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It's the favorite time of year for so many - but maybe especially for wine lovers. It's harvest season, it's fall festival season, it's the time of year for enjoying bigger wines with bigger foods, and dessert wines by the fire with friends.
At the Hudson-Chatham Winery, we're celebrating the season by making the tasting room an extra-special place to be, and also taking our show - and our award-winning wines - on the road. Wherever your celebration of fall finds you, we just might be there, too.
Happy Fall, Happy Festing, Happy Feasting
The Hudson-Chatham October Calendar 2011
At the Tasting Room!
The tasting room is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-5 pm. We're also open on Monday, 10-10, Columbus Day. We'll be busy all month making new wine, bottling our 2010 reds, and getting ready for Hallo-Wine here on 10-29. The winery is a fun and relaxing place to enjoy and learn about our wines.
Bethel Woods Wine Festival
SATURDAY, OCT. 1
If you want to try a bunch of NY state wines in one place - including award-winning Hudson-Chatham Wines - check out this great festival in the lower Hudson Valley.
Rhinebeck Crafts & Chocolate Festival
SATURDAY, OCT. 1 & SUNDAY, OCT. 2
A wonderful crafts and chocolate festival complete with wine - what could be better!? Find us there all weekend with our award-winning wines.
Goold Apple Festival
SATURDAY, OCT. 8 & SUNDAY, OCT. 9
This is an amazing family festival on the grounds of Goold Orchards in Castleton, complete with a wine tent. That's where we'll be. C'mon in and say hi!
But wait - there's more! October is bursting with activity in Columbia County, and there are other delights worth knowing about.
One is the Leaf Peeper Concert series. It's an amazing line-up of classical music concerts featuring top-notch musicians under the directorship of Sanford Allen and Clarion Concerts in Columbia County, Inc. There are concerts on October 1 in Claverack, October 15 in Hillsdale, and October 29 in Chatham.
Another is the Art & Wine event in Albany on October 5. It's part of Hudson Valley Wine Magazine's pairing of Valley artists with Valley wineries. Come see the great range of work produced and try some wonderful wines.
Then there's the Hudson Valley Bounty's Annual Chili Festival on the Hudson Riverfront on October 8, where you can taste lots of chili recipes and vote for your favorite. The Hudson-Chatham Winery will be there, too, offering wines that pair perfectly with this classic dish.
We'll be hosting a "Mac Attack" day at the winery on Saturday, October 22. Resident cheesie Aaron Hacker will be cooking up his special recipe featuring several Hudson Valley cheeses and other secret ingredients that add up to heaven on a plate.
That same Saturday - 10/22 - you can enjoy fine art and special treasures at the Artisans Along Main Street festival in nearby Valatie. Come see why this town is one of Columbia County's gems.
Oh - and there's the annual Columbia Film Festival in downtown Chatham this month! There's always an amazing line-up of films, and Chatham is only 10 minutes from the winery, so you can begin or end a wonderful afternoon or evening with a tasting and a movie. How great is that?!
So much to see and do in October! See you at the Winery - or in town - or in the Valley!