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Attend the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival

April 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food FestivalThe 3rd Annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival is almost here – May 23 – 24, 2015 – promising a gathering of some of the best, regional food and drink producers, as well as special guests, seminars, and demonstrations that any self-respecting foodie would not want to miss!

An outgrowth of the Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail, the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival has proven to be a very successful showcase not only for the beverage trail members but also the other vendors and producers who will be on hand – not to mention the attendees!

Guests at the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival will be treated to samples (with the option to buy) from New York State and the Berkshire region wineries, distilleries, cideries, and craft breweries, plus gourmet cheeses, baked goods, meats, and much more.

The weekend’s festivities will also feature special guest appearances and book signings, arts and crafts, and seminars on wine and food pairings, home brewing, and cheese making.

Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival Vendors:

Wineries
Adirondack Winery – (Lake George, NY)
Brookview Station Winery – (Castleton, NY)
Cereghino Smith Winery – (Bloomington, NY)
Clinton Vineyards – (Clinton Corners, NY)
Furnace Brook Winery – (Richmond, MA)
Halfmoon Cellars Winery – (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Helderberg Meadworks – (Duanesburg, NY)
Hudson-Chatham Winery – (Chatham, NY)
Hummingbird Hills Winery – (Fultonville, NY)
Les Trois Emme – (New Marlborough, MA)
Tousey Winery – (Germantown, NY)
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery – (Warwick, NY)
Whitecliff Winery – (Gardiner, NY)

Distilleries
Dutch’s Spirits – (Pines Plains, NY)
Harvest Spirits – (Valatie, NY)
Hillrock Estate Distillery – (Ancram, NY)
Hudson Valley Distillers – (Clermont, NY)
Still the One Distillery – (Port Chester, NY)

Breweries
Barrington Brewery – (Great Barrington, MA)

Farm & Food Products
Applegrove Farm – (preserves, mixes)
Dutch Desserts – (fruit tarts)
Goats and Gourmets – (Goat Cheese)
Grandpa Pete’s Gourmet Sauces – (Pasta & Sauces)
Gusto Della Vita – (olive oils and vinegars)
Hawthorne Valley Farm – (cheeses, breads)
Hessian Hill Farm
Ice Delites – (Italian Ices)
Insane FudgeIoka Valley Farm – (maple products)
JD Gourmet – (olive oils and vinegars)
Jiff-E-Chips – (homemade kettle chips)
Joe’s Jerky – (jerky snacks)
Just Good Eats – (homemade ice cream & treats)
Nottingham Hollow Specialty Foods – (fudge, praline syrup)
Oliva Provisions
Saratoga Crackers – (crackers)
Savor Fine Foods – (bakery)
Short & Stout Tea Company – (specialty teas)
Susi’s Hot Sauce – (Hot Sauces & Seasonings)
Sweet Rama’s – (homemade goat soap)
The Olive Table – (specialty olive oil, greek honey)
Worldlings Pleasures – (Flavored Cheese Spreads)

Food Concessions
Bootleggers on Broadway – (food truck)
Guido’s Frozen Desserts – (Italian Ice)

Artisans & Crafters
A Greater Grater
Audrey’s Art
Graceful Things Home Decor
JK Custom Furniture & Design – (furniture)
Leaning Tree Designs – (jewelry)
Northend Woodworking – (Wood Designs)
This Old Bottle
Tile Table World Corp. – (custom tile tables)
Tom Kenny – (wood bowls)
Winding Drive – (jams & jellies)

Exhibitors
Culligan of Hudson – (water treatment/systems)
CUTCO Cutlery – (knives)
Huff N Puff – (windows, doors, gutters)

The Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail features handcrafted, award-winning and celebrated wines, beers, and spirits and extends from just southeast of Albany, on down to Hudson. The members of the association put on the the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival each spring.

Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival 2015

May 23 – 24
Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66 and Route 203, Chatham, New York

Be sure to visit the site for updated information and full schedule: www.hudsonberkshirewinefestival.com. Tickets will be available at the gate – Your $25 Tasting Ticket gets you admission, all the wine, beer, and spirits you care to taste, and a souvenir tasting glass you can take home as a keepsake. Regular tickets (for admission only) are $10.

Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival Lodging
The Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival is just a half-hour’s drive from Applegate Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lee, MA. Applegate Inn offers 11 beautifully appointed suites with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs. We’ll spoil you with candlelight breakfasts, afternoon wine and cheese, evening cognac and chocolates, and attentive service – stay with us and enjoy real Berkshires comfort!

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