The state of New York is home to several great wine regions offering a variety of high quality, award-winning wines, such as Long Island, the Niagara Falls region, the Hudson River Valley, and The Finger Lakes. New York boasts a long history of producing wine and is the home of the oldest winery in the United States. There are numerous beautiful vineyards and wineries to explore and outstanding wines to sample across the state.
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The Benmarl Winery is a 37-acre beautiful vineyard estate that overlooks the Hudson River. Visitors can sample wines, enjoy a glass of wine on the winery’s deck, and just relax as they take in the surrounding scenery. Benmarl Winery is also known for being a dog-friendly and family-friendly place. Wine tastings consists of a selection of six different wines, and wine varieties produced at Benmarl include Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, range of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Traminette, and reserve wines. The wood-fired pizza oven is fired up during warmer months.
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-4265
Bedell Cellars is a family-owned critically acclaimed winery established in 1980 in North Fork of Long Island, New York, in the Long Island wine growing region. Committed to sustainable farming, Bedell Cellars hand-craft their wines in small batches using unique methods that define the style of their wines. The wines are made from grapes that are sustainably grown on their three vineyards covering 75 acres. Some of the grapevines are the oldest in the country. Bedell wines can be found all over the country, but the best way to enjoy this unique winery is by visiting one of their two tasting rooms, Bedell Cellars in the heart of the vineyard and at Corey Creek in Southold, NY. You will be able to taste some wines not available in the stores and experience the true spirit of wine-making on Long Island.
36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935, Phone: 631-734-7537
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The Brotherhood Winery is a good winery for wine-loving history buffs, featuring underground wine cellars carved out by hand and put in use during the country’s Prohibition Era at the oldest winery in the United States. Visitors can hear tales of the past that took place in the cellars as they sip wine made in the two hundred oak barrels. Three different options for wine tastings are available at the Brotherhood Winery on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tours of the winery are offered four different times on Fridays, and as groups gather on Saturdays and Sundays.
100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, NY 10992, Phone: 845-496-3661
© Brooklyn Winery
The Brooklyn Winery is an urban boutique winery located in the heart of the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, one of the most creative and vibrant of the New York City borough’s neighborhoods. The winery’s small-batch premium wines are produced by winemaker Conor McCormack and combine the freedom of innovation with the quality of tradition. Visitors can tour the winery to learn about how they make their wine and then take a seat at the wine bar to sample some of the artisanal wines while trying food from the seasonal menu. Brooklyn Winery also serves as a venue for private events
213 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Phone: 347-763-1506
5.Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
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The more than 120-acre Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery is a popular hotspot during the fall season, when guests come to taste delicious wines and have a meal at the Pane Cafe. Along with the selection of wines, Warwick Valley also created award-winning fruit brandy and liqueur, with the pear flavor being the most popular. It also produces Doc’s Cider, the original award-winning cider of New York. During warmer weather, two outdoor patios are opened for dining, sipping wine, and relaxing. Live music is brought indoors and the wood burning stoves are fired up during the colder months.
114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: 845-258-4858
6.Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
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The Cabernet Francs produced by Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard have been noted as some of the best of the wine wines made in New York State by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Wine lovers can visit the New York winery for a wine tasting to sample some the wines created through a combination of traditional winemaking practices that have been passed down in the family for more than three hundred years and modern winemaking practices. The Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard can be found within the heart of the wine country of New York’s Finger Lakes region, on the shores of Seneca Lake.
3962 Rte. 14, Dundee, NY 14837, Phone: 607-243-7971
7.Johnson Estate Winery
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The Johnson Estate Winery is the state of New York’s oldest estate winery in continuous operation. The historic tasting room at the winery is open every day for wine tastings of its unique selection of award-winning European-style and American-style wines. Johnson Estate Winery is open daily from 10:am until 6:00pm March through December, and on Fridays and Saturdays in January and February. It is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm Sunday through Thursday during the months of January and February. The winery is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
8419 West Main Rd. Route 20, Westfield, NY 14787, Phone: 716-326-2191
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The Lakewood Vineyards boast three generations across seven decades of experience in growing grapes and producing some of the most award-winning wines in the Finger Lakes wine country of New York. The vineyards encompass eighty acres and feature fourteen different varieties of grapes, offering a wine to suit any palate. Lakewood Vineyards offers Signature Tastings and Cellar Room Tastings. The Signature Tasting includes a choice of flights of sweet and semi-sweet or semi-dry and dry wines in the setting of a beautiful tasting room. The Cellar Room Tasting takes place in the Lakewood Winery’s Cellar Room.
