valley wineries to visit this summer

How to get to Hudson Valley from NYC:

A red wine from one of the best Hudson Valley wineries

There are a plethora of ways to get from New York City to the Hudson Valley.

If you want to take the train, you could take the Metro-North service that goes from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan to any of the 43 stations available. What is great about taking the Metro-North is that it offers “One Day Getaways” on venues within the Hudson Valley.

The New Jersey Transit’s Port Jervis Line service goes from Penn Station in Manhattan, New York and Hoboken in New Jersey to Rockland and Orange County in the Hudson Valley.

The Amtrak train also has services throughout the Hudson Valley starting at Penn Station with stops in Yonkers, Croton, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Hudson and Albany/Rensselaer.

Another great way to get to and from the Hudson Valley and NYC is by bus. The Shortline/Coach USA bus has daily services from New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal to Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess counties in the Lower Hudson Valley (Lohud).

Another great bus service from Port Authority Bus Terminal is the Adirondack/Pine Hill/New York Trailways. This service includes stops in NYC, New Paltz, New Rochelle, Albany and Kingston in New York State.

Of course, another great way to get to and from New York City and the Hudson Valley is by taking a car. If you do not have a car, you could always rent one at an affordable cost.

There are Uber and Lyft services available in the Hudson Valley, but they are sparser.

You could also find great Hudson Valley experiences from NYC and in the area in general through Airbnb Experiences.

Best Hudson Valley Wineries:

A woman at Torne Valley Vineyards in the Hudson Valley

Torne Valley Vineyards:

Torne Valley Vineyards - one of the best Hudson Valley wineries

Located less than an hour away from New York City, is Torne Valley Vineyards in Hillburn, New York.

Situated in and around an 1875 historic mansion, Torne Valley Vineyards was once the Torne Brook Farm. In 2009, brothers Jon and Stephen France planted grape vines and opened the vineyard for all to enjoy.

During Saturdays and Sundays, Torne Valley Vineyards offers wine tasting inside the mansion and they have a small plates menu where you could savor a salad, charcuterie board, dumplings, French fries, chicken wings and more.

After your wine tasting, I recommend sitting outside on the patio and enjoying the live music from local bands.

My favorite wine from Torne Valley Vineyards is the Sweet Summertime, which is a semi-sweet white wine that is refreshing for a day in the sun. This specific wine makes for a great white sangria!

Another wine I like from Torne Valley Vineyards is Kimmie’s Crush, which is a semi-dry mix of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with fruity characteristics.

A family enjoying a day at one of the wineries in the Hudson Valley

Torne Valley Vineyards was awarded as one of the 6 Best New York Wineries for Hosting a Wedding by Martha Stewart Weddings. They offer a great catering menu for weddings and private parties and also offer fun events for the public to enjoy.

Please note that dogs are not allowed at Torne Valley Vineyards.

Robibero Family Vineyards:

A mother and daughter enjoying wine at Robibero Family Vineyards

Another one of my favorite Hudson Valley wineries and, in fact, the very first vineyard I visited in New York is Robibero Family Vineyards in New Paltz.

Located over an hour and a half from New York City, Robibero Family Vineyards are currently owned by Harry and Carole Robibero who purchased the property in 2003 and opened up the winery in 2007.

The winemaker at Robibero Family Vineyards is Kristop Brown and he is known as one of the most technically gifted winemakers in the Hudson Valley.

Overall, Robibero Family Vineyards span over 42 acres and the varietals planted are Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc and Syrah. Their grapes are sourced from North Fork on Long Island and Seneca Lake in Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes.

A mother and daughter enjoying a day at one of the Hudson Valley wineries

There is nothing like spending a summer afternoon at Robibero Family Vineyards. I love listening to their live music while sipping their New Yorkie Dry Rosé and enjoying the stunning views of New Paltz.

