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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.