4024 NY State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY14891, Phone: 607-535-9252
9.Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
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The Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars is located in the Finger Lakes wine country of the state of New York. The winery is open throughout the entire year for wine tastings and no reservation is needed. Dogs are allowed at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars as long as they are leashed and behave around other dogs and people. The tasting room is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00am until 5:00pm and on Sundays from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter. Standard tastings include six estate wines.
9224 NY-414, Lodi, NY 14860, Phone: 607-582-6011
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10.Magnanini Winery, Restaurant & Distillery
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The Tasting Room at the Magnanini Winery, Restaurant and Distillery is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Eight types of grapes are grown, harvested, and made into wines on-site at the Magnanini Winery and can be bought only in the tasting room. Grape varieties include Cabernet Franc, Marquette, Vincent, Chelois, Niagara, Dechaunac, and Seyval Blanc. In addition to wine tastings, visitors can stop at the winery to try hand-crafted food from the kitchen of just enjoy a glass of one of the Magnanini wines. The Antipasto offers at Magnanini is homemade on-site. The restaurant is open on the weekends.
172 Strawridge Rd, Wallkill, NY 12589, Phone: 845-895-2767
11.Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
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The Millbrook Vineyards and Winery was noted by The New York Times as “the Hudson Valley’s flagship winery” and boasts a convenient location within the Hudson River Valley only an hour and thirty minutes away from Albany, New York and New York City. Visitors can have a five-star experience including a wine tasting of award-winning Riesling, Tocai Friulano, Cabernet France, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay accompanied by an educational winery tour. Millbrook Vineyards and Winery is open from noon until 5:00pm daily throughout the entire year. Tours are offered at 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
26 Wing Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545, Phone: 845-677-8383
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The Palaia Winery is situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley of New York and provides guests with live music each weekend to enjoy along with their assortment of local wines, snacks, local spirits, hard cider, and craft beers. Palaia Winery itself produces eight different award-winning wines that span the spectrum from mellow and sweet to dry and crisp. All are approachable wines that pair well with an array of food. Palaia Winery offers wine tastings until 5:45pm. Children are allowed at the winery until 6:00pm, when it becomes a 21 and over venue.
10 Sweet Clover Rd, Highland Mills, NY 10930, Phone: 845-928-5384
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The Paumanok Vineyards is open to visitors every day of the week, from 11:00am until 6:00pm between the months of April and October and from 11:00am until 5:00pm between the months of November and March. The tasting room offers wines by the bottle, by the glass, and as samples, and is surrounded by the winery’s welcoming deck that overlooks the vineyard. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the vineyard or join a guided tour of the Paumanok Vineyards wine-making facilities and learn about the wine-making process for a small fee. Guided tours last around thirty minutes.
1074 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931, Phone: 631-722-8800
14.Ports of New York Winery
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The Ports of New York Winery is owned and managed by Frédéric Bouché, who uses the winemaking techniques passed down to him from his great-great-grandfather. Situated in Ithaca, New York, the Ports of New York Winery is an urban, artisanal small winery where Quotidian™ Table Wines and Meleau™ Specialty Wines are produced. All of the Vinifera grapes used in the wines are grown on the shores of Seneca Lake. The Ports of New York Winery is typically open from 12:00pm until 6:00pm Tuesday through Saturday for wine tastings and tours, except for on major holidays.
815 Taber St, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: 607-220-6317
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The Prospero Winery is located in the Westchester County of New York and offers wine tasting and bottle purchases of the wines it produces, as well as hosts special events throughout the year. A family-owned and operated winery, Prospero was started by Silvana and Tony Prospero. The couple transformed a once small fruit stand into a full-blown winery and wine store. The Prospero Winery produces Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a variety of dessert wines on-site. Visitors are welcome to make the trip to the winery seven days a week to sample the wines and possibly purchase their favorite ones.
134 Marble Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570, Phone: 914-769-6870
16.Red Hook Winery
The Red Hook Winery, founded in 2008 by Mark Snyder, aims to bring the viticulture of the state of New York to the forefront, showcasing both its future and history. Visitors can take part in a wine tasting at the winery seven days a week from noon until 6:00pm. Wine tastings consist of two-ounce pours of four different wines. Free winery tours are offered at 1:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays for visitors who do a tasting. These tours generally last around fifteen minutes. Barrel tasting a tours are available for a fee by appointment only.
175 – 204 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, Phone: 347-689-2432
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© Rooftop Reds
Rooftop Reds was established in 2015 and is the first “commercially viable urban rooftop vineyard” in the world, located in New York City. The Rooftop Reds winery produces six different wines created from grapes grown in the Finger Lakes region of the state. Reservations are needed to visit the winery, however, these can be made just minutes before guests intend to arrive and up to one week in advance. Reservations allow people to visit at any time during that day, with the exception of Saturdays. No children, pets, or outside alcohol are allowed at Rooftop Reds.
