Brotherhood Winery HistoryThe history of the winery is described in detail here. Although wine was first produced in the region as early as 1677 by French immigrants, those wineries are not still in existence today. Brotherhood Winery has operated in its current location from 1839. During Prohibition, the winery produced "sacramental wine" for "religious" purposes; after prohibition, Brotherhood took advantage of its proximity to New York City, and started offering tours, tastings, wine parties and the like. The winery is today owned by a consortium of winemakers from Chile.
Visiting BrotherhoodBrotherhood is more noted for its history than for its wines -- which include chardonnay, riesling and sparkling whites -- although its reputation is increasing. Try the winery's Ruby Port, voted the best in the area by Hudson Valley Magazine.
- Brotherhood hosts many popular events, from grape stomping to haunted cellar tours. Events listing here.
- Find a map to Brotherhood here.
- Brotherhood has an active fan page on Facebook.
- Learn more about New York State wine.
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- Also consider Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, another easy-to-visit Hudson Valley winery.