Shawangunk Wine Trail is pleased to announce that Bounty of the Hudson, the Trail’s annual summer wine festival, will take place on July 27 and 28 at Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner. Bounty of the Hudson is the biggest annual gathering of the Hudson Valley’s wineries and producers.
Because the Hudson Valley’s wine industry has experienced rapid growth, this year’s Bounty of the Hudson will be the Shawangunk Wine Trail’s largest ever. For the first time, the event will gather 20 to 25 Hudson Valley wineries in one place instead of the usual 15 to 18, making it easy to discover the best of the region. In addition to participation by area restaurants, local farmers will also participate, making this a true farm-to-table wine and food festival. Culinary Institute graduate Chef Shawn Hubbell will prepare small plate dishes that will each spotlight a different Gardiner farm, including Brookside, Brykill, Full Moon and Kiernan Farms for meats, Meadow View for vegetables, and Hurd for fruit. The farms’ products will also be available for purchase.
Pictures from pervious Bounty events!
This year’s festival at Ulster County’s Whitecliff Vineyard will also showcase the beauty of the Hudson Valley with its 26 acres of vines and dramatic view of the Shawangunk Mountains.
“We are honored to host Bounty of the Hudson here at Whitecliff Vineyard, and we could not be more excited to have the Hudson Valley’s major wineries all in one place,” said Yancey Stanforth-Migliore, owner of Whitecliff Vineyard. “"We're particularly happy that our local community of Gardiner has so many amazing farms producing organic vegetables and free range, organic meats. It will allow this Bounty to include a unique opportunity to taste local wines together with truly local foods. We're taking ‘terroir’--the way the climate and soils of a place effect the character of wines, the foods, and the way they complement each other--to a new level with this year's event!"
Bounty of the Hudson will also include live music, with the Michael Hollis Jazz Quintet performing on Saturday, and the Bernstein Band Quintet on Sunday. The festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, at Whitecliff Vineyard at 331 McKinstry Road in Gardiner. Tickets will soon be available at gunkswine.com.
Attending wineries include:
· Adair Vineyards
· Adirondack Winery
· Applewood Winery
· Baldwin Vineyard
· Benmarl Winery
· Brimstone Hill Vineyard
· Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery
· Brookview Station Winery
· Cereghino-Smith Winery
· Clearview Vineyard
· Demarest Hill Winery
· Glorie Farm Winery
· Hudson-Chatham Winery
· Palaia Winery
· Robibero Winery
· Stoutridge Vineyards
· Tousey Winery
· Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
· Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery
About Shawangunk Wine Trail
Shawangunk Wine Trail, proudly located in the Hudson Valley, is composed of 14 distinct wineries. The wineries along the Shawangunk Wine Trail range from large to small and feature a variety of award-winning red and white wines, from sparkling and fruit wines to sweet and bone dry blends.
About Whitecliff Vineyard:
Whitecliff Vineyard is a family-owned winery that has been internationally recognized for producing fine wine. By winning “Best White in Show” with its Riesling in 2010 at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, Whitecliff beat out 1300 entries from all over the world and brought a distinguished international wine award home to the Hudson Valley. Whitecliff recently built one of the first geothermal wine production facilities in the state. For more information, visit www.whitecliffwine.com.