Glorie Farm Winery
$9 for 6 wines,
Seasonal, by reservation
Dan Heavens and
Glorie Farm Winery is a small, boutique-style winery residing in a 1913 barn on a farm high on Mt. Zion Mountain. With panoramic views looking over the Hudson Valley, there is breathtaking beauty across the entire property. There are more than a dozen varieties of grapes grown on the vineyard, and almost all Glorie wine is made from estate grapes.
The winery is located in the middle of a working farm that focuses on growing high-quality Hudson Valley fruit. The 52-acre property at Glorie Farms has over twenty acres of fruit—apples, peaches, pears, grapes (both table and wine), black currants, and quince. Glorie Farms provides fruit to local markets, CSAs, and farm stands, and fruit is also available to winery guests in season.
The tasting room experience at Glorie happens in the middle of a working fruit farm high atop Mt. Zion Mountain. Visitors are welcomed into a refurbished section of a circa 1913 barn and are guided through a portfolio of wines while they enjoy an expansive view down the valley and far across the Hudson River.
New owners Dan and Jacqui Heavens are thrilled and humbled to be a part of the Hudson Valley wine community and for the opportunity to chase this long-held dream. They plan to continue to build on the legacy that founders Doug and MaryEllen Glorie created, while adding a few new things of their own.
Guests can expect an extensive variety of wines crafted almost entirely from estate grapes, as well as gin distilled with farm-foraged botanicals, and hard cider. With over 20 wines to choose from, there is a wine for every palate and preference—from dry estate wines (red and white) to creative sweet wines for those with
Live acoustic music, food vendors, intimate guided tours, and private tastings will also be part of the experience. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket, your family, your dog, and spend the day taking in the gorgeous views.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Cabernet Franc 2018 Estate Sunrise Block and Sunset Block
Enjoy these two estate wines side by side to taste and appreciate the differences. Harvested, fermented, and cellar aged the same; the grapes these wines are made from are differentiated by only the age of the vineyards and their locations on the farm.
The Cabernet Franc grapes from the Sunrise Block are from five-year-old vines on the east side of the vineyard. These grapes created a wine with vibrant cherry and plum flavors and softer tannins.
The Cabernet Franc grapes from the Sunset Block are from 20-year-old vines on the west side of the vineyard. This smooth wine has an earthy, multi-layered dark berry flavor.
MEET THE WINEMAKER
“I have been working at Glorie Farm winery since 2012 and during that time I have grown to appreciate the terroir of the Marlboro mountains, and have gained respect for the community of winemakers and farmers that strive to make expressive and unique wines from the fruit here.
I now understand that wine is made in the vineyard, and as winemaker it is my job to guide the fruit on its journey from grape to wine.
It has been an honor to work with proprietors Doug Glorie and his wife Mary Ellen over the years, and as he passes the torch to a new family of owners I look forward to growing the business with them, and continuing their legacy of producing estate-grown Hudson Valley wines of the highest quality.”