The 9 Best Wine Bars in the Hudson Valley

The perfect pour is within reach.


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While the Valley offers a fruitful selection of cocktail bars and craft beer joints, those of us who live by the “wine all the time” motto may find that wine bars are more scarcely scattered. Below are some of the Valley’s best spots to spend Wine Wednesday, or really any day of the week.


Related: The Hudson Valley Wine Guide


Dyad Wine Bar

16 Hudson St, Kinderhook; 518.610.8511

 

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Dyad’s extensive wine list of largely organic, biodynamic, and sustainably farmed wines is matched by an equally impressive beer selection that’s laden with local names. Not one, but two fireplaces light up the dining room with a dim, romanticized glow, and sleek, leather seating is set atop distressed wood floors. And if you’re in search of food, the menu is tame, but seriously tempting.

 

Dish Bistro & Wine Bar

947 S Lake Blvd, Mahopac; 845.621.3474

Whether you come for a quick bite or a hearty, feel-good meal, dine with the satisfaction that there’s a wine on the list specially picked to pair with your plate. And even if your ideal meal involves a glass of wine in each hand, the menu is ripe with selection. Go for an earthy red, a light and fragrant white, or even mull over some bubbly — because treating yourself never tasted so good.

 

di'Vine Wine Bar

1 Market St, Wappingers Falls; 845.797.5635

 

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Whether you choose to take in the killer water views from di'Vine’s outdoor patio space or cozy upstairs lounge, this local drink destination doesn’t disappoint. For a change, we’re not talking about the Hudson River — this centrally located spot is situated directly beside the town’s namesake, the Wappinger Creek falls. Three wine sizes (6 oz, 8 oz, or a bottle) offer plenty of opportunity to try new vino varieties, so you don’t have to choose between red and white.


Related: The 9 Best Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in the Hudson Valley


Velo Bistro and Wine Bar

12 North Broadway, Nyack; 845.353.7667

 

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While the bistro has received tremendous accolades for its edible fare (after all, chef Anthony DeVanzo is a CIA grad), its wine selection is seriously worthy of mention. But even if you aren’t satisfied with what’s available, Velo’s $20 bring-your-own corkage fee ensures that your favorite bottle is still within reach.

 

Brunette

33 Broadway, Kingston; 845.802.0837

 

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While most wine lists offer a standard selection of reds and whites — maybe even a handful of standout rosés (if you’re lucky) — Brunette offers orange pours, too. Yes, orange wine is a thing, and though their variety-of-choice rotates, there’s always at least one on their glass list. But whether you come to try the latest wine fad or order the equally unexpected hot dog off their menu, your experience wouldn’t be complete without a picture-perfect Instagram post.


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Jar’d Wine Pub

10 Main St
 Water St Market, New Paltz; 845.255.8466

 

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This funky little college town joint offers both a hip, yet inviting interior, and a dog-friendly outdoor space. Combine that with locally sourced wines and ingredients, games, and weekday happy hour specials, and you may have just found your new go-to bar.

 

Oak Vino Wine Bar

389 Main St, Beacon; 845.765.2400


This Main Street standout is a favorite among Beacon-ites — and for good reason. The interior is spacious enough for a Saturday night get-together with the girls (plus all of their SOs), and the extensive wine list rotates by the season. Perhaps best of all, Oak Vino offers free in-house WiFi, so you can bring along your laptop and work judgment-free with some wine in hand, or publish a killer #winewednesday post straight to Instagram.


Related: How to Spend a Saturday on the Beacon Riverfront


Twisted Vine Wine & Tap

384 Kenwood Ave, Delmar; 518.439.3241

Choosing from a selection of over 50 wines may sound like quite the undertaking, but once you uncork a new favorite, we can guarantee you’ll be back for more. The dining room boasts an industrial atmosphere that’s unpretentious enough to make for casual mid-week gatherings, and a menu of sharable chef boards and small plates contributes to the laid-back, communal vibe.

 

Piano Piano Wine Bar

1064 Main St, Fishkill; 845.896.8466

If you thought flights were just for beer, think again. Piano Piano offers your choice of combination from nearly 30 wines, so if you tend to be a little indecisive, you’re luckily not forced to pick just one. Sit back and people watch from the patio chairs out front, or take in the intimate décor indoors, and feel free to spring for that second round.


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