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Lush greenery, a scenic hillside, views of the Hudson River landscape—Benmarl, which lays claim to being America's oldest vineyard, is set on 37-acres with a focus on handcrafted, small-batch wines. With over 20 varietals, including pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, rieslings, and verdot, Benmarl has a fierce dedication to producing wines with grapes grown exclusively in New York. 

Known for its reds, Benmarl’s Baco Noir is entirely estate grown—derived from the winery’s 60-year old vines. For tastings, outdoor table reservations are available (with masks required and limited seating), and on weekends the winery offers pizzas from its wood-fired oven, custom built by the Spaccarelli family who are the current owners. Members of Benmarl’s Wine Club also get special access to the winery’s annual sangria festival, grape-stomping festival, and barrel-tasting events.
Distance from NYC: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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