The Hudson Valley Wine Festival is this weekend at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. This is a fantastic event and not only showcases Hudson Valley Wine, but wine from the other wine regions in New York. Wineries from the Finger Lakes and Long Island attend this event as well.

Attending this event for the first time is Applewood Winery in Warwick, NY. They have wonderful wine and their hard cider won a gold at the Hudson Valley Wine Competition. Other Hudson Valley Wineries in attendance are Baldwin Vineyards, Brotherhood Winery, Benmarl Winery, Cascade Mountain Winery, Clinton Vineyards, El Paso Winery, Hudson Chatham Winery, Millbrook Winery, Pazdar Winery, Silver Stream Winery, Warwick Valley Winery and Whitecliff Winery.

As well as the wonderful wine produced here in the Hudson Valley, there are some great wines from the Finger Lakes. On of my favorites, McGregor Vineyards will be back. John McGregor has some wonderful wines. The Rob Roy Red and Black Russian Red are two of my favorites, as well as his Cab Franc. Another one of my favorites is Sheldrake Point. Many of the Rieslings from the Finger Lakes are wonderful and worth tasting. They range from dry to sweet.

I will be at the festival both days. If you see me say hi.