Established in 1839, Brotherhood is America’s oldest winery – and much more. Located in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of New York, Brotherhood features the 1839 restaurant, Grand Monarque Hall (for catered events), a museum, a chapel, the Mansion and a spacious tasting room. Live music, pig roasts and festivals fill their event calendar; in other words, there is always something to do at Brotherhood Winery.
And they also have wine. Ten dollars will give you six samples but they allow you to share so hubby and I each got to enjoy twelve samples of their vast wine selection. Brotherhood features not just their New York grown wines but also their Chilean as well along with six hard ciders and mead. I’ve never been a big mead fan but I have to admit that their Carroll’s Mead was the easily the best I’ve ever tasted – slightly sweet but not syrupy. But what really rocked my world was Brotherhood’s Riesling which was as refreshing as an early summer sunrise. Fans of sweet wines will also rock out to their May wine with its strong strawberry notes, the grape jelly inspired Concord, the sparkling white Carpe Diem and the Homestyle Sangria, which is made from a white wine base.
With their substantial selection of delicious wines, beautiful grounds, historic structures, busy event calendar and sociable staff, Brotherhood winery is definitely a must-stop destination. We’ll be back!