Friday, October 29, 2010


We’re decorating the tasting room for this most fun of holidays, and we look forward to welcoming ghosts, goblins, witches, and other scary monsters to the tasting room. Come to the winery in a costume this Saturday or Sunday and get 10% off your total purchase…if you dare!!

Don;t forget - Baco Noir is available - for now! Come on in a taste what everyone is talking about.


We are both pleased and proud to be able to offer Beekman 1802 Blaak at the Hudson-Chatham Winery tastingroom. Beekman 1802 Blaak is the first artisanal cheese produced from the goats at Beekman Farm.

Blaak is an Italian-style semi-hard cheese made from a 60:40 mix of unpasteurized goat and cow milk giving the cheese a mild but distinctive flavor. In keeping with traditional cheesemaking practices, this rare cheese is aged for 4 months in our caves and is coated with ash at each turning to promote the ripening of the wheel. The resulting edible black rind gives the cheese its name and makes it a true conversation piece on your table.

Beekman 1802 is owned by Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell.

Dr. Brent Ridge was born and raised in North Carolina. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and he was Vice President of Healthy Living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. He writes for and The Huffington Post.

Josh Kilmer-Purcell was born in upstate New York and raised in rural Wisconsin. He is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Bucolic Plague," "I Am Not Myself These Days," and "Candy Everybody Wants." Kilmer-Purcell is a monthly columnist for OUT magazine and a contributor to NPR.

Of course, together, they are The Fabulous Beekman Boys of Sharon Springs, NY. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are not your average couple. They have transplanted themselves from New York City to Beekman Farm in upstate New York, where they are raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens and a narcissistic llama -- and learning that the "simple life" isn't so simple.

Come on down to the tastingroom and get some before it's all gone!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010


We have released the 2009 vintage of the Baco Noir Reserve Casscles Vineyard! The ’08 vintage won a Gold Medal at the 2010 New York State Wine & Food Classic – the only Hudson Valley wine to win a gold at this year’s event. And it also recieved an award from The Dallas Morning News. If this is the wine you’ve been waiting for, come on in and see how you like the 09 vintage. If you’ve never tried our Baco Reserve, come taste what makes it so special.

Speaking of special, this is a very special weekend here in Chatham, NY. The annual Film Columbia Film Festival runs from Wednesday, October 20 through Sunday, October 24. The lineup of films is incredible. Check it out at Stop in for a tasting or a glass of your favorite wine before or after a movie to make your day(s) all the more enjoyable.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Steven Kolpan Raves About
Hudson-Chatham Chelois 2008
on WAMC!
Steve Kolpan, the highly acclaimed wine author, was on WAMC on Thursday, October 21, 2010. He was their promoting his new book, Exploring Wine, and speaking about wine.

Steven Kolpan is Professor and Chair of Wine Studies at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. Steven is co-author of Exploring Wine, which has sold more than 125,000 copies, and was nominated as Best Wine and Spirits Book by the James Beard Foundation. Steven is also co-author of WineWise, a consumer-friendly guide to the wines of the world, which won both the 2009 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2009 Georges Duboeuf Award for Best Wine Book of the Year. He is also the author of A Sense of Place, a history of Napa Valley's Niebaum-Coppola / Rubicon Winery (foreword by Francis Ford Coppola) that received the prestigious Versailles Award for Best American Wine Book in 2000. He is a contributing editor and the wine columnist for The Valley Table and In 2007, Steven Kolpan was named Wine Educator of the Year by the European Wine Council. He has been a member of Slow Food International for 20 years. Steven Kolpan lives just outside of Woodstock, New York.

During the interview Kolpan did an on-air tasting of wines, including Hudson-Chatham Chelois and other wines. Steven raved about the Hudson-Chatham Chelois!
Listen to the whole show at:

Saturday, October 16, 2010


You won’t want to miss this year’s psychic fair, where we’ll have three fabulous psychics in attendance to tell you what the future holds for you. Readings are $20 for 15 minutes – and well worth it! Enjoy a wine tasting or a glass of wine before or after your reading for a day you will truly treasure.

We have had so much fun with this event in the past, and this year will be no exception. Besides our regular amazing psychics – Linda and Francesca – we will be joined this year by Prudence, so waits should be minimal. Come for a reading and a wine tasting – it could be the most fun you have all year – and get you ready for the long dark days ahead.

