• HV wineries pushing winter tastings

08 Nov

Many of us in Upstate New York awoke this morning to that hideous damn annual annoyance … uh, a beautiful coverlet of  snow.

For those who like to visit wineries to make new additions to their wish lists, eight establishments have cooked up the “Winter In Wine Country” program that will keep sharing their wares made in Hudson Valley Wine Country.

“Hudson Valley Wine Country created [the program] so visitors know that many of our wineries are open,” said Debbie Gioquindo, executive director of the consortium. “Many people think because it’s winter the wineries are closed and that is not so. Many of the Hudson Valley Wineries are open and we created this passport ticket to give visitors a chance to get to know us during the winter months. It’s a great time to visit, the tasting rooms aren’t crowded and you get the personal attention of the staff.”

Participating wineries:

• Benmarl Winery
• Hudson-Chatham Winery
• Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
• Palaia Vineyards
• Robibero Family Vineyards
• Stoutridge Vineyard
• Tousey Winery
• Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery

The cost is $30 per ticket, available online until January 31.

For those unfamiliar with the geography, what is termed Hudson Valley Wine Country has 25 wineries and three designated wine trails in an area roughly delineated as about 55 miles north of New York, 10 miles south of Albany, and 50 miles west of Danbury, CT. You can check out the Hudson-Berkshires Beverage Trail, the Shawangunk Wine Trail and the Dutchess Wine Trail here.

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Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Beverage Trails, Wineries


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