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Join us for a tour of some of the area's great wineries, cideries, breweries and more!


 



For information on charters please call us at (518) 339-8190 or (518) 603-0549.

Upcoming tours:

March:

3/23 Switchback

3/24 Battlefield

3/30 Finger Lakes Overnight (Sold Out)

3/31 Finger Lakes Overnight (Sold Out)

April:

4/6 Nor'easter

4/7 Ditch Run

4/13 Private Tour

4/14 Horseman's Hollow

4/20 Clear Mountain

4/21 Happy Easter

4/27 Passport South

4/28 Great Lakes

May:

5/4 Switchback

5/5 Gateway

5/11 Carriage Ride

5/12 Roundabout

5/18 Circle Back

5/19 Revolution Road

5/25 Weeping Winds

5/26 Great Valley

June:

6/1 Great Lakes

6/2 Hops of Fame

6/8 Sunsetter

6/9 Aurora Borealis

6/15 Still Krazy

6/16 Whistle Stop

6/22 Private Tour

6/23 Valley Venture

6/29 Adirondack Wine and Food Festival (Sold Out)

6/30 Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

List of our Tours:

Passport East Tour   $55

The Passport East Tour is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at 2 PM and  includes visits to the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, The Beer Diviner, Chatham Brewing and S & S Farm Brewing. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 8 PM.

Passport West Tour   $55

The Passport West Tour is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon and includes the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery, Great Flats Brewing, Mad Jack Brewing and Wolf Hollow Brewing.  Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Passport City Tour   $50

The Passport City Tour is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon and includes the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, Fort Orange Brewing, CH Evans Brewing and Brown's Brewing Troy. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Passport Metro Tour   $50

The Passport Metro Tour is an estimated 5 hour distillery/cidery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon and includes  the Capital Craft Beverage Trail destinations, Nine Pin Cider Works, Albany Distilling Company Bar and Bottle Shop and Indian Ladder Farm Cidery and Brewery.Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM. _______________________________________

Whistle Stop   $50

The Whistle Stop is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Whistle Stop will visit C.H. Evans Brewing in Albany, Fort Orange Brewing also in Albany, Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady and Druther's Brewing Company at the Harborside in Schenectady. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Still Crazy   $50

Still Krazy is an estimated 5 hour distillery/cidery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. Still Krazy will visit Nine Pin Cider Works and the Albany Distilling Bar and Bottle Shop in Albany, the Schenectady Distilling Co./36 Locks in Glenville and Yankee Distillers in Clifton Park. Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 5 PM.

The Carriage Ride     $50 

The Carriage Ride is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park  starting point at noon. The Carriage Ride tour will visit the Stable Gate Vineyard in Castleton, Meadowdale Winery in Altamont, Altamont Vineyard and Winery also in Altamont and Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Sunsetter   $55

Sunsetter is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. Sunsetter will visit Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery in Altamont, Helderberg Mountain Brewing in Berne, Green Wolf Brewing in Schoharie and Serious Brewing in Howes Cave.Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 6 PM.

Revolution Road   $50

Revolution Road is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. Revolution Road will visit the Thirsty Owl in Saratoga, Victory View Vineyards in Schaghticoke, Northern Cross Vineyard in Easton and the Hudson-Chatham tasting Room in Troy. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Pine Plains   $50

The Pine Plains is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Pines Plains will visit the Thirsty Owl in Saratoga, Victory View Vineyards in Schaghticoke and Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Countryside  $50

The Countryside is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Countryside will visit Altamont Vineyard in Altamont, Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake, & Hummingbird Hills Winery. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Snow Day      $50

The Snow Day tour is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Snow Day tour will visit various wineries in the Schaghticoke, Saratoga Springs and Galway region. Our estimated return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Weeping Winds      $50

The Weeping Winds is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Weeping Winds will visit Saratoga Winery in Saratoga, Ledge Rock Hill Winery in Corinth, Oliva Vineyards, and Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Nor'easter      $50

The Nor’easter is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Nor’easter will visit Northern Cross Vineyard in Easton, Victory View Vineyard in Schagticoke Brookview Station Winery in Castleton and Hudson-Chatham winery Tasting Room in Troy. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Gateway    $55

