The Hudson Valley Wine Festival and Hudson Valley Wine Competition started on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The Festival drew lots of ardent local wine fans. And the HVWGA Wine Competition drew all the dignitaries!!! Lt. Governor Duffy announced the ultimate winner Millbrook Vineyards Tocai Fruliano 2012. Big congratulation to them. Numerous Golds and Double Golds. Great time was had by all. Saturday was crazy in the sheds, with thousands of local wine fan tasting and buying lots of local wines, beers, and spirits.
Bob Bedford and Linda Piero Debut the HV Wine magazine for Fall 2013!
Lots of happy festival goers!
Debbie Gioquindo organized and hosted the HV wine competition, and led wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday.
Wine writer Diane Letulle attended the festival and competition. A train load of writers and media members came to attend the awards and festival.
Janet Crenshaw from The Valley Table.
Randy, Bob, and Colleen
Michael Migliore of Whitecliff and John Graziano of Millbrook
John Dyson, Dave Bova, and John Graziano of the winning Millbrook Vineyards
Tom Edward of Fox and Hound Wines in New Paltz
Michael Milgriore and Jim Trezise of NYWGF President
Julie Suarez of the Farm Bureau
Marc Molinaro made the introductions of attending mayors and NY state legislature members who attended.
Lt. Gov. Duffy Announces the winner of the competition
John Dyson accepting the award for Millbrook
A great Saturday. Come on down today!!!!