Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bridge Vineyards Scores Hole in One at US Open

BRIDGE VINEYARDS from Long Island scored a hole-in-one by having its 2007 Chardonnay and 2003 Estate Merlot featured at the prestigious U.S. Open golf tournament next month at Bethpage. The last time the Open was played on the Long Island course, Palmer Vineyards was the featured wine, as well as the source of a special U.S. Open labeled version which was a popular gift and souvenir. Greg Sandor of Bridge Vineyards has been working for a while with the United States Golf Association on this year’s event, with obviously great results. Bridge Vineyards has a tasting room in Brooklyn which offers wines from throughout New York State . The chardonnay and merlot will be featured at corporate tents during the Open. Senator Charles Schumer announced that other Long Island wines and farm products will also available in other locations—a great example of a “local” twist to an international event.

- Jim Tresize