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.

Friday, January 09, 2015

"Cocktail Grove" Now Opened at Hudson Valley Distillers


Hudson Valley Distillers opened their new cocktail lounge, the Cocktail Grove, opened Friday, January 9, 2015. There's a lovely menu of drinks. The bar is made of 100 year old wood stripped from the original bar. Spacious enough to hold a fair amount of people but intimate enough for you to have a fabulous cocktail with your significant other.
The Cocktail Grove is opened from 3 to 8pm for drinks Wed-Sat, every week.
White Winter Wonder

Hudson Highball

Nonni Rose

Jen and Jen 



Owners Thomas Yozzo and Chris Moyer met in 1990 as fraternity brothers at Bloomsburg University. In 2009 Thomas suggested they start a distillery. Chris started to research the emerging craft distilling industry, and after discovering the industry was growing rapidly, the two got serious. In 2012, Chris moved his family from Northern Virginia to Red Hook, NY and in July 2013 the two purchased a small farm and apple orchard in Clermont, NY and named it Spirits Grove Farm.     Spirits Grove Farm was previously used as a nursery and came with a house, retail center, 100 year old barn, a four acre apple orchard, and four greenhouses.

Hudson Valley Distillers enjoys an excellent reputation as a young but highly accomplished producer here in the valley. This new Cocktail Lounge is an excellent treat! A great place to meet friends, have a quiet drink, or a raucous good time. Sip cocktails, tour the distillery, and have a great time!

1727 U.S. 9, Germantown, NY 12526
(518) 537-6820


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