With acres of pastoral land to wander and crisp, refreshing wines to taste, any season is an ideal time to visit a winery. The Hudson Valley is home to many of them, including those on the famous Shawangunk Wine Trail. Created to showcase a unique facet of the region’s winemaking history, the 12 wineries on this trail all subscribe to the same winemaking tradition established by French Huguenot settlers more than three centuries ago. Many wineries on the Shawangunk (pronounced by locals as SHONG-gum) Wine Trail feature live music on weekends and participate in seasonal events, including Bounty of the Hudson, an annual festival held in late July that pairs dishes from local restaurants with regional wines. For those seeking to embark on a wine-soaked road trip, the trail winds its way through Orange and Ulster counties and is accessible by the New York State Thruway and the southern part of Interstate 84.
A fun, creative and safe way to get around the wineries without worrying about driving is The Little Wine Bus, Hudson Valley Wine Wine Tours, Events and Wine Adventure Tours!
Phone: (917) 414-7947 or thelittlewinebus.com.