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Wine Tour






For food connoisseurs. Experience the Hudson Valley and diverse ecosystem with a technique taking over the culinary world. We’ll take you on an adventure giving you an intimate and intricate day that will quench ever desire for your senses. The art of foraging, acquiring wild edibles for the most fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Discover ingredients of dimension, texture, and sometimes defining dishes.

Your adventure includes an edible hike, a private tasting experience at a luxury, award winning maple syrup farm, Madava Farms, a culinary experience with the indigenous finds of the day, and hot air balloon ride giving you some of the most scenic views of the Hudson Valley. Depart with maple syrup, farm stand goods, local treasures, and a new understanding of the Hudson Valley. 
Historic Wine Cellar
​Spring View of Madava Farm
Madava Farm is celebrating a centuries old practice, from bark to bottle maple syrup by visiting Madava Farms. Crown Maple is estate-produced from forests comprising the Taconic Hardwood Forest, a unique terroir which extends from the New York Eastern Mid-Hudson Valley to Central Western Vermont. Since the brand’s launch, the distinctive taste and versatility has won over discerning professionals and connoisseurs alike, elevating Crown Maple beyond a sweetener and into a defining ingredient.

Hiking and Foraging. Discover why Dutchess County is the perfect getaway. Take an interpretive excursion through the terrain of the Hudson Valley. We’ll walk through fields and hike scenic, wooded areas to find wild edibles including greens, flowers, berries, and edible mushrooms. You will be guided to these hidden edible gems and learn new, innovative uses for the foraged items.
Historic Wine Cellar

​Foraged Morels, Polypore, & Inky Caps
Historic Wine Cellar
​Foraged Wild Edibles
Historic Wine Cellar
​Fiddleheads in the wild
New Paltz
​Entrance to Crown Maple for tasting and tour
Culinary Experience with Hudson Valley bounties. Enjoy a private culinary forging picnic catered in a scenic location. Your guide and culinary expert will feature cuisine from the bounties of the day while describing the current trend of foraging in the culinary world. You’ll also enjoy Hudson Valley artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, breads, and spirits.

After lunch, we'll have some time to relax, sit back, and enjoy the ride to the last location. Throughout the day, we'll show off the unforgettable views, quaint towns, farm stands, and gorgeous landscapes of the Hudson Valley.​

Complete the day with a private ride on a hot air balloon. We take off from a little farm in Dutchess County. Where we land…wherever the wind takes us.​
Birthday
​Private Cabin on Madava Farm
Hudson Valley Cheese
​Crown Maple Gifts
  • Your choice of an adventure by luxury or exotic vehicle, helicopter, or chartered luxury boat

  • Connecting transportation between sites and round-trip transportation

  • Tour and tasting at Madava Farms of Crown Maple syrup

  • Wild edibles walk and foraging tour

  • Catered culinary experience
  • Hot air balloon ride.
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