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Vintner’s Lounge

The Vintner’s Lounge is regularly open to the public, we invite you to enjoy leisurely wine and spirits tastings and lite food offerings. 

The Lounge is in the lowest level of our building and is home to our Tasting Room and Retail Space, as well as, our relaxation destination. When you pull into the driveway, please follow the signs that will get you to the correct place (lowest parking lot).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Many Offerings of the Tug Hill Estate

The Tug Hill Estate is a dynamic business, home to a farm winery, distillery, and event center; it has much to offer.

In addition to being a private event venue; we also offer several unique ‘pop-up’ style dining and music events for visitors. Most frequent being our Sunday Brunch, ‘Wine Down’ After Hours music event, and Wine and Food Pairing Dinners. 

At Tug Hill Estate, we take great pride in producing delicious food, with as much as possible being made from scratch, right here in our very own kitchen, with the freshest, most local ingredients we can find.

Browse our different upcoming event options and plan your next visit to the Tug Hill Estate!

Sunday Brunch

Our Sunday Brunch Buffet is offered every Sunday with seatings from 10 am to 1 pm. Enjoy a relaxing dining experience overlooking the beautiful Black River Valley.

Reservations are recommended and can be placed by calling 315-376-4336 or can be made online through the link below.

Wine Down

“Wine Down” on Thursday nights is one of the many enjoyed public dining events held at the Tug Hill Estate’s main hall and/or terrace.

Live music, a curated lite dinner menu, and a bar stocked with fine wine, beer, specialty cocktails and many non-alcoholic offerings guarantee an enjoyable evening on the Tug Hill.

Doors open at 5pm and music begins at 6.

Dinner

Dinner is held every Wednesday and Friday Night with seatings from 5-8 pm.

We do not have a dress code and are open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made using the link below or by calling 315-376-4336.

Our Menus

*Please be advised, our menus may be adjusted at any time without notice. 

Vintner’s Lounge

The Vintner’s Lounge can be found on the basement level of the winery.

Just follow the signs and look for the yellow flag.

Lunch is served cafe-style Monday through Saturday from 11am-2pm. Orders should be placed inside BEFORE finding a seat. We also can put together take-out orders placed in-person or phoned-in ahead of time.

TO SHARE

Local Charcuterie Board

$23

Local summer sausage and ring bologna from local meat markets, a rotating cheese selection, crackers, fresh or dried fruit, pickles, chocolates, and a beer mustard sauce. 

Pretzel Bites

$10

Soft pretzel bites served with sides of brewpub mustard and cinnamon, honey butter.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

$12

Warm, creamy spinach & artichoke dip topped with parmesan cheese and served with tortilla chips or pretzel chips.

Red Wine & Cheese Dip

$12

Tug Hill Vineyards Marquette wine & aged cheese blended perfectly into a warm and creamy dip. Served with crackers.

SANDWICHES

All sandwiches can be made on a lettuce wrap or gluten-free buckwheat bread from Sant Drogo’s Coffee & Bake House in Lowville, NY.

Lemon Chicken Salad Sandwich

$13

Creamy chicken salad with fresh lemon balm and lemon zest atop a lettuce wrap or a croissant. Served wiht your choice of side and a pickle. 

Croghan Bologna Sliders

$12

Almost world famous, these Croghan Bologna sliders give you a proper taste of Lewis County – all in one bite! Croghan bologna, sharp cheddar, and a touch of our mayo-brewpub mustard mix on three honey, oatmeal rolls from Nolt’s Country Store! Served with your choice of side and a pickle.

Italian Sourdough

$14

Pepperoni, salami, ham, provolone, tomatoes, onions and creamy Italian dressing, between two pieces of sourdough from Saint Drogo’s Bakehouse in downtown, Lowville. Served with your choice of side and a pickle.

Chicken Pesto Wrap

$15

Marinated & grilled chicken, basil pesto, fresh greens, tomato, onion & a light squeeze of garlic mayo on a white, wheat or lettuce wrap. Served with your choice of side and a pickle.

