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When traveling we always love to stop and try the local regions wineries and bars, etc. Even if you don't like to drink, or have kids with you (they usually serve soda and grape juice as well so many people can learn about the land and the people who have owned it sometimes for many generations.
These are some of the "Top 5 Wineries" on the East Coast of the United States include some places, you may not have thought would have them. Enjoy! Leave your comments on your favorite wineries throughout the world and maybe we will highlight them in the future. Thank you. Cheryl and Nelson Echevarria
There are few things in this world better than a great glass of wine. While France and Italy have long been thought to be the most prolific producers of this nectar of the gods, the United States has quite an impressive assortment of vineyards producing terrific reds, whites, and sparkling wines. You don’t have to go to California to enjoy them, however; some of the best wines in the world are being produced right on the East Coast. If you’re in the states and eager to enjoy a great glass of wine, here are the can’t-miss vineyards to put on your list:
Newport Vineyards | 909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI
Newport, Rhode Island is a gem on the east coast, thanks to its stunning landscape and storied architecture. If you find yourself in this coastal haven, make sure to check out Newport Vineyards in Middletown, just 10 minutes from Newport by car. After a tour of the vineyard and a stroll through the shop, bring home a bottle of full-bodied Gemini red, pinot noir, or a summer-friendly rosé.
Heritage Vineyards | 480 Mullica Hill Road, Mullica Hill, NJ
With nearly two decades in business and over a century of growing experience, you can bet the Heritage family knows what they’re doing when it comes to wine. Today, their best bottles can be enjoyed a the stunning 150-acre property in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. From rosé to merlot, chardonnay to cuvée blanc, you’ll find the Garden State’s most worthwhile wines here.
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards | 19239 US-27, Clermont, FL
Operating on the same sprawling 127-acre property in Clermont, Florida for the past 28 years, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards has earned a huge following along the eastern seaboard and beyond. This country estate is under half an hour from busy Orlando, but feels a world away, thanks to its lush landscape and great glasses of wine. If you’re eager to try out this winery’s best bottle, opt for their smooth, floral chardonnay or a glass of sumptuous, autumnal Cabernet Sauvignon.
King Family Vineyards | 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, VA
A family business since it opened, King Family Vineyards’ flavorful and decadent wines have wowed guests since the vineyard first opened its doors in 1996. Spread across 327 acres in Crozet, Virginia, just outside Charlottesville, this gorgeous vineyard now produces 10,000 cases of wine each year, including Cabernet, Merlot, chardonnay, rosé, and limited edition wines in their small batch series.
Wolffer Estate Vineyard | 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY (Long Island)
Opening a beautiful bottle of local wine at home is getting easier for New Yorkers, thanks to the state’s increasing incentives for agricultural producers and the growth of the luxury condo market, with new buildings like XOXC 325 in Soho boasting wet bars as amenities. If you’re eager to drink local this season, take a trip out to Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, where you can pick up a well-blended red, a playful sparkling rosé, or a four-pack of Wolffer’s delicious white or rosé cider.
Whether you’re in sunny Florida or on the sandy beaches of Sagaponack, the wineries along the east coast of the United States have something to suit every palate. If you’re eager to try something new on your next vacation or are just looking for a great day trip, the east coast’s vineyards are sure to provide the fun and relaxation you seek. Cheers!
Cheryl Echevarria writes about what things to help her clients before, during and after you travel. As well as the latest travel information on the destinations they offer