“Over the last four to five years, we’re really seeing appellation-driven Hudson River Valley region Cab Franc instead of just ‘New York’ Cab Franc.”

Anna Lee Iijima, Wine Enthusiast

Glorie Farm Winery

Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition in the Press

Hudson River Region’s Fjord Vineyards Wins Best Cabernet Franc in New York

August 25, 2017 – Upstate-Downtown
By Christopher Matthews

Following up on its stellar performance at the 2016 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition, where it swept most of the top awards, Fjord Vineyards, located in Marlboro, NY, recently won the “Best Cabernet Franc” at the 2017 New York Wine and Food Classic, which is considered the “Oscars” of New York State’s wine industry.

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Eastern NY Grape Industry Growth Prompts Marketing Initiatives

April 18, 2017 – Cornell Cooperative Extension
By Anne Mills, Field Technician

Growers are rallying ‘round to draw tasters to Cabernet Franc and then discover our many wines. I expect in 5 to 10 years this region will be recognized as the best Cabernet Franc region in the state.

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Hudson Valley Vintners Choose Cabernet Franc

June 18, 2016 – The Wine Press, New York Wine & Grape Foundation
By Jim Tresize

And now a group of Hudson Valley wineries has decided to hitch their wagon to Cabernet Franc, a medium-bodied red wine that grows well in the cool-climate region and is rapidly increasing in popularity.

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Getting Technical With Cab Franc

June 1, 2016 – “Talking Terroir”, Hudson Valley Wine Magazine
By Tracy L. Suppa

Now we’re moving toward site-specific varietal, root stock-specific information that will really enhance the economics of the region as well as each individual vineyard.

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The Cabernet Franc Issue, Hudson Valley’s Signature Grape

June 1, 2016 – Hudson Valley Wine Magazine
The Cabernet Franc Issue, Hudson Valley’s Signature Grape

The Hudson Valley is uniquely suited to produce both big, complex Cabernet Francs and the kinds of lighter-bodied reds that are currently being made in the Loire Valley.

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