Tug Hill Club

$14

This double decker sandwich is piled high with Black Forest ham, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and bacon between layers buttery, flaky croissant. Served with your choice of side and a pickle. 

SIDES

Kettle Cooked Chips, Side Salad, Fresh Fruit, or a Cup of Soup

SOUPS

French Onion Soup

$6

softened onions, in a hearty beef broth, topped with croutons and melted provolone. Served with a side of oyster crackers.

Broccoli Cheddar

$6

Broccoli, carrots, and onions in a savory cheddar cheese broth. Served with a side of oyster crackers.

White Chicken Chili

$8

Grilled marinated chicken, black beans, onions & peppers in a creamy, white tomato sauce. Served with a side of oyster crackers.

SALADS

Estate Salad

$13

Fresh greens, shredded sharp cheddar, dried cranberries, green onion & candied pecans. Served with a side of Tug Hill Estate’s signature Maple Balsamic.

Add chicken at no additional charge

Chicken Caesar Salad

$13

Fresh greens, shaved parmesan cheese, savory chicken and house made garlic croutons . Served with a side of creamy caesar dressing.

Substitute steak at no additional charge

CHILDRENS' OPTIONS

$6

Grilled Cheese- served with a side of chips or fresh fruit 

Peanut Butter & Jelly- served with a side of chips or fresh fruit.

Wine Down

At Tug Hill Estate, we take great pride in producing delicious food, with as much as possible being made from scratch, right here in our very own kitchen, with the freshest, most local ingredients we can find.

Starters:

Pretzel Bites

$10

Soft baked pretzel bites served with sweet cinnamon butter and brew pub mustard sauce for dipping.

Local Charcuterie Board

$22

A local board featuring ring bologna and summer sausage from Red Barn Meats in Croghan, NY, extra sharp cheddar, and a specialty cheese from Lowville Producers, an assortment of crackers, fresh or dried fruit, and brew pub mustard sauce.

Pulled Pork Nachos

$15

sweet & tangy bbq pulled pork, cheddar cheese, and green onions over tortilla chips

Red Wine & Cheddar Cheese Dip

$12

Tug Hill Vineyards Marquette wine & aged cheese blended perfectly into a warm and creamy dip. Served with crackers. 

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches:

French Onion Soup

$8

caramelized onions in a hearty beef broth, topped with garlic croutons and swiss cheese. Served with a side of oyster crackers.

Chicken Caesar Salad

$13

Fresh greens, shaved parmesan cheese, and house-made garlic croutons. Served with a side of creamy caesar dressing. 

Substitute steak at no additional charge.

Estate Salad

$13

fresh greens, shredded cheddar, dried cranberries and candied pecans. Served with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. 

 

Lemon Chicken Salad Sandwich

$13

Creamy chicken salad with fresh lemon zest and lemon balm atop a lettuce wrap or a croissant. Served with kettle chips and a pickle.

Tug Hill Club

$14

 ham, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and bacon on a croissant. Served with a side of chips & a pickle

Mac & Cheese

$12

a hearty portion of macaroni & cheese, made with creamy, sharp cheddar cheese sauce.

Flatbreads:

Bourbon Steak & Bleu Cheese Flatbread

$16

Sweet heat bourbon sauce, green onions, and a blend of crumbled bleu cheese and sharp cheddar, baked onto a flatbread crust. Don’t like bleu cheese? Just ask for it without! 

Caprese Flatbread

$15

pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil and balsamic drizzle

Pepperoni Flatbread

$14

buffalo sauce base, topped with savory, marinated chicken and topped with cheddar, mozzarella, onion & bleu cheese.

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

$14

sweet & smoky bbq sauce, seasoned chicken, a blend of sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and red onion

Desserts:

Ask at the bar for tonight's options

This option changes weekly

Please place all food and beverage orders inside at the bar, with your table number. A card is needed to hold behind the bar for purchases. Your order will be made fresh, in the order that it is placed, and delivered to your table when it is ready. Please keep in mind that separate orders placed for the same table number may not come out together, unless indicated upon ordering. Don’t forget to claim your card inside before heading home. 

