Landscape of grape vineyards at Millbrook Winery, with fall colors.

Vines of the Times

Delicate grapes, through assiduous hands-on maintenance, the use of rigorous scientific analysis, plus the trademark Hudson Valley pioneer and cooperative spirit, are reaching their full flavor potential in the Hudson Valley.
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From Farm to Glass: The Cultivation of New York Wines, Beers, and Spirits

Eating local produce and food is a powerful movement for the foodie community, and drinking alcohol beverages from craft producers is certainly not excluded from eating local. But what goes into crafting these local beers, wines, and spirits?
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View of instructor pointing out the art of pruning to a group of people, at Millbrook Vineyard & Winery

Beyond the Bottle

It’s not just carefully cultivated grapes, grains, berries, apples, and other fruits that lend flavor and variety to the craft beverages produced in the amazing Hudson Valley...
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photo of 8 bottles of Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc wines

8 Great Cab Francs to Try

We’d highly encourage you to grab any Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc you can get your mitts on because, as with any small wine region, the quantities are limited.
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Cabernet Franc grapes hanging from the vine, at Glorie Farm Winery.

Can We Be Franc?

The verdant, hilly climes of the Hudson Valley are known and praised for many things. The beauty of its rolling, roiling namesake river; its famed mid-nineteenth century naturalist art movement; its acres of multi-generational fruit orchards and dairy farms; and, lately, as the celebrated place of culinary inspiration for chefs like Dan Barber and Zak Palaccio.
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Landscape view of Cab Fanc vineyard at Millbrook Winery with hills in background

Getting Technical with Cab Franc

Growing Cabernet Franc is a promising prospect for Hudson Valley growers and winemakers, especially if you understand the conditions under which it grows best.
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Home is Where the Beer & Wine Are – A Look at Home Winemaking and Brewing

Over the last few years, New York has seen a growth in the number of people involved in home winemaking and brewing. Wine and beer aficionados are stepping up their game at home and experimenting with new production methods, local ingredients, and—of course—family involvement.
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Toasting a Decade of Craft Innovations

Remember when going out to grab a drink meant a mass-market beverage trucked in from afar? So 2008. These days, it’s all about #drinkinglocal, and bars and restaurants not just carry, but feature, New York-made wine, beer, cider, and spirits.
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Assorted bottles of fruit wine from Brookview Station Winery

A Decade of Change

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.
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Landscape image with pond in background at Applewood

Applewood Winery

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.
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Brotherhood Winery

Brotherhood remains the oldest winery in America, continuously operating from 1839 to today, even throughout Prohibition.
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Bottle and two glasses of Clearview wine accompanied by a cheeseboard

Clearview Vineyard

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.
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