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. https://carlodevito.wordpress.com/

Monday, March 10, 2014

Interview With Whitecliff Winemaker Brad Martz (video interview)


While I was at EWE 2014, I happened to catch up with Brad Martz. Brad and I discussed Hudson Valley winemaking, getting the word out on east coast winemaking, and of course, what's new at Whitecliff Vineyards. Always good to talk to Brad!

Brad Martz is the winemaker at Whitecliff Vineyards! Owners Michael and Yancey Migliore have been expanding the winery at an massive rate, and the growth has been great not just for them, but for the valley as well.

Whitecliff is one of the most forward thinking wineries in the region, and the ascension of Martz bodes well. He has hands-on experience in harvest/fermentation, racking, production/blending, fining, filtering and bottling. I have experience producing still wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine and apple wine/cider. Responsibilities have included: working with farm management, pre-harvest estimates and analysis, harvest/crush operations, wine management, cellar/facility maintenance, bottling operations, laboratory operations and analysis, and maintaining winemaking and inventory records.

He's been a great addition to the valley!

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