Dinner

Dinners are served in our main dining hall.

Our dishes are made with local, whole food ingredients.

We are able to reasonably accommodate many dietary needs, but cannot offer any guarantees. Please call if you have specific question regarding dinner.

TO SHARE

Local Charcuterie Board for Two

$15

Summer sausage and ring bologna from local meat markets, a rotating cheese selection, crackers, fresh or dried fruit, pickles, chocolates, and a beer mustard sauce. 

Baked Brie

$12

Available in honey, strawberry or blackberry. Served with lightly toasted bread.

Red Wine & Cheese Dip

$12

Tug Hill Vineyards Marquette wine & aged cheeses blended perfectly into a warm and creamy start to any meal. Served with lightly toasted bread or crackers.

SOUPS

French Onion Soup

$6

Softened onions, in a hearty beef broth, topped with croutons and melted provolone. Served with a side of oyster crackers.

Broccoli Cheddar

$6

Broccoli, carrots, and onions in a savory cheddar cheese broth. Served with a side of oyster crackers.

White Chicken Chili

$8

Grilled marinated chicken, black beans, onions & peppers in a creamy, white tomato sauce. Served with a side of oyster crackers.

Soup Flight

$14

Flight includes all three soups above and is served with lightly toasted bread or crackers.

SALADS

Baby Beet & Flank Steak Dijon

$18

Fresh greens, pickled beets, crumbled bleu cheese, green onion, pickled red onion and perfectly seasoned flank steak, served with a creamy, house made dijon dressing.

Chicken Caesar

$15

Slightly larger than our lunchtime caesar, this salad includes crisp romaine, shaved parmesan cheese, savory chicken and house made garlic croutons . Served with a side of creamy caesar dressing.

Substitute steak at no additional charge

Chopped Antipasto

$16

Salami, pepperoni, black forest ham, provolone, black olives, pepperoncini, tomatoes, onion, shaved parmesan and crisp romaine. Served with house made Italian dressing.

BEEF

All dinners served with choice of two sides.

Braised Beef Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

$22

Tender, fall-off-the-bone, red wine-braised beef served over roasted garlic infused mashed potatoes. 

Steak Medallions

$24

Four, seasoned, beef tenderloin medallions cooked to desired temperature and drizzled with melted garlic butter.

Roast Beef Panini with Au Jus

$16

Savory roast beef, caramelized onions & smoked provolone, pressed between two slices of tangy sourdough. Served with a side of french onion aus jus for dipping.

CHICKEN

All dinners are served with a choice of two sides.

Chicken Pot Pie

$15

Creamy and comforting blend of slow roasted chicken, sauteed vegetables, broth, cream and seasoning, topped with a crispy, buttery biscuit crust.

Roasted Chicken Parm

$18

Seasoned and roasted chicken breast filets, smothered in a fresh, tomato basil sauce and a melted blend of parmesan, provolone and mozzarella cheese. Served atop a bed of pasta.

Herbed Chicken

$16

Marinated in white wine and a blend of herbs and spices, these chicken breasts are seared on both sides and finished in the oven to lock in flavor.

PORK

All dinners are served with a choice of two sides.

Pork Tenderloin Medallions

$18

Four, seasoned and perfectly skillet-seared pork tenderloin medallions finished with a sweet apple & onion chutney.

Pulled Pork Macaroni & Cheese

$16

Slow-cooked pork, carefully pulled and joined with sweet & tangy barbecue sauce, overspread on our house macaroni & cheese.

Tug Hill Club

$16

This double-decker sandwich is piled high with Black Forest ham, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and bacon between layers of buttery, flaky sandwich croissant. 

SEAFOOD & VEGETARIAN

All dinners served with a choice of two sides.

Eggplant Rollatini

$16

Thinly sliced eggplant, coated in crispy bread crumbs, pan fried, rolled and stuffed with a melty blend of cheeses and herbs, and topped with a sweet, tomato basil sauce and parmesan cheese.

