Hudson River Valley Wineries

This blog is dedicated to news, events, profiles and reviews of fine food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. We especially feature and spotlight the burgeoning wineries of the Hudson River Region. We accept and will relay information about releases, events, festivals and any toher happening related to food and wine in the Hudson River Valley. Send pertitnent information to

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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.

Friday, September 05, 2014


Millions of people come from around the east coast and even further away to enjoy one of the most spectacular shows Mother Nature puts on every year – autumn in the Hudson Valley. With the majestic river rolling from the docks of Manhattan all the way up past Albany, this region, with its rolling hills, and fantastic vistas, offers some of the most amazing sights on the east coast. Whether you’re visiting by car, bus, train, bicycle or on foot, the Hudson Valley is an awe inspiring visit every fall. Tour the many small museums, the great mansions of the Hudson, the scenic Mid-Hudson Bridge, Westpoint, or Culinary Institute of America, as well as trails and state parks, the Hudson Valley offers many delights.

And of course the Hudson Valley is one of the ultimate destinations for foodies on the east coast. Hosting dozens and dozens of small organic produce farms, free range poultry, grass finished beef and lamb, as well as home to dozens of small artisanal creameries. And the Hudson Valley’s farm-to-table restaurants are second to none.

This September, October, and November when you’re enjoying the grandeur of the Hudson Valley fall, remember to stop in a visit your local winery. Nothing more enjoyable than roaming the back roads of the Hudson Valley, and admiring the setting, and stopping off to sample some artisanal wines of the valley, which have been reviewed in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Snooth, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many, many more.

This year, 2014, your Hudson Valley vintners have assembled more than 60 events throughout the valley including special festivals, tastings, music, film, grape stomping, and other happenings to make your trip a fun, memorable, and delicious trip.

From brilliant, effervescent sparkling wines, and refreshing, bright whites, to soft approachable reds, to cider, to cassis and other fruit wines, the Hudson Valley has become one of the most diverse and interesting new wine regions in the U.S.

Did you know:
  • Brotherhood Winery is the oldest continuously operating winery in North America?
  • Did you know that Benmarl Winery has the oldest continually operating vineyard in North America, the old Caywood estate?
  • Did you know that the Hudson Valley is the largest producer of artisanal cassis in North America?
  • Did you know that there are more than ten distilleries in the Hudson Valley?
  • Did you know that the Hudson Valley is one of the major hard cider producing regions in North America?
Check Hudson Valley Wine Country website for more details including attractions, wineries, and planning a trip, or the events calendar on these pages for more information.


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