Robibero is also known for their fun events such as their Red, White and Blues for 4th of July, Sangria Festival, Hawaiian Luau Party, Winestock, Grape Stomping Festival and Hallowine Candy & Wine Pairing.

Robibero Family Vineyards also has charcuterie boards that you could enjoy with your wine and they also offer pizza. In addition, Robibero Family Vineyards also has fire pits!

(Well behaved dogs are allowed at Robibero‘s!)

Benmarl Winery:

A woman enjoying a beautiful summer day at Benmarl Winery

Known as America’s oldest vineyard, Benmarl Winery holds New York Farm Winery license no.1.

Located in Marlboro, New York, Benmarl is around an hour and a half from New York City and it features breathtaking views of New York’s Hudson River Valley.

This picturesque winery is located on 37-acres and you could do a tasting or enjoy a bottle with a view while listening to some of the Hudson Valley’s best bands.

In addition to delicious wine, Benmarl has a wood-fire pizza oven and a grill for a delicious summer cookout.

Two women having fun at one of the Hudson Valley wineries

What I love about Benmarl the most are their events!

The July and August Sangria Festivals are such a blast and it allows you to taste some delicious sangria made up of different flavors using Benmarl’s renowned wines.

They also have a fun Grape Stomping Festival in the fall where you could actually stomp grapes with your own two feet, just like the way winemakers used to make their wine back in the day.

In addition to the winery, Benmarl also has a lovely bed and breakfast along with their Sweet Obsessions Bakery & Gift Shop, so you could shop for goodies and savor delicious treats.

Dogs are welcomed at Benmarl Winery, but they aren’t allowed inside the tasting room.

Brotherhood Winery:

The best Hudson Valley wineries in New York

Brotherhood Winery is not only one of the best Hudson Valley wineries, it is also America’s Oldest Winery that was established in 1839.

Located in Washingtonville, New York, Brotherhood Winery is situated an hour and 15 minutes from New York City.

(Before you get confused, a vineyard is a plantation of any size that grows grapes to produce wine and a winery is a licensed property that makes wine. It is important to note that a vineyard can have a winery that produces wine from the grapes that it grows.)

Since Brotherhood Winery is the oldest winery in the United States, I highly recommend doing a tour and learning about the history there.

After the tour, it is a must to do a tasting! At Brotherhood Winery, there are a few tasting options you could do: the Varietal is the most popular tasting option that takes you on a journey through trying complex vintage wines; the Traditional tasting option allows guests to try wines that have been around since the early 19th Century and the World tasting offers a wide selection of wines to taste from different regions around the globe.

My ultimate favorite wine from Brotherhood is the Cabernet Sauvignon. I also tried an amazing chocolate dessert wine there that was to die for!

In addition, Brotherhood also has the Grand Monarque Hall, or the Grand Salon, that is a beautiful stone building featuring wooden beams, antique wrought iron chandeliers and an old-world charm. It is in the Grand Salon where weddings and private events are catered. It is absolutely gorgeous!

(Please note that Brotherhood Winery is not pet friendly.)

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A woman walking through a vineyard

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery:

Three women on a hayride at a winery

One of the most popular Hudson Valley wineries is Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery.

Just like it says in the name, Warwick Winery also offers Doc’s Draft Hard Cider since it has an amazing apple orchard and they also were the first Hudson Valley distillery to open since prohibition.

(The distillery is called American Fruits Distillery and they also produce the Warwick Gin.)

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery are firm believers that the fruit grown in the Hudson Valley make for the highest quality fruit brandies and liqueurs. In fact, they are the first fruit micro-distillery in New York.

Located in Warwick, New York, this fun and beautiful winery, cidery and distillery is located around an hour and 20 minutes from New York City.

At Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, you could do a wine, cider or hard liqueur tasting. I absolutely LOVE their pumpkin cider in the fall! In addition, I also love Warwick Winery’s Chardonnay.

