reviews & Press
Beth W: "Wonderful people and amazing wines! Highly recommended! Wine tastings on Saturdays!"
Peter J: "Great location right off the Taconic Parkway."
Keith K: "Most friendly atmosphere, and owner was extremely helpful and informative. The prices were reasonable, and selection was well covered."
Heather R.: "I fell in love immediately! It’s in an old house and has a beautiful selection."
10 Things to Love About Clinton by Merida Wells
Local Highlight #5 : Harker House Wine & Spirits
Harker House Wine & Spirits opened July 2016 in the hamlet of Clinton Corners, New York. Located a half mile east of the Taconic State Parkway, the shop is part of a former general store built in the 1800’s. Harker House is compact, focused and well-stocked with hundreds of wines, ciders and spirits.
We have wines around the world with offerings from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany, as well as, domestic bottles from New York, California and Oregon. Harker House focuses on small producers making thoughtful, well-priced wine. Over one third of our wines are certified-organic, biodynamic or sustainably-farmed.
Uniquely, Harker House exclusively carries New York State Spirits. Currently there are over 100 craft distilleries in New York. The state’s recent distillery boom includes dozens of new operations in the Hudson Valley that support local farms The spirit categories carried by Harker House Wine & Spirits including vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, rye & single malt whiskeys. The newest offering is an agave spirit distilled in Brooklyn.
The shop owner, Hal Newell, was a Professional Geologist for 20 years. As preparation for opening the store, Hal spent years studying and tasting wines. He has visited vineyards & met with winemakers in the classic regions of Bordeaux, Rhone, Piedmont and Napa Valley, as well as, ancient wine regions like Croatia and Sicily.