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Visit Wineries Near Albany for Tastings & Tours

The Capital Region Is Home to Several Great Wineries

Nothing pleases the palate like a good glass of wine. It can be a way to celebrate, to relax, and even to take a meal to the next level. What you may not know is that there are quite a few local wineries near Albany, NY where you can tour the facilities, sample the selection, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere. These Capital Region wineries make a great day trip and offer much more than just delicious wine.

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Popular Capital Region Wineries

wine tasting sign and bottles

The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room (Saratoga Springs, NY)

The Saratoga Winery is located west of downtown Saratoga and offers handcrafted wine and local beers, spirits, and food in their rustic tasting room. They have a wide variety of different wines available for tasting, and their bottles feature custom labels with local themes, including horses and ballerinas. The aroma of aging wine will please the senses as you sip away and hang for the day.

Adirondack Winery (Lake George, NY)

This superb winery is located in beautiful Lake George, NY, just about an hour north of Albany. They are the premier winery of the Adirondacks and offer locally handcrafted, award-winning fruit infused and varietal wines.

At Adirondack Winery, it's as much about the experience as it is about the wine. The winery is committed to providing engaging wine tasting sessions and packages. They also have a second tasting room a little farther north in Bolton Landing.

More Wineries Under an Hour From Albany:

Altamont Vineyard & Winery

  • (518) 355-8100
  • 3001 Furbeck Road, Altamont, NY 12009

Brookview Station Winery

  • (518) 732-7317
  • 1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton, NY 12033

Galway Rock

  • (518) 280-6554
  • 998 Saratoga Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Hummingbird Hills Winery

  • (518) 875-6919
  • 1442 Burtonville Road, Fultonville, NY 12072

Hudson-Chatham Winery

  • (518) 392-9463
  • 1900 Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075

Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard

  • (518) 654-5467
  • 41 Stewart Dam Road, Corinth, NY 12822

Middleburgh Winery, LLC

  • (607) 643-1402
  • 2636 NY-145, Middleburgh, NY 12122

Northern Cross Vineyard

  • (518) 210-3877
  • 1103 Beadle Hill Road, Valley Falls, NY 12185

Oliva Vineyards Tasting Room

  • (518) 350-4515
  • 250 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Victory View Vineyard

  • (518) 461-7132
  • 11975 State Route 40, Schaghticoke, NY 12154

The Vineyard at Windham

  • (518) 734-0526
  • 11 Mount View Estates Road, Windham, NY 12496

Please travel safely and make plans to have a designated driver. Before heading out, we recommend that you contact each winery directly to confirm their hours for that day.

Enjoy Wine Tastings Right in Downtown Albany

four people at a wine tasting

Not in the mood for a day trip? Make your way to Lark Street in Albany, soak up the local culture, and enjoy a fun wine tasting at Capital Wine & Spirits Albany while you're there.

Popularly known as downtown Albany's neighborhood wine store, Capital Wine sells an amazing selection of both wines and spirits at a convenient location, 348 State Street (the corner of State and Lark Streets). The store has been in operation for over 30 years, and now they offer free wine tastings every Friday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Each wine tasting features several wines chosen by their expert staff. These wines are available for purchase for 16% off at the tasting and for two weeks after. Stop by, savor the selections, and enjoy great savings at Capital Wine.

Travel a Bit Further

If you're willing to spend extra time in the car, the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York is brimming with wineries and wine tasting opportunities. There's a reason this area is nicknamed Wine Country, as it's full of scenic views and world-class wineries. Take a drive through the heart of New York State and have a fantastic wine adventure.

Are you ready to have a "wine-derful" time sampling some exceptional wines? Pick a New York State winery to visit today!

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