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Location: Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, Orange county
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The Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville is the oldest winery in America. In 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1837, Mr. Jaques needed more land, so he purchased a plot in the quiet village of Washingtonville, NY, and planted another vineyard. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jaques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery. For more information visit their website.

Scheduled trips: Aug 23,2014,



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