Sunday, September 18, 2005

Hudson Valley Wine Festival - My Mother-In-Law Loved It!

On September 10th, myself, my wife Dominique, my two sons and my mother-in-law went to the New York Wine festival. I was a little dubious of bringing my mother-in-law, since she lives in France, and has very distinct, and very French views, on wine. It was a beautiful day. It was held at grieg Farm in Red Hook, New York. We ate crab and lobster roll, curried goat, and german sausages. And then we ended with some wonderful baked goods.

Of course we drank some wonderful wine, and discovered some wonderful new labels and wines. It was a great day! And my mother-in-law even liked a number wines. What more could I ask for?

The wineries represented included a combination of Hudson Valley Wineries and Finger Lake Wineries, as well as gourmet foods of all kinds. Some of the wineries included:
Alison Vineyards- Red Hook, NY Keuka
Overlook Wine Cellars - Dundee, NY
Americana Vineyards - Interlaken, NY King
Ferry Winery- King Ferry, NY
Ashley Lynn Winery - Mexico, NY
Lakewood Vineyards - Watkins Glen, NY
Atwater Estate Vineyards- Hector, NY
Long Island Meadery - Holbrook, NY
Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards - Valois, NY
McGregor Vineyard - Dundee, NY
Baldwin Vineyards- Pine Bush, NY
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery- Millbrook, NY
Benmarl Winery - Highland, NY
Montezuma Winery- Seneca Falls, NY
Brotherhood Winery - Washintonville, NY
Nagy's New Land Vineyards & Winery - Geneva, NY
Cascade Mountain Winery- Amenia, NY
Pazdar Winery- Scotchtown, NY
Cascata Winery - Watkins Glen, NY
Rasta Ranch Vineyards- Hector, NY
Catharine Valley Winery- Burdett, NY
Ravines Wine Cellars - Hammondsport, NY
Chateau Lafayette Reneau- Hector, NY
Red Barn Winery - Liverpool, NY
Clinton Vineyards- Clinton Corners, NY
Red Newt Cellars- Hector, NY
Fox Run Vineyards- Penn Yann, NY
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars- Penn Yan, NY
Glenora Wine Cellars- Dundee, NY
Sheldrake Point Vineyard- Ovid, NY
Fulkerson Winery- Dundee, NY
Standing Stone Vineyards - Hector, NY
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards - Hector, NY
Swedish Hill & Goosewatch Wineries- Romulus, NY
Heron Hill Winery - Hammondsport, NY
Thousand Islands Winery - Alexandria Bay, NY
Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars- Dundee, NY
Tickle Hill Winery - Hector, NY
Hunt Country Vineyards - Branchport, NY
Warwick Valley Winery - Warwick, NY
Johnson Estate Winery- Westfiled, NY

White tents. Blue sky. Green lawn. Great wine. We had a ball. Several of my next few dispatches will be from the said event. If you missed it this year, then make sure to mark your calander for this next year. And if you want, bring your mother-in-law...she'll leave very happy.