Sunday, August 16, 2009


On Saturday, August 15, Dominique finally made it up to Vonadeau Wine & Spirits in Berlin, NY, to do a tasting of our wines. Cheryl, who owns the store, and her friend Richard, who has helped her construct and run it, are two of the nicest people you could meet - and smart, too: the store carries only New York State wines. Way to go!

It was a gorgeous, classic summer afternoon of bright sunny skies, and the ride up from Ghent was beautiful. It was not nearly as long as I thought it would be, either. A straight shot up 22N from New Lebanon, past farms and fields and rising mountains. It took about 45 minutes from the winery. Cheryl and Richard told me to take a left at the blinking light in Berlin and then go around the tree at the next intersection to get onto Main Street where the store is. Gotta love a place with a tree at its main intersection!! Berlin is a very charming little town that appears to be on the up-and-up - and certainly Vonadeau is part of that direction.

The store was beautifully arranged, and they had a table waiting for me with all the wines displayed and a selection of NY-state cheeses. No sooner was I set up than a large group arrived for a tasting. The party started, and it kept going strong til I had to leave shortly after 5 pm. I was able to take these photos of an afternoon very well spent.

Thank you, Cheryl and Richard, for your hospitality and your support of ours and other New York State wineries!


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