What’s not to love about a visit to a boutique wine shop? In the Hudson Valley, these vino-centric storefronts are all about curated selections, with bottles that run the gamut from hyperlocal or international to hard-to-find and organic. In other words, no matter what type of wine you like to sip, chances are you’ll find something to enjoy at these shops.
180 Main Street, Beacon
At this Hudson Valley wine shop, you can find a selection of natural wines that are biodynamic, organic, and sustainably produced. In addition to plenty of classics, find robust collections of orange or skin-fermented wines, rosé, port, and other eclectic options. The shop also carries spirits, ciders, and sake that feature local ingredients. With a commitment to small-scale producers, Artisan Wine Shop carries Hudson North Cider Co.’s mango peach cider. It also stocks unique beverages such as vegan cider, a series of non-alcoholic wines, and spritz in a can.
286 Main Street, Cold Spring
At Blacksmith Wines, you could drink anything from a 1950s Darroze Bas Armagnac vintage wine to something more modern and experimental. The vintage wines are separated by their age and range from the 1950s to the 2010s. The collection of wine is purchased from wholesalers, distributors, and private wine collectors from across the world. Specifically, Blacksmith carries French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Australian wines. Of course, the shop a robust domestic selection as well.
5059 US Highway 209, Accord
On the corner of Route 209 and Main overlooking the Rondout Creek, this modest house is home to a selection of trendy wines, including orange and sparkling varieties (beyond your usual prosecco). When you stop in, you might even be greeted by one of the feline “shop attendants.”
18 Westage Drive, Fishkill
This boutique is open seven days a week and offers curbside pickup for a convenient way to get a curated collection of wines, spirits, and ciders. However, if you go inside, you will experience the 15-ft apple tree with a tap system that produces fresh hard cider. The tap offers 13 different hard ciders with flavors such as peach, guava, cherry, and green tea. Of course, this Dutchess County shop offers an ample selection of Hudson Valley and New York state wines. Whether you are looking for a local spirit or a trendy drink like orange, natural, or pet nat wines, you can find it here.
380 Main Street, Beacon
Dirty Bacchus likes to think of itself as a sort of farm stand for wine; every bottle the shop stocks is low-intervention, sustainable, and vegan. Explore the world one variety at a time with natural glou-glou wines (low alcohol and very drinkable), rosés, and pét-nats from right here in New York to summer favorites from Germany and Austria.
50 Hudson Avenue, Peekskill
Dylan’s Wine Cellar boasts a vast assortment of natural and organic artisanal wines. In addition to carrying wine from all over the world, it also curates a selection of New York craft wines and spirits. Peruse the collection of 90-plus rated wines, which includes legendary bottles of Barolo, Chianti Classico, Brunello, Bordeaux, and many others. In addition, the shop also holds 17 different liquors in its boutique ranging from gin to single malt whiskey and bitters. Throughout the year, Dylan’s Wine Cellar also holds community events such as wine tastings, which can be found under the events page.
82 Main Street, Cold Spring
Behind the simple white brick façade of this shop is an interior chock-full of handcrafted wines. In front of an ever-changing chalk mural, fairly priced wines sit on handmade shelves accompanied by tags with flavor profiles, descriptions of how they’re made, and more to help simplify the buying process. Bonus: if you live in the surrounding areas of Philipstown, Putnam Valley, and Beacon, The Local Winers’ Club (which is free to join) will give you 10 percent off all your Flowercup purchases.
127 Warren Street, Hudson
This shop carries a wide array of grape varietals and styles (including organic wines), with price points to accommodate both a casual night in or a special occasion dinner. If you frequent Hudson, get in on the wine share program—pick up two or four bottles of seasonal wines, accompanied by recipes, suggested playlists, and more.
4 Dusinberre Road, Gardiner
At this wine boutique, you can find almost any beverage your heart desires. The Hudson Valley Wine Market carries international wines, national wine, and more regional and local wines from the New York area. Highlights from this region include Whitecliff Vineyard, Benmarl Winery, Quartz Rock Vineyard, Robibero Winery, and more. In the spirits section, the shop works with local distilleries to sell different Hudson Whiskeys. It also offers honey whiskey from Catskill Provisions and aged bourbon whiskey from Hillrock Estate Distillery.
341 Warren Street, Hudson
Established in 2004, this boutique offers wines from around the world. Every week, the Hudson Valley Wine Merchants have a special menu of featured wines for the week which can be found on their website. The featured wines are a curated menu of reds, whites, oranges, and rosés all for a discounted price. The shop also offers spirits such as mezcal, gin, tequila, and rum.
65 Broadway, Kingston
With a vast selection of wines that are organic, natural, and made in micro batches by small producers, this little corner shop in the Rondout is the spot for out-of-the-ordinary bottles. Not sure where to start? Order a one-time curated case of six to 12 bottles (from $130–$340, depending on how many you want and how much you want to spend) of reds, whites, rosés, and orange wines—and you might just discover a new favorite.
34 Reed Street, Coxsackie
This bright blue storefront is hard to miss—and good thing, because its super affordable wines from local and independent producers are worth the stop. With bottles ranging from under $15 to over $100 and spanning classic reds and whites to unique fortified varieties, there’s something for everyone on the neatly labeled shelves. If you don’t have a specific type in mind, be sure to talk to the owners—they’ll gladly help you choose.
354 Main Street, Catskill
Opened in 2018, Solo Vino was created to replicate the shared enjoyment of wine and community in Italy. The owner, John Michael, took a trip to Italy and returned home with a mission to transform his Catskill studio into a wine boutique. The boutique offers a variety of wines from different countries like Italy, France, and Argentina. It recently began carrying more natural and biodynamic wines with options such as rosé, pinot noir, and sparkling tea. It also has other liquors and sake available on the shelves.
559 Main Street, Armonk
Lining the walls of this repurposed gas station are curated bottles of everything from organic vinos from far and wide to locally crafted distillates. As a service-oriented spot, the shopkeepers are always happy to lend a hand; just let them know your preferences. Broaden your wine horizons and sign up for a fun and informative tasting class, like Sake to Me and a Wine Tour of Tuscany.