Like bubble wrap, grapes pop when you step on them and are often used to shield fragile items during shipping. Sip on a protective elixir with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $18 for a Portfolio Sampler winery tour and tasting for two (up to a $36 value)
- $33 for a Portfolio Sampler winery tour and tasting for four (up to a $72 value)
- $45 for a Portfolio Sampler winery tour and tasting for six (up to a $108 value)
- $43 for a Portfolio Sampler winery tour and tasting for two, with round-trip Vineyard Express shuttle service (up to a $86 value)
- $79 for a Portfolio Sampler winery tour and tasting for four, with round-trip Vineyard Express shuttle service (up to a $172 value)
- $114 for a Portfolio Sampler winery tour and tasting for six, with round-trip Vineyard Express shuttle service (up to a $258 value)
Following a guided tour of the trails, vineyards, and winery in a renovated dairy barn, guests join a guide in the tasting room, where they sample six wines. To complement each drink, each visitor will dip biscuits in Villa Pillo extra-virgin olive oil pressed at the winery, and they'll get a full glass of their choice of wine and take a wineglass home as a souvenir. Click here for tour times and hours of operation.
With the last three options, each person gets a round-trip service on the Vineyard Express shuttle, which runs Saturdays and Sundays until October 26. To use the shuttle, take the Metro North Hudson Line train to the Poughkeepsie station, where the shuttle will take you to the winery. Click here for more information, including shuttle arrival times.
Rolling meadows spread out amid rocky slopes, with the gray-blue peaks of the Catskills Mountains looming in the distance. In front of this scenic backdrop, Millbrook Winery invites guests to immerse themselves in the verdant, sprawling landscape of its 130-acre estate. On the more than 30 acres currently under the vine, its growers cultivate varietals such as Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc, which are then crushed and fermented into the estate's characteristically dry wines. Having recently surpassed their 30th vintage, the winemaker displays evidence of grape-smashing prowess with a bounty of gold medals awarded by the Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association, as well as the New York Wine & Food Classic.
When not hiking along a newly laid one-mile walking trail that meanders through the vineyards, guests gather in the winery building—a renovated Dutch-hip dairy barn bedecked with old white-framed windows, bare-wood walls, and exposed ceiling beams. Inside, tasting guides expound on the winery's various types of wine, revealing which grapes were used, how long they spent in the barrel, and their favorite New Yorker articles. In addition to tastings, they pass on their knowledge in a range of events, such as boot-camp training for prospective wine growers. They also grant guests personalization of their vintages with fully customizable wine labels, letting them outfit bottles with their own photos and names.