Congratulation Ben and Phyllis Feder owners of Clinton Vineyards on their 30th harvest. Ben is the oldest active winery owner in New York. I had the opportunity to have my booth next to him during the 2006 Bounty of the Hudson. I won’t tell you his age, but he’s a wonderful gentleman.

Clinton is know for their Cassis which is black currant fortified wine. Combine that with their sparkling Seyval (which is very good, by the way) and you have a wonderful Kir Royal.

Clinton Vineyards is located at 450 Schultzville Road in Clinton NY. The winery is open year round from Thursday through Monday, Noon to 6pm. Winter hours are Friday through Sunday, Noon to 4:30pm.