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, September 09, 2013


Below are the results from the HVWGA Wine Competition 2013! Special thanks to Michael Migliore, President of HVWGA and special thanks and congratulations to Debbie Gioquindo, the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess, for conducting the event, with great judges and a smooth, well run, professional competition.
The event drew lots of dignitaries, from Lt. Governor Duffy of New York state, to Jim Trezise, President of the NYWGF, to media types like Janet Crenshaw of The Valley table, and wine writers like Diane Letulle, and many more.
Janet from The Valley Table



Diane Letulle


Jim Trezise, President, NYWGF




Winery of the Year
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
Best in Show
Hudson-Chatham 2010 Merlot Reserve
Best Overall Hudson Valley Wine (made with Hudson Valley Fruit)
Millbrook Vineyard & Winery 2012 Tocai Friulano Proprietor's Special Reserve
Best Sparkling
Brotherhood "America's Oldest" Winery
 B- Sparkling
Best in Category - White Wine
Brotherhood "America's Oldest" Winery
2012 Riesling
Best in Category -  Red Wine
Hudson-Chatham 2010 Merlot Reserve
Best Spirit
Hudson Whiskey - Hudson Manhattan Rye
Best Rosé  
Brookview Station Winery  Sunset Charlie
Best Fruit Wine
Baldwin Vineyards Trilogy
Best Dessert Wine
Hudson-Chatham Bannerman's Castle Amber Cream
 Medals by Winery

Amorici Vineyard

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal

2012 Cabernet Franc - Bronze Medal

Bashakill Vineyards

2012 Wood Duck (Chardonnay) - Gold Medal

2012 Barn Owl (Gewurztraminer) - Gold Medal

2011 Black Bear Reserve (Cabernet Franc) - Gold Medal

2011 Bow Fin - Gold Medal

2012 Dragon Fly (Lemberger) - Silver Medal

2012 Osprey - Silver Medal

2012 Estate White Tail - Silver Medal

2012 Hummingbird - Silver Medal

2012 White Tail Bronze Medal

Benmarl Winery

2012 Semi Dry Riesling - Double Gold Medal

2012 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay - Gold Medal

2012 Semi Sweet Riesling - Silver Medal

2011 Slate Hill Red - Silver Medal

2011 Baco Noir - Silver Medal

2012 Dry Rosé - Silver Medal

2012 Steel Fermented Chardonnay - Bronze

Black Dirt Distilling

Warwick Rustic Gin - Silver Medal

Black Dirt Apple Jack - Silver Medal

Brimstone Hill Vineyard

2012 Riesling - Silver Medal

2012 Seyval Blanc - Bronze Medal

Cayuga White - Bronze Medal


Brookview Station Winery

Sunset Charlie - Gold Medal

Porters Port - Gold Medal

Merlot - Silver Medal

Frontenac - Silver Medal

Whistle Stop White - Silver Medal

Conductors Cassis - Silver Medal

Oh, What a Pear - Bronze Medal

Brotherhood "America's Oldest" Winery

2012 Riesling - Double Gold Medal

 B-Sparkling - Gold Medal

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal

2012 Pinot Noir - Silver Medal

2012 Dry Riesling - Bronze Medal

2011 Merlot - Bronze Medal

Grand Monarque - Bronze Medal

Clinton Vineyards

2012 Victory White - Double Gold Medal

Cassis - Gold Medal

Romance - Gold Medal

Seyval Naturel - Silve Medal

Desire - Bronze Medal

Glorie Farm Winery

2011 Cabernet Franc - Gold Medal

2012 Jumpin Jazz - Gold Medal

2012 Peach - Gold Medal

2012 World - Silver Medal

Hudson-Chatham Winery

2010 Merlot Reserve - Double Gold Medal

Raspberry Ruby - Double Gold Medal

Bannerman's Castle Amber Cream - Double Gold Medal

Highlands Ruby - Gold Medal

2011 Baco Noir Reserve - Silver Medal

2010 Empire Silver Medal

2011 Baco Noir Old Vines - Bronze Medal

2011 Chelois - Bronze Medal

Hudson River Valley Red - Bronze Medal

Hudson Whiskey

Hudson American Rye - Double Gold Medal

Hudson Four Grain Bourbon - Double Gold Medal

Hudson Baby Bourbon - Silver Medal

Hudson Single Malt Whiskey - Silver Medal

Hudson New York Corn Whiskey - Bronze Medal

Kettleborough Cider House

Kettleborough Cider House Dry Cider - Silver Medal

Magnanini Farm Winery

Grappa - Double Gold Medal

Bianco Amabile - Gold Medal

Seyval - Silver Medal

DeChaunac - Silver Medal

Harvest Gold - Silver Medal

Spring Blush - Silver Medal

Rosso DaTavola - Bronze Medal

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

2011 Proprietor's Special Reserve Chardonnay - Double Gold

2012 Tocai Friulano Proprietor's Special Reserve - Double Gold

2010 Block Three East Cabernet Franc - Silver Medal

Hunt Country Rosé - Silver Medal

2012 Dry Riesling - Bronze Medal

Naked Flock Hard Cider

Original - Gold Medal

Draft Hard Cider - Silver Medal

Robibero Winery

2012 Cabernet Franc - Double Gold Medal

2012 Traminette Gold Medal

2012 87 North Gold Medal

2011 Arctic Riesling - Silver Medal

2012 Vinomad - Silver Medal

Tousey Winery

2012 Chardonnay - Double Gold

2012 Estate Riesling - Silver Medal

2012 Dry Riesling - Silver Medal

2012 Rebellion Rosé - Bronze Medal

Tuthilltown Spirits

Half Moon Dry Gin - Silver Medal

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery

2012 Chardonnay - Gold Medal

2012 Reserve Gamay Noir - Gold Medal

2012 Merlot-Malbec - Gold Medal

Sparkling Wine - Gold Medal

2012 Rosé - Silver Medal

2012 Traminete - Bronze Medal


Here is a link to my pictures from the competition and reception.  Feel free to use them.
If you would like to embed or link to the competition results use this link 


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