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.
Brimstone Hill is among the older Hudson Valley vineyards and wineries. The vineyard dates back to 1969 when Richard and Valerie Eldridge planted some 20 varieties of “French hybrid” grapes on approximately a half acre of sloping land.
Stoutridge Vineyard is a premium estate winery and distillery located in Marlboro, NY, 70 miles north of Manhattan. They are members of the Shawangunk Wine Trail, as well as the Meet Me in Marlborough Farm Trail.
Since its grand opening in 2014, Clermont Vineyards & Winery has established itself as a staple on the Hudson Valley wine trail.
Noiret is a relatively new hybrid grape variety used in red wine production, offering another option for cold climate grape growers.
Don’t Call it a Comeback: Hudson Valley Winemakers Prove Hybrid Wines Have a Place in the Cellar and at the Table
A plethora of wines made from hybrid varieties are emerging from “under-the-radar” status to notable wines—and it’s happening in our backyard.