There are a few Holiday events still going on this weekend in Hudson Valley Wine Country. If you would like to go tasting with your family and friends here are two wineries to visit. I realize they are on opposite ends of the Valley, but you decide which one to visit.

Hudson-Chatham Winery – They will be hosting their 3rd annual Bubbly Endings and Beginnings event. To toast the outgoing year and usher in the New Year – and to thank everyone who has supported the winery – they will be offering their visitors this weekend a complimentary sparkling wine cocktail. Every day is a good day for sparkling wine, but the week between Christmas and New Year’s is especially good, so start it off right at the Hudson-Chatham Winery. Along with this and our other award-winning wines, the winery will have a great selection of cheeses and 100% natural sauces and spreads to try.The hours for the event are Saturday and Sunday, December 26 & 27, from 12 noon to 5:30 pm. Hudson-Chatham Winery is located 1900 Route 66, Ghent, NY

Applewood Winery –  The tasting room will be open  for the season finale Dec. 26th and 27th from 12-5pm for a Holiday White Sale.  All of their white wines will be marked down 25% for one weekend only; Seyval/Chardonnay, Seyval/Chardonnay Reserve, Vidal, Wawyanda White,  and Riesling all on sale.  After this weekend the tasting room will be closed for the season until April 3rd 2010. applewood Winery is located at 84 Four Corners Road, Warwick, NY