Nestled between the magnificent Shawangunk Mountains and the majestic Hudson River in Ulster and Orange Counties, lies the eighty-mile-long Shawangunk Wine Trail, a group of fifteen diverse wineries, all striving to individually produce world class wines and collectively introduce them to locals and visitors alike in the Hudson River Region.
The wineries along the Trail are as diverse as the wines themselves: Brand new facilities and refurbished barns upwards of 100 years old; production of over 100,000 cases of wine and production of less than 2,000 cases; peace and quiet at some; live music and special events at others; and some spectacular vistas that make you say, “Wow!” What visitors will find in common at all of the wineries is a friendly welcome and a sincere desire to provide an enjoyable tasting experience of discovering our delicious Hudson River Region wines. Vinifera, blends, sparkling, French-American and fruit wines, ranging from bone dry to dessert sweet; they’re all here. Hard ciders, distilled spirits, and even mead can be found on the Trail, too. Tasting on the Shawangunk Wine Trail is a palate-pleasing experience for everyone.
An amazing abundance of options for entertaining activities before and after wine tasting await you as well: Spectacular scenery everywhere, all types of outdoor adventures, rich history and culture in historic attractions and museums, unlimited gourmet cuisine with ingredients sourced from local farms, enticing shops of all kinds, and fairs, music and food festivals, and farmers’ markets galore. As you follow the Trail, you’ll find the Hudson Valley has it all!
Starting 60 miles north of New York City, the Shawangunk Wine Trail is accessible from the New York State Thruway at Exits 16, 17, and 18, and can be approached from south of I-84 at Warwick and Washingtonville and from north of I84 at Marlboro, Pine Bush, or New Paltz. Explore our website and plan your visit today!
The Shawangunk Wine Trail Members
Jan-June: Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm
July-Dec: Weds, Thurs & Sun 11am-6pm
Read More About Angry Orchard
Home to Angry Orchard Hard Cider, the sprawling 60-acre site boasts a 100-year-old apple orchard and Cider House for small batch experimentation and recipe development, as well as the brand favorites like Crisp Apple and Rose. The site hosts a stunning tasting room, cider garden and an unforgettable Tree House Masters-designed tasting bar, boasting views of the Shawangunk Mountains during any season!
March-Aug: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Sept-Oct: Daily 11am-5pm
Nov-Dec: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
Closed Jan and Feb
Read More About Applewood Winery
Located in the lower Hudson Valley next to a beautiful lake. We’re also the home of the Naked Flock Hard Cider and Meads. We have over a dozen wines to sample and specialty Ciders & Meads to enjoy by the bottle, glass or pint. Enjoy Applewood fired pizzas from our cafe. Try a cocktail made with our Vodka and Gin distilled from apples. Live music weekends March-Nov. Check our website for special events on weekends. Slow down, enjoy our picnic grounds, sip and enjoy the view.
Closed Jan, Feb and March
April-Dec: Thurs- Mon 12pm-5pm or by appointment.
Closed Tue-Wed.nClosed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
Read More About Baldwin Vineyards
“An Outstanding Achievement…” ~ The Wine Spectator.
Taste our award-winning wines including Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Strawberry wine, Brut Sparkling Wine, Port and Raspberry Wine. Our Spiced Apple wine, made from local Hudson Valley apples, has been honored as Best Fruit Wine and awarded double Gold medals in NYS and International competitions. Live Music, games, WiFi, and large screen TVs, relaxed atmosphere. Stop by for a day filled with great memories and delicious wine.
Jan-March: Thurs-Sun 12-5pm
April-Dec: Sun-Thurs 12-6pm
Fri 12-8pm and Sat 11-6pm
Click to Read About Benmarl Winery
Nestled in the lush green hills of Marlboro, overlooking the Hudson River Valley, our 37 acre estate lays claim to the oldest vineyard in America. The winery also holds NY Farm Winery no.1. Although our history runs deep, it’s our tireless commitment to quality and consistency that has made us one of the premier wineries in the region. We hand-craft wines to capture the essence of their source, from our estate grown Baco Noir and Cabernet Franc, to our Riesling sourced on Seneca Lake, and Merlot from Long Island. Named Hudson Valley Winery of the Year in 2017 and 2018.
Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend:
Fri thru Mon, 11:30am-5:30pm
(closed Tues, Wed & Thurs)
Remainder of the year, including winter months,
open Sat & Sun, 11:30am-5:30pm
Click to Read About Brimstone Hill Vineyard
Brimstone Hill is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery where the visitor can frequently talk to the winemaker. Owner/ winemaker Richard Eldridge, is often on hand in the tasting room. We are dedicated to the production of quality, handcrafted wines in the French tradition. All our wines are made on premises, and most of the grapes used generally come from our own vineyards. Although we take great pride in all our wines, we are especially known for our dry red wines and our sweeter whites.
Jan-March: Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-5pm
April-Dec: Sun thru Thurs 11am-5pm
Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-7pmm
Click to Read About Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery
A visit to Brotherhood is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the perfect blending of a rich historical past with a modern day present. Our famous tour and tasting will take you underground into our cavernous cellars, where we will share our history behind 180 years of wine making. The Brotherhood Village offers seasonal events with live music, an eclectic gift shop, restaurant ( in renovation to open April 1st 2019) , as well as the perfect destination for a wedding or corporate event in the Grand Monarque Hall.
