Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bounty of the Hudson Food and Wine Fest - THIS WEEKEND

This weekend - July 26 & 27th is the Bounty of the Hudson Food and Wine Festival. This is truly the ONLY wine festival featuring 100% Hudson Valley Wineries. Every year the Shawangunk Wine Trail hosts this event. Every year it rotates to a different trail members winery. This year it is being held at Benmarl Winery

Festival hours are 12p - 5p each day. It is going to be a wonderful weekend to come and taste award winning wines from 17 Hudson Valley Wineries. The weather is going to be good. There will be wonderful food available from local restaurants.

This is the only festival in the Hudson Valley where you find wine, food & farm produce that is 100% from the Valley.

See you there!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bounty of the Hudson

Next weekend is the Bounty of the Hudson Food and Wine Festival at Benmarl Winery.
Festivities begin at 12 noon July 26 and 27 and run until 5pm each day. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

There are transfers available from the Poughkeepsie Metro North Station BUT THEY MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

IF YOU ARE ARRIVING BY METRO NORTH TRAIN FROM NYC TO POUGHKEEPSIE: There will be a bus service between the Train Station and the Festival on the following schedule: Will meet arriving trains at 12:37, 1:38 and 2:38 Will Depart Festival at 4 and 5PM to catch the 4:31 and 5:31 trains back to NYC.

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Tickets cost is additional $10 per person.

Go to to purchase your Bounty tickets today!

Watch video of last years Bounty.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Shawangunk Wine Trail Networking Site

The Shawangunk Wine Trail has created a site for everyone to share their experiences on the wine trail.

Please join and share you thoughts, experiences,pictures and videos with us.

View my page on Shawangunk Wine Trail

Friday, July 04, 2008

Congratulation Benmarl and Brotherhood Wineries

Congratulations go out to Benmarl and Brotherhood Winery who took home some medals from the New York State Fair Competition.

Benmarl Winery took Silver for 2007 Seneca Lake Traminette and Bronze for 2006 Hudson Valley Baco Noir and 2007 Slate Hill White

Brotherhood Winery took Silver for 2007 Riesling 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Pinot Noir Holiday Spiced Wine and Blanc de Blancs and Bronze for May Wine, Ruby Port and Cream Sherry.

If you attend the New York State Fair August 21 - September 1, 2008 you will be able to view the top award winning wines which will be on display in the "Giant Wine Bottle" in the Horticulture building during the fair. Sample of wines entered in the competition will be available to fairgoers following most of the presentations in the Demonstration Kitchen in the lower level of the Arts and Home Center.

Better than going to the New York State Fair is to spend a day on the Shawangunk Wine Trail and visit the award winning wineries.