Shawangunk Wine Trail FAQ

What is the Shawangunk Wine Trail?
Where is the wine trail located?
What are the hours and locations of each winery?
Is there a map of the wine trail?
Does the wine trail provide transportation?
Do I need reservations?
How do I plan a group wine tasting tour?
What is a ‘wine tasting?’
How much do tastings cost?
Are there other things to taste besides wine?
Do any of the wineries sell food?
Are their special attractions located along the wine trail?
Are their lodging accommodations located along the wine trail?
Are their restaurants located along the wine trail?
Are the wineries handicap accessible?
What wineries pet friendly?
Can I bring my children to the wineries?
Do the wineries have WiFi?
Are their picnic areas at the wineries?
What wineries on the trail host live music, weddings, tours; including vineyard, facility, and cellar tours, bus trips, private tastings, and other special events?
How do I stay up to date on events happening at the wineries?

What is the Shawangunk Wine Trail?

Established in 1990, we are a collection of wineries located in Ulster and Orange counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State.

Where is the wine trail located?

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. View on Google Maps

What are the hours and locations of each winery?

Click here for a complete list of our members and their locations, hours and info and FAQ. Click here.

Is there a map of the wine trail?

Yes! A printable wine trail guide which includes a map can be downloaded, click here.

You may also request a hard copy via mail by sending your request to info@gunkswine.com

Does the wine trail provide transportation?

We do not provide transportation. However, we are partnered with some of the regions best transportation services. For a complete listing of our Transportation Partners click here.

Do I need reservations?

Yes and no. Although each winery has different group policies, if your group is 10 or more, we recommend making reservations with each winery to insure that they are appropriately staffed for your group and can accommodate parking. Generally, you do not need reservations for groups smaller than 10.

How do I plan a group wine tasting tour?

First, you’ll need to know how many people will be in your group, what wineries you plan to visit and the duration of your visit. Second, designate a friend or family member as a designated driver or contact our transportation partners, click here. Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the wine tasting experience. First, and foremost, please be responsible!

What is a ‘wine tasting?’

A tasting consists of a half ounce to one ounce of different varieties to sample. Tastings are meant to help guide you to the wine/s you would like to purchase.

How much do tastings cost?

Prices vary at each winery, generally $3-$15 per winery, per person, and includes 3-10 different products at each winery, and may include distilled spirits and hard ciders. Some specialty wines, spirits, with limited small batches may have an additional charge.

Are there other things to taste besides wine?

Yes. Our trail also has cideries, distilleries and a meadery. Some offer NYS beer by the bottle.

Do any of the wineries sell food?

Yes! It’s always important to pace yourself while doing tastings. Stay hydrated with lots of water and don’t forget to eat. We always suggest calling first for hours or availability. Here’s a list of wineries who offer food.

Are their lodging accommodations located along the wine trail?

Yes. From quaint and cozy BnB’s to national hotels chains, we have you covered, literally. Click here for a complete listing of our lodging partners.

Are the wineries handicap accessible?

Some are and some are not. For a listing click here. Certified Service Animals are welcome at all locations.

What wineries pet friendly?

Some are and some are not. For a listing click here. Certified Service Animals are welcome at all locations.

Can I bring my children to the wineries?

We discourage bringing babies and small children to the tasting rooms. Each winery has its own policy on this. It is best to call the winery first and ask.

How do I stay up to date on events happening at the wineries?

For up to the minute updates follow us on social media at @gunkswine on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter “Through the Grapevine” by sending your request via email to: info@gunkswine.com

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