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Hudson Valley Food and Wine Festival

Opens its gates this September 6 and 7 anticipating record attendees and participants eager to taste, test and learn about award winning wines, state-of-the-art distilleries and New York State’s growing and trendy food producers. Wineries, distilleries, craft breweries and food artisans from all over New York State will present their wares while everyone from gourmands and oeneophiles to farmers and visitors will enjoy wine tasting and food sampling as well as the demonstrations by well-known chefs. The celebratory atmosphere is enhanced by live music and the anticipation surrounding the judging of the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition.

Founded 13 years ago by Hudson Valley-based Wineracks.com, the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is held in the Dutchess County Fairgrounds Rhinebeck, New York, a beautiful historic town and area only two hours from New York City by car or train on Metro North and Amtrak. The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is designated as a “New York Farm Market, ” which allows the participants to hold tastings and sell by the bottle which is an unusual opportunity for visitors to buy directly from the vintners themselves.

Michael Babcock, CEO of Wineracks.com, said recently, “the event has become part of the culture of the Hudson Valley, as well as New York State. It offers a wonderful window on the local culture and entrepreneurs but is also an opportunity for the local wineries and distilleries to showcase their products. Building awareness of their products boosts companies’ sales, their income and ultimately promotes the economy of upstate New York, ” he said. Underlining the importance of the event, Governor Cuomo’s office last year chose to launch its initiative at the festival.

A vast number of top notch wineries from around the Hudson Valley and New York State take part in the festival. With over 300 wineries now producing wine in over 50 counties of the state, wine production is a significant addition to agricultural production as well as to the state’s economic purse and tourism offerings. Prize-winning wineries, including Keuka Spring Vineyards that brought home the 2013 Governor’s Cup for its 2012 Riesling at the New York Wine and Food Classic; Hazlitt that won the gold prize for its blush wine “Cabin Fever” at the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition; and Atwater Estate Vineyards from Hector New York that last year brought home the Chairman’s Award for its Cabernet Franc, are all part of the 2014 event.

Virginia Wine Festival - Looking 4 Food info

by movesale03

Hi, has anyone been to Virginia Wine Festival before?
The website says "No Picnic Basket Allowed," and "lots of bistro tables but you have to be quick to get them."
I love wine but cannot drink just wine all day long.
How is the food served at the Festival?
Is it "Fee-base" food? Or, anyone can grab a snack if available?
And, quality of food?
Any input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Arts and Wine Festival review

by honk4goosey

I went to our local Arts and Wine Festival this weekend, as I have done over the years. I have even sold my work at this event many years back. This is south of SFO but this group runs most of the major such festivals all over the Bay Area and beyond.
What I saw was so disappointing. There were hardly any arts and crafts made and shown by artists. Most of the booths were pre-made items sold for dirt cheap and probably were imports. I'm talking things like sunglasses and clothes obviously not made here.
As for the wine, there was one booth to get wine. No vineyards were represented as you might expect at a festival with such a name, especially when we are so close to the wine country

Lots of recs--ashland has great food!

by dingoatemydoobie

Whentever i go to ashland--i must go to gepettos and have the cream cheese won tons with spicy mustard.
try the oregon cabaret theater in the old pink church-food wine and GREAT shows and earier to get tix than the festival:)
crater lake could be quite cold at this point (there is snow there even in the summer) so ahem, dress warm for that bike ride. an alternative idea might be to ride around jacksonville-you could actually ride there from ashland if you want--then you could explore wine and food on your bike-- jacksonville is a wonderful historic gold mining town. there might also be some music or dance at the peter britt festival in j'ville a wonderful outdoor venue where you can have a fabulous picnic on the green hillside and watch a show

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What festivals are going on in the hudson valley area?

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel will be running through 09/06. Tickets still available. Ph: 845-264-7858

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