Hudson River Valley Wineries

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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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Glorie Farm Winery Opens Again

Doug and MaryEllen Glorie

Anne Reagan

Doug and MaryEllen Glorie are the proprietors of Glorie Farm Winery. Both grew up in neighboring Orange County. Doug bought the property in 1979 when there was nothing on it but the barn and a carriage house. Since then they've planted 20+ acres of fruit. After 23 years with IBM, Doug started farming full-time in 1993. MaryEllen spent ten years as a teacher of the deaf in Maryland before Doug lured her back to New York to stay in 1992. She now works as a freelance sign language interpreter for the deaf.

Anne Reagan is the winemaker, and also owns and operates Albanhaus Kennels. Before joining Glorie Farm Winery, Anne spent seventeen years working with Mark Miller, a pioneer in Hudson Valley winemaking.

This is a fabulous boutique winery, with wonderful handcrafted wines. They are closed from January through May...and with Memorial Day, the doors of the winery are now opened to the public once again. You better race up their, or you'll miss out. They ofer many wines...too many to review here. But they have two new wines to brag about.

First is Red Monkey. This was the Silver Medal Winner at the 2005 Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Growers Association Wine Competition. This is an excellent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and the farm's estate reds. This medium-bodied dry red wine was cellared for four months in old French barrels and new American oak.

Also exciting is the new Apple Wine, that was Bronze Medal Winner at the 2005 Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Growers Association Wine Competition. The Glories and and Anne blended sixteen varieties of apples from their orchards to craft this fun wine. With 1% residual sugar this is a dry wine, lovely when served cold. A great, classy summer sipper.

Glorie Farm Winery
40 Mountain Road
Marlboro, Ulster, NY 12542

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5
Memorial Day weekend through December
And by appointment

Telephone: 845-236-7632
Fax: 845-236-3265
Web Site: http://


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