If you’re looking for a luxury vacation within the U.S., a trip to the Hudson Valley could be just the thing, whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a luxury getaway with friends and family. One of the most relaxing activities during your stay in the Hudson Valley is exploring the wineries scattered about the area, many of which are in close proximity to the luxury properties available to rent from HudsonValleyLuxuryResorts.com.
Why visit a winery?
Obviously, if you’re a lover of wines, a winery is an excellent place to visit. You can taste different varieties, see where the grapes are grown, and often have a tour and talk about how the wines are produced. There’s nothing nicer for a wine lover than to sip a good glass while gazing out over the area where the grapes that produced it were grown. Knowing the wine you are drinking is local, organic, and produced to fair standards in small batches is a truly unique experience. Hudson Valley offers a number of excellent wineries offering these services.
Even if you wouldn’t necessarily call yourself a wine lover, a winery is a great place to visit for luxury and relaxation. With wineries often spanning many acres, there are walks to take and beautiful scenery to view. Most wineries have excellent restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner over wine or soft drinks. Many have stunning views and outdoor seating for you to really make the most of the countryside experience.
Which wineries to visit?
Torne Valley Vineyard
Torne Valley Vineyard is less than 28 miles from the town of Ossining, where the beautiful Westchester Castle luxury vacation property is situated, and 27 miles from Cornwall, where you’ll find West Point Mansion. This is a unique winery set on stunning grounds for you to relax and explore. Join in with a wine tasting workshop or simply sit back and take in the views. Different events take place throughout the year, so there will always be something to keep you coming back for more visits.
Brotherhood Winery – The Oldest Winery in America
Brotherhood, the oldest winery in America, is a little over 35 miles from Ossining, and eight miles from Cornwall, the location of West Point Mansion. All this makes it the perfect place to visit while staying in the Hudson Valley if you don’t want to travel too far. Founded in 1839, Brotherhood gives you a real taste of history as you taste its wines and even explore its underground wine cellars.
Benmarl winery is situated a mere 13 miles from Cornwall and West Point Mansion and 40 miles from Ossining and Westchester Castle. This is the ultimate destination for stunning views of the vineyard and the wider Hudson Valley area, plus Benmarl offers wine tastings and boasts free parking. Photographers will be keen to visit Benmarl winery for the beautiful landscapes.
Wineries throughout the area
Whichever of the Hudson Valley Luxury Resorts properties you choose to stay in, there are wineries all around. If you search further afield, you will find more options to discover and enjoy exploring. Do check on the websites of each winery in advance to confirm opening times, availability of wine tastings and tours, and any special events that are happening.