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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


As we all know, Michael and Yancy from Whitecliff were the big winners, taking home five medals! Great job guys! But here are some other winners from the Hudson Valley!

Whitecliff Vineyards Double Gold Medal 2007 Traminette
Whitecliff Vineyards Gold Medal 2007 Gamay Noir
Hudson Chatham Winery Silver NV Paperbirch Bannerman's Castle Amber Cream
Palaia Vineyards Silver 2003 Merlot
Benmarl Winery Silver 2007 Traminette
Benmarl Winery Silver 2006 Baco Noir
Brotherhood Winery Silver 2007 Riesling
Brotherhood Winery Silver 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Whitecliff Vineyards Silver 2006 Sky Island Red
Hudson-Chatham Winery Bronze NV Paperbirch Raspberry Fine Ruby
Millbrook Winery Bronze 2007 Tocai Friulano Estate Bottled
Millbrook Winery Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir
Millbrook Winery Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Proprietor's Special Reserve
Palaia Vineyards Bronze 2005 Lemberger
Palaia Vineyards Bronze NV Mead
Silver Stream Winery Bronze NV Franky Say Relax Cabernet Franc
Whitecliff Vineyards Bronze NV Awosting White
Whitecliff Vineyards Bronze NV Redtail

This is just another sign that the Hudson-Valley is moving forward and that other poeple in the state are noticing. There's just more and more good news for wine drinkers in the Hudson Valley!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Whitecliff Vineyard Wins at 2008 New York Food & Wine Classic

The Hudson Valley was ably represented by Whitecliff Vineyards 2007 Traminette for Best Traminette.

Congrats to Michael and Yancey Stanforth-Migliore and all the folks at Whitecliff for thier GOLD MEDAL at the 2008 New York Food & Wine Classic!

Well deserved. Way to win one for the valley!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Catskill's Second Saturday Stroll Wine Event

August's Second Saturday Stroll featured a number of new activities downtown, including a 6-9 p.m. Wine Tasting, "Cat Races," featuring last year's Cat'n Around Catskill Cats, and many sales and promotions, according to Linda Overbaugh of the Heart of Catskill Association which sponsors the 2008 Cat'n Around Catskill.

This was a new event for the the August Stroll and was sponsored by the new Hudson Valley Wine magazine, hosted by Bob Bedford and Linda Pierro of Flint Mine Press of Coxsackie, publisher of the new publication focused on the area’s wines and vineyards.

The wine tasting was entitled, “A Taste of Summer” took place from 6 to 9 p.m., at the corner of Main and Church Streets, and featured a wine tasting of “select Hudson Valley wines,” according to Flint Mine Press.

It was a great night and a lot of fun!

Friday, August 01, 2008

New York Wines Take Off At London Airport

New York wines take off at London airport
By Sarah Bradshaw • Poughkeepsie Journal • July 29, 2008

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London’s Heathrow airport now offers New York wines, including Millbrook Cabernet Franc from the mid-Hudson Valley wine country.

The New York wines were brought to London airport private clubhouse thanks to the I Love NY program of Empire State Development, which partnered with Virgin Atlantic.

A selection of wines will be offered for the next two months, including a Wolffer Chardonnay and Peconic Bay Cabernet Sauvignon from Long Island, Dr. Frank Semi-Dry Riesling and Heron Hill Rosé of Cabernet Franc from the Finger Lakes, as well as wine from Millbrook Vineyards and Winery in Dutchess County.

Warwick Holds Wine and Music Mini Fest to Benefit Alzhiemers

Wine and music mini fest to be held Aug. 1

WARWICK — The second annual “Wine and Music Mini Fest” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Winery at 114 Little York Rd.

The event features wine tasting, three hours of music and food catered by Pane Bakery Café. Musical performances for the evening include Shoe Leather Express, Blue Plate Special, and The Last Stand.

Tickets are $35 per person ($22.50 is a tax deductible donation.) Bring blankets and chairs.

For tickets or more information, contact Janet Troia, 845-342-2247.