May is in full swing and summer is on the way. That means it’s time to get outside and barbecue! Not to mention May is National BBQ month. The combination of perfect weather, longer days, and properly selected wine (from the Upper Hudson Wine Trail of course) will ensure that your barbecue is one your friends will love! So what food are you in the mood for at your barbecue? From poultry and fish, to burgers and steak, check out some wine and food pairings from the Upper Hudson…

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.

If you love wine & cheese, then we’ve got the perfect event for you. This May 14th and 15th, the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail is hosting its 3rd Annual Wine & Cheese Weekend! Grab your friends and family to travel the trail and experience some of the best locally made wines and cheeses our region has to offer! At this two-day event, you’ll have the opportunity to visit 9 of our Wine Trail Member wineries at their Tasting Rooms and Farmer’s Market spots to enjoy a Wine…

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.

The Adirondack Wine and Food Festival is fast approaching, and, with seven Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail wineries participating, we can’t wait! Recently, the folks behind the Adirondack Wine and Food Festival gave us a little preview into the much anticipated, Lake George event. The Festival is the first of its kind in Lake George and will be held at the brand new, Charles R. Wood Festival Commons on June 27th & 28th, 2015. They told us that the beauty of Lake George would be our backdrop, but…

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…

The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival, a two-day event, Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28th, will celebrate the bounty of amazing craft beverages and locally made foods that the Upper Hudson Valley region has to offer. The festival will be held in Lake George, NY at the Charles R. Wood Park on Westbrook Road. The Festival will be a two-day, outdoor (rain or shine) event where 14 wineries, 2 breweries, 3 distilleries, and complementing gourmet food and wine-related vendors will set up tents and serve samples of their products,…

Local wineries from the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail will be at the Tour of the Battenkill, America’s Queen of the Classics, on Sunday, April 19th. The Upper Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association is the official wine sponsor of this great American cycling event – the largest Pro/Am road cycling race in North America. Professional racers compete on over 65 miles of paved and dirt roads on the rolling hills of the Battenkill Valley in southern Washington County. Our wineries will be set up at the Expo,…

Ten wineries from the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail will be at the Tour of the Battenkill, America’s Queen of the Classics, on Saturday, April 18th. The Upper Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association is the official wine sponsor of this great American cycling event – the largest Pro/Am road cycling race in North America. Professional racers compete on over 65 miles of paved and dirt roads on the rolling hills of the Battenkill Valley in southern Washington County. Our wineries will be set up at the Expo,…