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Top Local Tasting & Tour Experiences

These great local Capital Region & Hudson Valley tasting and tour experiences are perfect holiday gifts that won’t break the bank!

Dennings Point Distillery

Beacon, New York

Distillery Tour, Tasting, & a Souvenir Shot Glass

This award-winning distillery has been rated the best distillery in the Hudson Valley every year since 2015. Recipients will get the full experience of learning about their spirit offering, sampling the merchandise, and taking home some pretty legit shot glasses.

Groupon for Two – $10 ($20 Value)
Groupon for Four – $20 ($40 Value)

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The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room

Saratoga, New York

Wine and Beer Tasting, Cheese and Chocolate Platter, & Souvenir Wine and Beer Glasses

Saratoga Winery is known for their wide variety of exceptional wines. Not to mention, their awesome nightlife. This experience is perfect for both wine & beer connoisseurs. Recipients will be able to choose a wine or beer tasting, munch on a cheese & chocolate platter and take home souvenir glasses.

Groupon for Two – $29 ($50 Value)
Groupon for Four – $58 ($100 Value)

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Hudson Valley Distillers

Clermont, New York

Distillery Tour & Tasting

An awesome tour and tasting experience located smack dab between Albany and Poughkeepsie. A kid-friendly and dog-friendly distillery perfect for a day trip. Recipients will tour the distillery and see how it the magic happens. Plus, they’ll sample award-winning spirits made right in the Hudson Valley.

Groupon for Two – $15 ($25 Value)
Groupon for Four – $25 ($50 Value)

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Nine Pin Cider Works

Albany, New York

Custom Flight & Two Growlers

If you’re an Albany-local, you know about Nine Pin and the cider they create. This experience is perfect for coworkers. Recipients have the opportunity to choose four ciders to taste and get to take home a growler filled with their choice of Nine Pin Cider.

Groupon for Two – $15 ($24 Value)
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Millbrook Winery

Millbrook, New York

Wine Tasting & Souvenir Wine Glasses

A must-do experience for anyone living in the Hudson Valley! Millbrook Winery is a beautiful and serene vineyard nestled less than 30 minutes from Poughkeepsie and an hour from Albany. Your recipient will taste some of the Hudson Valley’s best wine and take home souvenir Millbrook Wine glasses.

Groupon for Two – $21 ($42 Value)
Groupon for Four – $42 ($84 Value)
Groupon for Six – $63 ($126 Value)

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Albany Pump Station/C.H. Evans Brewery

Albany, New York

Brewery Tour, Individual Flights, Appetizer, and Souvenir Beer Glasses

Probably one of the most informative tours and an amazing bang for your buck, the Albany Pump Station experience will be unforgettable. Not only will your recipient get an intense look inside the C.H. Evans brewery, they’ll learn about the history behind the name, enjoy a GENEROUS tasting, munch on a free appetizer (1 for 2 or 2 for 4), and finally take home sweet souvenir glasses.

Groupon for Two – $18 ($32 Value)
Groupon for Four – $32 ($64 Value)

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Experiences are among the top holiday gifts for millennials this year. However, we’re pretty sure people of all ages would enjoy a nice tour & tasting experience. Support small business owners and keep it local this holiday season.

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