It’s Spring and it’s time to celebrate all things Italian with the release of Millbrook Vineyard & Winery’s 2011 Tocai Friulano and their California grown Sangiovese. Join them at their 5th Annual Tocai Friulano New Release Party  Saturday, May 19 from 12pm – 3pm for some vino, Italian food and a good time!

Cosimo’s in Poughkeepsie is catering this wonderful event that begins with an Antipasto Station then a buffet lunch featuring Tumeric Stained Bowtie Pasta with Smoked Tomatoes, Basil and Hand Pulled Mozzarella, Fennel & Black Pepper Grilled Drumsticks, Slow Roasted Pork Loin and much more (menu above)

This year Millbrook produced two Tocai’s. One is the 2011 Proprietor’s Special Reserve and the other is the 2011 Lollipop Hill Tocai.  What’s the difference – you be the judge.  All the Tocai Friulano is Estate Grown!

After lunch, Winemaker, John Graziano takes everyone for a walk in the vineyard and gives you a history of Millbrook and some education on grape growing in the Hudson Valley.

Ticket for this event are $55 per person plus tax.  To make reservations call 845.677.8383 ext. 17.

I’ll see you there!