Oh, the sweet life in Dutchess County! Join us on a wine and strawberry adventure from NYC! We’ll start the day at McEnroe Farm in the midst of their strawberry season. Pick strawberries, shop on your own for yummy baked goods, pony up to the King’s Highway Cider Shack for a drink and bask in the summer sun on this gorgeous farm, known for its sustainability practices. Then, we’ll head to the renowned Millbrook Vineyards for a tasting of 5 wines as you soak up vineyard views and then get a tour of the winery. We’ll cap off the day with a visit to Clinton Vineyards for a tour, a wine tasting and a farm-fresh box dinner in the vineyard, sourced from local ingredients. You’ll return to the city refreshed, renewed and feeling sweet! Price includes tours, wine tastings and dinner. Additional glasses or bottles can be purchased for a fee. Pick up at 10am and return to Bryant Park on NW corner of Bryant Park, near 6th Ave. / 42nd St. by 9pm. $149/pp.
McEnroe Organic Farm: McEnroe is one of New York’s oldest organic, diversified farms with over 1,100 acres of fields, pastures and greenhouses. Check out the farm market and live animals on site! The farm has been in its present location since 1953, however, the family has been farming in the region since the 1870s. McEnroe values the best ecological practices for maintaining sustainable agriculture for organic fruits and vegetables, grain, hay, pasture, composting and woodland. Pick strawberries to your heart’s content!
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery: Millbrook Vineyards & Winery was the first in the region dedicated exclusively to the production of vinifera grapes. It began as a 130-acre converted dairy farm in 1985. Today, the Millbrook estate bottled wine roster includes Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The winery produces over 12,000 cases of wine annually and is open for guided tours and wine tastings year round. Called “the Hudson Valley’s flagship winery” by The New York Times and “a great place to visit” by The Wall Street Journal, the wines and views are simply beautiful!
Clinton Vineyards: Clinton Vineyards combines tradition and innovation to create high quality Estate-Bottled wines that have attracted wine aficionados from around the globe. It’s no wonder that this 100-acre vineyard and winery, tucked away in rural Dutchess County, have become well-known as “The Jewel of Hudson Valley.” Their portfolio of premium wines includes Seyval single-grape vintages, as well as a variety of well-regarded dessert wines. Their Cassis is the only domestic black currant wine to win gold medals at an international competition, besting cassis from France.
SCHEDULE – Tour runs from 10am – 9pm
PICK UP – NW Bryant Park corner near 6th Ave. / 42nd St.
REFUNDS – Refunds are issued up to 1 week (Monday before your tour date), if given cancellation notice via email to to email@example.com, otherwise, non refundable but transferable to another guest.
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Listed as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Top 20 Must-See Places, the Hudson Valley is as scenic and hospitable as it is cultural and delicious. Just a couple hours from New York City, this picturesque and colorful region is filled with sweeping rivers, small towns, local farms and incredible culinary and craft beverage scenes. Come back on your own and spend a day, weekend, or week exploring all there is to do in Dutchess County! Check out some of the area’s special annual events below and plan your return trip to join in the fun.
Top 10 Dutchess County Events:
- Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. First weekend in June at the Dutchess Fairgrounds.
- Discover Hudson Valley Bike Ride. Last Sunday in June.
- Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queen City Pride Weekend Poughkeepsie in June.
- Good Guys East Coast Nationals classic car show in Rhinebeck in June.
- Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival in July.
- Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition & Festival. First weekend in August.
- Jazz in the Valley jazz festival in Poughkeepsie in August.
- Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. Last full week in August.
- Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival & HV Craft Beer Festival in Rhinebeck in September.
- New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in October.
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What is the refund policy? Refunds are issued up to 1 week (Monday before your tour date), if given cancellation notice via email to to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, non refundable but transferable to another guest.
What should I bring? Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers pending weather. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages, though there will be many opportunities to purchase these things along the way. We encourage you to go green and bring reusable totes and shopping bags if you plan to do any shopping or produce picking!
What is included / what might be an extra fee? Price includes tours, wine tastings and dinner. Additional glasses or bottles can be purchased for a fee. Additional food, drinks, shopping, berries picked can also be purchased for a fee.
What’s allowed on board? No pets allowed on board. Feel free to bring books, ipads, etc. for the journey, but please be mindful of other passengers and wear headphones if you are using audio. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but all trash must be taken home with you before leaving the bus.
Are there Wifi and USB ports on the bus? Yes.
Are there bathrooms on the bus? Yes.
NYC Pick up 10am, McEnroe Farm, Millbrook Vineyards, Clinton Vineyards, NYC Drop off 9pm
NYC PICKUP ADDRESS: Bryant Park on NW corner of 6th Ave. / 42nd St.