Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition Hosts Inaugural Barrel & New Release Tasting Event
May 1, 2019 – Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition
Premiere event for 50 special guests will feature 20 estate-grown wines and light bites in a gorgeous, rustic vineyard setting with views of the Hudson Valley.
The wineries of the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition will tap their barrels, uncork new releases, and share some gems from their cellars in their first-ever tasting event.
The Barrel & New Release Tasting will take place from 6–8 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Nostrano Vineyards, 14 Gala Lane, Milton, NY 12547. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
A free trade tasting for press only will take place that afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m.; for more information, please call or email the press contact listed above.
Only 50 lucky wine aficionados will have a special opportunity to engage with winemakers and owners as they offer their bounty of Hudson Valley-grown Cabernet Francs from both sides of the historic river. Attendees will be the first to experience last year’s harvest right from the barrel: 20 Cab Francs, including rosé and flights, from the Hudson Valley’s award-winning Legacy wineries. In addition, there will be light bites at the mezze table and crostini bar, all in a gorgeous, rustic vineyard setting with expansive views of the Valley.
The Legacy members featured at the celebration will include: Benmarl Winery, Fjord Vineyards, Glorie Farm Winery, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Milea Estate Vineyards, Nostrano Vineyards, Robibero Winery, and Whitecliff Vineyards.
The Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition (HVCFC) was formed in February 2016 to coordinate efforts to promote the signature grape; the coalition is co-led by Doug and MaryEllen Glorie of Glorie Farm Winery in Marlboro, NY, and Robert Bedford and Linda Pierro of Hudson Valley Wine Magazine, Coxsackie, NY. The coalition has been organizing activities to help establish a Cabernet Franc identity in the region, create awareness of Cabernet Franc wines produced in the Hudson Valley, and to promote a long-term initiative to consumers.