This weekend my husband and I had to opportunity to attend the Shawangunk Wine Trail Pasta Primo-Vino. What a fantastic time we had! The Hudson Valley has so many wonderful wineries!! Every winery we went to had a pasta dish paired with their wine. The picture on the left is my husband Paul with Michael Migliore (hat on), Owner/Winemaker at Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery. I believe we were drinking his Ridgewine Red. It was an excellent wine. Of the ten wineries we went to, each winery’s wine is crafted in a different style. You will find no two wines alike, even if they are made from the same grape or fruit. Keep an open mind when you think about wine made from fruit. Baldwin Vineyards is known for their Strawberry Wine which is made from 100% strawberries. They have won many awards for the Strawberry Wine. Adair Vineyards has a Peche which is made from 100% local white peaches. Applewood Winery has a dry Blueberry and Apple Wine…yes dry! I was very surprised when I sampled those and I liked them.

If anyone had the opportunity to attend this event, I would love to hear how you enjoyed it. Please post your comments.