In response to his lifelong passion for horse racing, Tony started his own racing and breeding stable in 2000. Oliva Stables, originally based in New Jersey, now calls Fort Edward, NY home. Tony’s horses, much like his wines, have also been in the winner’s circle. Oliva Stables has won races at Belmont, Aqueduct, Monmouth Park and Philadelphia Park along with generating countless moments of excitement for family and friends. In fact, the silhouette of the horse in the Oliva Vineyards logo is the silhouette of one of Tony’s favorite horses, Italydar, winning a race in 2004.
Oliva offers more than eight different wines in their very comfortable tasting room.. They are relatively new, but gathering a good reputation and a solid fan base in their home county.
There were two wines I really liked. The first was the Post Time Peach. This is a light, bright wine, with a huge peach nose and a lovely semi-sweet finish. For those who like Niagara-styled white wines, this is a wonderful summer wine, great for picnics, back porch sipping, and perfect for BBQs.