10 Hudson Valley Wineries You Don’t Want to Miss! 
October 30, 2023

Welcome to a wine lover’s paradise in the heart of New York – the beautiful Hudson Valley. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, this region is a treasure trove of exceptional wineries, each with its own unique charm and character. 

Popular Hudson Valley Wineries

Join us as we uncork the top 10 wineries in the Hudson Valley, where picturesque landscapes, exquisite vintages, and warm hospitality converge to create an unforgettable wine-tasting experience. Discover the hidden gems, the old-world classics, and the innovative newcomers that make this corner of the Empire State a wine destination like no other.

  1. Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery

Whitecliff is a family-owned vineyard and winery, created from the ground up by owners Michale and Yancey Migliore, with winemaker Brad Martz. Whitecliff is a leading producer of fine, European-style wines. Whitecliff has captured many gold medals, including best white wine in show at the 2010 San Francisco International wine competition.

2. Quartz Rock Vineyard

Quartz Rock Vineyard produces high-quality estate wine and serves it in a beautiful, welcoming environment high on a mountain with spectacular panoramic views of the Hudson Valley from every table. 100% of the fruit used in Quartz Rock wines was grown there. Their main goal is always to produce the most outstanding wines possible, while staying true to their core values of compassion, dedication, and innovation

3. City Winery

City Winery in Montgomery, NY is a state of the art, full functioning winery, event space, concert venue and restaurant. Sourcing from over 30 world-class vineyards in New York, California, Oregon, and Washington, bringing the best grapes to their facilities. From their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to the Finger Lakes Riesling City Wineries’ wines are crafted with terroir in mind. At their historic restored Montgomery Mills location, winemakers David Lecomte and Travis Van Caster combine old country wine making methodology with 21st century technology to deliver amazing wine at a great value. 

4. Milea Estate Vineyards

Indulge in Hudson Valley’s wine paradise at Milea Estate. Savor Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Central European gems, guided by a team of internationally experienced winemakers. With stunning valley vistas, relish a gastronomic odyssey curated by a Michelin star trained chef. Decorated with international awards, Milea Estate shines in winemaking excellence. 

5. Millbrook Vineyard & Winery

Millbrook Winery is located in the magnificent Hudson River Valley just 90 minutes from both Albany and New York City. Millbrook is considered one of the top wineries in not only the Hudson River Valley but all of New York State. Their 130 acre estate is planted with Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc and produces over 15,000 cases of wine annually. 

6. Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery

Started in 1994, the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery has been producing unique wines, ciders and fruit brandies in the picturesque Hudson Valley for almost 20 years. Warwick Valley Winery created the Black Dirt Distillery, to focus on the production of whiskey and apple jack. Since its inception, Black Dirt Distillery has crafted spirits from locally-sourced ingredients that excite the senses: from the rich, mature aromas to the smooth, carmelly finish.

7. Baldwin Vineyards

Located 85 miles northwest of NYC in the beautiful Hudson River region, Baldwin Vineyards is a 2nd generation farm winery specializing in award-winning fruit wines. Their Apple Wine recently was awarded a Double Gold medal and Best Fruit Wine in the 2019 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

8. Brotherhood Winery

Established in 1839 and having survived Prohibition by making sacramental wines for churches, Brotherhood is the oldest winery in continuous operation and produces some of New York’s most recognized brands. 

9. Benmarl Winery

Nestled in the lush green hills of Marlboro you will find Benmarl Winery. Overlooking the historic Hudson River Valley, its 37 acre estate lays claim to the oldest vineyard in America. The winery also holds New York Farm Winery license No.1. Although their history runs deep, it is the tireless commitment to quality and consistency that has made us one of the premier wineries in the region. They focus on hand crafting wines that capture the essence of where they are sourced. From estate grown Baco Noir and Cabernet Franc, to Riesling sourced on Seneca Lake, and Merlot from the north fork of Long Island, Benmarl strives to allow their wines to speak where they are from. 

10. Ferriera Carpenter Estates Winery

Holding fast to their goal of providing the very best quality wine and selecting the finest grapes from the finest vineyards Ferriera Carpenter Estates has a very strict artisanal process for making all of their wines, keeping each one clean, clear and natural. Their wines are made to give you a feeling of history and pride, remembering your own roots and being proud of them.

What Hudson Valley Wineries Will You Visit?

As we raise our glasses to these remarkable wineries in the Hudson Valley, we hope this journey through the vineyards has inspired your own exploration of this enchanting wine country. Whether you’re savoring a velvety Cabernet Franc while gazing at the rolling hills or enjoying a crisp Chardonnay on a sunny afternoon by the river, each of these wineries adds a unique chapter to the story of Hudson Valley wine.

Cheers to the Hudson Valley, its passionate winemakers, and the remarkable journey that awaits every wine lover who visits.

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