We know what we have to look forward to in our future: releasing the 2009 vintage of the Baco Noir Reserve Casscles Vineyard! This will happen on the weekend of October 23. The ’08 vintage won a Gold Medal at the 2010 New York State Wine & Food Classic – the only Hudson Valley Winery to win a gold this year. It also won a medal from the Dallas Morning News.

Monday, October 11, 2010

These happy festival goers were thrilled, after they tasted some of the wines at Hudson-Chatham Winery stand at the Goold's Apple Festival 2010 at Goold's Orchards in Castleton, NY.
Now, our wine will not make your hair turn green. That particular goer was green with envy after all his cohorts were served before he was. After the tasting the wine his hair went back to its natural color. But guaranteed, they had a good time! And so did we!

Here's the booth before the mayhem on Saturday and Sunday, when droves of folks came through and sampled the wines! The Apple Festival is always a good time!

Here's Laura pouring during the mayhem.
We had a lot of fun. Thanks to Ed and Sue Miller, and Karen of Brookview WInery at Goold's Orchards, who set the whole thing up.! Thanks! And thanks to all those who came by, tasted, and bought!

Friday, October 08, 2010


Celebrating our 22nd Year
The Capital Region's Original Apple Festival
Saturday and Sunday October 9th~10th, 2010
9 am ~ 5 pm
Rain or shine No Pets allowed

Adult Admission $8.00~ Kids 12 and under are Free
Plenty of Free Parking

"The 22nd Annual Apple Festival & Craft Show at Goold Orchards....a celebration of the arts, crafts, and agriculture of the Capital Region...again this year there will be Pride of New York and Uncork NY food vendors and wineries. We will have an array of crafters displaying and selling their handmade wares as well as Pride of NY farm producers with their specialty food items. Don'forget to stop by the Schodack Valley Fire Companies Food Concession. Maple Hill Key Club will host the Haunted House this year. This years Festival will be held at Goold Orchards in Schodack, NY on: October 9 & 10, 2010 "

The Brookview Station Winery ~NY Wine Tent
This year's festivities will include their award winning Brookview Station Winery and two other Hudson River Region farm wineries, the Hudson-Chatham Winery , and Cascade Mt Winery . From the Finger Lakes Region their friends from Hunt Country Winery from Branchport, NY along with Catherine Valley Winery from Burdett, NY. There will be entertainment each afternoon at the tent.

Wine Tasting in the Wine Tent is $8.00
Includes tasting with souvenir a glass to take home
There is no charge to shop in the Wine Tent
Wine Tent opens at 10 am.
Open 10 am - 5 pm.
Everyone will be ID'd for proof of age.
Apple Festival Hours
9am - 5 pm Daily.
For Directions to the Festival visit us at
Rain or Shine
Sorry No Pets Please.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Destination: Hudson Valley
A rural haven nestled between New York City and Albany, is becoming a leading player in the farm-to-table movement.
Published on Oct 6, 2010
By Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The Hudson Valley, a rural haven nestled between New York City and Albany, is becoming a leading player in the farm-to-table movement. With a host of restaurants offering locally-sourced produce and a new generation of farmers, cheese-makers and winemakers with a commitment to sustainable agriculture, there's a slew of dining options.

If you need to get out of the city and connect with nature, jump in your car, hop on a train, or grab a Zipcar. Head for Hudson (filled with antique stores and restaurants, and home to a Saturday farmer’s market) and then branch out towards Ghent and Chatham, or explore the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, which borders Massachusetts. Featuring five wineries, a brewery and a distillery, this diverse collection of artisanal producers also offers handmade cheese, estate grown produce and delicious baked goods....

...Hudson-Chatham Winery: Charming owners Carlo and Dominique DeVito and winemaker (and New York State grape expert) Steve Casscles lovingly create award-winning wines using distinctive NY varietals. Their crisp Seyval Blanc is estate grown, and the luscious Empire Red is a blend of Hudson Valley Baco Noir, Long Island Merlot, and Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc. Elegant, full-bodied Baco Noir 2008 is an excellent companion to grilled meat or game. Their bright and airy tasting room is always filled with visitors who know fine wines and return often. The DeVito’s also produce a line of elegant fortified dessert wines under their Paperbirch label.

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