Insider's Guide: Farms and Vineyards
Farms and Vineyards to check out in the Valley
APPLEWOOD WINERY & VINEYARD
BALDWIN VINEYARDS 176 Hardenburgh Rd., near Pine Bush. Orange. 845-744-2226. Chardonnay, Riesling, black raspberry wine, Merlot, dessert wine, strawberry wines, fruit wines. Tastings. Jan.¨CMar.: Sat.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Apr.¨CJune, Nov.¨CDec.: Fri.-Mon. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; July-Oct.: daily 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Other times by appt. Closed Easter and Christmas. www.baldwinvineyards.com
BENMARL WINERY AT SLATE HILL VINEYARDS 156 Highland Ave., Marlboro. Ulster. 845-236-4265. One of the state¡¯s oldest vineyards. Since 18th century has grown 100+ European vines. Produces estate-grown Baco Noir. Tours, tastings ($6 fee), hiking trails, artwork by founder/illustrator Mark Miller. Shop, picnicking. Open daily, 12-6 p.m., closed major holidays. Rental facility available for private parties. www.benmarl.com
BRIMSTONE HILL VINEYARD 61 Brimstone Hill Rd., near Pine Bush. Ulster. 845-744-2231. Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cayuga White, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Champagne, red and white table wines. Tours, tastings, shop. Nov.¨CApr.: Sat.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; May¨CJune: Fri.-Mon. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; July¨COct.: daily 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.brimstonehillwine.com
CASCADE MOUNTAIN WINERY & RESTAURANT 835 Cascade Mountain Rd., Amenia. Dutchess. 845-373-9021. Seven wines, Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon. Winery open year-round (call for days and hours). Restaurant pairs Cascade wines and local produce, Wed.-Sun., full lunch menu, 12-4 p.m. Tours, tastings, shop. www.cascademt.com
CLINTON VINEYARDS 450 Schultzville Rd., Clinton Corners. Dutchess. 845-266-5372. Makers of French-style Champagnes, Cassis, and dessert wines. Tours, tastings, gift shop. Year-round, Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appt. Weddings, private, and corporate functions. www.clintonvineyards.com
DEMAREST HILL WINERY 81 Pine Island Tpke., Warwick. Orange. 845-986-4723. Winemaker-owner Franceso Ciummo¡¯s specialties include ¡°Warwick Black Pearl¡± wine, pressed from Mar¨¦chal Foch grapes. Also Cabernet Sauvignons, Zinfandels, fruit wines. Daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
EL PASO WINERY 742 Broadway, Ulster Park. Ulster. 845-331-8642. Free wine tastings of 17 blends and wines: reds, whites, sweet, dry. Shop. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mon.-Tues. & Jan. 1¨CMar. 31.
GLORIE FARM WINERY 40 Mountain Rd., Marlboro. 845-236-3265. A boutique-style winery featuring Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, and DeChaunac; other wines including pear, apple, and Red Monkey. Wonderful view. Memorial Day weekend-Dec. 24, weekends 12-5 p.m. www.gloriewine.com
MAGNANINI FARM WINERY & RESTAURANT
MILLBROOK VINEYARDS & WINERY 26 Wing Rd., Millbrook. Dutchess. 845-677-8383. Known for its Chardonnay; also produces Cabernet Franc, Tocai Friulano, Pinot Noir. Plants only European vinifera. Spring, fall, and winter, 12-5 p.m. Summer, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tours, tastings, shop. www.millbrookwine.com
RIVENDELL WINERY 714 Albany Post Rd., New Paltz. Ulster. 845-255-2494. Top-rated Chardonnay, Merlot, dessert wines. Tasting room, shop open year-round, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.rivendellwine.com
ROYAL KEDEM WINERY 1519 Rte. 9W, Marlboro. Ulster. 845-236-4281. Selection of over 200 local and foreign wines. Free video tour. Tasting room open year-round. Shop. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Jewish holidays.
