The 15th annual Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest will return once again to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck New York on September 10th and 11th 2016. The fest is a celebration of wines from New York State, with an emphasis on some of the wonderful wines from the Hudson Valley. Wines from all regions of New York will be available to sample and since the Fest is a farm market, visitors will be able to purchase bottles of wine from their favorite growers.
In 2015 there were 50 different vineyards in attendance.
There are also wine seminars,including food and wine parings, and wine and cheese pairings.
Any foodie knows that there has been an explosion in the last few years in the craft beer industry and New York State has seen its share of new brewers open their doors. There will be a Beer Pavillion at the Fest and last year there were 14 breweries present. There is also local Hard Cider to sample as well as local Distilled spirits.
The event is not all liquids, as there are food vendors throughout the fest and many have samples for attendees to try. There is also the Food Truck Court with several different food trucks serving pizza, Mexican dishes, and more. There is outdoor seating as well under the tents for dining.
Tickets are $40 at the door. Also available in advance for a small discount at their website below. So come out to the Fest!
Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck New York
for tickets and much more info: http://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com/
Like I on the Valley on Facebook for great events, dining and other news !!