|Inside the Robibero tasting room.|
NEW PALTZ — The revitalization of the onetime Rivendell Winery has taken another step forward.
The facility, now called the Robibero Family Vineyard, has become the 12th member of the Shawangunk Wine Trail, a network of wineries located throughout the Hudson Valley.
Harry and Carole Robibero purchased the 42-acre site in 2003. The Rivendell Winery already was in operation on the premises, but in 2007 it moved elsewhere, giving the Robiberos the opportunity to begin business on their own.
Robibeo has scheduled a February 11-12 tasting event called “Sweet & Sinful Revenge” to mark Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure where the “revenge” part comes in, unless it is taken from the saying “Living well is the best revenge.”
In any event, the program includes tasting chocolates, cupcakes and wines in various combinations, while presenters will discuss trhe history of the grapes used in those wines, as well as the art of pairing foods and wines.
Tickets are $15 each, payable the day of the event although the reservation deadline is February 9. Seatings are scheduled for 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. each day. Reservations may be made by e-mail, at Robibero, 714 Albany Post Road near this Ulster County community, or by phone: (845) 255-9463.
Other member of the Shawangunk Wine Trail:
Adair, Applewood, Baldwin, Benmarl, Brimstone Hill, Brotherhood, Glorie Farm, Palaia, Stoutridge, Warwick Valley and Whitecliff.
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