The Hudson Valley abounds in food and fun, not the least so when growers and vendors come together to celebrate their products. And this weekend’s Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival is no exception. This Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, all fourteen wineries from the Shawangunk Wine Trail, along with other select wineries from the Valley, will gather in Marlboro at Benmarl Winery to offer tastes of the most delicious wines of the region.
Each day from noon to 5 p.m., visitors to Benmarl can meander through this 20th annual festival to sample the variety of wines offered, along with locally produced cheeses, honey, baked goods, and the best of the Valley’s fresh local produce. Food vendors and specialty food trucks will also be on hand. With more than forty food, beverage and arts vendors in all on the premises, the true bounty of the Hudson Valley will be on display. Bring a blanket or chair and relax on the lawn while listening to live music at this rain-or-shine event.
A one-day tasting ticket, good for either Saturday or Sunday, is $28 purchased in advance online. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the gate for $38, so reserving your admittance in advance is a wise move. A tasting ticket includes a complimentary souvenir Shawangunk Wine Trail wine tasting glass. (The general admission ticket for designated drivers is now sold out, according to bountyofthehudson.com.) Your food and other purchases are optional and additional to the ticket price. All attending must be 21 years of age and valid ID is required for admission. Sorry, no kids or pets.
Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, noon to 5 p.m., $28/$38, Benmarl Winery located at 156 Highland Avenue, Marlboro; 845 256-8456, www.bountyofthehudson.com.