WARWICK VALLEY WINERY & DISTILLERY 114 Little York Rd., Warwick. Orange. 845-258-4858. The Valley¡¯s first fruit distillery. Hard apple, raspberry cider; fruit wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, NYS Ruby Port. Wine tastings. Apples, pears; country store. Live music every weekend. Open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Bakery/caf¨¦ open weekends 12-5 p.m. www.wvwinery.com
WHITECLIFF VINEYARD & WINERY 331 McKinstry Rd., Gardiner. Ulster. 845-255-4613. Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Awosting White, Dry Ros¨¦. Use own grapes. Tasting room overlooks wine-
making equipment. Outside deck with views of Shawangunks. Apr.-May, Nov.-Dec., weekends only. June-Oct.: Thurs.-Mon. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
WINDSOR VINEYARDS P.O. Box 778, 26 Western Ave., Marlboro. Ulster. 845-236-4233. Over 20 varieties: Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, White Zinfandel. Tastings. Personalized labels for as few as two bottles. Year-round, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. www.windsorvineyards.com
Farm Markets &
INDIAN LADDER FARMS 342 Altamont Rd., Altamont. 518-765-2956. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, pumpkins. Farm Market. Gift shop. Nature trails. Petting zoo. Herb garden. Picnic areas. Yellow Rock Caf¨¦ serves brunch, lunch. Closed in winter. Opens in Apr. www.indianladderfarms.com
WEST SHAKER FARM & GREENHOUSES
THE BERRY FARM Rte. 203, Chatham. 518-392-4609. Pick-Your-Own Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. Farm Market Fruits, organic vegetables, fresh meat and seafood. Bakery, greenhouse, gift shop. Open year-round.
DON BAKER FARM LLC 183 County Rte. 14, Hudson. 518-828-9542. Pick-Your-Own Sweet and sour cherries, pears, apples. Cherries usually ripe late June¨Cmid-July; pears, apples late Aug.-Oct. www.donbakerfarm.com
PHILIP ORCHARDS Rte. 9H, Claverack. 518-851-6351. Pick-Your-Own Pears, raspberries, plums, 15 varieties of apples. Tomatoes and free-range eggs also available. Picnickers welcome. Daily, Sept.-Oct.
SAMASCOTT ORCHARDS 5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook. 518-758-7224. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, sweet and sour cherries, raspberries, blueberries, pears, apples, prune plums, Concord grapes, pumpkins, winter squash, peas, tomatoes, peppers, green and yellow beans. Indian corn, sweet corn, gourds, apple cider, cider doughnuts. June¨COct. www.samascott.com
YONDER FARMS Rte. 9 north of Maple Lane, Valatie. 518-758-7011. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes. Farm Market. Cider. Mid-Aug.-Oct. (weekends, holidays). Open daily for strawberries in June.
BARTON ORCHARDS Beekman-Poughquag Rd., Poughquag. 845-471-2879 or 845-227-2306. Pick-Your- Own Apples, vegetables. The Apple Core Farm Market (Mar. 1-Dec. 24) Pumpkins, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, peaches,
nectarines, apples. Bakery. Cider pressed on-site. Plants, hanging
baskets. Farm opens May 1. www.bartonorchards.com
GREIG FARM 227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. 845-758-1234. Pick-Your-Own Asparagus, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peas, apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees (cut your own and live trees in containers). Farm Market. Winery, tastings. Nursery/garden shop. Christmas shop. Tours by appt., picnic area. Apr.-Dec. www.greigfarm.com
HAHN FARM Salt Point Tpke., Salt Point. 845-266-5042. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins. Pumpkin Fest (with pony rides, hay maze) Sept. 25-Oct. 31. Music festival Memorial Day weekend features zydeco and Cajun music. Farm Market Cider, beef, pork, flowers. Cut-your-own Christmas trees in Dec. Group tours by appt.
JOHN MACKEY FARM 366 Pine Hill Rd., Pleasant Valley. 845-635-2422. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries. Farm Market Raspberries (already picked)?in July, Sept.-Oct. Call for appt.
McENROE ORGANIC?FARM?MARKET Rtes. 22/44, between Millerton and Amenia. 518-789-4191. Farm Market Raspberries, strawberries, jams, vinegars, baked goods, plants. Compost. NOFA-NY certified organic produce. Organic, non-organic meats. Year-round. www.mcenroeorganicfarm.com
MEAD ORCHARDS 15 Scism Rd., Tivoli. Located off Rte. 9, 4 mi. north of Red Hook. 845-756-5641. Pick-Your-Own Peaches, apples, pumpkins. Farm Stand Peaches, apples, pears, sweet corn, other veggies. Aug.-Oct.: Sat.-Sun., Mon. holidays. www.meadorchards.com
MEADOWBROOK FARM 29 Old Myers Corners Rd., Wappingers Falls. 845-297-3002. Pick-Your-Own Apples. Farm Market Cider, jams, homemade horseradish, honey, maple syrup, salsa, salad dressings. Bakery. Year-round.
