The 20th Annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine and Food Festival

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Join all fourteen unique wineries of the Shawangunk Wine Trail and other top Hudson River Region wineries for the 20th Annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival presented by the Shawangunk Wine Trail. The festival is hosted this year by Benmarl Winery in scenic Marlboro, New York on Saturday and Sunday, July 25th & 26th, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. This is the premiere venue for showcasing Hudson Valley wines and other premium quality local products.

This exciting two-day wine and food event is the perfect opportunity to explore the finest wines of the Hudson Valley in side-by-side tastings. Come taste a variety of exquisite wines in an unforgettable country setting. Local farm-to-table food producers also participate, featuring an assortment of their exceptional artisanal products, artisanal cheeses, honey and baked goods. Many local craft vendors will also be participating. Carefully selected Hudson Valley food trucks will offer a variety of mouth-watering epicurean delights for purchases as well. For your listening pleasure, there will be live music wafting through the courtyard throughout each day featuring some of the area’s finest talent.

A one-day tasting ticket, good for either Saturday or Sunday, is $28 purchased in advance, including tax. Tickets also available at the gate for $38 including tax. A tasting ticket includes a complimentary wine tasting glass. A general admission ticket designed for designated drivers is also available at the gate only for $10 including tax.

Those entering the Festival with a general admission ticket receive a bottle of water upon entry, enjoy live music all afternoon in a gorgeous country setting, and have the opportunity to peruse and purchase wines, food and crafts.

Limited tickets will be available at the door. Your ticket is valid for one day of the event. Visitors must have their pdf ticket and photo I.D. to receive a souvenir Shawangunk Wine Trail wine glass and sample wine at each of the attending wineries. Food and other purchases are optional with additional charges

For a safe, enjoyable experience it is recommended to have a designated driver for your group, if at all possible. Transportation services are listed on the Bounty website under the Tourism Partners tab. These services are asked not to serve alcohol in their vehicles during this event.

The Festival will be held rain or shine. No children or pets are allowed. Benmarl  Winery is located at 156 Highland Avenue, Marlboro (8845.236.4265).

If you can’t make it to the Festival, but would love to tour the Hudson Valley wine country, you could reserve seats on The Little Wine Bus, which picks up passengers in New York City and various spots around the tri-state area.

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Margaret was public relations director for two luxury New York City hotels, where she did extensive research into America’s culinary heritage. She is a founding member of The James Beard Foundation; formerly, owner of a Jersey Shore inn and restaurant, The Pelican Bistro, recognized as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in NJ by New Jersey Monthly, and a PR consultant to restaurateurs. For the past several years she has been a contributing writer about food, drink and restaurant news for many publications. She is a passionate cook and wine lover who moved to the Hudson Valley and is in awe of the immense wealth of agricultural, artisanal and culinary talent in the area. Connect with her at www.TastefulLiving.net, Hudson Valley Wine & Restaurant Examiner and Shore Region Food & Restaurant Examiner. She can be reached at mmorgan531@gmail.com.

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