Sunday, August 09, 2009

Baldwin Vineyards - Some Wonderful Wines!

Located 85 miles northwest of NYC in the beautiful Hudson River Region, Baldwin Vineyards is situated on a 35 acre vineyard with a pasture like setting... complete with a stone home built by the Hardenburghs in 1786.

Proprietors, Patricia and Jack Baldwin, planted the first Vineyard in 1982 and a second vineyard in 1983. By 1985, both were working full time to create a micro winery which offers a wide array of different styles of wine for the discerning palate.

But don't take my word for's some other quotes....

“The Baldwins are noted for their Gold-Medal Chardonnay and Johannisberg Rieslings, but the family’s pride and joy is a very popular Strawberry Wine.” - The Star-Ledger

“...the most outstanding of the lot...should you stumble across a bottle, grab it....” - The Spectator

“...the nose leaps and dances...sleek and true to the fruit.” - Wine Access

“A strawberry jewel...tasting of pure strawberry.” - The Toronto Sun

Raspberry - made from black raspberries - “Splendid.” - The New York Times

I liked three wines:

Joseph's Vintage is a late harvest riesling, named after the Baldwin's grandson. It was bright, light, and very nice. A very refreshing, semi-sweet light white wine.

This is Pat and her grandson.

Strawberry Wine is made from 100% fresh strawberries. “One of the best 100 wines of the New World” as well as having won 5 Gold Medals. Best fruit wine in NY two years in a row. It's like smelling a bowl full of fresh strawberries soaked in wine. And it tastes just as good!