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Exploring a new city this summer? We have the perfect accompaniment: wine. Check out six wine regions within driving distance of six great cities. Tip: Steal away during the week when city dwellers are back in the office and you can sip vino without the crowds.

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Wine region: (drive time is 1.5 hours)

The bucolic region of New York State is teeming with storybook towns and some of the country’s oldest vineyards (winemaking here dates back to 1677). The area has a few wine trails to choose from including the Shawangunk, which sits between the Hudson River and the Shawangunk Mountains. Explore the trails on your own or hop on (it leaves from Midtown Manhattan) and let them do the navigation for you. Use Travelzoo Locals Deals in the this summer to watch polo matches, horseback ride, bike and hear live jazz with a wine glass in hand - with savings up to 55%.

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Wine region: The Peninsula (drive time is 1.5 hours)

With 32 varietals over 13, 600 acres, the Niagara Peninsula is a diverse wine region with some impressive scenery: It’s surrounded by rivers and lakes, and is a short drive from the famous Falls. The area is best known for its ice wine, a sweet wine made from grapes still frozen on the vine. The production process is arduous, making ice wine rare and expensive. But you can try it for yourself during the in January, when wineries open their doors and the towns are teeming with street festivals and ice bars. Our include family activities plus the chance to sample the wine making the region famous.

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Wine region: Loudoun County (drive time is 30 minutes)

Known as “D.C.’s Wine Country, ” Loudon County in Virginia is filled with rolling hills, farms and more than 40 wineries. Some are found in historic small towns with no more than 100 residents, while others are perched on the Blue Ridge Mountains with beautiful countryside views. Common varietals here include Norton, a dark grape that’s a native of Virginia. Sample Norton and others on one of the that run through the area.

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Nearby wine region: Texas Hill Country (drive time is 40 minutes)

Texas is the fifth largest wine producer in the country and probably one of the few where the tasting rooms are filled with cowboy hats. The highest concentration of wine can found on Fredericksburg Wine Road 290, a rugged highway with 13 wineries. Those who want to leave their pickup trucks behind should try the . It sets tasters up with bikes, a picnic lunch and appointments at the local wineries.

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