The Gateway is a 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Gateway will visit Racing City Brewing, Adirondack Brewery in Lake George, Mean Max Brewing in Glens Falls and Artisanal Brew Works in Saratoga Springs. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Trailblaiser      $50

The Trailblaiser is a 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Trailblaiser will visit Emporium Farm Brewery in North Greenbush, Fort Orange Brewing in Albany, CH Evans Brewing in Albany and The Real McCoy Beer Co. in Delmar. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Great Valley       $50

The Great Valley Tour is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Great Valley Tour will visit Artisanal Brew Works in Saratoga, RS Taylor and Sons Brewing Tap Room in Saratoga, Unified Beer Works in Malta and Hank Hudson Brewing in Mechanicville. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Hogchoker      $50

The Hogchoker is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Hogchoker will visit Emporium Farm Brewery in North Greenbush, Chatham Brewing in Chatham and Rare Form Brewing in Troy. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Aurora Borealis      $50

The Aurora Borealis is an estimated 5 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Aurora Borealis will visit The Thirsty Owl in Saratoga, the Adirondack Winery in Lake George and the Saratoga Winery back in Saratoga. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

The Roundabout      $50

The Roundabout Tour is an estimated 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Roundabout will visit Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery in Altamont, Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady and Wolf Hollow Brewing in Glenville. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Switchback     $50

The Switchback is an estimated 5 hour brewery/meadery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Switchback will visit Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery in Altamont, Helderberg Meadworks in Delanson and Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

Apples to Apples   $50

The Apples to Apples tour is an estimated 5 hour cidery/winery tour departing from our Crescent Rd. Exit 8 Park and Ride in Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Apples to Apples tour will visit Nine Pin Cider Works in Albany, Joe Daddy's Hard Cider in Castleton and Meadowdale Winery in Altamont. Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 5 PM.    

King's Highway   $50

The King's Highway tour is an estimated 5 hour distillery tour departing from our Quackenbush Square (rear parking area behind the Pump Station) in Albany starting point at noon. The King's Highway tour will visit the Schenectady Distilling Co. in Schenectady, Yankee Distillers in Clifton Park and Oligan Distilling in Latham. Our estimated time of return to our departure point is 5 PM.

Circle Back      $50

The Circle Back is a 5 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton park location at noon. The Circle Back will visit The Real McCoy Beer Co. in Delmar, Helderberg Mountain Brewing in Berne, and Mad Jack Brewing in Schenectady. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM.

The Carriage Ride     $55 

The Carriage Ride is an estimated 6 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Carriage Ride tour will visit the Hudson-Chatham Tasting Room in Troy, Altamont Vineyard and Winery in Altamont, Hummingbird Hills Winery in Fultonville and Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery in Ballston Lake. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Battlefield     $55 

The Battlefield is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Battlefield will visit Shmatlz 518 Tap Room in Troy, Brown's Brewing in Walloomsac, Argyle Brewing in Cambridge, and Hank Hudson Brewing in Mechanicville. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Great Balls O' Fire    $55

The Great Balls O’ Fire tour is a 6 hour distillery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point. The Great Balls O’ Fire will visit Springbrook Hollow Distilling in Queensbury, Lake George Distilling in Fort Ann, and Yankee Distillers in Clifton Park. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Pathfinder    $55

The Pathfinder is a 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Pathfinder tour will visit Unified Beer Works in Malta, Common Roots Brewing Company in Glens Falls, RS Taylor and Sons in Salem and Argyle Brewing in Greenwich, Our estimated return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Ditch Run      $55

The Ditch Run is an estimated 6 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Ditch Run will visit Brown’s Brewing and Rare Form in Troy, Great Flats Brewing in Schenectady. and Wolf Hollow Brewing in Glenville. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Great Lakes       $55

The Great Lakes is an estimated 6 hour winery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at noon. The Great Lakes will visit the Thirsty Owl in Saratoga, the Adirondack Winery in Lake George, Ledge Rock Hill Winery in Corinth, and the Saratoga Winery in Saratoga. Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 6 PM.

Hops of Fame     $70

The Hops of Fame is an estimated 7 hour brewery tour departing from our Clifton Park starting point at 10 AM. The Hops of Fame will be visiting Brewery Ommegang, Council Rock Brewery in Cooperstown, and Cooperstown Brewing or Dobler Brewery. (January-March Cooperstown Brewery is closed) Our estimated time of return to our starting point is 5 PM. Please click here for Brewery Ommegang tour policy.

