The Hudson Valley has been called the Napa Valley of the East, but maybe it should be the other way around. In 2010 Whitecliff Vineyard Riesling, grown in Gardiner, won Best White in Show at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. That means that all 45 judges awarded it a gold medal in a blind tasting, equaling a double-gold distinction. Each double-gold was tasted once more, and the Riesling was judged best of the best. In case you don’t know how loud to crow, that wine beat out 1,300 competitors.
Red Wine In India It’s high time for the Hudson Valley to be taken seriously as a world-class wine producer. It has got great soil and a climate among the most challenging for growing wine grapes, true; but when it’s good, it’s very, very good. The region supplied almost all of the Northeastern states’ table and wine grapes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before switching to apple production on account of Prohibition, said Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery owner Yancey Stanforth-Migliore. “Winemaking is really a return to our roots,” she said. “There are world-class wines made in the Hudson Valley, and that’s been one of our motivations from the very beginning: to get the region taken seriously. It took years of people getting enthusiastic about local food before that began to rub off on wine.” Oenophiles, here’s your chance: Whitecliff Vineyard hosts this year’s Bounty of the Hudson wine and food festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. It’s the only wine event that I know of that exclusively features Hudson Valley wineries: no Finger Lakes, no Long Island and certainly no Napa Valley. The event is sponsored by the Shawangunk Wine Trail, a volunteer organization promoting the region’s fine wines. Fourteen member wineries and at least six guest wineries will attend, offering tastes, pours and wines for sale by the bottle or case. This year’s event will be the largest to date, including local restaurants, farms and entertainment.
Wine From India Each year the event moves to a different winery and takes on a different flavor. “The host always puts a little bit of their taste and interests into the event,” said Stanforth-Migliore, “and two of my greatest interests are farm-to-table food and agriculture.” The farm-to-table food component will come courtesy of Culinary Institute graduate chef Shawn Hubbell, who will serve small-plate dishes, each spotlighting a different Gardiner farm.
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Holmes Harbor's labels come from the same watercolor painting. Putting all five labels together reveals the full piece of artwork.
India Vineyard "> Courtesy of Holmes Harbor Cellars Holmes Harbor's labels come from the same watercolor painting. Putting all five labels together reveals the full piece of artwork.
Red Wine In India Courtesy of Holmes Harbor Cellars Holmes Harbor's labels come from the same watercolor painting. Putting all five labels together reveals the full piece of artwork.
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The Great River Road Wine Trail Nine wineries and vineyards comprise the Great River Road Wine Trail. All of the establishments offer free or low-cost tastings, and visitors who visit all nine wineries receive a complimentary wine trail glass. All of the wineries also participate in the two-day June Bloom and November Holiday Harvest wine-tasting and food-pairing events. Tickets can be purchased the day of or in advance.
Vineyards India I don’t consider myself a wine snob, and probably never will. I like beer better. An ice-cold lager with a crispy piece of fish and french fries is delightful, or an ale with something meatier.
India Vineyard But we have some pretty awesome vineyards and wineries in our neck of the woods, and you can visit them all in one weekend’s worth of driving.
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Veraison in Pillsbury Wines Vineyard The Willcox vineyards are in veraisonâ??grapes are ripeningâ??and others throughout the state of Arizona are at the same stage. Indeed, an exciting time, with harvest just around the corner.
India Winery I want to live in a world of thousands of different wines, wines whose differences are deeper than zip code, each of them revealing fragments of the unending variety and fascination of this lovely green world on which we walk.
Vineyards India Iâ??ve arrived in that place and time. Itâ??s been my pleasure to enjoy many of the recent releases by Willcox winemakers this past monthâ??there is such an unending variety; I am continuously fascinated.
The Kita team stands together on the mesa of the Camp 4 vineyard. From left to right: Assistant winemaker Tymari LoRe, winemaker Tara Gomez, vineyard managers Ben Merz and Rudy Bravo.
Wine Society Of India Winemakers will tell you that wine is created in the vineyard, and that a connection to the land is key to their craft. For Native American winemaker Tara Gomez, that connection goes back thousands of years. Gomez is a member of the Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash. She's also the winemaker for Kita, the tribe's new winery.
India Winery Gomez and her assistant winemaker Tymary LoRe drive a pickup truck through the tribe's Camp 4 vineyard, past rows of well-tended grapes. "Our number one selling on this vineyard is grenache blanc." Gomez says.
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