MONTGOMERY PLACE ORCHARDS Rtes. 9G & 199, Red Hook. 845-758-6338. Farm Market Raspberries, pears, peaches, grapes, apples. Tours by appt. July 1-late Nov.
ORIOLE ORCHARDS Feller-Newmark Rd., Red Hook. 845-758-9355. Pick-Your-Own Cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, apples, pumpkins. Late June-Nov.
SECOR FARMS 63 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls. 845-452-6883. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, peas, blueberries, pumpkins. Farm Stand Strawberries, blueberries, sweet corn (July), jams, local honey. June¨CAug., late Sept.¨COct.
SILAMAR FARM Rte. 22, Millerton. 518-789-3067. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries. Farm Market Gourds, pumpkins, raspberries, Indian corn, bedding plants, asparagus, perennials, Christmas trees, wreaths, flowers, jams, fresh vegetables. Ice cream shop. May-Dec. 24.
WIGSTEN?FARM?MARKET Salt Point Turnpike, Pleasant Valley. 845-635-1570. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins (Sept. 30-Oct. 31), strawberries (May-June by appt. only). Farm Market Strawberries, raspberries, corn, tomatoes, and
vegetables; July-Oct. www.wigstenfarm.com
BLACK HORSE FARMS Rte. 9W, Athens. 518-943-9324. Farm Market/Garden Center/Country Store. Wide variety of produce: cider, eggs, jams, herbs, honey, maple syrup, flowers, Christmas trees. Bakery, gift shop, events. Two large greenhouses at location; 40 elsewhere. Mar.-Dec. www.blackhorsefarms.com
STORY FARM Rte. 32, Catskill. 518-678-9716. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, peas. Farm Market Sweet corn, potatoes and other vegetables; also herbs, cider, eggs, honey, maple syrup. June-Nov.
ACE FARM COUNTRY BARN County Rte. 105, between Highland Mills & Monroe. 845-783-1381. Pick-Your-Own Blueberries. Farm Market Farm fresh eggs, honey, maple syrup, jellies, jams. Closed Tues. & Sun. Year-round.
APPLEWOOD ORCHARD & WINERY
C. ROWE & SONS 113 Station Rd., Campbell Hall. 845-427-2254. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, peas, beans. Farm Market Indian corn, sweet corn, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, cabbages, tomatoes. Produce in season; year-round for everything else.
HODGSON FARM 2290 Albany Post Rd., Walden. 845-778-1432. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, pumpkins, flowers. Garden center. Greenhouses. In Oct.: petting zoo, Pumpkin Fest (hayrides, haunted house). Christmas on the Farm features Timmy the Talking Tractor. Apr.¨CDec. www.hodgsonfarm.com
JONES FARM & COUNTRY STORE 190 Angola Rd., Cornwall. 845-534-4445. Farm Market Salsa, eggs, jams, honey, maple syrup, fudge, cider, fresh fruit in season. Bakery. Gift shop. Clearwater¡¯s gift store, art and framing gallery. Farm animals, observation beehive. Year-round.
OCHS ORCHARD Off Rte. 94 on Reservoir Rd., Warwick. 845-986-1591. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins, strawberries, flowers. Farm Market Apples, peaches, plums, pears, nectarines, blackberries, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, homemade ice cream. June¨CJan.
OVERLOOK FARM?MARKET & COUNTRY STORE Rte. 9W, Newburgh. 845-562-5780. Eco-conscious farm. Farm Market Apples, blackberries, cherries, plums, raspberries. Homemade soups, herbs, cider, jams, honey, plants, flowers, Christmas trees. Bakery, deli. Petting zoo. Mar.-Jan. Closed Tuesdays.
PENNINGS ORCHARD & FARM?MARKET Rte. 94, Warwick. 845-986-1059. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins. Farm Market. Bakery. Gift shop. Ice cream stand, snack bar, barnyard buddies. Autumn activities. Garden Center. Apr.-Dec. 24. Orchard info: 845-986-7080. www.penningsfarmmarket.com
PIERSON¡¯S EVERGREEN FARM 1448 Rte. 211W, Middletown. 845-386-1882. Seventh-generation farm. Carriage house/gift shop. Greenhouse. Farm Market Pumpkins, raspberries, honey, jams, herbs, plants, eggs, organic and local produce, fall mums. Processed wool yarn. Christmas trees. Tours, hayrides, school groups. Early May¨CDec.
