Roadtrip: East Coast Wineries
East Coast Winery Bucket List
When it comes to vineyard tourism in the United States, California often gets all the attention. However, the East Coast is home to some of the country’s best wineries, which may be overlooked. Check out the following list of the best East Coast wineries that you need to visit at some point in your travels.
Black Ankle Winery, Mount Airy, MD
Placed right in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains, the Black Ankle Winery features stellar wines like the Crumbling Rock and Leaf Stone Syrah. With both indoor tasting rooms and outdoor picnic areas available to enjoy the incredible views and product, this winery is great for groups of all sizes.
Particularly great in the fall, this winery is highly popular come October for stunning views of the fall foliage.
Jones Winery, Shelton, CT
A quick trek from New York City, the historic Jones Winery is known for its Pinot Gris production. Visitors can take part in a delicious meal from the farm-to-table cooking studio, the Harvest Kitchen, which also offers group cooking classes.
Perfect for a summer visit, patrons can attend the Wine Down for live music, summer weather, and tasty treats.
Alba Vineyard, Milford, NJ
Not too long of a drive from the hustle and bustle of New York City, the Alba Vineyard is a multi-season attraction that brings in visitors with the changing leaves in the fall, and a backdrop for outdoor tastings in the summer.
Known for its pinot noir production, patrons can enjoy Estate Pinot Noir paired with artisan cheeses, book private tours, and enjoy decadent dinners spring through fall.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, Hammondsport, NY
Set in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery offers a hillside view of the scenic Keuka Lake. A great destination in both summer and fall, visitors can either enjoy the colorful foliage or the fresh grape vines.
Great for wine enthusiasts, there are a number of tasting rooms available and patrons can enjoy educational flights of wine while trying out both new and traditional flavors.
From this incredible list of East Coast wineries, it’s clear the region has proven itself to be a wine-lover’s dream destination. With many on this list close to major metropolitan areas, they are easily accessible and should be top on your list next time you’re in the area.
Bailey Schramm is a writer in partnership with designer silverware wholesaler, Silver Superstore.