Our Winery and Café will be open for wine & hard cider tastings, live music and delicious lunch until December 18th and will close for the month of January. We will reopen our tasting room on February 4th, 2017. Please check out our events page to find out about all of the fun things we have going on until the end of the year.
Weed Orchards & Winery is an exceptional place to visit. What started out as a traditional farm transformed into a 40-acre ‘Pick-Your-Own’ fruit farm open to the public. We have a vast selection of produce for you to pick during harvest season. We turned the unused apple storage building into a winery, lined the walls with knotty pine, built a brand new bar and created a warm and inviting Tasting Room. There you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon with friends and family. The outdoor seating area provides an excellent view of the mountain and rolling hills surrounding the farm. And in season, you can pick your own!
In 1913, James and Catherine Weed bought a 60-acre hay and grain farm located at 444 Old Indian Road, in Milton NY. They planted concord grapes, currants, strawberries, as well as apple and pear trees. James and Catherine had a son in 1896 named Charles James. Charles James worked alongside his parents and married Margaret Kaley in 1927. He farmed the land with his family until he died in 1977 at 81 years of age.
Charles and his wife Margaret had two children, Charles Joseph, and Shirley. Both children worked on the farm. Charles Joseph returned from Cornell University in 1952. He married Shirley Shufelt in 1954. Charlie, their first son, was born in 1955. Charles became partners with his father. Charles Joseph expanded his farm in 1957, purchasing 40 more acres to grow peaches, plums, pears and apples. Charles Joseph’s second son John was born in 1960. John worked on the farm alongside his brother Charlie, parents, and grand-parents.
John married Joann Dickson in 1986, the year he became a partner with his father. John and Joann have three daughters, Nicole, Erica & Krista. John bought an additional 47 acres in 1998 from John Nicklin, a local farmer, and family friend. This farm is located approximately 1.5 miles from the original farm and is at the base of the majestic Marlboro Mountains. This farm was, at one time, completely planted with grapes.
John and Joann decided to diversify the farm in 2000 and opened up a “Pick-Your-Own,” where the public can pick their own produce and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Weed Orchards has expanded over the years and now includes a bakery, café, weekend barbecues, festivals, live music, hayrides, a corn maze, petting zoo, and other amenities. We all help out on the farm during the summer and fall months.
We decided to diversify even more in 2014 by opening a winery at the Weed Orchards Pick-Your-Own Farm. Enjoy NY State bottled beer, hard cider, and wine while picking apples, peaches, and other produce. The winery has since become a year around destination for a relaxing good time.
From 12 to 6:30. Craft Beer, Hard Cider, NYS Wine, Great Food, Live Music, Cornhole, Darts, Lawn games and BBQ ( as it gets warmer)
Come visit our farm, participate in our activities, pick your own apples, peaches, grapes and vegetables, and relax in our winery. Weed Orchards has something for everyone.