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There are some great wineries smack dab in the middle of NYC, but I don’t always want to be right in the hustling and bustling of New York City. When I drink my wine, I like to feel relaxed, not rushed, and calm. That’s why I decided to find these Wine Weekend Destinations within 5 hours of NYC? You get those New York City feels without having to be right in NYC.
Wine Weekend Destinations Within 5 Hours of NYC
New York City is an amazing place to live. With the bustling crowds, ginormous TV advertisements on the buildings, and a million and one things to do, this city is a U.S. favorite. But, if you live here, you know how draining the city life can be.
If you are like me, sometimes you need to get away from the city life, slow down, and enjoy the simple things in life. Sometimes you just have to get away from the Broadway shows, the business of the streets, and the city that never sleeps.
Here are some wine weekend destinations within 5 hours of NYC that let you sit back and enjoy the simpler things in life.
#1 Farmhouse at Fulkerson Winery
The perfect way to get out of the city is to go into the country. Delve right into country life at Farmhouse at Fulkerson Winery. The farmhouse is perfect for families, hosting a retreat, or going on a romantic weekend trip. The 150 year old house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and picturesque views of the Seneca Lake and Fulkerson Vineyards.
Sit on the porch and enjoy sipping a glass of wine, or take one of the many tours and tasting opportunities at Farmhouse including: Vineyard Tour & Tasting, Reserved Tasting, Standard Tasting, Group Tasting, or Taste the Trail.
#2 Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard
To please any wine lover, Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard has a variety of delectable wines to choose from, and a beautiful bed & breakfast right on its property. This is the perfect romantic getaway (Hey fellas, take your lady here).
Resting on 17-acres of land, Sannino grows its own grapes making their wine not only delicious, but a taste you will never forget. Visit the tasting room, or take your experience to a whole new level by taking a wine class that teaches you all about the wine-making process.
#3 Buttonwood Grove Winery Cabins
Remember that first love crush you had at camp while singing songs in the cabin? Well, at Buttonwood Grove Winery Cabins, you can go back to those memories while sipping your wine. Wine tasting and visits with the farm cow, Melody, are complimentary for gets who choose to stay overnight in a cabin. The great thing about these cabins is that three out of four of them are pet friendly.
As winner of the 2017 Governor’s Cup Best Wine in New York State, you won’t be disappointed. Stay on a weekend to enjoy the Friday deck, parties, savor award winning wines, and take yourself back to a time when life was simple.
#4 The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Nothing says romance like private decks and scenic views of Lake Seneca. The complimentary in-room wine, wine tasting, and scenic location make the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars a great weekend destination for anyone.
While you stay, check out the tasting room and retail shop for award winning Finger Lakes wines. Or, take a cellar tour to see how the wine is made. When you get done, head back to Veraisons Restaurant for some locally sourced regional cuisine and a wide variety of wine, beer, and spirits.
#5 Belhurst Castle
Avril Lavigne is queen of telling us we are the mother [email protected]**%#$ princesses. I take her seriously! So, as a princess we deserve only the best. Belhurst Castle is fit for princesses like ourselves. The historic castle is all the way from the 1800s featuring access to a free-flowing wine spigot, the Vinifera Inn with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and majestic lake vistas.
However, if you are more of a maiden, you can choose to stay at the White Springs Manor which is a Georgian-style mansion with a picturesque view of the vineyard. Or, you can stay at Vinifera Inn which is a gorgeous hotel.
All rates while staying at these locations include a complimentary wine tasting at the Belhurst Winery Tasting Room.
#6 Press Vineyard Retreat
Nestled between the vineyard and orchard at Becker Farms, Press Vineyard Retreat has eight eco-friendly cabins and two master suites. If you need a retreat from the city that never sleeps, you can book one of the eight cabins, a master farmhouse suite, or bring the whole fam and book the entire Becker Farm House!
Now, don’t get lost in the retreat and forget to grab some wine. The Wine Tasting Room is open Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-6pm; Friday and Saturday from 11am-9pm; and Sunday from 10am-6pm.
#7 Thousand Islands Winery
A vacation doesn’t have to be far away from home. When you visit Thousand Islands Winery, you get a vacation with all the luxuries of being at home. Each vacation home is located on luscious grounds of Thousand Islands Winery and is fully furnished, including cable TV, WiFi, glassware, dishes, silverware, cookware, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, washer & dryer, towels, pillows, blankets, and linens.
All you need to bring is your personal hygiene items and your clothes. With access to the adjacent winery and area attractions close by, you won’t have to worry about a thing. So, back an overnight bag and head on over to Thousand Islands Winery for a worry free time.
#8 The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars
Do you want a little cheese with your wine?! When you rent one of two suites at the historic Inn at Miles Wine Cellars, your rates include cheese and wine in the afternoon, a continental breakfast in the morning, a luxurious room, and a welcome gift.
Head down to Miles Wine Cellar after a great night’s sleep to get 5 wine tastings for only $6. Take a boat ride across the serene, majestic Seneca Lake and delve into the haunted history of Miles Wine Cellars while you are there (You may never come back, so hold your significant other tight).
Are you ready to get out of the city that never sleeps? Take a weekend to one of these fabulous wine destinations and share how it went in the comments below!
Other Places to Visit
You don’t have to stick to 5 hours around NYC for an enjoyable wine tasting experience. There are places all over the country and Canada that you just need to visit. If you are thinking of broadening your horizons, check out some of our other top wine tasting locations!
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- Where to Go Wine Tasting in Seattle
- Where to Go Wine Tasting in Orlando
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