Hudson Valley
Region
2 to 3 hours
Distance from NY

Catch the bus in NYC and enjoy all the sweet sounds, smells and sights of spring as we transport ourselves to the winding wine trail of Dutchess County.

Stops may include Clinton Vineyards, Cascade Mountain Winery and Millbrook Vineyards & Winery (stops vary by date). Each winery provides a tasting and additional tour, when possible. Wander the vineyards and taste the award-winning wines of Dutchess before we’re off to the historic town of Rhinebeck for dinner on your own. A culinary paradise, Rhinebeck offers something delicious for any palate. Additional info below on each of the destinations: 

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.

Cascade Mountain Winery: Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant features a full line of award-winning wines at its wine bar and gallery. Visitors come from around the world to relax in the rural splendor atop the Berkshire foothills sampling their wines and picnic lunches.

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!

TOUR DATES:

May 5: Tours/tastings at Clinton Vineyards & Cascade Mountain (with a picnic lunch – vegetarian option available) Dinner on your own in Rhinebeck.

May 6: Tours/tastings at Clinton Vineyards & Cascade Mountain (with a picnic lunch – vegetarian option available) Dinner on your own in Rhinebeck.

May 12: Tours/tastings at Clinton Vineyards & Millbrook Vineyards (with a picnic lunch – vegetarian option available) Dinner on your own in Rhinebeck.

DETAILS: 

SCHEDULE – Tours run 10:45am-9PM.

PICK UP – 33 West 42nd St. between 5th & 6th Avenues
(Northeast corner of Bryant Park)

REFUNDS – Refunds are issued up to 1 week (Monday before your tour date), if given cancellation notice via email to to reservations@escapemaker.com, otherwise, non refundable but transferable to another guest.

Also, if you’re looking for a great food and craft beverage walking tours of NYC check out our partner company Urban Adventures

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Additional information

DateMay 5, May 6, May 12

AREA INFO:

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:

  1. Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. First weekend in June at the Dutchess Fairgrounds.
  2. Discover Hudson Valley Bike Ride. Last Sunday in June.
  3. Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queen City Pride Weekend Poughkeepsie in June.
  4. Good Guys East Coast Nationals classic car show in Rhinebeck in June.
  5. Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival in July.
  6. Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition & Festival. First weekend in August.
  7. Jazz in the Valley jazz festival in Poughkeepsie in August.
  8. Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. Last full week in August.
  9. Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival & HV Craft Beer Festival in Rhinebeck in September.
  10. New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in October.

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Thank you for reserving the “Dutchess Wine Trail Tour.”  The following schedule outlines each stop that the Farm Fresh bus will be making throughout the day, along with the approximate time at each stop.

Sat. May 5: NYC Pick up, Cascade Mountain, Clinton Vineyards, Rhinebeck, NYC Drop off

Sun. May 6: NYC Pick up, Cascade Mountain, Clinton Vineyards, Rhinebeck, NYC Drop off

Sat. May 12: NYC Pick up, Clinton Vineyards, Millbrook Vineyards, Rhinebeck, NYC Drop Off

Sample Itinerary:
10:45 am Departure from NYC
12:45 Arrival first Winery
2:00 Departure
2:15 Arrival 2nd Winery
3:30 Departure
4:00 Arrival in Rhinebeck
7:00pm  Departure for NYC
9:00pm  Arrive NYC