April to mid-Dec: Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm-5pm
Click to Read About Clearview Vineyard
Family owned and run vineyard and winery in Warwick, NY. We specialize in both white and red dry wines, growing 8 varieties in our vineyard. All our wines are made from grapes crushed, destemmed and pressed in our winery. We offer great food on the weekends along with fantastic live music. Travel & Leisure Magazine along with YELP named Clearview Vineyard to their Top 25 vineyards in the US at number 14 in 2017. Come and enjoy our facility, vineyard, food, live music and wines. For current info check our website.
Click to Read About Demarest Hill Winery & Distillery
Nestled in the bucolic hills of Warwick Valley, lies the vineyard of Francesco Ciummo. As a young man, Francesco tended the family vineyard in Molise, Italy, learning the intricate skill of wine making from his father. After years of labor in numerous countries, Francesco settled in America. He used his hard-earned money to purchase a tract of land in Warwick, NY where he built what is now the largest winery & distillery in the area, stocking over 80 varieties. “My dream has turned into a reality” says the Master Vintner, Francesco Ciummo.
Apr-Aug, Nov & Dec: Sat/Sun, 11:30am-5:30pm
Sep & Oct: Sat/Sun, 11:30am-6pm
Open Fridays in Oct
Click to Read About Glorie Farm Winery
We GROW Glorie Wine! Our small family winery was conceived in a love affair between agriculture and wine. It resides in a 1913 barn on our 54-acre fruit farm near the top of Mt. Zion Mountain. We offer an extensive portfolio of award-winning wines produced primarily from estate grown grapes and fruit. Visit us for tastings and enjoy the spectacular view of the Hudson Valley, plus Wind Shear, our kinetic wind sculpture! We are Co-founders and a Legacy Member of the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition. Look for the Coalition’s hawk bottle seal!
Click to Read About Magnanini Farm Winery
Magnanini’s first vines were planted in 1977. Today, ten different estate wines are produced from 14 acres of vineyard. All are harvested, fermented and bottled right here! Our single varietal grappas are produced from these grapes and flavored with honey, lemon, orange, walnut, and wild berries. Visit our tasting room where we serve house-made cocktails and specialties. Enjoy our antipasto board featuring handmade salami, coppa, culatello and pancetta and Hudson Valley cheeses, breads, fruits. Live music every weekend, with wine tasting followed by an Italian family-style dinner. Call for dinner reservations. Experience a European-style party right here in the Hudson Valley!
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon-Thurs 12-6
Fri 12-11, Sat 11-11, Sun 11-6
Labor Day-Dec closed Mon
Dec-Memorial Day: Fri 12pm-11pm
Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Click to Read About Palaia Vineyards & Winery
Groovy tasting room in a 200 year old barn on 10 acres of vineyards and a beautiful view from the picnic area and stage. We make our own wines with NYS grapes as well as from our vineyards. Full Pub Style Food menu available weekends, limited menu during the week. Craft NYS Beer & Cider on Tap, wine slushies, hot mulled wine in season. Live music every weekend, open late Fridays and Saturdays. Relax, feel the vibe, listen to some great music and enjoy life with us. We are the Hudson Valley’s Hippie Winery…man.
Jan-April: Thurs-Sun 11am-6pm
May-Oct: 7 days a week
11am-6pm Nov-Dec: Thurs-Mon 11am-6pm
Click to Read About Robibero Winery
Family-Owned, Family-Operated, Family-Feel. We invite you to come taste our award-winning wines and discover why we are often referred to as the hidden gem in the Hudson Valley. Our vineyard and winery is set on a 42-acre property nestled in the breathtaking Shawangunk Ridge. We are a family-friendly, pet-friendly establishment. Please visit our Facebook page or website for the most up to date information on visiting us.
Year Round: Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-6pm
Click to Read About Stoutridge Vineyard
A state of the art winery & distillery built on the historical foundations of a turn of the century winery and prohibition era distillery. We focus on sustainability and among other things generate all of our electrical needs via the solar panels. We gently make our award-winning wines using gravity rather than pumps and without filtering or adding any chemicals. Our mature, food friendly wines are reminiscent of the local wines of Europe. Come visit our beautiful and secluded vineyard setting and enjoy the taste of the Hudson Valley.
Open daily year round, 11am-6pm
Pane Café: Thurs-Fri 12-4; Sat-Sun 12-5
Click to Read About Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Blend the high quality standards of a European chateau, the freshness of a local farm and the casual/friendly atmosphere of a favorite pub. The result: Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. Since 1994, the wines, ciders and fruit brandies make us a unique gem in the picturesque Hudson Valley. Our flagship product, Doc’s Draft Hard Cider has received international recognition as a top-tier hard cider. We use only the finest apples, pears and raspberries, to create a premier hard cider from estate-grown and locally sourced fruit.
June-Oct: Daily, 11:30am-5:30pm
and Sat: 11am-6pm
Feb-May, Nov & Dec: Thurs-Mon 11:30am-5:30pm
and Sat: 11am-6pm
Jan: Sat/Sun 11:30am-5pm
Click to Read About Whitecliff Vineyard
We focus our energy on wine quality, and look forward to sharing our wine knowledge and beautiful 26-acre vineyard site with you on your visits here. Our 30+ years of planting and experimenting in the vineyard and the wine cellar have shaped a winery with deep roots in the region’s traditions, producing vegan wines that offer variety, depth, and serious fun. And we’ve made Hudson Valley wine history by winning Best White Wine in Show at the San Francisco International Wine Competition!