Sunday, July 26, 2009


Last night, the Hudson-Chatham Winery was very pleased and proud to host the first Hudson Valley Winemaker's BBQ. Winemakers from all over the region, from the bottom of the valley and as far north as Saratoga Springs (although the valley officially stops at Albany) attended.

Many wineries were represented. And they noshed on such delights as cheeses from Harperfield and Coach Farm, beef from Trowbridge Farms, and breads from River Street Bakers. Two grilled chickens were served, one using a marinade using Hudson-Chatham Balsamic Vinegar and one using Old Kinderhook BBQ sauce.

Anthony Trigo of Cleremont Vineyards

Ken Lifshitz from Silverstream Winery

Dennis Pitts from Preston Hollow Vineyards

John Huddleson, Hudson Highlands grower, Steve Casscles, Hudson-Chatham Winery winemaker, and Dick Eldrige of Brimstone Hill.

Anthony Trigo of Cleremont Vineyards, Michael Migliore of Whitecliff Vineyards, and Paul Gioquindo, handsomely standing in for the HudsonValley Wine Goddess Debbie Gioquindo.

Ralph Cooley, general manager, was our master griller, and Carlo DeVito and D Curto split duties on the second grill. Thanks Ralph and D!!!!

We drank a whole lot of wine, and talked wine all night. It was a lot of fun!


Blogger Hudson Valley Wine Goddess said...

Looks like a great evening. I'd like to thank my wonderful hubby for standing in for me while I am in Sonoma attending the wine bloggers conference.I have lots of info to share when I return.

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