Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Tasting Itineraries - Hudson Valley Wine Country

Benmarl Winery
When I travel to a wine region there are a few things I like to sort out before I travel.  One of course is the wineries I want to visit then is the route I am going to take.

In the Hudson Valley, it's not that simple, wineries aren't door to door like they are in the Finger Lakes or Napa.  You need a plan and a little understanding of the region. 

I would break the region up to  East Side and West Side then North, Middle and South.  I also suggest beginning the day the farthest from where you want to end.  It's always nice to end a day of wine tasting with not to far to drive.

Here are my suggested itineraries for a day of wine tasting in the Hudson Valley.

East Side of the Hudson:
South to North:  Beginning @ Millbrook Winery travel to Clinton Vineyards, Tousey Winery, Hudson-Chatham Winery, and Brookview Station.
West Side of the Hudson
Northern Route: Begin at Robibero Vineyards and travel to Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery, Adair Vineyards, Glorie Farm Winery, Stoutridge Vineyard and end the day at Benmarl Winery.
 
Southern Route: Begin at Palaia Vineyards and travel to Brotherhood Winery, Applewood Winery and end the day at Warwick Valley Winery.
 
Mid Route:  Begin at Brotherhood Winery and
travel to Baldwin Vineyards, Brimestone Hill Vineyards, Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery and end the day at Robibero Vineyards
Or – travel to Benmarl Winery, Stoutridge Vineyards, and Glorie Farm Winery.  If you have time end the day at Adair Vineyards.  
East/West Combo
Begin at Clinton Vineyards and visit Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, then travel across the river to Marlboro and visit Stoutridge Vineyards, Benmarl Winery and if time permits visit Glorie Farm Winery.
 
Remember these are just my suggestions, you may visit any winery in any order, in any direction.
 
 
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