Monday, October 23, 2006

Stoutridge Vineyard

WOW! is what I have to say about Stoutridge. Steve and Kim have done an incredible job on designing this winery. A lot of thought, love and attention to detail have gone into this state of the art winery.

This winery sits on the site of the "1902" Marono Winery. Stoutridge will feature a "gravity flow" style production.

They have an indoor event room that can accommodate 125 persons with spacious rooftop patios adjoining. Beginning the summer of 2007, they will have an underground barrel room available for dinner events up to 30 people.

Not only will Steve and Kim be producing wonderful wine, but they will also be producing Whisky and flavored Vodka. The flavored Vodka will be flavored from fruits from surrounding farms.

A tour of this winery is a must! Congratulation to Steve and Kim!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Whitecliff Harvest

I just got back from visiting two vineyard / wineries...Whitecliff & Stoutridge.

At Whitecliff, as I stood in the tasting room, I could look into the winery and see the tanks filled with juice and crushed grapes. You can see the Merlot grapes crushed fermenting with their skins on. The entire winery smells of crushed grapes... It's a nice sweet smell.

Fermenting in other tanks are Seyval, Vignoles, and Riesling. If you have the time to visit on Sunday, you will get the opportunity to see Michael and his staff at work crushing Malbec and Merlot.

The next stop was Stoutridge...Stay tuned and I'll write more later on that beautiful state of the art winery!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


It's harvest time in the area. Many of the wineries are in the midst of processing the next few years vintages. If you have time to visit, you will learn lots about the wine making process.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Baldwin Wins Double Gold

Baldwin Vineyards won a double Gold Medal for their Strawberry Wine. This made their Strawberry Wine the Best Fruit Wine in New York State for the third year in a row.

Congratulations Pat and Jack!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Benmarl's Winemakers Workshop #4

Sunday October 22 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM join Benmarl's winemaker Kristop Brown in the cellar.

The grapes have been harvested and are in the cellar. Find out what happens next in the winery!

Celebrate the harvest with Winemaker Kristop Brown. Coffee, donuts, lunch & wine tasting all for $25.00.

Reservations are a must ... Call 845-236-4265 ext. 102.

Benmarl Winery