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, 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!



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