New York Wine Trails | Travel with Petrossian

Fall foliage in New York State is always a reason to get out of the city and go for a weekend getaway or Sunday drive. With all of the great New York wineries, you can upgrade your weekend getaway to a gourmet getaway with a little planning, following one of these New York wine trails, and your favorites from Petrossian for a truly spectacular autumn experience. 


Shawangunk Wine Trail 

For those of you who are looking for a quick trip or a day drive, there is the Shawangunk Wine Trail located just 60 miles outside of New York City. With 15 wineries nestled between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson River, it’s a scenic drive with a lot to do that is a great way to take in the colors of fall. The region is also home to the famous Mohonk Mountain House, which boasts a spa and resort for anyone wanting to make it an overnight trip. 


Enjoy a Petrossian picnic along the New York Wine Trails in the Shawangunk Mountains
Hike the Shawangunk Ridge in Minnewaska State Park along the New York Wine Trails for a picnic you’ll not soon forget!


There are miles of trails to hike, beautiful views from Sky Top Tower, and even horseback riding tours available. With beautiful stops at various wineries throughout the region, there’s a plethora of options to explore. You can pack a picnic lunch, or bring along our Petit Petrossian complete with mini spoons and everything you need to enjoy some caviar with your wine tastings!


Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail

A little farther north up the Hudson you’ll find the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail. Located throughout New York’s Capital Region, and multiple surrounding counties, this wine trail takes you through historic places such as Saratoga, “Grandma Moses country” in Washington County, and the stunning Adirondack Mountains. With ten wineries to choose from, there’s the option to see one, a few, or all and various tour buses and transportation options to get you to your destination. 


A New York Chardonnay pairs well with Petrossian’s golden Ossetra President Caviar
A New York Chardonnay pairs well with Petrossian’s golden Ossetra President Caviar.


Fall foliage tends to peak a little earlier than downstate, so you’ll want to start planning this getaway soon to make the most of the fall colors. To make sure you’re getting the best views of the brilliantly painted landscape, you can check the Fall Foliage Report online and plan your visit to coordinate with the peak of the season. There are events going on all season long here, so check the calendar as well and see if something piques your interest, or just enjoy the Adirondacks at your own leisure pace. What goes better with wine than some cheese? The Petrossian Cheese Basket has all that and more – including wildflower honey, our pork saucisson, a selection of nuts, chocolate covered figs, jams, and baguettes packed in our signature blue gift box to make bringing this tasty array a breeze.


The Finger Lakes Wine Region

Heading west in New York, you’ll find the Finger Lakes, home to two distinct wine trails. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail boasts being America’s first wine trail, and is located alongside the lake with the southernmost winery being just outside of downtown Ithaca. If you want to see all of the wineries, plan on making a weekend of it to allow for plenty of time to enjoy the scenic drive along the lake’s shores and Finger Lakes region. There are a wide array of places to stay, ranging from quaint bed & breakfasts to world class resorts with something for everyone. 


Enjoy a Petrossian picnic along the New York Wine Trails of the Finger Lakes Region
Beyond wine, waterfalls abound in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York Wine Trails.


The second winery in this region is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, located along another Finger Lake, to the west of Cayuga. Home to more wineries than any other wine trail in New York, the fall harvest season is the best time to explore this area. Each of the member wineries has its own vineyards, and they proudly cultivate them to make wines you’ll love. In addition to the wineries, there are state parks and hikes with natural rock formations and cascading waterfalls, a ton of options for lodging and transportation, and even accommodations for large groups. With over thirty – yes you read that right, 30! – member wineries, this is definitely a getaway worth taking a few days to experience as there is so much to do and you won’t want to miss any of it. For such a robust offering, pack the Petrossian Picnic in the Park, and you’ll have everything you need to make this fall foliage getaway one to revel in long after the last of the autumn colors have faded into the blanket of winter’s first snow. 


We hope you get a chance to experience all that New York has to offer this beautiful autumn season. Get more great travel and lifestyle ideas in your inbox when you subscribe to our newsletter. Choose the perfect Petrossian gourmet to accompany these amazing wines by visiting one of our boutiques or calling our caviar concierge today!