Wine Enthusiast Raves About the Hudson Valley!
Published on May 7, 2013
By Michael Schachner
While not on par with the Finger Lakes or Long Island, the Hudson Valley does sport a legitimate wine industry based largely on hybrid grapes and a few noble varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Riesling and Chardonnay. Millbrook Vineyards and Winery in Dutchess County not only offers jaw-dropping views of the valley, it also has guided tours and tastings of its Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. At rustic Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent, sip the dry Riesling and Seyval Blanc, and Merlot and Cab Franc. For a more potent pour, head to Hudson Whiskey in Gardiner. One of the vanguards of the craft distilling boom, this family operation boasts several mouth-watering mash bills, including its Corn Whiskey, Rye and Baby Bourbon.
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