Tug Hill Vineyards

Estate Winery and Distillery

Tug Hill Vineyards is one of the many family-owned farms nestled in the Black River Valley region of Northern New York. The 40-acre estate, on the Tug Hill Plateau overlooks the valley and the Adirondack Mountains, making it one of the most serene and picturesque estate wineries.

Established in 2007, Tug Hill Vineyards was one of the first pioneering wineries in New York to plant cold-hardy hybrid grape varieties developed in Minnesota. French-American varieties such as Marquette, Frontenac, La Crescent, and others form the foundation of our wine-making practice. We’re dedicated to producing products from grapes and fruits that can grow on our estate. A proud supporter of responsible farming techniques, organic practices, and local farmers, our products are of the highest quality.

Come to the tasting cellar to learn about our products, enjoy the wine, and  our beautifully landscaped gardens. Take in the view from our timber frame banquet hall during any of our public events like “Wine Down” or our Sunday Brunch, we’re looking forward to your visit!

Wine Cellar and Tasting Room

Come and taste our wines whenever we’re open! We offer wine tastings for $5 which allows you to pick 6 wines to taste from our list of over 20 wines, including sparkling wines and dessert wines. Buy 3 bottles of wine and your wine tasting is free! Our tasting room includes a gift shop designed to offer you all your wine related needs.

Group reservations are required for groups of 8 or more. Please call at least 48 hours in advance: (315) 376-4336

Our tasting room includes a gift shop stocked with wine related products and other local products like goat cheeses, gelato, and coffee. Make the best of your trip by planning to spend some time with us. We have a selection of local cheeses available for purchase, Croghan bologna (a local favorite!), and crackers available for a snack with your wine. Feel free to bring your own picnic, enjoy a glass of wine or beer available here at the winery and relax in our beautifully landscaped gardens located next to our vineyards.

The Estate

Winemaking Tours:
On Fridays 11-3pm, December through March, guests are encouraged to schedule a tour with barrel and tank tastings with Derek Card, Head Winemaker and Distiller. Learn more about the history of Tug Hill Vineyards, the estate’s cold-climate grapes, blueberries, raspberries, and hops! Calling ahead at(315) 376-4336 or emailing info@tughillvineyards.com is highly recommended.

Winter Open Estate:
Bring your cross-country skis and snowshoes! Who says a walking tour is only for the summer? Bundle up and enjoy breathtaking views of our gorgeous snow-covered estate overlooking the Black River Valley and the Adirondack Mountains. Open to the public during store hours, you’re always welcome to warm up by the wood stove in the wine cellar.

A Note to Snowmobilers:
Entrance and exit to the Vineyard should only be via the main driveway. The property has extensive landscaping, ponds, and trellis systems. Please snowmobile responsibly.

My favorite winery in NY. Good wine. The place feels like you are somewhere in Italy.

Tadas – 12/22/2018 

Our family went out to do some berry picking and we weren’t disappointed. We managed to pick blueberries, red currants, and tart cherries. It was an amazing day and everyone at the vineyard was really friendly. Well be going back regularly (especially when the raspberries are ripe!)

Joel – 08/04/2017 

We had the owner’s undivided and generous attention. A delightful shopping and tasting experience. Will definitely return : )

Janice – 11/29/2018


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Have you placed your reservations for our Wine and Food Pairing dinner April 6th? Here’s our first course; an assortment of Italian meats, fresh mozzarella, olives, pickled red onions, pepperoncini, and fresh tomatoes over a bed of greens served with creamy Italian dressing. ...

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Tasting Cellar and Gift Shop

January – March: Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm

April – October: Monday – Saturday: 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

November – December: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Closed: New Years Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.