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Brotherhood Winery

100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, P.O. Box 190, Washingtonville, NY 10992
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Oldest winery in America.
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Washingtonville, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Back in the day this place used to be one of the nicest places, wether you were looking to get a nice bottle of wine to a gift to bring as a warming present to a lovely cigar shop. They had it all, including hosting tons of music festivals and a haunted cellar during October - which was great for... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This winery is only an hour north of NYC and perfect for a summer afternoon. We went on Tuesday for the 2:00 tour and tasting and we were not disappointed. Our guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable, engaging and full of funny anecdotes as he showed us around the beautifully appointed buildings. We were able to visit the wine caves, learned about... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

First I've never been to a vineyard that asks you to pay for a tasting prior to your tasting. Secondly, one staff member tells you pets (and let me add..I have an extremely well trained, behaved golden retriever) are welcome and then one of the excuse me geriatric men gets in my face about how dogs are not allowed. Yes,... More

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Wappinger, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This winery is beautiful, well maintained and of course has excellent wine. I have been to other wineries in the past but, I will only go to brotherhood winery now after my wonderful experience there. All of the staff are very friendly and informative in both wine and historic knowledge. The tours are only ten dollars and that is for... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This winery is absolutely beautiful. My fiancé and I did the 11.30 tour which was presented by Pat. She was a really good tour guide and we learnt a lot about the winery and how they make the wine. There was about 10 people in our group altogether so it wasn't that big which was nice. The tour lasted about... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took a nice two hour ride from home to the Winery. We had been here 35- 40 yrs ago and it was just as wonderful this time. The guide was very informative and answered our questions. At the wine tasting there was no push to buy their wines even though certain ones in our opinion were outstanding and tasted... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love this winery. Take a tour of the oldest winery in America. The tour guides are very informative, not only about the wineries history but also about all the wines that they sell. $10 for winery tour, wine tasting and wine glass!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went here for my girlfriends bachelorette. It was a nice tour with wine tasting afterwards. Cool place to visit with friends. Bought a bunch of wine there.

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Rego Park, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Many times you go on winery "tours" and you find out that you are in a selling parlor that allows you one sip and then begs you to buy. This actually is a tour of the wine making process, complete with underground vaults and old wine making machinery. It ends in a tasting room, where you sample five different wines... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First time at this winery. The winery area was beautiful and well done. Not that thrilled with the staff. No one moved too quickly at this place. Staff member was hanging around while I needed to pay and there was a line. The other register was open but for some reason she didn't think to jump behind it and ring... More

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