This is going to be a fantastic weekend to go wine tasting in the Hudson Valley. Pack a picnic lunch and head out to the wineries.

Some of my favorite wineries to picnic at are Adair Vineyards, Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery, Benmarl Winery and Millbrook Vineyards.

Some great wines to try are Adair’s Vidal Blanc (oaked aged), Whitecliff Gamay Noir, Benmarl’s Riesling and Slate Hill White, Palaia’s Traminette, Millbrook’s Block 5 East Pinot Noir & Applewood’s Stone Fence Cider.

If you want to pick your own fruit, Warwick Valley Winery is picking pears, and Gala, MacIntosh, Braeburn and Cortland apples. Speaking of fruit, Baldwin Vineyards is having their Strawberry Chocolate and Wine event.

If you are a Rolling Stones fan, stop by Applewood Winery for the Rolling Stones Review featuring Steve DiVenuta band on Saturday. It’s free!

Don’t forget Palaia Vineyards has music outside from 6pm – 9pm on Saturday evening.

This weekend is going to be beautiful so make the most of it!