Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Did You Know?... About the Hudson Valley Wine Trail

When most people think of wine trails to visit from NYC, they think of taking a day trip to Long Island, or maybe a weekend trip to the Finger Lakes. Just an hour north of New York City lies a couple of dozen wineries, tucked among the rolling hills of the Catskills along the Hudson River. Home of some of the oldest vineyards in the US, it has a long history of wine making. Like the other regions of New York State, it grows cool climate grapes, protected from the cold by the hillsides and the river. Grapes like Riesling and Cabernet Franc do well here. It is a fairly new region, with a small number of growers, with young vines and grapes often sourced by vineyards in the Finger Lakes or on Long Island, but its convenience to NYC cannot be overlooked. The parties and events at the various wineries make the trip worthwhile.

Courtesy of Hudson Valley Wineries

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