The 2010 Rhinebeck Fall Crafts Fair was held this last weekend at the Rhinebeck Fair Grounds in Dutchess County, NY. In the wine and food hall, many Hudson Valley wineries where sampling their wares. And by the looks of things, the result was a lot of happy show goers. This year's edition was definitely a better vintage than last year, which saw rain over last year's weekend.
Long time Hudson Valley vintners Cinton Vineyards was there, though Phyllis Feder had to leave early for another event. Sorry I missed you Phyllis.
Mary Vogel, owner of El Paso WInery, broke her ankle some weeks ago, and was unable to attend the fair. We wish her well, and look forward to her return in the next few weeks.
George of Cascade Mountain Winery is the hardest working wine guy in the Hudson Valley.
Aaron Hacker, or Hudson-Chatham Winery, preparing before the fair opened.
Thousand Islands Winery was also there. Not officially Hudson Valley, but they're eastern New York brethern. Practically family.
Fair faithful David Pazdar and his father-in-law from Pazdar Winery.
It was a great weekend, and there were a lot of tired, happy winery sales folks at the end of it.