|Address:||114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY 10990, USA|
|Working:||11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM|
The T Family
Located in a nice wooded area with mountains in the background. Very friendly and pleasant staff. Live bands that performs mostly oldies rock music. Not really my type but I dont go there for the live music. The delicious wine is what Im there for. You can get a bottle....or two of wine and sit anywhere on the large property. Lots of grass and trees to sit under on a hot summer day. We take our kids and there are lots of other families with kids. You can take your pet too. Lots of dogs on the weekend. There isnt a huge variety of wines but what they do have is pretty good. Price range from $10 - $13 per bottle. There is wine tasting for a fee and you keep the wine glass. They have apple and pear picking. The food is good. My kids love the Margarita pizza. Variety of salads and sandwiches. Reasonable pricing food. Nice rustic feeling dining area. Those are the good things. Now for the bad. On warm sunny weekends, expect to be on line up to an hour or two to order food. There is always just one cashier taking orders. It can get pretty crowded on warm weekends. Hard to get a table in the dining area on busy weekends. Partly because people will continue to occupy a table well after they are done with their meals and drink wine. I think people shod be asked to free up tables when theyre done eating. Theyll hit you with a fee for parking on warm weekends too. The worst is the row of portable toilets or portajohnnies that really are an eyesore. Everything there looks so nice. You feel like youre out in the country until you pan over to the portajohnnies. There is a ladies and mens room inside near the wine tasting area but they close it down when it gets crowded because the line to the bathrooms interrupt the winetasting. Theyll put an out of order sign but Im sure thats not the case. Well....who wants to go take care of business in a portajohnnie. I would suggest tucking away the portajohnnies behind the building or somewhere that doesnt degrade the scenery.
We were meeting some friends at the Warwick Winery on 9/28/14 and it was a zoo. They charged us $5 to park on the grass even though we were told there were NO MORE apples to pick. One would think they would waive the parking fee with no apples to pick just as a courtesy. We were still going to spend money on wine and food so its not like they werent going to profit from our being there. It was a LONG walk from where we were directed to park the car to the picnic grounds. The place was jam packed with people. The lines for food and wine were ridiculous. They reminded me of lines at Disney. It was a nightmare!! To top it off I politely asked the woman guarding the entrance of the apple orchards if I could go in and take pictures of my children by the BARE trees and she said no. She was only letting people in who paid $25 for a bag to apple pick WHEN THERE WERE NO MORE APPLES TO PICK. It made no sense to me at all. In fact as I was standing there being told I could not take pictures because "it was too busy" three woman approached to RETURN their EMPTY bags as once again there were no apples to pick. It was 2 oclock and I was told I should come back and take pictures of my kids at 5:00 PM when it was "less busy" because apparently there was alot of imaginary apple picking going on. I could not believe this woman was actually serious. Really?!?! My $5 parking fee wasnt enough to cover one lousy picture of my disappointed kids. I will NEVER return to this greedy,money hungry place again. I rather find a less popular and quieter place to relax with family and friends.
Used to be a 5 star for me but unfortunately no longer. My husband, family, friends and I have been coming here for years. It truly is one of a kind between the delicious wines, ciders, and beautiful grounds. I have introduced many people to this winery. It saddens me that shortly before my husband and I rescued our first puppy, the winery decided to prohibit dogs from the grounds based upon (so we were told be an employee) a single incident of an aggressive dog encounter with a disgraceful owner who fled the scene. While I understand how liability is a big issue these days, so too should be the belief that one persons recklessness should not ruin the fun for everyone else. Warwick and surrounding towns are highly dog populated so it saddens me that the winery has become non dog-friendly. Now instead of enjoying the day with our friendly, well-behaved leashed dog, we will have to leave him home which will greatly limit our frequency of coming to the winery as well as time spent there. It is just a shame and I would have thought differently of a winery such as this to change an entire (beloved and respected by so many) policy based around the poor actions of a single individual.
Stopped by this winery while visiting the apple orchards in the area one Saturday. This was the busiest winery that I have ever seen. When you arrive you are charged a $5.00 parking fee as you enter. There was plenty of parking but it was a long walk back because there were so many cars. I was able to taste their wines, cider and cordials which they charge a fee of $5.00. I didnt care much for any of the wines but the hard cider and cordials were pretty good. I also got to take home my wine tasting glass which was a plus. They also have an apple orchard for picking but they had nothing left to pick. I wasnt able to do much else because it was soooo crowded. I wanted to purchase their pear cordial after the tasting but there were extremely long lines for everything. I personally didnt have the patience to stand in line so long. The next time I visit the orchards I plan to start earlier in the fall and this is the spot Id come to and spend the day. There was live music, all types of food for sale and you were able to have a picnic as a long as you could find a spot to claim.
I like their cider a lot. $5 for a tasting of 6 pre-set items they make there (whites, reds, cider, cordials). Most items were on the sweeter side. They let you keep the wine glass. They also have a bourbon distillery tour - a shuttle ride 5-10 minutes away - the tours is nice, about an hour long, and there is a small tasting at the end and you keep the rocks glass. Its too bad - we went on our tour in between batches so couldnt see the mash live. The have cider donuts made daily, and at the end of the day they start giving them away. Good for making some bread pudding. :) In the winter they have a plastic tent set up for the tastings, and it gets pretty crowded. Theres outdoor space as well for nicer weather.
Great food, good wines, fantastic ciders, liqueurs, and bourbon. Staff is fantastic and the grounds are so beautiful and its really conducive to hanging out and making a day of it, not just stopping by for a quick tasting (though of course you could do that too) They always have live music and thats a plus. Dont know why some people are saying its pricey because its not - for 5 bucks you get a tasting of wines, ciders and liqueurs and a wine glass. Food isnt the cheapest but well worth the price because it all seems very fresh and natural and good quality. Only downside is it gets SO BUSY sometimes and waits are longer for food but they cant really help that I guess...