I’m partial of course to our magazine’s Wine & Food Week each June but luckily the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest takes place in a completely different month so there’s no reason not to enjoy both.
The 13th edition of the all-New York State-potent-potable event features 75 wineries, 5 distilleries, a Food Truck Corral, and numerous craft breweries as well as more than 100 gourmet specialty food, art, craft, and home goods vendors at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY September 6 and September 7. A complete list of vendors is here.
The Hudson Valley-based wine storage product company Wineracks.com founded the event in 2001 with just 22 wineries and handful of food vendors, and it continues to grow each year. Considering there are more than 300 wineries producing wine in more than 50 New York counties, I’d bet the 100-winery participation level is not too far off.
–The cost for a Tasting Ticket (must be age 21 or older),â€¨which includes wine tasting glass and all the wine you care to taste, isâ€¨ $40 one day/$70 weekend.
–The cost of a Regular Admissionâ€¨Ticket, which does not does not include wine or beer tasting but does include free water or soda and souvenir glass upon exit, is $22 one day/$37 weekend.
–Restaurant sampling tickets are sold separately. Each ticket is $1 and restaurant samples are priced between 1 and 5 tickets. Food Trucks do not accept restaurant sampling tickets.
A demo from Chef Peter Kelly
Auntie Liana’s Baked With Love of Montrose
Ric Orlando of New World Home Cooking
Ben Peacock of Tousey Winery in Germantown