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.

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Saturday, August 1, was the first day of the Bounty of the Hudson. Huge crowds gathered to see the ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce and a State Senator at Millbrook Winery, in Dutchess County.

The event was a wild success!

John Bruno's daughters selling his tremendous Oak Summit Pinot Noir!

Matt Specarelli of Benmarl and Michael Migliore of Whitecliff Vineyards

Setting up the Brotherhood table.

Clinton Vineyards was well represented.

Quiet moment in the booth at Applewood before the throngs arrived.

Marc Stopkie and wife displaying Adair Winery's photos in the Hudson Valley magazine feature from this month!

David Pazdar and his father-in-law were there as well.

George Ciafero of Cascade Mountain.
Doug Glorie of Glorie Farms.

Brimstone Hill was also there.

Kim Osborn was in the house representing Stoutridge, while hubby Steve was busy tending the tasting room back at the ranch!


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