It’s not to late to visit the Hudson Valley Wine Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds today. I attended yesterday and it was fantastic! There are over 50 wineries from the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes wine region.

I got a special treat from Thirsty Owl Winery…I got to taste their 2006 Dry Riesling which won the Governors Cup, the most prestige honor at the NY Wine & Food Classic Competition. It was a great Riesling. Yes, I purchased my one bottle alotment.

McGregor Vineyards is there with their Rob Roy and Cab Franc which are two of my favorites.

There are many great Finger Lakes wines to taste at the festival, as well as vendors to purchase early Christmas gifts from.

Local Hudson Valley wineries that are there at the festival are: Whitecliff Vineyards, Brotherhood Winery, Baldwin Vineyards, Warwick Valley Winery, Millbrook Winery, Clinton Vineyards, Casade Mountain Winery,and Alison Winery.

The festival runs today, Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.