Tony and Debreen Oliva, owners of Oliva Winery, are part of the Upper Hudson wine trail family, and have been since 2012. Debreen Oliva is past secretary for the winemaker and grape grower association – the Upper Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Association. We interview them here to announce their exciting news for Oliva Winery – they’ve added a new tasting room and a brewery in Saratoga Springs. UHV: Who is behind Oliva Winery and Racing City Brewing Co.? TONY OLIVA: We began making wine in 2012, sharing…

What better way to spend a spring day than touring the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail? Hoppy Trails Brew Bus, Premiere Transportation, and Cask & Kegs Tours drive wine lovers from winery to winery in style. Hoppy Trails Brew Bus boasts a safe and educational experience. Explore local wineries while learning about what makes each special. Choose from preset tours or customize your own. Tours with Hoppy Trails include free samples, behind-the-scenes looks and an opportunity to meet the makers producing one-of-a-kind beverages. Premiere Transportation‘s extensive fleet serves…

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…

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…

Amorici Vineyard and Winery Tavern is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 6 pm. Their lunch menu includes wine, food and beer. Evenings dinners are served by reservation only. Special Wine & Food Romantic-Enhanced Pairing Dinners are planned for Valentine’s Day Weekend on February 12-14. Joe Messia, owner, chef and winemaker says,” Call for details – the food presented will enhance the mood of your romantic weekend.” The ice skating ponds are frozen, and Joe says, “Ice skaters are invited to come and enjoy The Amorici…

Looking for a unique holiday gift for the wine lovers on your list? The Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail Passport makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift. Need a gift for a holiday grab bag, an office party or for out-of-town guests? Why not surprise your adventuresome friends and relatives with a reason to explore the Upper Hudson Valley region in every season! The passport is valid for one whole year from the date of purchase.

We’ve all heard of wine and cheese pairings. Now, the Upper Hudson Valley Wineries and the Upper Hudson Valley Tree Farms join to celebrate the best of New York State agriculture and bring you a new pairing – Wine and Trees! Celebrate the holidays with a visit to a local winery and tree farm to receive a free wooden ornament when you make a purchase. These limited-edition ornaments make a nice stocking stuffer and unique gift, especially when paired with your favorite wine!

Joe Messina, owner and winemaker at Amorici Vineyard reports that he’s in full swing at farmers’ markets this summer. The local farm winery is now featured at Waterford Harbor Farmers’ Market on Sundays 9 to 1 pm, Union Street NY Farm Bureau Market in Schenectady on Saturdays 9 am to 1:30 pm, Northville Village Market on Fridays 2 to 5 pm, Chestertown Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays 10 to 2 pm, and the Speculator Farmers’ Market on Thursdays 2 to 5 pm. Local farmers’ markets support the needs of…

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…

Natural Selection Farm Winery began planting vines in 2005. Focusing on Northern Hardy Cold Climate varieties, the vineyard has nearly 3 acres of fruit in 2015. Owner and winemaker, Ken Denberg, makes a full-bodied blend with Marquette, St. Croix, and Geneva Red which is a Vintner’s Reserve. A well-balanced blend with notes of nut, pear, and licorice, it is dry and pairs well with beef, cheese, BBQ and all other grilled dishes or on its own. “This wine is made at the farm and we do not import…