SLATE HILL ORCHARDS Rte. 6, Slate Hill. 845-355-4493. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins, Concord grapes. Farm Market. Year-round: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
SLEEPY HILLS ORCHARD Rte. 284, Johnson. 845-726-3797. Pick-Your-Own Apples. Farm Market. Herbs, cider, honey, plants, flowers. May-Dec.
WARWICK VALLEY FARMERS¡¯
WRIGHT FAMILY FARM 325 Kings Highway, County Rte. 13, Warwick. 845-986-1345. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins. Indian corn, winter squash, pies, muffins, cookies, cider, Christmas trees, wreaths, flowers, vegetables. Hayrides. July-Sept. www.wrightfamilyfarm.com
RYDER FARM 404 Starr Ridge Rd., Brewster. 845-279-3984. Community Supported Agriculture, Organic farm. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries. Farm Stand Chinese cabbage, sugar snap peas, bok choy, tatsoi, mustard greens, parsnips, leeks, garlic, tomatoes, other vegetables in season. June¨COct. www.ryderfarmcsa.org
BEST BERRY FARM 1078 Best Rd., E. Greenbush. 518-286-0607. Pick-Your-Own Apples, blueberries, strawberries. Farm Stand Apples, fresh and dried flowers, sweet corn, eggplant, pumpkins, rhubarb, squash, tomatoes. June-Oct.
GEM FARMS BUFFALO ¡ª A TRADING POSt gift shop 1333 Van Hoesen Rd., Castleton. 518-732-7452. Greenhouse herbs, plants, seasonal vegetables. Buffalo meat, hides, bones. Gift shop. Year-round, Fri.-Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appt. www.gemfarmsbuffalo.com
GOOLD ORCHARDS 1297 Brookview Station Rd., Castleton. 518-732-7317. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins. Farm Market. Bakery. Corn maze. Apple Festival/Craft Show Oct. 7-8. School tours. Year-round. www.goold.com
YONDER FARMS Rte. 4, Defreestville. 518-283-4267. Farm Market Herbs, cider, jams, honey, maple syrup, Christmas trees. Garden center. Closed Jan.-Mar.
DR. DAVIES FARM Rte. 304, off Rte. 9W, Congers. 845-268-7020. Pick-Your-Own Apples (Labor Day-early Nov.) pumpkins (mid-Sept.¨COct. 31). Hayrides, Labor Day¨Cmid-Nov. Farm Stand Apples, corn, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, apple cider. Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 1-Thanksgiving. www.drdaviesfarm.com
HAND & HOE 241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge. 845-356-8494, ext. 467. Biodynamic, in-season produce (root-cellar crops, frozen vegetables in winter), baked goods, soups. Caf¨¦ offers pizza, soup de jour, salad, desserts, ice cream. Gift items from candle shop, weavery, wood and metal shops, Mercury Press, rocks and crystals. Year-round, Fri. 12-5 p.m.
THE ORCHARDS OF CONCKLIN S. Mountain Rd. & Rte. 45, Pomona. 845-354-0369. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pears, pumpkins (in season). Farm Market. Haunted House. Corn maze. Tractor rides. Closed Jan. 1-Mar. 3. www.theorchardsofconcklin.com
APPLE BIN FARM MARKET Rte. 9W (810 Broadway), Ulster Park. 845-339-7229. Pick-Your-Own Apples. Farm Market Baked goods, pears, peaches, nectarines, pumpkins, coffees, holiday gift baskets, Christmas trees. Open daily. Closed Jan.
APPLE HILL FARM 123 Rte. 32 S., New Paltz, 845-255-1605. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins, gourds. Farm Stand Apple cider, dried and fresh-cut flowers. Gift shop. Christmas trees, wreaths. Hayrides. Open daily, Aug. 1-Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.applehillfarm.com
BOICE¡¯S FARM 600 Kings Highway, Saugerties. 845-246-7426. Farm Stand Flowers, tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, pumpkins, mums. Apr. 15-Oct. 31.
BURD FARM Rte. 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-2090. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, pumpkins, herbs, flowers, vegetables. Oct. Haunted Hayride. Farm Sta