Twenty To One wineSwedish Hill Winery originated in the Finger Lakes, but in more recent years expanded by opening satellite stores with tasting rooms in Lake Placid and Saratoga Springs. Their cozy tasting room in the heart of Saratoga Springs at 379 Broadway offers approximately 20 different wines for tasting. Swedish Hill is one of New York’s most award-winning wineries, having won three Governor’s Cups for the top wine in New York State, as well as ‘Winery of the Year’ honors in several New York and California based wine competitions.

Swedish Hill tasting roomSwedish Hill Winery crafts highly acclaimed varietals including Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Cabernet Franc, to name a few. They also offer several sparkling wines, Port, and fun and fruity drier and sweeter blends including their dry Saratoga-themed Twenty to One and a sweeter Doobie Blues (named after their pet miniature donkey).

In addition to great wine, Swedish Hill Saratoga also features a number of ‘Made in NY’ gourmet food products and a nice selection of wine related gift items. Lindsey Lehr, tasting room manager, welcomes you to stop by their tasting room for a tasting and a treat today!

wine trail passportLooking for a unique gift? Why not surprise your adventuresome friends and relatives with a reason to explore the Upper Hudson Valley region in every season. The Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail Passport provides free wine tastings at 12 diverse wineries along the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail and entitles the holder to various discounts and exclusive offers from area wineries, restaurants, specialty shops, and more.

The passport is good for one year from the date of purchase. Recipients have the option to enjoy your gift throughout the year, or make an event of it and spend a day, a weekend, or many weekends exploring Upstate New York’s wineries, shops and local attractions.

The Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail Passport is incredibly affordable at just $30, but includes more than $400 in exclusive deals and offers.  It’s the perfect autumn gift for the back-road traveler, the adventurer, the wine lover on your shopping list!