|The view from Millbrook's tasting room|
This past weekend was the yearly event TasteCamp which is held in a wine region on the Eastern side of the United States every year. I was thrilled when it was announced that they had chosen the Hudson Valley and the date was Columbus Day Weekend, the busiest weekend of the year.
The organizers The New York Cork Report's Lenn Thompson and Drink Local's Michael Michael Wangbickler chose this weekend and at first I thought, the busiest weekend of the year, but then it truly highlighted the best, the Hudson Valley during harvest.
I attended the events on Friday and could only attend Saturday evenings dinner at Tousey. I will go into detail later about each winery and the new things I learned. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the weekend.
|The gathering began at Noon in the vineyard at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery|
|Chardonnay grapes from Long Island at Millbrook|
|Processing the Chardonnay|
|Michael & Carlo tasting selections from Millbrook|
|Tasting Clinton Vineyards sparkling and Seyval|
Kristop Brown, winemaker at Robibero Family Vineyards addressing the group
Robibero selections for tasting.
|Bad Seed Cider at the grand tasting at Robibero|
|Benmarl selections at the grand tasting at Robibero|
|Clearview Vineyards at the grand tasting at Robibero|
|Frank from Clearview pouring Tiffany from Robibero a tasting|
|Dinner selections at Whitecliff Vineyards|
|Beautiful table arrangements at Tousey for dinner|
|The bloggers gather at Tousey|
|Tousey's Scarlet Tiger label (wait till you hear the story behind this!)|
|Bottled just for us|
|Great presentation of lamb for dinner|
|Remy and Katie having a great time|
|Evan presenting Carlo a gift of appreciation|
|Getting carried away and having fun|
|Many wines were tasted, new friendships formed and old friends visiting!|