What better way to spend a spring day than touring the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail? Hoppy Trails Brew Bus, Premiere Transportation, and Cask & Kegs Tours drive wine lovers from winery to winery in style. Hoppy Trails Brew Bus boasts a safe and educational experience. Explore local wineries while learning about what makes each special. Choose from preset tours or customize your own. Tours with Hoppy Trails include free samples, behind-the-scenes looks and an opportunity to meet the makers producing one-of-a-kind beverages. Premiere Transportation‘s extensive fleet serves…

Wine & Chocolate Festival comes to Saratoga. Head to the Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY to sample and purchase wine from some of our local wineries on Saturday, April 21st, 1-8 pm. Chocolate makers and artisan food vendors will also participate. Sample delicious wines from the Upper Hudson Region  – Adirondack Winery, Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery, Ledge Rock Hill Winery and the Saratoga Winery. All wine samples and souvenir wine glasses are included in the ticket price. For tickets and more information> Wine &…

Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail member wineries will participate in a Wine Tasting at the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau (CTB) Visitors Center at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Spring on Thursday, November 30th, 6pm to 9pm. To kick off Restaurant Week, wineries from the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail – the lead sponsor of the CTB’s Saratoga Restaurant Week – and three local farms will be on hand for tastings and to sell wine by the bottle for off-premise consumption. Both the Saratoga CTB and Downtown Business Association run…

Members of the Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association are pleased to announce the official state designation of the Upper Hudson Wine Trail with the governor’s recent signature on the bill. Thank you to Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Senator Kathleen Marchione and their staff.  Assemblywoman Woerner and Senator Marchione authored the legislation designating a portion of the state highway system as the Upper Hudson Wine Trail. Assemblywoman Woerner said, “Upstate New York has a rich history in the wine industry, and communities in Saratoga and Washington counties…

The Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association is now accepting Affiliate Members. Why become a member? Simple answer: It’s fun and rewarding. Affiliate members join the Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association because they support their small business neighbors, the local community, and the Association’s mission and goals. Affiliate members are entitled to participate fully in the deliberations of the Association, serve on Association committees, and chair and serve on Association ad hoc committees. Annual dues are purposely kept low to encourage ongoing participation. The mission…

Looking for something to do Easter Weekend? How about purchasing local products to make Easter dinner special? Why not support local businesses and have some fun at the same time? The Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail is sponsoring our inaugural wine festival, The Taste of Upstate, on April 19 at the Saratoga City Center. The wine, food and music festival will showcase the products of local wineries and local businesses. Along with wineries and breweries the festival will include foods and gifts made by local artisans.

September is the month that local vineyards of the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail harvest their grape crops. Grapes go right from the vineyard into the crusher for processing. Harvest days are generally festive events for the local wineries. Friends and family members volunteer to pick grapes in the vineyards in the morning and a celebratory harvest meal follows when the day’s harvest is complete. In Washington County, Victory View Vineyard, Natural Selection Farm Winery, Amorici Vineyard and Oliva Vineyards begin harvesting their northern, hardy grapes this month.