Grapes naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a wine tasting for two and two wine glasses at Altamont Vineyard & Winery (a $10 value).
Implementing four generations of Italian winemaking techniques, Altamont Vineyard cultivates more than 20 kinds of grapes, carefully blending each variety to compose a small selection of handcrafted wines. Rolling green hills flanked by the Helderberg Mountains invite vineyard visitors to feast eyes on scenic vistas as they partake of scrupulously fashioned vintages.
Altamont's bright and tart reds, such as the 2008 Passione and the 2008 Redemption red, hint at flavors of American oak and cherries and give clues concerning who may have killed Colonel Mustard. The 2008 Edelweiss, one of four white wines available, is a slightly sweet wine with citrus and floral accents, and the 2008 St. Pepin's grassy aromas and mineral flavors tastily evoke a gold-coated picnic. Patrons swirl and sample in Altamont's tasting rooms before being gifted with a duo of glasses, ideal for at-home tastings or practicing toasting techniques.
Altamont Vineyard & Winery
Starting as a child at the age of five, Louis DiCrescenzo wandered between rows of vines, toddling along behind his grandfather as he worked the vines in their family vineyard in Monte San Biagio just south of Rome. Today, with four generations of winemakers behind him, Louis and his son Michael combine tradition and innovation to create high quality estate-bottled wines at Altamont Vineyard & Winery. With more than 20 types of grapes grown and harvested in the Helderberg mountains of Upstate New York, Altamont Vineyard & Winery produces a carefully curated selection of fine red and white wines. Visitors can take meandering tours of the picturesque winery and vineyard, cruising through the vines, heading to the wine room to see how it's all made, and sipping samples of the final result: adult juice boxes. The vineyard is also an ideal destination for events, private parties, tastings, and tours.
3001 Furbeck Rd.
Altamont, New York 12205Get Directions