Wineries and Vineyards, Ulster County

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


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stoutridge vineyard

Stoutridge Vineyard, Marlboro

Open: Year-round; Fri.-Sun.
With underground wine cellars built into a hillside to take advantage of passive geothermal energy, Stoutridge is the epitome of “green” wineries. The facility runs on 100 percent solar power and adheres to a “slow wine” philosophy, avoiding the use of pumps, filters, and fining agents for minimal intervention and gravity-flow production. Many of the ingredients used in their wines and spirits are grown locally, and all are from New York State. Tours, outdoor patio, picnic area.
SIP THIS: Hudson Heritage White — an 85 percent Seyval Blanc blend. 845-236-7620;

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whitecliff vineyard

Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery, Gardiner

Open: Year-round: daily, June-Oct.
One of the largest vineyards in the Valley, this 70-acre, family-run operation offers views of the Shawangunk Ridge and produces over a dozen wines annually. Their 2009 Riesling won double gold and best in show at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition, beating out 1,300 white wines from 27 countries and 28 states. Whitecliff recently built the second geothermal winery processing facility in the state, giving the winery the capacity to expand production to 10,000 cases each year, nearly double their current 5,500 cases. “We’re totally focused on the production of fine, complex, European-style wines,” says owner Yancey Stanforth-Migliore. Private tours, tastings, outdoor tented weddings, light snacks and cheeses, deck seating.
SIP THIS: Awosting White — Whitecliff’s award-winning and best-selling white wine.
DON’T MISS: Vertical Tasting and Sale (July 4);Winery Tours with the owner (Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28). 845-255-4613;

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