Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery: Why you Need to Go Here
This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend a Sunday Funday at the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. The last time that I was able to head up there, it was February and snowing, so, needless to say, I was very excited to just throw on a blouse, cargos, and sandals to enjoy the winery. We got very lucky, and It was certainly the perfect way to continue to enjoy the warmer weather before fall and winter truly set in. Although it was not abundantly sunny, we still managed to have a great time sipping wine & picking apples at the apple orchards. Not going to lie, I certainly enjoyed the winery part of the day over the apple orchards part. Read on for everything the Warwick Winery offers - this spot is definitely something that should be on your list for this coming fall!
Where is the Warwick valley Winery located?
The Warwick Winery is located in Warwick, NY right in southwest part of Orange County, NY. It is the second largest town in the state of New York, with 3 villages and eight hamlets within it. The winery is located between the Amity and Pine Island sections of Warwick on Little York Road. The exact address is: 114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY 10990. You can get to the winery from anywhere within the Tri-State area by taking 17A into Warwick - for specific directions from your area, take a look here.
What fall-specific activities does the Warwick Winery offer?
The fall is not only one of the most beautiful times of year at the winery, but the winery boasts some of its most popular activities during the fall and into the winter. During the weekends of September and October, you will find live music from 2pm-5pm featuring cover bands as well as original music. The bands are always in doors, so no matter what the weather, you can always count on the music to keep your day going.
As the cooler weather really starts to set in, you have the chance to start your holiday shopping for you wine loving friends & family at Shawangunk Wine Trail's Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. During the weekends of November 19th, December 3rd, and December 10th you have the chance to take a tour of 15 wineries - all decked out in holiday decor. The beauty of this event is that you pick which winery you start at and you can start at any time that you would like - making the day all yours. With your ticket to the trail, you receive a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, and ornaments at each winery to decorate your wreath.
When you think of a winery, you may not automatically look to go apple picking, but that thought mentality certainly changes at the Warwick Winery. From Labor Day through early November (weather pending), you can take a tractor up to the orchards at the Warwick Winery. Fill your apple bag with over 60 different apple varieties as you take in the scenic views. Making this a once in a lifetime experience, you can bring up some wine or sangria with you while you pick the perfect apples to make an apple pie!*
This may not be a fall-specific activity, but be sure to partake in the wine tasting that the winery offers. The tasting is only $5 and it includes more than 5 wines and a souvenir wine glass. You will have the chance to taste both red and white wines as well as cider from Doc's Draft, and a fabulous dessert wine. Use this tasting as your chance to find your favorite wine that the Warwick Winery has to offer.
Wait - there is a distillery at the winery?
As you may have realized while reading through this, the Warwick Winery is not your average winery - come over & take part in a distillery tour at the Black Dirt Distillery. Known for their gin, you have a chance to take a tour of the distillery to learn the process from start to finish. Head over to the Warwick Winery and they will whisk you away to the distillery for your day of fun.
At the end of your time at the winery, be sure to stop by the store. You can purchase your favorite Warwick Winery wines, Doc's Draft Hard Apple Cider, gin from the distillery and all of the snacks to go along with your new drinks.
*Please note that due to frost damage, the orchards are seeing fewer apples than past years.
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