Dine in Wine Cellars at These Hudson Valley Restaurants

Calling all vino lovers! Reserve a table at these local eateries, where you can dine in a wine cellar for an intimate and unforgettable meal.

If you consider yourself an amateur sommelier of sorts, these Hudson Valley restaurants with wine cellars are worth the trip. Not only can you pick your favorite red or white straight from the shelf, but you can experience an intimate meal in an ambiance unlike anything else. From expertly paired, multi-course chef dinners to small plates and a la carte glasses of wine, these eateries with wine cellars offer something for every kind of vino lover in highly unique settings.

1915 Wine Cellar

Poughkeepsie

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In Dutchess County, 1915 Wine Cellar provides a wine journey that elevates the experience for enthusiasts and novice drinkers alike. Although the wine cellar space is still intimate, there is ample room for diners to grab a table and feast on carefully curated small plates. While digging into options like lemon burrata, short rib poutine, and seasonal hummus, along with cheese and chocolate boards, be sure to also browse the meticulously chosen selection of wines that inspire exploration, whether you’re into sparkling, red, rose, white, or skin contact.

Chateau Hathorn

Warwick

 

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Established in 1832, Chateau Hathorn has long since been an institution in Orange County. The Warwick-based venue is perfect for dining, weddings, and overnight stays. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, check out the property’s wine cellar, which boasts over 12,000 bottles of award-winning vino. From French Bordeaux to Napa Valley natives, each wine has its own story and characteristics. When it comes to dinner, the cellar can accommodate eight to 14 people for a gourmet six-course meal in the Chateau’s best-kept secret.

Cosimo’s Trattoria

Newburgh

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Although the ever-popular Cosimo’s Trattoria’s empire stretches across four Hudson Valley locations, the Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Woodbury spots offer a premier dining experience in three special wine cellars. With space for up to 22 people in Newburgh, 54 in Poughkeepsie, and 30 in Woodbury, the wine rooms are a private portion of the restaurant that is hidden either downstairs or upstairs, with features such as built-in wine racks and carefully curated atmospheres that are sure to immerse diners. During the evening, you might just forget that you’re dining in the Hudson Valley instead of Italy.

Lavagna

Suffern

 

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Meaning “blackboard” in Italian, Lavagna is named after its ever-changing menu that evolves with the seasons. The Suffern spot sports blackboard walls decorated by local Nyack artist Mike Delancey to accompany its clean-slate theme. Moreover, the wine cellar is world class, including over 125 labels by the bottle and 25 by the glass. Pair your choice of wine with dishes like oysters, specialty pastas, and salumeria boards, or inquire about a full caviar tasting to expand your taste buds.

RMV Cellars

West Park

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A different kind of cellar, RMV Cellars is the best of both craft wine and beer, both of which are made onsite. The venue is a collaboration between Red Maple Vineyard and Great Life Brewing in Ulster County, creating a place where award-winning wines and beers can coexist under one roof. In the cellar, sample globally inspired eats prepared by CIA graduates, and peer through the glass wall to catch a glimpse of the fermentation room behind the bar.

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