A visit to our wineries offers hospitable winery tasting rooms where you taste new northern grape varietals and old-world classics and often meet the owners. From “Grandma Moses country” in Washington County to “horse racing country” in Saratoga County & the “Queen of American Lakes” in Warren County, we’re less than a half-day drive from New York City, Boston, and Montreal and only a short drive from Albany and Glens Falls, NY and western VT! From the beauty of the Adirondacks to the excitement of the Capital Region, we’re rich in historical and cultural attractions.
Wineries on the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail are collaborating with local cheese makers to bring you Wine & Cheese Week on Monday, July 27 through Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Tour the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail and enjoy a specialty wine and cheese pairing at each stop! Member wineries will offer tastings of their locally hand-crafted wines paired with locally made cheeses at each of their Winery Tasting Rooms all week long! Your $25.00 Wine Trail Event Ticket gets you: 3 Tastes of local wine AND 3 Samples of well-paired local cheeses at each of our twelve participating winery locations. Go with a friend and save! Purchase 2 tickets for just $40.00
Hours and days of operation vary at each winery. Please visit the websites listed below for more details.
Adirondack Winery / Lake George, featuring: Adirondack Cheese Company
Amorici Vineyard / Valley Falls, featuring: Amorici Artisanal Cheese
Galway Rock Winery / Ballston Spa and Spa City farmers markets, featuring: Four Fat Foul Cheese
Johnston’s Winery / Ballston Spa, featuring: Palatine Valley Aged Cheddar
Ledge Rock Hill Winery / Corinth, featuring: Jake’s Gouda Cheese
Natural Selection Farm Winery / Cambridge, featuring: Argyle Cheese Farmer Cheese
Northern Cross Vineyard / Valley Falls, featuring: Argyle Cheese Farmer Cheese
Oliva Vineyards / Saratoga and Spa City farmers markets, featuring: Beemaster Gouda and Sugarloaf Farm Cheese
Swedish Hill Winery / Saratoga, featuring: Yancy’s Fancy Cheese
Thirsty Owl Saratoga / Saratoga, featuring: Grafton Village Cheese
The Saratoga Winery / Saratoga, featuring: Willow Marsh Farm Cheese
Victory View Vineyard / Easton, featuring: Consider Bardwell Farm Cheese
Halfmoon Cellars is a Saratoga Springs wine tasting room located just a block from Broadway. The beautifully appointed tasting room at 24 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs offers wine tastings, cheese and chocolate pairings, as well as wine by-the-glass.
Vintners, Alison Bauder and John Reyes, take great pride in the wines they produce. In order to ensure quality fruit goes into their wines and to create wines that stand out, they source their grapes from California. They were awarded New York Red Varietal Winery of the Year at the 2015 New York International Wine Competition. Halfmoon Cellars also took home an award for Best New York Wine for its 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon at the Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition.
Alison reports that their number one best seller is Saratoga Spirit, a sweet rose. Another must try is their award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon. Also, included in their lineup are Pinot Noir, Malbec, Merlot, Chardonnay and a semi-sweet Riesling. “Our knowledgeable staff can educate you on our wines and answer all your questions.”
What better way to wrap up your day at the track than with a little wine from Halfmoon Cellars!