NY: Ulster County- Marlboro-Benmarl Winery

One of my favorite trips was biking in Napa Valley and stopping at vineyards along the way. Seeking a touch of Napa on the east coast, I stopped at Benmarl Winery in Marlboro NY.

According to an article it’s the oldest vineyard in America. I admit I am a bit skeptical so I will see if that comes with some caveat and report back. They did share that they have vineyards in the Fingerlakes as well as on Long Island from which many of the grapes are sourced.

My visit was brief but impactful. Unfortunately with only a few photos. But it had a lovely view, wood fired pizza and decent wines (that’s a big statement from me as a Napa snob :). It also appeared quite family and dog friendly.

This is also part of the Shawangunk Wine trail which offers a passport to the 15 local wineries for a low cost in comparison to going individually!

If you do the wine trail I might recommend having a designated driver that day and relax and enjoy! Makes for an awesome day. For now, I’ll just get back on the bike and continue enjoying the scenery!

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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