USA Today Raves About Hudson Valley
HUDSON VALLEY wine region got great exposure in yesterday’s USA Today, with front page coverage in the Destinations section written by Jerry Shriver, who judged for us in this year’s New York Wine & Food Classic at the historic Mohonk Mountain House high above the valley. Right after the Classic at nearby Rivendell winery, there was a wine tasting and unveiling of the Hudson Valley ’s new regional branding initiative, “The Roots of American Wine”, a theme reflected in the USA Today piece. Accompanied by photos from Brotherhood America’s Oldest Winery, Ltd. in Washingtonville, the article was a succinct and practical guide to what makes this region special, how to get there, where to stay and eat, and what to visit in addition to the wineries.
(a consumer at Brotherhood Winery courtesy of USA Today)
The wineries specifically mentioned include Brotherhood and Stoutridge on the west side of the river, and Clinton and Millbrook on the east side, but web sites for the Dutchess and Shawangunk wine trails and the New York Wine & Grape Foundation were given for consumers to get more complete information. Besides being very beautiful, the Hudson Valley is also very historic in many ways including having the country’s oldest continuously operating winery (Brotherhood, with its first recorded vintage in 1839) and vineyard (Benmarl, first farmed in 1772). In addition to covering this unique New York region, the article spotlighted our friends in Michigan and Texas , as well as a small winery in Quebec . It’s great for people to know that wine is made practically everywhere, and that their local wineries are worth visiting and supporting.
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