What happens when you get six New York wineries from three of New York’s premier wine regions together?  You get some sisterly love and a innovative cooperative project that brings together the three wine regions in New York State under the Three Sisters Project.  From April 3 – May 2, 2010 you will be able to taste, experience and purchase wines from the sisters at each of the participating wineries in each of the wine regions.

The participating wine regions and wineries include the following:
Hudson Valley: Benmarl Winery & Hudson-Chatham Winery
Finger Lakes: Anthony Road Wine Company & Fox Run Vineyards
North Fork of Long Island: Lieb Family Cellars & Macari Vineyards

The goals of the Three Sisters Project are to help increase overall consumer awareness of the great local and quality wines being produced in New York State.  This will give wine enthusiasts a chance to sample some great local wines around the state without traveling to that specific region.

“This has been a great way to work with our sister wineries, share information, try new styles, introduce new wines into our tasting rooms, and get the word out on New York state wine,” said Carlo DeVito, project director and co-owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery. “Interest in local foods and wine have never been hotter. We think this is a great opportunity.  

I personally think this project is a great opportunity to bring together the three premier wine regions in New York State at the closest wine region to you.

“The major thing with New York wines is building awareness,” says Matthew Spaccarelli, owner of Benmarl Winery. “The Quality and consistency is already in place. This program is a great way to showcase what the wineries throughout New York are producing.”

While the final list of wines is being well thought out, you can view what will be available at the sister wineries by visiting the Three Sisters Project website

“From the Lake, to the River, to the Sound, wine from the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley and North Fork of Long Island will be sampled at Macari Vineyards, Mattituck…….come and meet the Three Sisters!”  Alexandra Macari, Macari Vineyards