Craft drinks with a colorful view, anyone? When the leaves are blazing red and orange, drinking in the scenery is just as sweet as the craft beverages you'll find along the way during the Fall tasting season. Remember to stay as local as possible and keep six feet apart from others not in your party and wear a mask or face covering. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Be advised that New York has a travel advisory in effect, which requires travelers from non-contiguous states to quarantine for 10 days upon entering New York State. Travelers may undergo COVID testing to test out. For more details, see the guidelines for the travel advisory here. Most attractions are operating with capacity restrictions and require advance ticketing or reservations, so plan before you go.
Brewery Ommegang (Central New York)
Head to this Cooperstown brewery that masterfully brews Belgian-style ales. See where the magic happens, taste the beer for yourself, then explore all that the brewery has to offer.
Chateau Lafayette Reneau (Finger Lakes)
Enjoy a leisurely tasting of a flight of red, white, semi-dry, or sweet wines at this Finger Lakes wine country gem where the only thing better than the award-winning Riesling is the view from the outdoor deck overlooking Seneca Lake.
Adirondack Winery (Adirondacks)
This winery on Lake George boasts tasty varietals that are equally as stunning as its surrounding landscape. Take a tour of the Tasting Room and sample one of its 35 award-winning quality wines, all hand-crafted and locally made.
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards (Long Island)
In the mood for a little bubbly? Visit Sparkling Pointe Vineyards for some of the best traditional Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine outside of France. Grab a table on the outdoor patio for a view of the vines that go on for days.
Resurgence Brewery (Greater Niagara)
Refresh with a craft beverage at Resurgence Brewery, pouring a wide selection of creative brews like their signature IPA and Blood Orange Saison at two locations in Buffalo. Pair your beer with elevated pub food and, as Resurgence suggests, "Enjoy good beer in the City of Good Neighbors."
Hudson Valley Wine Country (Hudson Valley)
The Hudson Valley is the state's oldest wine-making and grape-growing region. Located less than an hour and a half from New York City, a tour of the Hudson Valley wineries and wine trails makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Customize your own tour based on your palette here.
Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard (Central New York)
Explore this historic, water-powered cider mill on the banks of Fly Creek. Taste the freshly made cider and tour the apple orchards, too. They've been crafting it for 150 years so you know it's good.
Ellicottville Brewing Company (Chautauqua-Allegheny)
Based in the heart of Ellicottville, the Ellicottville Brewing Company has grown to three locations offering different experiences—with two more locations on the way! Their incredible IPAs and fun, flavorful seasonal beers have made the brewer one of the most exciting in the state, and their Ellicottville, Bemus Point, and Fredonia brewpubs offer delicious food and drink amid gorgeous surroundings!
Taste 1000 Islands (Thousand Islands-Seaway)
Located along the St. Lawrence River in New York's northern reaches, the Thousand Islands-Seaway region is home to a booming craft beverage and food scene. Explore world-class wineries, distilleries, and breweries while you absorb the stunning foliage framed against the Saint Lawrence River.
Catskill Brewery (Catskills)
Stop by this world-class production craft brewery in the heart of the Catskills. The brewery utilized state of the art green technology to create honest (and eco-friendly) brews by hand made from Catskill Mountain water. The beer perfectly embodies the Catskills culture, and the brewery's beer garden makes for a unique and tastefully delightful experience.