299 Sands Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Phone: 703-582-8609
© Sparkling Pointe
The Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery is nestled within the scenic and breezy North Fork wine country region on Long Island. Tom and Cynthia Rosicki have dedicated their vineyard to estate-grown sparkling wines that are crafted solely through the traditional “Méthode Champenoise.” Visitors can sample wines in the winery’s elegant Tasting House, out on the Terrace, or in the VIP Bubble Lounge. The Grand Tasting House offers educational, guided wine tastings of the sparkling wines on a daily basis. The 40-acre vineyard is planted entirely with classic Champagne grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir.
39750 County Rd 48, Southold, NY 11971, Phone: 631-765-0200
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19.Staten Island Winery
The Staten Island Winery was created from the idea of learning how to craft fine wine while also having fun with friends and family. Situated on the western shore of Staten Island, the winery boasts some of the latest equipment in wine making and offers wine lovers a chance to create wines themselves, with no experience required. Winemakers assist guests with every step of the winemaking process in the state-of-the-art winery. Participants can choose types of wines from an extensive list of create a blend of their own. Wine tastings are offered on Thursday nights from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
106 Wakefield Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, Phone: 347-668-4189
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20.The Kedem Winery
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The Kedem Winery is located in the Hudson River Valley wine country and offers tastings of a wide selection of wines in the Tasting Room, including both those produced by the winery and international fine wines imported by the Royal Wine Corporation, the parent company of Kedem Winery. Wines includes those from New York State, Hungary, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, California, Chile, Australia, Italy, and France. A variety of Kedem grape juice is available for visitors under twenty-one years of age. Hours of the Tasting Room at the Kedem Winery are 10:00am until 5:00pm, Sunday through Thursday.
1519 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-3651
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21.Thousand Islands Winery
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The Thousand Islands Winery is one of northern New York’s largest farm wineries, producing twenty-two different wine varietals that have been awarded more than 168 medals. Guests can sample each of the twenty-two wines during a visit to the winery, as well as learn about the process of winemaking from the grape growing stage through the bottling of wines. The Tasting Room, which is housed inside of an original Sears & Roebuck barn from the year 1923, is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm Sunday through Thursday and from 10:00am until 6:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
43298 Seaway Ave, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, Phone: 315-482-9306
22.Enlightenment Wines Meadery
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The Enlightenment Wines Meadery, the first meadery of New York City, has been focused on producing small batches of meads made with locally sourced fruit, foraged herbs, and wild yeast since its beginnings in 2009. The honey-based wines created by Enlightenment Wines are dry wines, not sweet wines as some may expect since they’re made with honey. The meads features about twelve percent alcohol, are fermented in barrels, and released on a seasonal basis. Visitors to the cocktail bar and tasting room, aptly referred to as Honey’s, can sample some of these honey-based wines starting at 5:00pm.
93 Scott Ave, Brooklyn 11237
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The City Winery, located in New York City, aims to provide the highest-end combined cultural and culinary experience to all of its customers who have a passion for sharing culinary arts, music, and wine. The City Winery is a rather unique facility, especially compared to other wineries, in that it combines a full-service winery with fine dining, private events, wine and food classes, and intimate concerts. The City Winery has created an interesting and compelling mix of offerings for the more sophisticated foodie and brings the experience of wine country to the heart of a major metropolitan city.
155 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, Phone: 212-608-0555
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23 Best New York Wineries
- Benmarl Winery, Photo: Benmarl Winery
- Bedell Cellars, Photo: Delphotostock/stock.adobe.com
- Brotherhood Winery, Photo: Brotherhood Winery
- Brooklyn Winery, Photo: Brooklyn Winery
- Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Photo: Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
- Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Photo: Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
- Johnson Estate Winery, Photo: Johnson Estate Winery
- Lakewood Vineyards, Photo: Lakewood Vineyards
- Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, Photo: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
- Magnanini Winery, Restaurant & Distillery, Photo: Magnanini Winery, Restaurant & Distillery
- Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Photo: Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
- Palaia Winery, Photo: Palaia Winery
- Paumanok Vineyards, Photo: Paumanok Vineyards
- Ports of New York Winery, Photo: Ports of New York Winery
- Prospero Winery, Photo: Maksim Shebeko/stock.adobe.com
- Red Hook Winery, Photo: WavebreakMediaMicro/stock.adobe.com
- Rooftop Reds, Photo: Rooftop Reds
- Sparkling Pointe, Photo: Sparkling Pointe
- Staten Island Winery, Photo: volff/stock.adobe.com
- The Kedem Winery, Photo: The Kedem Winery
- Thousand Islands Winery, Photo: Thousand Islands Winery
- Enlightenment Wines Meadery, Photo: Enlightenment Wines Meadery
- City Winery, Photo: Monkey Business/stock.adobe.com
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