About Us


Fulton and Forbes is a wine and spirits store set in the idyllic and historic town of Ancram, NY. We are located near Pine Plains, Millerton, Copake, Hillsdale, Taghkanic, and Hudson NY with Connecticut (Salisbury, Sharon, Lakeville and Falls Village) and Massachusetts nearby.

In this quaint cottage building we focus on classic and traditional wines alongside a rotating spirits selection. The wine selection emphasizes small producer and liquor showcase the many great distilleries of the Northeast. We also showcase a collection of beverage wares, everything you will need to outfit your bar or dining room table.

Owner, Rachel Merriam was the wine director and sommelier of Casa Mono & Bar Jamon in Union Square and has worked in many facets of wine. She also graduated Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY which began her career in hospitality, food and beverage.

Fulton and Forbes is the name of the cross streets Rachel's paternal grandfather opened his first business in New Haven, CT. Over seventy years later it is the name she chose to debut her first store.

  • Weekly Wine Tastings

    We offer complimentary wine tastings every Friday evening from 4pm until 7pm. Sip, chat & shop.

  • Value

    We offer a rotating selection of wines under $20. Mix & Match your own custom 4 pack for 5% off

  • Delivery

    Coming up for a relaxing weekend upstate? We offer complimentary delivery every Friday to orders $100 and over within a 15 minute radius of Ancram.

  • Short Term Rental Owner

    Looking to offer a gratis bottle of wine to guests renting your home? Inquire about our perks for owning a local STR.

  • Private Wine Tastings

    Email cheers@fultonandforbes.com to inquire about private tastings upstairs in the cottage. Starting at $30 per guest, minimum of 6 guests to participate.

  • Wine Club Membership

    3 bottles a month. In store pick up, delivery or shipping (rates based on location). Wine club will be live in the summer.