The Grand Tasting

The Grand Tasting at last weekend’s Taste of Upstate Wine, Food, Music and Art Festival was the successful first festival sponsored by the Upper Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association. If you missed it, look for an even bigger and better encore next year. The fest is on track to becoming a heritage event for our region.


The Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail at the Taste of Upstate

One thousand people came out to experience the breadth of wines produced by the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail wineries, as well as other wines, beers and liquor from upstate New York State producers. Many winemakers were on hand to pour wine tastings, answer questions, and sell bottles of wine.

Ticket holders also had the chance to sample many upstate products of cheese, crackers, maple products, gourmet dips, spreads, olive oils and more. Artisans displayed their original paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, and wood crafts. The happy crowd was treated to live blue grass and the music of Steve Decker.

Check out the list of our 2014 upstate producers and see you next year. This is why we say the Taste of Upstate is the best of upstate New York. Cheers!


Upper Hudson Valley Participating Wineries:
• Adirondack Winery Lake George, NY
• Amorici Vineyard Valley Falls, NY
• Johnston’s Winery Galway, NY
• Natural Selection Farm Vineyard Cambridge, NY
• Northern Star Vineyard Valley Falls, NY (opening August 2014)
• Oliva Vineyards Fort Edward, NY
• Swedish Hill Winery Saratoga Springs, NY
• The Fossil Stone Vineyard Greenfield Center, NY (opening 2015)
• The Saratoga Winery Saratoga Springs, NY
• Thirsty Owl Saratoga Springs, NY
• Victory View Vineyard Schaghticoke, NY

Other Upstate Wineries:
• Altamont Vineyard & Winery Altamont, NY
• Americana Vineyards & Winery Interlaken, NY
• Brookview Station Winery Castleton, NY
• Coyote Moon Clayton, NY
• Hudson-Chatham Winery Ghent, NY
• Lakeland Winery Syracuse, NY
• Montezuma Winery Seneca Falls, NY
• Thousand Island Winery Alexandria Bay, NY

Upstate Breweries and Distilleries:
• Lake George Distilling Company Lake George, NY
• Smaltz Brewing Company Clifton Park, NY
• Paradox Brewery Schroon Lake, NY

Upstate Vendors:
• AC Wood Selkirk, NY
• Adirondack Cheese Co. Barneveld, NY
• Applegrove Farms Mexico, NY
• Berrylicious Bouquets Middle Grove, NY
• Cake Cups by Stacey Hannacroix, NY
• Castle Green Art Glass Studio Salem, NY
• Cheeky Monkey Food Syracuse, NY
• Flores Art Gallery Saratoga Springs, NY
• Grandpa Pete’s Gourmet Sauce Catskill, NY
• Gusto Della Vita Schenectady, NY
• Hidden Hollow Maple Farm Warrensburg, NY
• Johanna’s Raw Food New Berlin, NY
• Lily and the Rose Saratoga Springs, NY
• Mapleland Farms Salem, NY
• North Creek Railway North Creek, NY
• Peanut Principle Albany, NY
• Rad Soap Albany NY
• Saratoga Crackers Saratoga Springs, NY
• Saratoga Garlic Saratoga Springs, NY
• Saratoga Olive Oil Saratoga Springs, NY
• Saratoga Farmstead B&B Saratoga Springs, NY
• Silverleaf Resorts
• Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce Saratoga Springs, NY
• Valley Artisans Market Cambridge, NY
• Whalen’s Horseradish Products Ballston Spa, NY
• Willow Marsh Farms Ballston Spa, NY
• Worldings Pleasure Watervliet, NY

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