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.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal Raves About Hudson Valley Wine

Green Gourmet: Discover locally made wines
Poughkeepsie Journal
1:44 PM, Nov 10, 2012   |  Written by Judy Eisele

The Hudson Valley is home to many wineries. It's a great time of year to get out and enjoy what local wineries have to offer and stock up for holiday meals. / Living & Being file

Many people aren’t aware that the Hudson Valley has more than 20 local wineries, many of them family-run, that produce everything from sparkling wines to dessert wines and liqueurs.

It’s a beautiful time of year to enjoy a leisurely drive to local wineries.

The holidays are right around the corner, so why not support the local wineries and pick up some extra bottles for friends and family members. Who doesn’t enjoy a nice bottle of wine with dinner?

Here are some local wineries:

• The Brotherhood Winery ( in Washingtonville is America’s oldest winery. Jean Jacques began planting grapes on the land in the early 1800s. It was originally named Jacques Brothers Winery and renamed Brotherhood in 1885.

• Palaia Vineyards & Winery in Highland Mills ( is family owned and operated and has live music every weekend.

• Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery ( in Warwick also offers brandies, liqueurs and hard cider.

• Applewood Winery (, also in Warwick and also known for its hard cider.

• The Millbrook Vineyard & Winery ( in Millbrook was established in 1984.

• Oak Summit Vineyard ( in Millbrook only produces pinot noir.

• Robibero Winery ( in New Paltz is one of the newest wineries in the Hudson Valley, established in 2010.

• Clinton Vineyards ( in Clinton was established in 1977.

These are only a few of the many wineries in the Hudson Valley. Many of these wines are served in local restaurants, so consider checking them out.

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