Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival - This Weekend

The Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival is this weekend at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
114 Little York Road, Warwick NY

July 24 and 25, noon to 5pm each day

Tickets $25 in advance / $39 at the door

Attending Wineries:
Adair Vineyards
Baldwin Vineyards
Brimstone Hill Vineyards
Glorie Farm Winery
Palaia Vineyards
Stoutridge Vineyards
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery
Pazdar Winery
Robibero Family Winery
Cereghino Smith Winery
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
Clinton Vineyards
Hudson Chatham Winery
Cascade Mountain Winery

Attending Restaurants and wineries they are paired with:
Chumleys BBQ paired with Adair Vineyards
Jean Claudes Bakery paired with Applewood Winery
Bellvale Creamery paired with Baldwin Vineyards
Nobel Pies paired with Brimstone Hill Vineyards
Chef Shawn Hubbell paired with Brotherhood Winery
Lady Finger Bake Shoppe paired with Glorie Farm Winery
Storm King Eatery paired with Palaia Vineyard
Sprout Creek paired with Stoutridge vineyards
Landmark Inn (one day) Iron Forge Inn (one day) paired with Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Cafe Mio paired with Whitecliff Vineyard and Winery

Cooking Demonstration by Chef Janet from the French Culinary Institute

Local produce from these farms:
Pennings Orchard & Farm Market
Soon's Orchard

Music by:
E'lisa Jones - Saturday
Tim O’Donohue and the TMU Band - Sunday

About the Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival
The Bounty of the Hudson Wine Festival is a Shawangunk Wine Trail event celebrating Hudson Valley Wines. The event is the only wine festival featuring 100% Hudson Valley Wines, restaurants and locally grown produce.
Visitors will enjoy side-by side tastings of the region’s array of wines from 18 Hudson Valley Wineries. Dry, complex, locally grown Seyval, Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, to sweeter apple and strawberry wines. This is the best opportunity to experience the quality now achieved by the wines of Hudson Valley Wine Country.
Admission is $25 in advance and $39 at the door. Admission includes wine tasting and wine glass. Tickets can be purchased on the Shawangunk Wine Trail website.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Repairing a Trellis

Jonathan Hull owner/winemaker of Applewood Winery repairs his trellis in the vineyard.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Michael Migliore speaks about the Floatclear technology

Michael Migliore owner/winemaker of Whitecliff Vineyards speaks about the Floatclear technology he used when making his award winning Riesling.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Interview with Whitecliff Vineyards Michael Migliore

Michael Migliore, owner/winemaker at Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery speaks about his 2009 Riesling and winning such high honors

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Whitecliff 2009 Riesling Wins Best White Wine

Whitecliff Vineyard, one of the Hudson Valley’s premier small family wineries, just took home a Double Gold and the Best In Show - White Wine award at this weekend’s San Francisco International Wine Competition. This is the largest, most influential international wine competition in America, judged blind by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts. With almost 4,000 wines entered this year from all over the world, Best White is a significant honor for Whitecliff, and for Hudson Valley winemaking.

The honor went to Whitecliff’s 2009 Riesling. We are proud to note that as Best in Show it was chosen over a huge selection of well-known and highly respected wines, such as Chardonnays from Napa Valley and France, New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, and Rieslings from Germany.

The Riesling was produced at Whitecliff from our own Hudson Valley Riesling grapes, combined with grapes from the Finger Lakes and Long Island, to balance the strengths offered by each of these different New York regions. The end result is a truly New York wine. And as many in the wine world know, New York is increasingly recognized as a world-class region for Riesling production.

This year marks the 30th year of the San Francisco International Wine Competition, making it one of the oldest in the nation. Further information is available at www.sfwinecomp.com.

As a small, artisanal winery, Whitecliff produces a total of about 3,000 cases of wine a year, with wines regularly selling out. Less than 200 cases of our award-winning Riesling were originally produced, and at this time we have a little over 100 cases still available for sale. It is medium dry, with 2% residual sugar, a ph of 3.0, and acidity of 8.25 g/l.

With 26 acres of vineyard, and its roots in a passion for farming, Whitecliff is one of the leading vineyard-based wineries in New York’s Hudson Valley. The winery is located at 331 McKinstry Road, in Gardiner, NY. It offers a line of primarily dry, European style wines, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, to its award-winning Awosting White, and Gamay Noir. Our wines have been featured at many respected restaurants, including the Culinary Institute of America, the Gramercy Tavern, and Xaviers.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Frost Damage

Jonathan Hull of Applewood Winery discusses frost damage.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Getting Ready for Around the World

We are all getting ready for the Around the World event June 19 & 20. Here is a list of what countries the wineries will representing.

Stoutridge Vineyards – USA

Palaia Vineyards – Italy

Whitecliff Winery – China

Benmarl Winery - Cuba

Glorie Farm Winery – Mexico

Brotherhood Winery – Morocco

Brimstone Hill Winery – France

Applewood Winery – Tahiti

Adair Vineyards – Russia

Warwick Valley Winery – Germany.

Baldwin Vineyards - Naples