September Wine and Food Festival in the Northeast by Philip S. Kampe
The key is to bring along a designated driver, so, you can enjoy the wines that are offered to you.
As a NY Farm market, the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest offers the wineries the opportunity to sell wine by the bottle, thus offering the consumer the right to purchase wine directly from the winery.
The food part of the Fest features some of the best food produced in the Hudson Valley. Featured are many unique gourmet specialty food vendors. You can find everything from fresh cheese, farm raised meats, salsas, BBQ sauce, pasta, pasta sauce, drink mixes, dip mixes, soup mixes, baked goods, maple syrup, candy, nuts, granola and more.
In addition, the regions best restaurants and food trucks will be represented. You can purchase tickets to purchase food, priced from $1 to $5 per portion. Also, don’t forget the chefs, who will host cooking demonstrations throughout the weekend.
When: September 7th and 8th (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Dutchess Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
Designated driver and non-alcoholic admission: One day $22 Weekend $37
12 and under: Free
I have attended this festival for the past three years and agree that the wine and food experience is heightened because the ambiance of the locale. Sampling wine and gourmet food at one of the three Mansions involved, The Marble House, Rosecliff or The Elms adds that special element to the Festival.
Over 500 high-end international wines will be poured at the historic seaside Mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. The Grand Tasting will take place on Saturday & Sunday, September 21st and 22nd, from 12-4pm at the Marble House. More than 100 vintners will participate alongside scrumptious samplings from great restaurants and caterers. There will chef demonstrations, as well as lifestyle exhibiters.
When: September 20th to 22nd
Time: Grand Tasting 12-4pm September 21st & 22nd
Other events at various times on all three days