I do a lot of talking about the wine in the Hudson Valley, but I think it’s time to take a trip back in history. Once a week for the next few weeks I will be doing a post on Hudson Valley wine history. I hope you enjoy them.
The time period 1677, The French Huguenots arrived in New Paltz from France and planted the first vines. This was at least 100 years before any vines were planted in what is now California. When the Huguenots planted the vines in the Valley they discovered a unique combination of soil, climate and sun that together makes for ideal grape growing conditions. Originally planting their vines on the hillsides of the Hudson Highlands they started a tradition of grapes and wine that continues to this day.