To pair wine with cheese in the Hudson Valley, locavores should embrace the concept of “what grows together, goes together”.
The owners of Palaia Winery are from the Woodstock generation and – as the peace symbol on all their labels attests to – they aren’t afraid to show it. A family run winery with a tasting room in a 200-year-old barn on land once owned by Aaron Burr, Palaia is affectionately known as the Hudson Valley’s “hippie winery.”
Not quite a red, and not exactly a white, rosé wines seem to be one of the most misunderstood wines in the United States. Fortunately there has been a slow but profound change in American attitudes towards rosé wines, and the Hudson Valley’s wineries are well ahead of the curve.
Hailed as “one of the valley’s most ambitious wineries,” Whitecliff takes pride in being part of a vanguard of innovators who have added European wine grapes, high-quality new hybrids, and complex, European-style wines to the Valley’s traditional focus on fruit wines and sweet wines.
A perfectly chilled glass of dry, crisp rosé wine invokes dreams of quintessential spring days and steamy summer nights.