During a beautiful day at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, you could hang out on the lawn with your drink and enjoy live music, the winery also has a café called Pané Café where you could order artisan pizzas, sandwiches, salads, small plates and charcuterie boards. In addition, Warwick Winery also has the Black Dirt Grill that is available May through October where you could order grilled foods such as burgers, hot dogs, brisket, steak, lobster and vegetarian sandwiches.

A woman enjoying a cider at Warwick Winery in the Hudson Valley

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery also has an amazing marketplace where you could purchase wine bottles along with cider and liqueur. They also sell seasonal treats, jams, pastas, sauces and other food items along with home goods.

During the summer months, Warwick Winery has music festivals and special events and during autumn, they offer hayrides to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard on site.

Please note that no pets are allowed at Warwick Winery.

Weed Orchards & Winery:

A woman picking apples and cider tasting at Weed Orchards and Winery

One of the best underrated Hudson Valley wineries to visit is Weed Orchards & Winery located in Marlboro, New York.

Located an hour and half from New York City, Weed Orchards & Winery was established in 1913 and it started out as a traditional fruit farm. Over the years, it expanded into a 40-acre pick-your-own farm as well as a winery.

The winery at Weed Orchards is amazing! They offer a cozy tasting room where you could enjoy Weed’s HomeGrown Hard Ciders and Wines made on the property and you could also sip a New York State Craft Beer. (Please note that the tasting room is open on Saturdays and Sundays.)

I absolutely love Weed’s ciders. They come from three flavors of their very own apples. Weed’s ciders also include flavors like peach, blueberry and raspberry.

In addition, Weed’s wines are also incredible! I love their Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer and Ruby Red Reserve.

Not only does Weed Orchards & Winery offer refreshing ciders and quality wines, they also have a great farm-to-table café that offers brick oven pizzas using ingredients from the farm as well as salads made with fresh vegetables and fruits along with a few other goodies.

Weed’s also has a great bakery that serves delicious seasonal fruit pies, apple cider donuts (in the fall), breads, cookies and more.

They also have hayrides, a corn maze, playgrounds and lakeside picnic areas. (Weed Orchards & Winery is also pet friendly!)

Pennings Farm Cidery:

A mother and daughter cider tasting at Pennings Farm Cidery

A great cidery that you have to visit if you are in the New York City area is Pennings Farm Cidery.

It is located in Warwick, New York, so it is around an hour and 20 minutes from New York City. Operating on 100 acres of farmland in the Hudson Valley, Pennings Farm Market has been growing local produce for more than 30 years and are under ownership of Steve and Jill Pennings.

Over the years, Pennings grew into a market and they offer a farm-to-table style café, craft beer pub, outdoor biergarten, homemade ice cream stand, garden center and cidery! They just recently started selling brick oven Neapolitan pizzas too. It’s the perfect place to spend a summer day!

My ultimate favorite part of Pennings is their cidery! Pennings Farm has been operating since 1983, but the cidery opened in 2014.

Located in a newly renovated barn, the cidery offers a variety of dry, semi-sweet, hopped and other flavored ciders made on the farm right from their own apple and fruit orchards.

When you spend a day at the cidery, I recommend getting a flight and trying a few different flavors. If you find a cider flavor you like, you could enjoy a glass of it or take a growler home with you!

My absolute favorite cider from Pennings is the Ginger Beet flavor that consists of dessert apples, juiced beets and hand-crushed ginger. It is amazing!

A woman doing yoga at a Hudson Valley cidery

Pennings also has a lot of fun events year-round. They offer live music, yard games such as cornhole, yoga at the cidery and so much more!

There is even a petting zoo on site, but please keep in mind that your own fur babies must stay home.

Angry Orchard:

A woman enjoying the views of the Hudson Valley at Angry Orchard

Known as one of the most famous hard ciders in the world, Angry Orchard is located less than two hours from New York City.

Located in Walden, New York, Angry Orchard offers traditional ciders made from crisp apples that when you take a sip, your mouth is filled with a blend of sweetness and bright acidity.

