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.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Shawangunk Wine Trail 2011 Event Dates

2011 Event Dates

Here are the event dates for the Shawangunk Trail Events for 2011!

Around the World
June 18th & 19th
10 to 6
Each of the 11 wineries along the trail adopts a different country. Maybe it is France, Spain, Italy or Greece; you never know where you might land. At each winery savor the foods and atmosphere of that "country" while you sample the regional wines that make each winery unique. Your Passport includes "visas" good for a day of touring and a souvenir wine glass.
Adair Vineyards will represent Mexico
Applewood will represent Cuba
Baldwin Vineyards will represent Italy
Benmarl Vineyards will represent Ghana
Brimstone Hill Vineyards will represent Greece
Brotherhood Winery will represent France
Glorie Farm Winery will represent Chile
Palaia Winery will represent Belgium
Stoutridge Vineyards will represent Germany
Warwick Winery will represent Spain
Whitecliff Vineyards will represent United States

Sixteenth Annual Bounty Of The Hudson
To Be Held At
Adair Vineyards
July 30th & 31st
Noon to 5 PM
A rotating event held at a different winery each year including all of the Hudson River Region wineries and many top food purveyors and restaurants from the Hudson Valley. Bounty location for 2011 heads back to Adair Vineyards at the Northern End of the Trail to the New Paltz area.

Wreath Fineries At The Wineries
November 19th & 20th, December 3rd & 4th and
December 10th & 11th
What a great way to spend a day, shop for your holiday gifts while you sample fine wines Participants receive a grapevine wreath, a souvenir wine glass, a Shawangunk Wine Trail ornament and an ornament from their starting winery, as they continue along the trail they celebrate the holiday season while sampling uniquely crafted wines at each. As you continue along the trail you pick up an ornament specially chosen by each winery, giving you a total of 12 ornaments to decorate your wreath. This is where the Hudson Valley shops for fine wines and unique gifts in the region. Reservations are required. This event sells out quickly. Tickets will be available soon on

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