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.

Monday, April 09, 2018

12th Annual Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew, and Beverage Festival Sat May 12, 2018

2018 Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew and Beverage Festival

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The Fortnightly Club is hosting its 12th annual Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew and Beverage Festival on Saturday, May 12th, 11:30 AM-5:00 PM, at the Historic Catskill Point located at 1 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Tickets are available at the entrance for $25.00 per person. Advance tickets are also available for purchase at For additional information you can visit the 2018 Rip Van Winkle Wine, Brew and Beverage Facebook page or go to for additional information. All proceeds from this event in the past have been donated back to our community park at Dutchman Landing.

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Our Spring Fundraiser at the Historic Catskill Point, a spectacular venue located directly on the Hudson River at the end of Main Street. Guests will sample and purchase wines and cheese from a limited group of select New York state wineries and cheese makers. To further tempt the palette, patrons will have the opportunity to taste distilled products and brews along with baked goods, chocolates and other tasty items. There will be other items available for purchase also.


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