 

Departing from and returning to the Northway Exit 8 Park and Ride located at Crescent Rd and I-87, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Just west of Exit 8 of the Northway. To enter the park and ride, turn at the traffic light located at the Plaza 8 entrance, continue straight past the CVS on your right. At the end of the road turn left and follow road into the park and ride lot. Refunds can be made up to 72 hours before the tour depart time.

 



About Our Tours:

Come find the hidden gems of wineries, breweries and distilleries in the beautiful farmland and foothills of our area as well as those fine wine, beer and spirits producers that can be found in our more urban areas. All of them unique in taste and style.

Our tours visit all the area wineries, breweries and distilleries from the Lake George region to the north and Greene County to the south. We travel to the west to the Schenectady and Saratoga County lines and to the Hoosick Valley in the east.

Our scheduled tours are to be one of the following tour types; winery/vineyard, brewery or distillery. We do not combine beverage types on a scheduled tour, on a chartered tour the customer can select any destination they would like to visit.

We plan our scheduled tours to allow for ample time to do a tasting or sampling without the feeling of being rushed. We give our customers enough spacing between each stop on the tour to allow time for the palate to cleanse maximizing the tasting experience.

Many of the breweries and a few of the winery/vineyards offer food for purchase.

We do supply water, crackers and pretzels for you to enjoy during your travel.

A tasting consists of approximately one glass of wine or one pint of beer, therefore to enhance your tasting experience we do not allow drinking of alcoholic beverages in our van.  That and it’s spelled out in our insurance policy as a not being allowed in our van.

For the traveling pleasure of all our guests, smoking is not allowed in our van.

Our mission is to give our guests the most enjoyable and safest tour possible, in the event of inclement weather and unsafe road conditions we reserve the right to cancel tours with a full refund returned to our guest. In the event that the cancellation is a charter we will offer a full refund or our guest may reschedule the charter to an agreeable date in the future.

About Us:

Hey, we’re glad you stopped by, welcome to our ADA friendly page.

We are Therese and Paul, wife and husband, parents of wonderful children, children of wonderful parents, grandparents, siblings from large families and best friends.
Therese was born in the area, began her childhood here, moved out of state for a while and returned while in elementary school and has lived here ever since.
Paul began his childhood in the “City of Brotherly Love” moved to the area in his earliest of teen years and has been here ever since. There is no other area we’d want to call home.

As the children grew older and moved out of the house we began to explore areas that were less kid friendly and more in line to what we’d like to do. A vacation on Cayuga Lake and doing our own tour of the wineries around the lake found us enjoying the company of the wine makers and other wine tasting enthusiasts. The following years were spent vacationing in Maine, New Hampshire, the Thousand Islands and on Seneca Lake, and always spending time visiting the wineries and vineyards of the area. We've met some wonderful people along the way, laughing and learning, great experiences all.


Several years back we started doing an annual weekend trip to the breweries in Vermont. We’d plan our trip to visit a number of breweries allowing enough time between each one as to allow our taste buds and ourselves time to recover before reaching our next stop. In the morning after breakfast we’d head home on a route that would allow us to reach breweries we had yet to tour always spacing them out to have the best tasting experiences. We are closing in on completing our VT. Brewery Challenge card.

Now why are we here? Oh yeah, the past few years we have been visiting the wineries, vineyards and breweries in our area and meeting some of the nicest and most knowledgeable wine makers and brewers you’d ever get to meet.  As you may have noticed our area has grown considerably in producing fine wines and brews and in our opinion they are second to none. Then we had this thought, with all this good wine and beer why hasn’t anyone thought to bring the people to visit the places where these fine wines and beers are produced? We thought why not us? We’ve already been touring for years, we’d plan these tours and the people would get to have the fun, laughs and learning that we’ve been enjoying these past years.

So if you like wine or you like beer or you like spirits as we have distillers in our area and even better if you like all three get on out there and enjoy what our local folks are producing. And if you’re looking for someone to get you there we’d certainly enjoy meeting you and having the pleasure of your company.

Happy and Safe Travels,

Therese and Paul