Hudson River Valley Wineries

This blog is dedicated to news, events, profiles and reviews of fine food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. We especially feature and spotlight the burgeoning wineries of the Hudson River Region. We accept and will relay information about releases, events, festivals and any toher happening related to food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. Send pertitnent information to

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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Fabulous New Events for the Summer Announced at Rivendell

Rivendell Winery is among the many wonderful wineries in the Hudson River Region. They've announced their spring/summer events. Make some time and taste some of their fabulous wines. Drink local!

May 27 ~ 29
Memorial Day Weekend
The Annual Woodstock - New Paltz Crafts Fair at the Ulster County Fair Grounds, just 3 miles down the road. Experience one of the largest and highest quality juried craft shows in the northeast. Hundreds of booths. Extended Hours Open House at the winery...

June 17 & 18
"Around the World in 60 Miles"
For this popular annual event, each of the 9 Wineries along the Shawangunk Wine Trail becomes a different country. This year, Rivendell is ........ ? Guests are invited to travel the Wine World and discover the best of each country's food paired with our fabulous regional wines. Passport and Visas to all countries good for the entire weekend.

July 4th
Reds, Whites & Blues!
Our Annual Independence Day FREE concert on the lawn. Picnic fare will be available. 3-6 PM. Plenty of time to catch the firweorks in town afterwards... This year with AVENUE BLUE - terrific Jazzy Blues.

July 29 & 30
10th Annual Bounty of the Hudson
The Shawangunk Wine Trail invites you again to taste the wines from all 9 wineries on the SWT as well as several others from around the Hudson Valley. Enjoy epicurean delights, farm fresh produce, cooking workshops by Culinary Institute of America graduates, and Live Music!
Held this year at TBD
Advance Tasting Tickets $20 CLICK HERE $8 Designated Driver Ticket CLICK HERE

Entire Month of August
Annual Reds Sale
All red wines are on special this month with quantity discounts doubled. Get 10% off purchase of 6-11 bottles and 20% off the purchase of 12 bottles or more.


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