3009 Main St
Sunday, November 30, 2008
3009 Main St
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This weekend just past we held our annual bread and cheese event. The artisnal bakers and cheesemakers sold tons of cheese and bread, and spoke to dozens and dozens of winery visitors about how they make their the incredible delectables.
Rob Roy of Four Elements
On hand were Peter from Real Amazing Live Food Company, Doug from Hawthorne Valley, Rob Roy, a local Ghent resident, who bakes incredible rustic breads under the name Four Elements, and Michael and Jeremy from Riverstreet Bakers, who hail from Catskill with their vast array of breads and other baked treats (scones, fruit cake, etc.).
Doug of Hawthorne Valley and Pampered Cow
Michael and Jeremy of Riverstreet Bakers
It was a great success, and we'd like to thank all of them for making it o special, and spending so much time with our winery visitors. It was a great day for all of us.
Here are some websites:
THE HUDSON-CHATHAM WINERY
Thursday, November 20, 2008
According to Tricia's Bunko website, "Strictly speaking, Bunco is a game of dice, played in rounds. Players take turns rolling the dice and trying to accumulate as many points as possible to win each round. The game is played at tables of four in competing teams of two."
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Just recently Lenndevours reviewed three Baco Noirs from the Hudson Valley - Benmarl, Warwick Valley, and Hudson-Chatham Winery. The article seemes to have been a big hit, drawing wide attention and attracting a large number of reactions in the comments section.
Read it for yourself at:
PHOTOS OF HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
These are a little late - so our apologies to those who dresed up for the event. More than a few folks came to our Halloween events dressed in costume, but we didn't get all their photos. (Won't happen next year).
Anyway, it was spooktacular...and we'll do it all over again next year!
Carlo and Dominique
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Bread, Cheese & Wine
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
11 am to 5 pm
Sample an array of sweet and savory foods made wtih 100% natural maple syrup - great ideas for holiday menus or classic fall fare!
Monday, November 10, 2008
BLOWS OUR TENT DOWN
Last year, we bought a big, brand new tent for events there at the winery. It was 20' x 13' and very roomy. This year we used it several times to great effect,most notably durin the Sangria Festival and the Psychic Fair.
A month ago the winery was set up for a series of bus tours. On a Sunday we were scheduled to have several bus tours, so we set the tent up, as we always did, several days in advance.
On the day we set it up it was still and quiet. The several days later, on a Saturday, the wind began to pick up. And pick up some more. The tent was tethered, staked down to the ground. It shifted some, and then one line snapped, and then another. All through the night I could hear the wind build and build like we were out to sea in the middle of a gale.
Several times I went outside and reconfigured the tent. It was shifting and creaking. I railed at the winds and the waving tree branches, and cursed like Ahab aboard the deck of the Pequod.
But I couldn't stay out there all night. Eventually I had to leave the tent to its own devices. Dominique and I looked at one another and shrugged. Short of holding the tent down myself, there was nothing I could do. I worrie and tossed and turned as the wind howled and roared.
The next morning I surveyed the wreckage. I asked Dominqiue to help me try and resurect it. It was like trying to raise the Titanic. Everytime we raised one corner, another one would fall down. It was a disaster.
Eventually we scrapped the whole thing. The poles were twisted, bent, snapped. The irony of course was that the weather turned beautiful, and we didn't end up needing the tent at all.
It was eventually deposited at the local dump. One of the fun parts of owning a winery.
Products ranged from beef and lamb to cheese, ice cream, biscotti, pasta sauces, hot sauces, and many other food items. And they all went great with wine!
Sunday, November 02, 2008
We are very proud and pleased to announce you can now find us tasting and selling our wines at the Schenectady Greenmarket, Winter Market on Sundays.
Every Sunday from 10am - 2pm
at Proctors Arcade!
Free Parking Downtown on Sundays
With an array of local vendors, the Winter Market has a lot to offer: meat, cheese, wine, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and of course, music, hot food, and cooking classes! Come join the fun and continue to enjoy the area's freshest and finest foods! And if you're feeling adventurous, catch a matinee or a show at one of the local Downtown theatres or take a stroll through the historic Stockade.
it's an activity for the whole Community!
buy local . eat local
fresh produce: vegetables, herbs, fruitmeat, poultry, dairy: beef, pork, chicken, eggs, milk, cheesebaked goods: artisan breads, pies, cakes, cookies, pastriescondiments and preserves: jams, jellies, relishes, hot sauces, salsasweeteners and sweets: honey, maple syrup, chocolates and candiescatered meals: soups, stews, sandwiches and entreesflowers and plants: cut & potted flowers, potted herbs, bedding plantshousehold items: soaps, lotions, cleaning products, textilesartisan wares: pottery, wool and knitted goods, etc.
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