Escaping New York City is often a must for those living, working, and playing in the bustling metropolis—and for those who are just visiting. As fate would have it, the viticulturally rich Hudson Valley is just a short drive or train ride away, offering an ever-expanding wine country that is making oenophiles all over the world stand up and take notice of this burgeoning region. What’s interesting about the Hudson Valley Wine Region is that it has four existing wine trails on both sides of the Hudson River, including the Dutchess Wine Trail, Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, Shawangunk Wine Trail, and Upper Hudson Wine Trail, but it is growing rapidly even outside of these confines. Newcomer wineries such as Nostrano Vineyards are producing intriguing young wines like its Estate Baco Noir and Estate Riesling, while offering a slew of culinary and music events to further a wine lover’s experience. Other vineyards like Brotherhood, with deep roots in the region, focus on producing small batches of wine made with character and high integrity.
Spring is the perfect time to visit the Hudson Valley. You can work your way into the warmer weather with light jackets, wrapped in warm blankets if needed, sipping a glass of New York State wine. Read more