Angry Orchard cidery is located on a 60-acre apple orchard that is known for producing cider for over 200 years! The Crist family took ownership of this specific orchard in 1963 and they became leaders in the apple growing industry where they grow both culinary and cider apples.

During your time at Angry Orchard, I recommend taking a tour followed by a tasting. My personal favorite Angry Orchard ciders are the traditional Crisp Apple as well as their rosé cider.

Since Angry Orchard is popular nationwide, there are three tour options to choose from: the Barrely Awake Tour, the Barrel Room Tour and the Treehouse Tour, no matter which tour you decide to do, you will not be disappointed.

There are other great parts to Angry Orchard’s cider house, but unfortunately, they aren’t open to the public. You could take a look at them on their website though!

A day at Angry Orchard cidery is so much fun! I recommend hanging out in the treehouses, participating in their yard games (such as cornhole) and grabbing a munchie from the food trucks they have on site.

The apple orchards are also breathtaking and you could enjoy wonderful views of the heart of the Hudson Valley.

Unless you need a service dog, no pets are allowed at Angry Orchard.

Bad Seed Hard Cider:

A woman cider tasting at Bad Seed in the Hudson Valley

Another great cidery in the Hudson Valley is Bad Seed.

Located in Highland, New York, Bad Seed is situated a little less than two hours from the Big Apple, near the city of Poughkeepsie. Bad Seed was started by Albert and Devin who grew up in the Hudson Valley. Albert was a sixth-generation apple farmer and Devin enjoyed brewing and fermenting anything that would create a tasty beverage.

The cidery opened in 2011 and the ciders made here mix old and new cider techniques and craft beer influences. All of the ciders at Bad Seed are made from Hudson Valley apples on their family farm, Wilklow Orchards in Highland. What is awesome about Bad Seed is that they were the first American company to put dry cider into a can!

A day at Bad Seed is so much fun! If you are visiting in the fall, I recommend going apple picking at Wilklow Orchards and then enjoying a fun afternoon at the cidery.

Bad Seed offers 22 taps and I totally recommend doing a tasting! While you enjoy your cider, you could also order food. Bad Seed offers a plethora of grilled food for you to savor such as bratwurst, burgers and more.

They also have yard games on site and you could also bring your dog and children here!

Applewood Winery:

Two women enjoying a nice day at Applewood Winery

If you’re looking for the perfect place that has it all – a winery, cidery, craft beer, mead and a distillery, then Applewood Winery is the place for you!

Located an hour and 20 minutes from New York City in Warwick, New York, this fun and scenic wine garden and distillery has something for everyone to enjoy.

A great reason why Applewood Winery is considered one of the best Hudson Valley wineries are there food options. You could savor wood fired pizza, barbecue, tacos, baked goods and so much more!

Applewood Winery also has apple orchards and U-pick fun throughout the entire year! There is also a large lawn with picnic tables, a picturesque nature trail around a beautiful pond and a store to purchase sweet treats such as apple cider donuts.

In addition, there is also live music to add to all the fun!


A woman doing yoga and wine tasting in New York State

I hope you all enjoyed reading about the best Hudson Valley wineries to visit this summer and beyond.

The wineries that are featured in this article are based off of those that I have personally been to. I know I am leaving a lot out, so if you have been to some Hudson Valley wineries or cideries that I didn’t talk about above, please leave the name below and I will add it to my bucket list.

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Hudson Valley New York wineries to visit this summer

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35 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on May 19, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Great blog on great wineries ~ I have to agree with you ~ nothing better than getting dressed up for the day and visiting a beautiful winery, doing a tasting, listening to awesome local bands in the awesome weather months of spring and fall. Can’t wait to go visit them again soon ~ love you, mom xoxo ♥️♥️♥️

    • Taylor Deer on May 20, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Yes, I cannot wait as well! Love you too! xoxo

  2. Elena Pappalardo on May 20, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing to know how many wineries are not that far away! We’ve done one or two, but this has definitely opened up my eyes! I love all of your pictures too!

