The Shawangunk Wine Trail nestled between the famous Shawangunk Mountains and the majestic Hudson River, is proud to announce the addition of three wineries to the trail. Benmarl Vineyard & Winery and Glorie Farm Winery will join the trail kicking off the season with the Pasta Primo – Vino event April 22 & 23, 2006. Stoutridge Vineyards will be joining the trail beginning with the June 16th event - Around the World in 60 Miles.
Barbara Best, General Manager of Benmarl says they are thrilled to be part of the Shawangunk Wine Trail. This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us to work to together. Benmarl Vineyard & Winery holds NY State Farm Winery license #1 and is the acknowledged parent of the burgeoning farm winery industry that has brought fame to the new wineries of New York State. .
Doug Glorie of Glorie Farm Winery is very excited to be part of the trail. Glorie Farm Winery started in 1979. Today Glorie Farm Winery makes a variety of small lot wines. They are hand crafted red, white and fruit wines, dry, semi dry and sweet wines. Their variety of wines represents their desire to satisfy a variety of palates.
Stoutridge Vineyards is the newest vineyard on the wine trail. They have incorporated the best of old-world tradition and modern technology into the design and construction of their winery building and production facilities. Their vineyards are planted with Riesling and Sangiovese. They expect to have their first bottling this year. Kim Wagner and her husband Steve Osborne owners of Stoutridge say they are very excited about being part of the wine trail and the local wine community.
Michael Migliore, owner of Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery says this is a tremendous opportunity for the customers of the Hudson Valley and beyond to experience the diversity of wine and beautiful locations brought to the Shawangunk wine trail by the addition of these wineries.
The Shawangunk Wine Trail is home to the nation's oldest continuously operated winery and America's oldest vineyard. Wine produced in this region range from dry complex wines, to soft fruity wines, and sparkling wines. The Shawangunk Wine Trail 11 member wineries from New Paltz to Warwick are: Adair Vineyards and Rivendell Winery, New Paltz NY; Benmarl Vineyards, Glorie Farm Winery and Stoutridge Vineyard, Marlboro NY; Whitecliff Vineyards, Gardiner NY; Baldwin Vineyards and Brimstone Hill Vineyards, Pine Bush NY; Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville NY; Applewood Winery, and Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick NY.
The Shawangunk Wine Trail is the closest wine trail to New York City, Westchester, Albany, Bergen County NJ, and Connecticut. It is conveniently located 85 miles north of New York City, 72 miles south of Albany and 40 miles west of Danbury CT. The Shawangunk Wine Trail is easily accessible by the New York State Thruway at Exits 16, 17 and 18; from Route 17 at Exit 119 and I84 West – 9W North and Union Avenue Exit. www.gunkswine.com for more information.