How do you know the wineries on the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail make great wines? First, taste for yourself! Second, every year our wineries take home wine competition medals. Our wineries earned medals for their wines at competitions including the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, International Eastern Wine Competition, Florida State Fair International Wine Competition, Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition and more.

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.

We don’t know exactly how many glasses of wine were swirled, sniffed and sipped in these well-known wine competitions, but we do know it was in the thousands. That makes these medals even sweeter to local wineries on the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail. Three wineries on our trail enter the fruits of their labor in these competitions. Check out these great results!