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Within easy driving distance of NYC sits the Shanwangunk Wine Trail, a collection of 11 wineries that regularly offer tours and affordable tastings to the public. We managed to hit three in one day and, this week, will share them with you as summer means primetime for making the same road trip.
Third Stop: Stoutridge Vineyard in Marlboro, NY
First, we must admit to spending a little too much time drinking at our second stop, Brotherhood Winery. Second, we were disappointed that, at 5pm, we'd only hit two wineries. Third, we were crazy relieved to see that Stoutridge is open until 6pm. SCORE.
We pulled up before the large reception house at 5:55pm, cutting it so close we fully expected to be locked out. Instead, we made it into the tasting room and ended up being poured a full variety of Stoutridge's sustainable, unprocessed wines by the owner himself, Stephen Osborn. This wasn't anything special on our behalf; we were there of our own accord and Stephen saw us only as normal, enthusiastic drinkers and he made the decision to stay open a wee bit longer.