Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bounty of the Hudson 2008 a Great Success

The Bounty of the Hudson got off to a great start yesterday, Saturday, July 26, at Benmarl Vineyards. The great wine and delicious food were everywhere yesterday. Everyone was having fun! Many of the personalities of the Hudson Valley Wine world were there.

Here's Kristop Brown, the charismatic winemaker from Benmarl with New Paltz Times reporter Carrie W. Ross.

One of the truly remarkable women of the Valley, Pat Baldwin, of Baldwin Vineyards, with her grandson at the fest.

Debbie Gioquindo, the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess was there. Visit her page at

Jason Grizzanti from Warwick Valley making it look easy before the crowds arrived. Don't let the cool demeanor fool you, he's one of the hardest working guys in the valley. And he just got back from his honeymoon in Spain, where he and his bride, while enjoying the sunny hills of Spain, visited several cidre works. Congrats to the honeymooners!

And here are some happy fest goers!!!

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