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It was Italian Week last week and the Italian Winemakers invaded NY with a vengeance. Our Boutique Wine Shop in Bronxville (Station Plaza Wine) was fortunate to be visited by several vineyard owners and winemakers. We took in several of the wines we sampled, below are some photos and links to the vineyards.
Villa Trasqua www.villatrasqua.it
Their Super Tuscan, Trasgaia was awsome!
Di Lenardo Vineyards www.dilenardo.it
Great desert wine, Pass the Cookies.
Villa Calcinaia www.villacalcinaia.it
Great Chianti Classico’s – we took in a few!
Located at 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive in Washingtonville, NY 10,992 | Website: www.brotherhoodwinery.net
The oldest winery in the country, nestled in the foothills of the Catskills, less than an hour from metro New York City, offers visitors the opportunity to “step back into history”
Visitors stroll the beautiful landscaped premises, tour the romantic underground cellars and taste a variety of award winning wines.
You can browse through their “History of Brotherhood exhibit. Learn interesting facts about grape growing and winemaking. Tour the underground cellars while their guides briefs you on Champagne making, barrel aging and more!
1) Pick a designed non-drinking driver for the day or hire someone.
2) Don’t rush your tour. A visit to 1 or 2 wineries in the morning. 1 for lunch, 2 or 3 in the afternoon is ideal.
3) Taste responsibly — its perfectly OK to spit out a wine, even if you like it and don’t forget to snack between visits.
4) Avoid wearing perfume, aftershave or sunscreen. It will effect the wine’s bouquet.
5) Do not chew gum, use mints or cough drops.
6) If you don’t know the difference between wine varieties, don’t be afraid to ask. Winemakers and tasting room staff are happy to explain.
7) Bring a notebook to record the wines and what you liked about them.
8) When you find a wine you like, buy several bottles. Bring a cooler especially during the Summer.
9) Tour hours may vary from one winery to the next so call ahead. If you’re traveling in a group of 15 or more, you’ll need to schedule your tour.
10) Remember to bring ID. Winery staff will check if you look under 21.
11) Make the most of your visit. Check out sites like: www.LocalWineEvents.com , www.newyorkwines.org for special events that may be going on in Wine Country.