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FALL FOR HUDSON VALLEY WINE.
There’s something about fall that feels festive, especially in the Hudson Valley. Every weekend, the calendar is crammed with fairs and festivals set among colorful landscapes and cool weather.
Instead of searching several sites for things to do this season, bookmark the Events Page on hvwinemag.com. Make it your go-to resource for wine and craft beverage events all year long. From harvest time to the holidays, we have your weekends covered!
There are more than 75 wine, cider, beer and craft beverage events taking place now through the end of the year. Highlights follow for a few of them. Hope to see you out there this fall!
Time to harvest the grapes means it’s time to celebrate a bountiful season!
Weekends thru Oct 20 | Grape Stomping Brotherhood Winery
Sept 21-22 | Grape Stomping Robibero Winery
Oct 5 | Harvest Bonfire & Chili Fest Hudson-Chatham Winery
Oct 12-13 | Harvest Grape Stomping Benmarl Winery
Oct 13 | Annual Fall Fest Nostrano Vineyards
Fall = apples, so our thoughts naturally turn to hard cider. Here’s where to enjoy it.
Sept 21-Oct 27 | Fall Harvest Festival Weekends Treasury Cider
Oct 5 | Bad Seed Farm Dinner Bad Seed Cider Company
Nov 9-10 | 11th Annual Naked Flock Cider Experience Applewood Winery
Celebrate Craft Beverages
Come out to meet the newest makers and products in beer, cider, and spirits.
Sept 29 | Escapemaker’s Applepalooza (NYC)
Welcome in winter and the New Year at these festivities.
Nov 2 | Red Wine & Chocolate Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery
Nov 23-24, Dec 7-8, Dec 14-15 | Wreath Fineries at the Wineries Shawangunk Wine Trail wineries
Dec 6 | Annual Tree Lighting Brotherhood Winery
Dec 14 | Jingle & Mingle Nostrano Vineyards
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a time back in 2010.
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