Hudson-Chatham Winery

Established 2006
Hudson Chatham Winery Font Door
Tasting Fee
$7 for 5 wines
TOURS
No
Production
Medium (5,000 to 10,000 cases)
Owners
Carlo and Dominique DeVito
Winemaker
Carlo DeVito, Steve Casscles, Bryan Van Deusenl

The Hudson-Chatham Winery was started by Carlo and Dominique DeVito when they acquired their property in 2006. Last year was the 10-year anniversary of their opening to the public. The winery is located on the last remaining 14 acres of the former 500-acre Brisklea Farm dairy in Ghent in Columbia County, with rolling hills that afford views stretching from the Catskills to the Berkshires. They planted 1,000 vines in 2006 and became instant farmers. Today they grow 3,500 vines, including Seyval Blanc, Baco Noir, Chelois, Burdin, Chambourcin, Le Colonel, DeChaunac, and several others. Their tasting room was constructed in early 2007, and was recently remodeled, adding a 22-foot-long bar with large windows featuring vineyard views.

The grapes are all from New York State, and a larger percentage each year are estate-grown and bottled. In addition to their Hudson-Chatham label, they also established the Paperbirch label for fortified dessert wines and sherry-styled wines, and feature an old-fashioned 20-barrel solera. In their first year, Hudson-Chatham produced 500 cases. Today, with multiple improvements and investments in buildings, vineyards, and equipment, they produce near 5,000 cases of wine each year.

Savor This

grape icon in white

Last fall, the winery released their highly-anticipated, small batch Field Stone Baco Noir, made with their old vines Baco Noir aged with rocks from their farm, and local oak.

Hudson-Chatham has their own line of food products developed in cooperation with regional artisanal food producers. The line includes balsamic-styled vinegars, white wine mustard, 100% natural maple syrups, locally roasted coffee, among others. In the tasting room, they also feature artisanal cheeses from regional creameries. The concept behind the Hudson-Chatham Winery is to showcase artisanal New York State wines and food products in an enjoyable setting.

In 2016, Hudson-Chatham opened a second retail outlet on Main Street in Tannersville, NY (Greene County), and in 2017, opened a third tasting room on River Street in Troy, NY (Rensselaer County). Hudson-Chatham Winery has notched many distinctive awards for its wines. The winery is a member of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail and the Capital Craft Beverage Trail.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Hudson Chatham bottles of wine with a glass of wine

Baco-Nalia!

Hudson-Chatham Winery makes the highest rated Baco Noirs in North America, and achieved a stunning 91-point score from Wine Enthusiast for their Baco Noir Middlehope. Their Baco Noirs have been featured in Edible Manhattan and Forbes magazine. All five wines are often available in all tasting rooms.

Paperbirch Barrel Aged Fino Dessert Wines

Under its Paperbirch dessert wine label, the winery features several whiskey barrel finished Sherry-styled wines, including Marmalade Fino (aged in small Hillrock bourbon barriques), and several small boutique expressions of port-styled wines, including Cask 20 Espresso and Christmas port.

DIRECTIONS

Hours

Year Round

Fri–Sun 12–5

* All Hudson-Chatham tasting rooms are open year-round, 12 to 5pm, and often later. Check Facebook pages for hours as they vary by season and location.

CLOSED

New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

EVENTS

September 15–16

Free Music in the Courtyard

Saturday and Sunday, 2–5pm
September 15–16

Free Music in the Courtyard

Saturday and Sunday, 2–5pm

Staff Picks

WHITE
  • Seyval Blanc 2016
  • Block 1 North Creek Vineyard Estate
  • Chardonnay 2016
  • Columbia County
  • Lindenwald White
RED
  • Baco Noir 2016
  • Block 3 North Creek Vineyard Estate
  • Old Vines Pultney Farm
  • Pinot Noir 2016
  • Columbia County
  • Chelois 2016
  • North Creek Vineyard Estate
  • Chelois 2015
  • Casscles Vineyard
  • Empire Reserve 2015
PORT
  • Paperbirch Cask 20 Espresso
  • Paperbirch Marmalade