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The Beardslee Hop House, built in 1840 and expanded in 1865, is the main architectural jewel of The Beardslee Homestead after the 1799 Manor House.  It is the second building on the property on the National Register of Historic Places and houses a museum of antique farm equipment from the time Otsego County ruled the nation's hops production. It was painstakingly restored and preserved by the G. William Beardslee and local carpenters and craftsmen.  


The Italian word Masseria means Homestead.  The Hop House at The Beardslee Homestead also serves as the home of the Masseria Distillery & Winery, licensed by the State of New York, to produce wines, spirits, and Italian-style liqueurs like basil, sage, hot pepper, lavender, maple syrup, and many other aromatic spirits all made with our own farm-grown herbs.  Masseria is also licensed to sell other Made in New York craft beer, wine, cider, whiskey, bourbon, and more

The Masseria tasting room, housed in the Great Pyramid of the Hop House, offers majestic views not only of the outside Central New York hills but also of inside fine wood craftsmanship of the 1800s and antique maps. In the tasting room, wine and spirit connoisseurs can taste New York's finest and freshest alcoholic beverages as well as hops tea and other herbal teas made at the farm, along with Italian espresso and cappuccino. While you are experiencing these unique beverages, you can enjoy some home-made Bavarian-style pretzels and focaccia from our brick oven, along with some local cheeses and charcuterie meats.


After your tasting, feel free to explore the property, including playing a game of Bocce or taking a stroll along the peaceful and paradise-like Unadilla River. Sitting benches along the river allow you to sit and enjoy the setting.  Or, you can rest in our Finnish sauna. Masseria will open in 2024.

For more information on The Beardslee Hop House please see the History section of this website.  

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