This Westchester Dinner Is a Must for Local Wine Collectors

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Bring a special vintage to our Wine Collector’s Dinner to uncork with friends while savoring evening views of the Hudson River.

By Julia Paino, with additional reporting by Samuel Murphy

Calling all wine connoisseurs! Join us for Westchester Magazine’s third annual Wine Collector’s Dinner, featured as part of our Wine & Food Festival, on Friday, June 9. Share your most valued vintage with fellow wine lovers and experience new sips from the cellars of your wine-loving peers.

As summer kicks off in Westchester County, enjoy the majestic nighttime view of the Hudson River from a table at X2O Xavier’s on the Hudson in Yonkers. The restaurant rests atop the only turn-of-the-century Victorian pier still in use on the river, offering a classic yet modern presentation.

The night is a celebration of Stew Jr. of Stew Leonard’s. On Friday evening, Stew Jr. will receive the Ralph Martinelli Award in recognition of his contribution to the Westchester community. Martinelli, who passed away in 2019, was the former publisher of Westchester magazine and the visionary behind events like Westchester’s Wine & Food Festival.

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This luxurious showcase of unique vintages includes a champagne reception at 6:30 p.m., directly followed by a bottle share and dinner prepared by award-winning chef, Peter X. Kelly, at 7 p.m.


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After you pop that cork, experience the live charity wine and trip auction, during which you can expand your knowledge of vino and leave with a bottle of your favorite drink or your next vacation.

Individual tickets cost $185, which includes tax and gratuity for the event. In addition, all attendees must bring a minimum of one bottle per person or one magnum per couple to participate.

So what are you waiting for? Find your best unopened bottle, mark your calendars for June 9, and please join us for the wine dinner to end all wine dinners.

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