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  • Writer's pictureChelsea Susan Bednar

Day Trip: Six Wineries under Sixty Minutes Away

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

A wine-tasting-road-trip in Upstate New York is the trendiest thing on everyone’s bucketlist. Sprawled across lush mountainscapes are many converted old dairy farms that now serve as various vineyards and wineries. Each with it’s own small-town-charm and lively energy, these taprooms will leave you thirsty for more! There are so many options to choose from so we’ve consolidated the information you’ll need to know, along with a brief description of a few of our favorites properties (listed from closest to furthest away from SMF):

Wineries & Vineyards:

Distance from SMF: 13 mi | 19 min

Location: 1900 State Route 66 Ghent, NY 12075

Phone: 1.518.392.9463

Hours: Thursday-Saturday 12pm-7pm | Sunday 12:00PM-5:00

Parking: Available

Kid & Pet Friendly

Originally a dairy farm in the 1790’s, this site now runs as a full-time winery. If you’re in the mood to grab a glass or bottle, walk ins are welcome; if you’re interested in a guided tasting, reservations are required.

For those who would like to take a taste of the winery home, this club offers a member program where in addition to member perks, you can be shipped curated wine selections quarterly.

Distance from SMF: 10mil | 17 min

Location: 383 Pitts Road Old Chatham, NY 12136

Phone: (518) 766-3755

Hours: Friday-Sunday 12pm-7pm

Parking: Available & charging station

Food: On Site

Kid & Pet Friendly

Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Sabba Vineyard is family run by two sculpture artists who have dedicated time to creating art and making award-winning wines. Events are offered seasonally, and all year round there’s Yoga on the Lawn. This outdoor class is every Saturday and Sunday at 11am ($20 ticket). Relax with a drink in hand on the property by their outdoor fire pit while overlooking the sculpture garden and scenic views. There’s even a swing set and games for family fun!

Distance from SMF: 12 mi | 16 min

Location: 2309 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y  12037 

Phone: (518) 392-4609

Hours: (winter hours): Friday 4pm-9pm | Saturday 12pm-9pm

Parking: Available

Food: Yummy Kitchen (on site)

Kid & Pet Friendly (no dogs in the fields | children with supervision)

The Chatham Berry Farm is The Greenhouse Cidery. This small-batch taproom specializes in site-brewed ciders. They also have a rotating selection of local beers, wines, and spirits. Enjoy their outdoor seating after a day of berry picking and a meal from their on site restaurant, Yummy Kitchen.

Distance from SMF: 18 mi | 29 min

Location: 10-12 Linda Way Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033

Phone: (518) 265-5133

Hours: Seasonal | OPEN APT ONLY Nov.1-Jan.1

Parking: Available

Food: Available on Site

Stable Gate Winery is a woman owned, family-run business that was established in 2000. Formerly Payne Farm, home to Elsie the Cow of Borden Dairy Products (known today as the symbol of Elmers Glue), is now home to grape vineyards. Open by appointment ONLY for the holidays through April. In the warmer months, live music and weekly brunches are on the regular calendar. This venue is popular for all events: birthdays, showers, rehearsals dinners, and weddings.

In the holiday season, Stable Gate Winery hosts various events like their Annual German Christkindle Market (seasonal calendar here).

Distance from SMF: 37 mi | 52 min

Location: 241 County Route 6 Germantown, NY 12526

Phone: (845) 663-6611

Hours: Fri-Sat 12pm-6pm | Sun 12pm-5pm

Parking: Available

Food: Outside food permitted, NO outside beverages.

Kid & Pet Friendly (on leash at all times)

Established in 2014, this former dairy farm is a small, family run winery that sprawls 7 acres of the Hudson River Valley. This seasonal winery is open April-the end of the year on weekends only. No reservations area taken, it’s ‘first come first serve'. Outside food is allowed on site, but there is no on-site restaurant. Their recommendation is to pick up pre-ordered Cue2Go BBQ (located across the street).

Distance from SMF: 39 mi | 52 min

Location: 14 Rose Hill Farm Red Hook, NY 12571

Phone: (845) 758-4215

Hours: Thurs-Fri 3pm-8pm | Sat 12pm-8pm | Sun 12pm-7pm

Parking: Available

Food: Farmstand & Food Trucks on site. Outside food permitted, NO outside beverages.

Kid & Pet Friendly

Rose Hill Farm is a holistic ‘pick-your-own’ berry orchard  in the Hudson Valley with a Taproom on site that specializes in cider, wine, and ferments. Pets are allowed on site but are not permitted in fruit harvesting areas.

There’s ample outdoor seating on the deck overlooking the orchard; there is a picnic table area on the lawn with outdoor games & fire-pits. Indoor seating is reserved for Taproom and food pop-ups. No reservations are required for Taproom visits during open hours. Tables are available for reservations ahead of time during the busier seasons.

The Taproom hosts semi-private parties but require a reservation. Be sure to arrange plans ahead of time with the Rose Hill Team. This club offers a mermbership program called the Ferments Club, that offers discounts in person and online.


Distance from SMF: 4.8 mi | 7 min drive

Location: 508 Canaan Road / Route 295 Richmond, MA 01254

Phone: (413) 344-6817

Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM year round

Parking: Available on site Not Handicap Accessible

Hilltop Orchards is a multi-purpose 200-achre property & venue space offering wine & cider tastings from their Furnace Brook Winery and Farm Store. Their picturesque setting in the Berskhire Mountain also makes a great wedding or private party venue (for more information read our Top 3 Wedding Venures Near Silver Maple Farm blog post).

Silver Maple Farm has teamed up with The Hudson Chatham Winery to bring guests an exclusive package deal for wine tasting at the vineyards. For more information to purchase this deal, please contact our management staff here or call 518-781-3600.

Thanks for reading, we hope to see you soon.

The Team at Silver Maple Farm

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