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.
Situated on rolling hills of farmland in Saratoga County, Kurt and Margo Johnston established their winery by first producing apple and mead wines. Later they cultivated blueberries, raspberries and cherries on their farm to increase wine varietals. After purchasing a crusher destemmer, they added a host of grape wines to their ever growing line up of wines.
Today Johnston’s Winery produces nine kinds of wines. In addition to using their own fruit, and to keep up with demand, the Johnstons use premium fruit sourced locally and from the Lake Ontario region to Lodi, California. In addition to wine, they sell delicious jams and jellies, as well as other locally made products. Johnston’s Winery is also a favorite stop for amateur and experienced home winemakers looking for wine-making equipment and supplies.
Located a few miles south of Saratoga Springs at 5140 Bliss Road in Ballston Spa, Johnston’s Winery is a unique, family-operated small business in a beautiful country setting. Sample their wines right in the winery on Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm, or call 882-6310.
Looking 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. Read More