I had the opportunity to deliver two of the three Hudson Valley Wine awards this past week.  I was unable to get to BashaKill Vineyards in Wurtsboro.  Sorry Paul. Look for it in the mail soon!

I’ll begin with Paul DeNinnino whose 2010 Black Bear Cabernet Franc won for Best in Show. Congrats Paul!

I stopped in at Clinton Vineyards to present them with the Valerie Eldridge Cup for Best Hudson Valley Wine. This awarded was for their Jubilee.

A short ride down the Dutchess Wine Trail path led me to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery who won the Hudson Valley Winery of the Year award.  After wandering around the winery I found Stacy who insisted we have John Graziano their winemaker pose for the picture.

Congratulations to all of you!  Happy Holidays!