Tug Hill Vineyards

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Tug Hill Vineyards was started by Mike and Sue Maring, with the help of their families and the community in 2007. The site was selected for the favorable frost aversion slope, breathtaking valley views, and for its closeness to the sleepy town of Lowville that we call home.

We’re very excited that you’re planning to visit us on the Tug Hill, we can’t wait to share our wine and our small town with you!

A visionary idea to build a destination winery, a pioneering winemaking practice, and the natural beauty of northern New York has inspired us for over a decade.

Now boasting a diverse product line up of 20 wines and 5 spirits, we have plenty to offer. Vineyard guests can enjoy our Garden Lunches, Brunches, and Dinner, live music during “Wine Downs”, Wine and Food Pairing Dinners, and many other special public events. The 40-acre estate also includes a popular u-pick fruit operation. We also offer a self-guided tour, the use of golf carts in the summer, and an open invitation to come snowshoe or cross-country ski on the estate grounds during the winter.

We trust your time with us is enjoyable and you come to appreciate the beauty of the Tug Hill, the Black River Valley, and our hillside Vineyard as much as we do.

Experience Tug Hill Vineyards

Tasting Room and Wine Cellar

  • Our Tasting Room is located on the lower level of our Banquet Hall Facility.
  • Tastings are available during store hours.
  • Current Retail Shop Hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 11am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm
  • Walk-in tastings are facilitated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Tastings are now available as flight to enjoy at your leisure.
  • Tastings with more than 6 people require a reservation. Please call us at 315-376-4336 or email info@tughillvineyards to make your appointment.
  • ATV’s and Snowmobiles are welcome as long you use the main drive to enter and exit the grounds and are considerate of our neighbors.
  • Please inquire for private events.


Vineyard Events

Tug Hill Vineyards features all types of special events and regularly scheduled seasonal events for all tastes and enjoyment.

Local Hotels, Restaurants, & Attractions

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Restaurants and Cafés

Tug Hill Vineyard’s doesn’t offer regular meals, and why would we? Lowville offers a great selection of several small eateries, cafés, and sit-down restaurants. All welcoming to visitors, locals, and tourists year-round.  Here are just a few of our favorites:

Looking for more to do? Check out the Lewis County Cuisine trail!

The Lewis County Cuisine Trail travels through back roads to the Villages of Lowville, Croghan, Castorland and Copenhagen and showcases locally sourced and produced foods unique to the area. From goat farms, to cow dairies, to farmer owned cooperatives, the International Maple Museum, famous Croghan Bologna, and restaurants carrying local products, the Lewis County Cuisine Trail offers a little bit for everyone.

With the rolling hills, beautiful terrain, and swift changes of the seasons that bring an assortment of colors, take a drive along the trail and be enriched with the Lewis County culture and history. Once you’re here – you’ll be hooked.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!




Where to Stay

Judges Quarter’s

Located in the heart of the village of Lowville, this bed and breakfast with three unique guest room offers a comfortable stay. Originally built in the 1800s the historic integrity of this beautiful federal colonial remains intact. The warm, comfortable, family feeling is felt throughout this home.

1812 House

The Historic 1812 House, Bed and Breakfast located in the center of Lowville is conveniently located within walking distance of the downtown. The house creates a picture-perfect backdrop for all occasions including Showers, Reunions, and Weddings.

Ridge View Lodge

Book a comfortable and pleasant stay at the affordable Ridge View Lodge. Only 4 miles from Tug Hill Vineyards. A popular destination for snowmobilers.

The Edge Hotel

Located in Lyons Falls, The Edge Hotel has 65 rooms and includes the Boondocks Restaurant & Bar. Located just 25 minutes to the south of Tug Hill Vineyards.

Beaver Creek Lodge

Seven Bedroom Vacation Rental on 400 Acres. Restored farmhouse, available year-round. Perfect for multiple families, large groups. Located between Copenhagen and Barnes Corners.

The Lodge at Headwaters

38 room lodge located in Boonville, with easy access to the Adirondack Park, it has become a highly sought after location for snowmobilers, hikers, and avid outdoorsman.


Things To Do Near Tug Hill Vineyards

Whetstone Gulf State Park

Whetstone Gulf State Park is built in and around a three-mile-long gorge cut into the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau. The gorge is one of the most spectacular scenic vistas east of the Rocky Mountains.

Burrville Cider Mill

The Burrville Cider Mill is one of Jefferson County’s oldest establishments. The structure, formerly known as Burr’s Mills, was built in 1801 and was originally used as a sawmill and a gristmill. There is record of a cider press being in use at the Mill as far back as the 1800s. In the 1940s Homer Rebb converted the Mill to cider production on a commercial scale. Ever since then “Burrville Cider” has been known as the best cider in the North Country.

Snow Ridge

Snow Ridge, in Turin, NY has been serving up exceptional skiing and snowboarding since 1945. We receive 230” of beautiful lake effect snow annually, making it some of the deepest skiing in the Northeast!

Maple Ridge Windmill Farm

Maple Ridge Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in the state of New York in the United States. Located on Tug Hill in Lewis County, the facility has 195 wind turbines.

The International Maple Museum

The International Maple Museum Centre was founded in 1977 to preserve the history and evolution of the North American maple syrup industry. Exhibits depict the history of maple syrup and sugar making techniques ranging from those used by the Native Americans to plastic tubing and stainless steel evaporators in use today.

Drive in Movie Theatres

Enjoy the magic of watching a movie under the stars, Tug Hill Vineyards is uniquely positioned between three drive ins!

Local Country Stores

Miller’s Meat Market

“Miller’s General Store” began back in 1962. It is now a custom butcher shop, grocery, bakery, and  specialized local goods store.

Nolt’s Country Store

General Store just outside of Lowville, fresh produce, deli counter, home goods, baked goods, and bulk goods.

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