For a year now there have been selected artists from the Hudson Valley paired with 12 wineries, their mission  – to create wine inspired art from the surroundings of the winery, vineyard & tasting rooms.

I was fortunate in December to be invited to a preview of what the artists had created.  This particular painting is one I really liked.  As you see it says “work in progress.”  The finished piece will be at the “Hudson Valley Art & Wine A Grand Celebration.”this Saturday and I can’t wait to see the finished product and all the wonderful art that has been created from this program.

The Hudson Valley Art & Wine A Grand Celebration will be held this weekend Saturday May 21 at Lyndhurst, A National Trust Historic Site in Tarrytown, New York.  It is going to be a lovely event.  

On Saturday, Bill Dowd will emcee for the afternoon. Ty the Wine Guy is offering two seminars how to pair wine with popcorn.  I am looking forward to that popcorn and wine.

There will be food and wine tasting from the 12 participating wineries. I can’t forget to mention the CUPCAKE CHALLENGE!  Yes the art and wine themed cupcake challenge, where pastry chefs have created wine inspired cupcakes. Requirement for the cupcake challenge was to use a Hudson Valley wine in the recipe.  Yum…can’t wait to taste them!

So – we have art, wine, food, and even spirits from Tuthilltown Spirits and Comb Vodka, cheese, chocolates and wine ice cream.

Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased at the door. I have arranged a 10% discount for advance purchase tickets only.  Use code HVWG to receive the discount.  For more information you can visit their website at