Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hudson-Chatham Winery on Food Network's Farmhouse Rules with Nancy Fuller


Hudson-Chatham Winery appeared on the Food Network on Nancy Fuller's hit new show, Farmhouse Rules. On July 21, 2014, the episode "The Old Fashioned Dinner Party" re-aired, featuring the Hudson-Chatham Winery and Dominique DeVito. 
Nancy Fuller is a successful business owner and loving grandma who's bringing a taste of the Hudson Valley to Farmhouse Rules. "Chop! Chop! In the pot!" is one of her signature phrases.Nancy Fuller is a warm, loving mother of six and grandmother to 13, and the owner of Ginsberg’s Foods, a multimillion-dollar business she runs with her husband. Nancy lives in an authentic 17th-century farmhouse on beautiful, rolling land in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Being on a farm, Nancy’s food and recipes represent her surroundings and her philosophy of feeding others with delicious, simple meals from the heart.

We love Nancy...and especially because she is true to herself and her friends -and she lives and promotes local! And that's a great thing! Nice to see the Hudson Valley being promoted in such a way. The Hudson Valley was one of the nation's original bed baskets, and was the main supplier of New York City for hundreds of years for fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meats. Today it has been re-imagined, and is home to all kinds of small family farms and is home to hundreds of artisanal food producers.

Episode: Old-Fashioned Dinner Party
Nancy Fuller's 1650s home is the perfect backdrop for an old-fashioned Dutch dinner party. Nancy's making juicy Roasted Chicken With Chestnut Breading, Sweet Corn Pudding and a Rustic Fruit Tart. She even swings by the local vineyard to pick up a few bottles of red for her spicy Mulled Wine. It's going to be an old-fashioned dinner party with farm flair! (Episode: RF0105H)

Thank you Nancy!!!!!!!!! Great show!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Capital Region Living Magazine Names Hudson-Chatham Winery Best in Region!!!

Hudson-Chatham Wine Dinner With Chef David Robinson and Culinary Command

 Last night we had another one of our intimate wine dinners. The theme was southern...and we had okra, and corn muffins with honey butter, and Virginia ham. It was amazing. And the guest were equally amazing, and  good time was had by all. Click on the menu to read the foods!


And of course the wines were amazing.  The most popular of the night was a 2010 Baco Noir Reserve Casccles Vineyard from the cellar. Spectacular. But the Rose' an the Rivers Edge and the Cab Franc were all alo very popular s well as our estate Seyval Blanc.



The chef this evening was David Robinson.
Chef David’s roster of clients and supporters is impressive. He has created menus and events for President George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, Senator & Mrs. Edward Kennedy, MTV Networks, The Public Theater, Governor Sarah Palin, Brides magazine, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Academy-Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, legendary artist Elsworth Kelly, oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens, Real Simple magazine, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Prime Minister of Great Britain Gordon Brown, New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan, Senator Chris Dodd, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital.
Chef David created and hosted a 14-part cooking series on Weekend Today on NBC/Albany – and has also made over 50 live appearances on the TV program.   Additionally, he and Learn How to Cook are now teaching huge numbers of people across the country about the in’s and out’s of simple, easy, fun and delicious cooking – all in a simple and profound “Can-Do” style – now including users in Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan.

Hoever, his most impressive accomplishment is the founding of Culinary Command. Culinary Command Training is a rigorous, elite, intense and extremely fulfilling 45-day program for a select number of U.S. military veterans or active-duty soldiers who are committed to learning and/or re-tooling for a career in the culinary arts. We salute Chef Robinson for his efforts to work with the people who have given their lives in service to the United States, and ask that you consider donating generously to this fine organization which now seems to have taken on a life of it's own.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A New Day at North Creek Vineyard!

North Creek Vineyard is the estate vineyard of Hudson-Chatham Winery. It is so named because the front of if follows the North Creek which flows south right across the street from Block 1. In the past we have shared with you the planting of Blocks 1 & 2, our original vineyard, Block 3, the Baco Noir block, the first wine of which will be released this year.
This year we planted Block 4. And Block 4 is all Chelois! Chelois, like Baco Noir for us, before it, hass been in short supply across the state. Much more so than Baco Noir. It seems we're the only people crazy enough here to plant it. But that's what we do. We love playing with heirloom and obscure grapes.
Steven Kolpan from the Culinary Institute of America said on WAMC of our Chelois Casscles Vineyard, "If I were to taste this wine blind, I would tell you this is a Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France. And really a great food wine. So for me, the story here is unusual grape, very small amount of it produced, and a successful hybrid, which I think is rare." High raise indeed. And that's why we are doing this."

So Block 4 is Chelois from a well known Finger Lakes nursery. But while we were at it, we replanted half of Block 2 (we ripped out Chancellor which was not happy there) and planted more Chelois, this time with nursery plants from Steve Casscles vineyards. With the beige grow tubes on, it's ready to face the summer. Very exciting stuff!

In the meantime Block 3, Baco Noir, sprang to life this last week. Always an exciting time!!!!!