Many people know Matt Spaccarelli as the winemaker at Benmarl Winery in Marlboro, New York. What you may not know that he and his partner Casey started Fjord Vineyards just a stone throw away. This year at the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition Fjord Vineyards swept the top honors for their 2015 Albarino. They won Best Hudson Valley Winery, Valerie Cup which is the best wine made with 100% Hudson Valley fruit and Best in Show all for his 2015 Albarino.
Having known Matt since the day he began his wine career at Benmarl I felt like a proud mother presenting him his awards. When I stopped by we talked about Fjord and Benmarl, the grapes, the wine, the equipment and the soil.
Grab a glass of wine and hear about Matt's new venture with Fjord Vineyards, what the 2016 harvest looks like. See he new tanks and chilling system and learn about the soil on both farms and why he planted Albarino.