This weekend is the Hudson Valley Wine Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.
Hudson Valley Wine Fest is in name only, because most of the wineries in attendance are from the Finger Lakes.

I will be there pouring wine for Whitecliff Vineyards at Booth 27. Stop by and say hi and if you stop by on Sunday, make sure you wish the cashier (my daughter, Melanie) a Happy Birthday. She’s not to thrilled about working on her birthday, but we promised to take her out for dinner afterwards.

Make sure you visit the other Hudson Valley Wineries that will be at the festival. They include Baldwin Vineyards- Booth 33, Brotherhood Winery – Booth 148, Cascade Mountain Winery – Booth 24, Clinton Vineyards- Booth 76, Hudson-Chatham Winery-Booth 95, Millbrook Winery – Booth 53, Pazdar Winery – Booth 99, Silver Stream Winery – Booth 56, and Warwick Valley Winery, Booth 79.

Two of my favorite Finger Lakes wineries will be there – McGregor Winery and Ravines Wine Cellars. Hazlitt will be there with their famous “hot tub wine” and they have some nice Rieslings. Some of the other Finger Lakes Wineries that have been there in the past for some reason aren’t coming this year. What a shame.

There will be plenty of wine to taste so come on out for the day and enjoy.