Summer is here and the open road beckons. For lovers of great drinks, delicious food and thought-provoking culture and history, there is no better place to set the GPS for than the Hudson Valley.
Angry Orchard and its head cider maker Ryan Burk want to change the way we think about hard cider.
Hit the road for fall adventure! Autumn in the Hudson Valley is a whimsical time, when colorful crops are plush and plentiful, flavors are at their freshest, and the culinary and beverage scenes are just as vibrant as the falling leaves.
You came at a good time, actually,” says Stephen Osborn as he lifted the lid off of a giant wooden fermenter filled with hundreds of pounds of cherries that are in the process of fermenting into a deep, rich slurry.
For the regional brewer looking to produce a more sustainable beer, finding a local source of hops is key.
Visit Applewood Winery in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley and discover the oldest working farm in Orange County and one of the oldest farms west of the Hudson River.
Brotherhood remains the oldest winery in America, continuously operating from 1839 to today, even throughout Prohibition.
Karen wanted to be a farmer and Frank thought he was retired. That’s how it started. They set out to make quality wines from organically grown grapes.
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.
The story begins in the orchard. In 1989, Warwick Valley Winery purchased an orchard and began to learn how to cultivate fruit. The passion for creating wines and ciders soon evolved into an idea to begin distilling and to open the first distillery in the Hudson Valley since Prohibition.
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.