Dutchess Wine Trail
Discover how easy it is to spend the day enjoying the Hudson Valley picturesque countryside while touring the wineries and sampling the fabulous wines. The Dutchess Wine Trail links Clinton Vineyards with nearby Millbrook Vineyards and Winery both less than 30 minutes away from Bykenhulle. For directions and a map, click here.
Wineries and Vineyards
Less than 30 minute drive from Bykenhulle
Clinton Vineyards, Clinton Corners 22 mins north
Open: Year-round; Thurs.-Sun.
Established in 1977, Clinton Vineyards specializes in award-winning fruit wines, French-style whites, and sparkling wines made in the authentic méthode champenoise. Since founder (and Hudson Valley wine pioneer) Ben Feder’s death in 2009, his wife, Phyllis, has been running the 100-acre operation. “We support the local agriculture by purchasing local fruits for our fruit wines, and we grow all of our own grapes,” she says. Self-guided tours, tastings, gift shop, corporate and private events, including weddings.
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Millbrook 26 mins north
Open: Year-round, daily
Considered one of the best wineries in the state, Millbrook Winery has been operated by owner John S. Dyson and wine-maker John Graziano for more than 25 years. Daily tours showcase the entire process from grape vines to bottling lines, concluding with a tasting. Gift shop, corporate and private events, including weddings, outdoor grill and café open weekends, one-mile walking trail through the vineyard.
DON’T MISS: Reserve tasting, June-Nov. with guided tour, wine tasting, samples of olive oil and biscuits, $20.