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“Surprisingly Good”

Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery
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$141.75*
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Full-Day Wine and Dine Tour with Shopping from New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Oldest winery in America.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

I never thought very much about Brotherhood Winery, but decided to experience the tour and tasting. To my surprise, the wines that are produced at America's Oldest Continually Operating Winery are actually pretty good, and are very reasonably priced. The tour itself was just OK, although the guide was very personable. While the tour lacks a lot of detail, and you don't get to see any real wine production, you do get to see some very old cellars and casks. The tour is designed to sell you wine, and that's OK, since the wine is pretty good. It may not be a home run, but it was fun, and I'd recommend it, especially if you're going with a group of friends.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

I've been coming to the Brotherhood winery for the past 60 years and while it has changed over the years, I never leave without having enjoyed the visit, tastings, and buying some wine to take home.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Had the tasting in November 2013 ~ nice place ~ very warm & cozy. Wine was good & server was knowledgeable. Good time.

Thank LD10990
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Wines are great , and the wine cellar is neat (very old since this is the oldest winery in the US) , but its a small place in a small upstate NY village - don't have images of Napa valley. Still worth a visit

Thank paul f
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We enjoy visiting wineries and doing wine tastings, but this was unlike any other winery. Instead of being able to select the 5+ wines that you want to sample, you are given only a choice of dry or sweet wines and then they pour what they are serving that day. My sample of dry wines included sparkling and white wines, neither of which I like. My husband chose the sweet wines, and here we found one winner -- the holiday wine which is spiced and served warm. That was excellent and we bought some. If this winery let you sample wines of your own choice, it's likely they would sell more wine. You also have to stand in line to purchase your wine tasting, and then are directed to one of many wine tasting stations. Crowd flow would be more efficient if you could just pay at one of the stations and choose your wine samples at the station, as is done at every other vineyard we've visited.

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