Marlboro is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River, in the heart of the historic Hudson River Valley. Marlboro is famous for the large number of small family-owned vineyards and wineries, some located on the land that was growing grapes for 200 years. Marlboro is the location of the Gomez Mill House, the oldest Jewish residence in Ulster County. It was also the first paper mill in Ulster County. The Falcon is a legendary music venue and restaurant located in a 19th century former button factory in the center of Marlboro, perched over the Marlboro Falls. The 80-mile long Shawangunk Wine Trail offers visitors opportunity to visit and enjoy all 15 member wineries in the area. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Benmarl Vineyards and Winery
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Nestled in the rolling green hills of Marlboro, New York, Benmarl Winery is spread over 37 acres overlooking the historic Hudson River Valley. It is the oldest vineyard in America. Benmarl Winery produces small batch wines with character unique to the vineyard they are sourced from. Their production had almost tripled in the past six years. Visitors are invited to come and taste their award winning wines, tour their cellars, and walk through the Oldest Vineyard in America. For those who would like to spend the night or stay longer, Benmarl includes a charming Bed and Breakfast.
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-4265
2.Weed Orchards & Winery, Marlboro, New York
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Weed Orchards and Winery is a family-owned and run farm established in 1913, located on the lush 40 acres in the hills of Hudson Valley near Marlboro, New York. They are only 60 miles north of New York City. This Pick-Your-Own farm offers vegetables, fruits, and flowers including plums, nectarines, green beans, peaches, zucchini, eggplant, pumpkins, zinnias and 15 varieties of apples. Our picking season includes fun festivities every weekend with hayrides, live music and barbeques. Their Tasting Room and Cafe carries their own home-grown hard ciders and wines as well as craft beers from local NY State breweries. They also offer delicious farm-to-table menu.
43 Mt Zion Rd, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-7848
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3.Live At The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
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The Falcon is a legendary Music Venue and Restaurant located in a 19th century former button factory in the center of the hamlet of Marlboro, perched over the Marlboro Falls. Falcon’s mission is to support living artists performing in diverse genres including jazz, blues, rock, world music and contemporary chamber music. There are two venues – the 3500 – square foot main concert hall upstairs, and the Falcon Underground Tap Room and NY Beer Garden called Pub Beneath the Club. The Underground is also home to the music museum The Avalon Archives. Falcon brings some of the best musicians in the world. There is no charge, but suggested voluntary donations go entirely to the performing musician or group. Gallery space on the main floor showcases the work of visual artists and photographers from the Hudson Valley to New York City. The barroom was built entirely with recycled materials. The kitchen provides creative, affordable food served during the live performances. The Falcon's deck is perched over the dramatic Marlboro Falls. Falcon offers a complete experience - superb food, world-class music and an unforgettable setting.
1348 Rte 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-7970
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4.Glorie Farm Winery, Marlboro, New York
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Glorie Farm Winery was established in 2004 in a 1913 barn near the top of Mt. Zion Mountain in Marlboro, New York. It is a boutique-style winery, producing an average of 2,000 cases of wine each year, mostly from grapes grown on the farm. Their wine list includes a mix of red, white and fruit wines, dry, semi-dry and sweet, European varietals, hybrids and blends. Glorie Farm grows a range of fruits as well as their own wine grapes. They have more than a dozen varieties of grapes on trellis, and mo st of what’s in Glorie wine bottles was grown on Glorie Farms. Their tasting room is open year-round.
40 Mountain Rd, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-3265
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5.Gomez Mill House, Marlboro, New York
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The Gomez Mill House is located in the Town of Newburgh, New York. Built in 1714, it is the earliest surviving Jewish dwelling in North America. It is also the oldest home in Orange County. The house was built for Luis Moses Gomez, a Sephardic Jewish trader whose Spanish Jewish ancestors escaped to France from the Spanish Inquisition. Gomez came to New York in the late 1690s and established himself as a prominent businessman and leader within the early Jewish community of New York. In 1772, a Dutch Colonist, Wolfert Acker, bought the property and added a second story and attic using bricks made from local clay. Since then, the house changed many owners and many uses until it was purchased in 1984 by the New York City-based Gomez Foundation for Mill House, to be used as a museum open to the public.
11 Mill House Rd, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-3126
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6.Stoutridge Vineyard, Marlboro, New York
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Located on the slope of a great limestone ridge in the quaint town of Marlboro, New York, Stoutridge Vineyard is the premium estate winery only about 70 miles from the heart of Manhattan, in the glorious Hudson Valley wine country. The vineyards are only half a mile from the Hudson River, on the southeast-facing slopes of a ridge on which grapevines and fruit trees have been growing for over 200 years. Stoutridge Vineyard was replanted in 2001 on the original foundations of vineyards planted in the 1700's. The winery was opened in 2006 and Stoutridge Distillery in 2017. Unique in many ways, Stourtidge is a gravity flow winery. They never use pumps or filters, do minimal chemical processing to their wines, do not "fine" their wines with gelatins, tannins or clays, do not add water or sugar nor do they chemically adjust the acidity of their wines. Stoutridge is open every Friday through Sunday from 11am-6pm. They are on the Shawangunk Wine Trail as well as the Meet me in Marlborough Farm Trail. Visitors are invited to do a self-guided tour and enjoy their wine tasting.
10 Ann Kaley Ln, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-7620
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7.The Kedem Winery, Marlboro, NY
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Located in Marlboro, New York, Kedem Winery is spread over 35 acres of land in New York's lush Hudson Valley. Kedem Winery started with producing sacramental wines from Concord grapes which grew abundantly in the area. They still produce the sacramental wines but also produce some of the finest New York State wines. Their wines range from well-known traditional varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to New York favorites such as Chambourcin, Vidal, and Traminette. The Winery has several wonderful venues on the grounds for weddings and other events of any size. Their newly remodeled Tasting Room offers a selection of their best wines as well as wines from all over the world they import into the States. The children can enjoy a generous assortment of the natural Kedem grape juice.
1519 Rte 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542, Phone: 845-236-3651
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8.Shawangunk Wine Trail, Marlboro, NY
National Geographic Traveler named the Hudson Valley one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world. Lush and fertile, the valley is home to 15 first class wineries and all are visited by the 80-mile long Shawangunk Wine Trail. Its colorful wineries are scattered along the breathtakingly beautiful countryside between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson River. Most are accessible from the New York State Thruway - Interstate 87) - or Interstate 84. Many of the wineries have landscaped outdoor spaces and are dog friendly and offer children's activities. The best time to join the Shawangunk Wine Trail is during the warm summers when travelling is easy, the weather is likely to be wonderful and there are plenty of summer festivals.
Marlboro, New York
8 Best Things to Do in Marlboro, New York
- Benmarl Vineyards and Winery, Photo: Benmarl Vineyards and Winery
- Weed Orchards & Winery, Marlboro, New York, Photo: Weed Orchards & Winery
- Live At The Falcon, Marlboro, NY, Photo: Live At The Falcon
- Glorie Farm Winery, Marlboro, New York, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- Gomez Mill House, Marlboro, New York, Photo: Gomez Mill House
- Stoutridge Vineyard, Marlboro, New York, Photo: Stoutridge Vineyard
- The Kedem Winery, Marlboro, NY, Photo: Andrii Zastrozhnov/stock.adobe.com
- Shawangunk Wine Trail, Marlboro, NY, Photo: Delphotostock/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Town of Marlborough
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