Spinach & Artichoke Gnocchi

$16

Soft, delicate potato gnocchi prepared in a creamy, buttery and savory spinach & artichoke sauce.

Shrimp Scampi

$20

Pan-seared shrimp and linguine tossed in mouth-watering herb, butter garlic parmesan sauce.

Baked Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce

$20

Tender and flavorful salmon, lightly seasoned and garnished with a slightly tangy dijon dill sauce.

Macaroni & Cheese

$14

Cavatappi coated in a delightful blend of cream, sharp cheddar, parmesan and a touch of roasted garlic. 

SIDES

Steamed Vegetables in Salted Butter

Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms

Brown Butter Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Estate Salad (fresh greens, dried cranberries, candied pecans & shredded cheddar) with a side of our signature Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Lightly toasted, locally-made sourdough with housemade honey butter

Side portion of our house macaroni & cheese

Fresh fruit with vanilla cream

DESSERT

$6

Tug Hill Spirits Espresso Brandy and Maple Rum Tiramisu (adults only)

Crème brûlée- flavors vary. Inquire with your server for today’s flavor.

Panna Cotta with fresh fruit 

CHILDRENS' OPTIONS

$6

Grilled Cheese- served with a side of chips or fresh fruit 

Peanut Butter & Jelly- served with a side of chips or fresh fruit.

SUNDAY Brunch Buffet

Sunday, May 26th with seatings from from 10 am- 1pm

Pricing & additional information below

Scrambled Eggs

GF

Philly Cheese Steak & Sausage Hash

GF

Smoked Bacon

GF

Raspberry Almond French Toast Bake

Cannoli French Toast Bake

Lasagna

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

GF

Cauliflower Au Gratin

GF

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

Tossed Garden Salad

GF

Fresh Fruit

GF

Creme Brulee Station

GF

Brown Butter Blondies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Apple Cobbler

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Buffet Pricing:

Adults

$28

Military and Seniors

$25

Children ages 6-12

$15

Children under 5

FREE

Seatings are staggered between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. You may enjoy multiple visits to the buffet. No split checks for parties of 8 or more.

Our brunch menu is usually updated by Wednesday for the coming Sunday.

U-Pick Fruits

Fresh, locally grown fruit is one of the best parts of summer, so bring the whole family out!

We welcome you to enjoy the estate’s grounds after picking. We offer light food options in our Vintner’s Lounge, with additional seating in our Gardens and Brunch on Sundays. It will be a memorable and tasty family trip with views of the Black River Valley and the cool Tug Hill breeze.

Check in is currently in the Vintner’s Lounge. We accept both cash and card. 

*Our grounds and restrooms are handicap accessible. Restrooms are located in the Vintner’s Lounge which is found on the ground level of the main hall. 

​U-Pick Prices
  • Raspberries: $4.50/lb or $4.00 @ 8lbs or more
  • Blueberries: $3.50/lb or $3.00 @ 8lbs or more
  • Apples: $1.25/ lb
  • Plums: $3.50/lb
  • Grapes: $1/lb

» Fruit ripeness and volume depends on the weather.

» Bring your own containers and we will weigh them before you get started or we offer pulp berry tills for you to pick into.

» Don’t forget water, good walking shoes, hat, and sunscreen.

» Kid and dog friendly.

» We accept cash, credit cards, and local check.

    PICKING SCHEDULE

    Update: May 22, 2024: Things are still looking good! Just as soon as fruit is ready, we will update here, and on social media.

    Here are the crops available and their approximate picking schedule:

    • Raspberries (red and black): July & September/October
    • Blueberries: July – August
    • Plums: August – September
    • Apples: September – October
    • Grapes: September – October

    CURRENT PICKING CONDITIONS

    Rated on a scale of 1 through 5: 1 being the least desirable and 5 being the best picking conditions.

    • Raspberries: Red-0, Black-0
    • Blueberries: 0
    • Plums: 0
    • Apples: 0
    • Grapes (King of the North-only): 0
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