Wineries and Vineyards, Orange County

Wine tours, wineries, and vineyards to visit in Orange County


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Applewood Winery, Warwick

Open: March-Dec.; Fri.-Sun.
Orange County’s oldest working farm offers limited edition wines — Chardonnays, Cabernet Franc, barrel-fermented reds, and fruit wines produced from both their own, and other New York State, vineyards and orchards. Tastings, gift shop, café.
SIP THIS: Applewood’s new line of hard ciders — which will include a dry style and a warm spice style ­— arriving just in time for fall.
DON’T MISS: Shawangunk Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival (July 28-29). Live music every weekend.

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Baldwin Vineyards, Pine Bush

Open: Apr.-Dec.; Thurs.-Sun.
Converted from an old dairy farm in 1982, this pastoral, 35-acre family-run vineyard and winery produces a variety of award-winning wines, from dry, creamy Chardonnays to fresh raspberry wines. Tours (with reservations), tastings, gift shop, picnic area and pond.
SIP THIS: Strawberry Wine ­— Baldwin’s internationally acclaimed fruity blend.
DON’T MISS: The Strawberry, Chocolate, and Wine Festival (every weekend in Aug., and Sept. 1-3). 845-744-2226;

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Brimstone Hill Vineyard and Winery, Pine Bush

Open: Year-round; Fri.-Mon.
This 41-acre operation, with 14 acres of grapes, produces nine table wines and one sparkling wine, made in the méthode champenoise. “We’re small, and we present ourselves as a place where you can talk to the wine-maker. I am frequently in the tasting room,” says owner and wine-maker Richard Eldridge. Self-guided tours, year-round tastings, gift shop, tented outdoor corporate and private events, including weddings.
SIP THIS: Riesling — the 2011 NYS Fair Bronze Winner. 845-744-2231;

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