If you’ve ever driven extensively around the Hudson Valley, chances are you hit a GPS dead zone en route to your destination, only to find yourself delighted to be wherever you ended up.
Demarest Hill Winery is the largest winery in Warwick, NY, stocking 40 varieties of wine, ports, and ciders. They also make their own vinegars and an impressive array of spirits including five different varieties of grappa, their award-winning gin, brandies, vodkas, rum, schnapps, and more.
In 1982, the Baldwins purchased a farm which had been the Hardenburgh Estate since 1786. The estate included a stone home and 18,000 square feet of outbuildings situated on 37 acres of prime alluvial farmland.
Glorie Farm Winery is exactly what lawmakers had in mind when they passed the New York Farm Winery Act of 1976. The new law allowed grape growers in New York to establish wineries and sell directly to the public. In other words: Farm + Winery = Farm Winery.
Like rosé wines, fruit wines often do not get the respect that they deserve. While most fruit wines are enjoyably soft, very fruity, and semi-sweet, there are more “serious” fruit wines being made in the Hudson Valley and western New England today.
New York State was once the leading commercial producer of currants in the U.S., which could be found in everything from jams and preserves to syrup and Cassis wine and liqueurs.