Hudson River Valley Wineries

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Pasta Primo Vino April 14 & 15th, 2012


WINERIES GEARING UP FOR PASTA PRIMO VINO
Shawangunk Wine Trail’s 18th annual event to be held April 14 and 15

KINGSTON, N.Y. (April 2, 2012) – The Shawangunk Wine Trail’s annual Pasta Primo Vino tour returns for an 18th year with each winery offering a sampling of different wines and pasta dishes and local wineries are getting their dishes ready.

Eight Ulster County wineries are among the stops on the self-guided tour. The 12 family-owned wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail stretch from New Paltz south to Warwick in Orange County.

Wine is the perfect complement to many pasta dishes and this tour will offer a variety of pairings to please any palate. Some wineries will unveil new releases to taste and others will present house favorites and the pasta dishes are equally varied and delicious:

Adair Vineyards, New Paltz: Pasta du Jour
Applewood Winery, Warwick: Asian Inspired Spring Pasta Salad
Baldwin Vineyards, Pine Bush: Baked Ziti
Benmarl Vineyards, Marlboro: Penne a la Vodka
Brimstone Hill Vineyards, Pine Bush: Pasta Provencal
Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville: Barilla Gemelli Pasta with Garlis Scape Pesto
Glorie Farm Winery, Marlboro: That Delicious Glorie Orzo Salad
Palaia Vineyard, Highland Mills: Grandma Carmella’s Pasta with Red Sauce and Beans with Farfalle
Robibero Family Vineyards, New Paltz: Spaghetti Pie
Stoutridge Vineyard, Marlboro – Spring Pasta Salad
Warwick Valley Winery, Warwick: Rigatoni with Homemade Sausage, Sage, Spring Peas and Fresh Ricotta
Whitecliff Vineyards, Gardiner: Pasta Arrabbiatta Migliori
“This is a major tourism event for Ulster County as eight of the wineries are right here and they help show off how scenic and attractive our county is to visitors,” said Richard J. Remsnyder, tourism director for Ulster County Tourism. “This is simply a fun way to spend the weekend in the county and enjoy the hospitality our region is famous for.”

Single-day tickets for the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, 2012, are available through http://www.shawangunkwinetrail.com/. Wine Taster tickets include a commemorative wine glass, wine tasting and pasta tastings at all wineries for $23.76 or $30.00 (plus tax) at the door. A Two-Day Wine Taster ticket is also available for just $28.27. A Designated Driver ticket is also available, which includes just the pasta tastings at each winery for $5.40. All prices include tax unless otherwise noted.

The Shawangunk Wine Trail is nestled between the famous Shawangunk Mountains and the majestic Hudson River, just 85 miles north of New York City. The 12 wineries on the trail, as well as dozens of “Associate Members” are dedicated to making each visit a memorable experience.

For more information on Ulster County tourism events visit www.ulstercountyalive.com

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