    • Taylor Deer on May 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Yes, it’s so nice that they are this close. Also thank you, these are all throwback cell phone pictures before I began blogging, so now I have a reason to go back and retake photos with my camera. 🙂

  3. Katie Driscoll on May 21, 2020 at 12:49 am

    These places all look amazing! I hope I can visit them one day!

    • Taylor Deer on May 21, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Yes, they are all so wonderful! 🙂

  4. Ophelie on May 23, 2020 at 11:40 am

    How awesome that you can visit wineries there! It’s always nice to enjoy beautiful landscape and great wines! Perfect for summer indeed!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      Yes, I love it so much! We definitely have a lot of fun going there during the summer months and its a nice local escape 🙂

  5. Mal on May 23, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    OMG the pictures of this place looks insane! SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much Mal! They are older cell phone pictures, but great memories! 🙂

  6. madhu sharma on May 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Wow looks like a beautiful place to visit..I will keep it in my bucketlist for my next visit to NYC .

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Yes, it’s so wonderful! You would enjoy a lot of these wineries. 🙂

  7. Melissa on May 23, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Beautiful post! Something so special about visiting wineries! This post has some very helpful info, thank you!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you so much Melissa! I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  8. Kooky Loves to Travel on May 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    It looks lovely! I will save it for the future as I looove nature places!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Valentina! You would love it. 🙂

  9. Yasmin Ali on May 23, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    You look like you had such a blast here! Also – amazing outfits! Thanks for including a shop the look section haha!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      I sure did over the years! Also thank you so much Yasmin. 🙂

  10. Stephanie Mayo on May 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Wow, so many great wineries to visit! And they’re all so picturesque! I’ll have to bookmark this post for when I visit New York!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you and yes, they are all amazing and offer so much. 🙂

  11. Dana on May 23, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Wow these all look awesome and very doable this summer from NYC. Saving this list!!

    • Taylor Deer on May 23, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Yes, you would totally enjoy them Dana! 🙂

  12. Dom and Jo on May 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Ah a vineyard would be so nice right now! We’re actually about to have drinks tonight and were talking about how excited we are to be able to go to vineyards one day again, hopefully soon!

    • Taylor Deer on May 24, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Yes, I’m hoping it’s soon too! Hope you guys had a fun night!:)

  13. Suvarna Arora on May 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

    I love visiting wineries. Playing dress up and then having a wine with a view makes for a great day.

  14. Emma on May 24, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Beautiful post (and photos!) as always Taylor! I’m a lover of a good winery but have only explored the ones near where I live in Aus, but I can’t wait to get and and drink more wine around the world!

    • Taylor Deer on May 24, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Thank you Emma and I totally need to go to Australia and check out your wineries there. 🙂

  15. Francesca on May 24, 2020 at 8:05 am

    These wineries are so beautiful! I can’t decide which one is my favourite haha. I think Angry Orchard is winning me over with a treehouse though.

    • Taylor Deer on May 24, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Yes, the Angry Orchard cider house is such a fun place to go to in the summer! 🙂

  16. Linnea on May 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    The Weed Orchard and Winery sounds so great! I love that they have a fruit stand too!

    • Taylor Deer on May 25, 2020 at 11:30 pm

      Yes, it is a great place! It’s very scenic too! 🙂

  17. Cristina on May 26, 2020 at 10:35 am

    This place looks beautiful! I love exploring local places too 🙂 We sometimes forget about all the amazing places we have near us.

    • Taylor Deer on May 26, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      Yes, I agree! I am so grateful to live outside of the Hudson Valley. 🙂

  18. Michele on May 26, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    I had no idea all of these beautiful wineries were in New York – even Angry Orchard! Definitely worth a side-trip from the city.

    • Taylor Deer on May 27, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Yes, it’s really nice and not too far from the city also! 🙂

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