Cornell University and University of Vermont are partnering to offer a local Grape School – Northeastern NY & VT Winter Grape School on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Lake George, NY. Both college Grape Programs are offering a one-day educational program on Cold Climate Grapes for current or prospective grape growers and wine makers. The program will offer two concurrent tracks – one on Viticulture and one on Enology. If you are interested in growing grapes and making wine in our region, this is the…

The executive committee reflects the diversity of the wine trail which spans the region from Lake George in the north to Albany in the south with most businesses located in Saratoga and Washington counties. The Association has grown to 14 business members and several affiliate members.

Victory View Vineyard, owned by Mary and Gerry Barnhart, continues to grow and gain attention for its award-winning wines. “We’re doing something different – making wine only from northern grapes we grow right here on our farm. Thanks to ‘buy local’ community support and growing recognition of our wines, we’re experiencing steady growth,” says co-owner Gerry Barnhart. The Barnhart’s commercial vineyard began with just a quarter acre of marquette vines planted in 2008. Since 2010, the Barnharts have slowly expanded their vineyard adding maréchal foch, la crescent, lacrosse…

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Upper Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association cooperate to bring a grape-growers workshop to our region on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1:00-3:00 pm. Victory View Vineyard at 11975 State Route 40, Schaghticoke, New York, will host the workshop for the professional and amateur grower. Attendees will learn the basics of pruning grapevines and some important advice to improve crop yields. This workshop will cover the various grapevine training systems available for cold hardy varieties including vertical shoot positioning (VSP), top wire cordon…