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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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Augusta, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had to visit the winery after having some if their wines at a college graduation reception. We were about 1.5 hours away from the winery so decided to check it out. Engaged in the wine tasting which was dragged out by the host. Been to numerous wine tastings throughout this country and this one was set up a bit different... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great place to spend a couple hours. The tour was very interesting and following the tour the tasting was even better.The selections to purchase was varied and the prices were a great value.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited the cafe with a party 8. The waiter was asked ahead of time to split the bill in 3 since everyone had a different payment method. Waiter proceeded to add all food together and divide by 3 which was not the original request then he took one credit card and tried to charge total bill. When manager was... More

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Kingston, NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Brotherhood Winery is the oldest in the country and that should be reason enough to entice anybody's curiosity. But the place is a very cool destination as well. The stone buildings have been restored to their original 175 year old glory and the well kept grounds are beautiful. The tour is fun, transporting you to what seems to be old... More

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Singapore River, Singapore
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had taste some wine. they serve and explain to us. Good experience. We had dinner at their café. Great food!!! but the service is slow.

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

My grandfather and mother always loved this winery, now 50 years later had opportunity to introduce my family to brotherhood and loved it to, fantastic tasting room, good wine and a great destination to spend the day have some wine and enjoy the music. Yes we did take a case home.

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Hamburg, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

You should definitely see America's oldest winery, if you are a wine and history buff, it is a must. Our tour guide Kevin was great and you can' beat the prices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Driving back from Albany decided to stop in as I'm an amateur winemaker. I was surprised Brotherhood sold all of they're vineyards and only process grapes from other farms. The tour guide was pleasant as was the staff however the actual cellars were disgusting and moldy. Making wine is all about cleanliness. These old cellars are a health hazard. Mold,... More

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Midland Park, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Brotherhood Winery. We took an afternoon group tour. Our tour guide,Ryan, was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave us an interesting history of the winery. We learned quite a bit! Afterward, we sampled about 6 different varieties of wine.I chose different ones than my husband, so we could share. The tasting area had a... More

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Hicksville, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

About hr drive.Had private tour(probably cause it was so cold out)lol Interesting history of place.Did tasting when tour over...plenty to sample.Bought a mixed case of wines.Holiday wine is great warmed up after snowy day.There is a restaurant on premise.Staff very knowledgeable. Would go back in spring-easy to get to...scenic ride and cute little town.

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