What is the best thing to bring home from the Hudson Valley?

Don’t leave the Hudson Valley without taking home one of the area’s elegant vintages. The valley is the country’s oldest grape-growing and wine-producing region — the French Huguenots planted the first vines here in 1677 — so you’ll be savoring a taste of history. Producing European varietals and regional specialties, more than 25 wineries populate the Hudson Valley, meaning your perfect pour is just a short drive away. The area’s benchmark wine is the Hudson Heritage White — Seyval Blanc, blended with a choice of Vignoles, Vidal or Cayuga White. If you have a few hours to set aside, take a trip down the Shawangunk or Dutchess Wine Trails.