While the village of Washingtonville is part of the town of Blooming Grove, it’s listed separately here because it is the home of the world’s oldest continually operating winery! As one who loves a great glass of cabernet sauvignon, I couldn’t resist the shout out for Brotherhood Winery of Washingtonville.
Washingtonville was first settled in 1731 and was named in honor of George Washington. The Washingtonville website indicates George watered his horse under the big Elm Tree in the center of the village, and that action caused his name to be chosen for the area.
Approximately 7000 people live in the 3 square miles that make up the village. Restaurants, schools, a library, a grocery store, and many other businesses can be found in the village, and residents can choose from plentiful condominiums and single family homes for their living comfort.