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Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival

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Do you ever get a fuzzy, warm feeling when you see a bottle of wine that was crafted in your home region? Do you have a difficult time deciding what bottle, red or white or rose, with the ocean waves label or the traditional script label or the understated beige label, to buy? Do you consider yourself a lover of all things artisanal? If you are 21 or older and answered yes to any of those questions, check out the 20th annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine & Food Festival on July 25 and 26 at Benmarl Winery from 12 to 5pm.

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The oldest winery in the country, bucolic Benmarl is nestled in 37 acres of rolling hills in Marlboro, NY. Winemaker and general manager at Benmarl, Matthew Spaccarelli, and his team are dedicated to efficiently serving the Hudson Valley only top notch local products. “New technologies and winemaking practices are aiding us in crafting exceptional wines, while at the same time allowing us to address issues of sustainability. The decisions that we make today will inevitably shape the environment we will have to work in down the road. This is not only a challenge, but a responsibility. We look forward to working with nature and science to continue crafting our wines,” says Spaccarelli.

Grow, preserve, and spread awareness of what the Hudson Valley community is churning out in regards to sustainable food and drink while trying to decide your favorite of the finest wines in the area from 14 Shawangunk Wine Trail vineyards. Locally yielded cheeses, honey, baked goods, and produce will keep your belly full so that you can drink all day without getting wild. To be safe, designated drivers are highly encouraged to attend and enjoy live music by The Lindsey Webster band, a native of Woodstock, on Saturday and country rock band Thunder Ridge on Sunday. Food trucks touting water, coffee, chocolate, sandwiches, hamburgers, and other alcohol-absorbent fare will be open all afternoon.

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A one day ticket is $28 in advance, and $38 at the gate; a Shawangunk Wine Trail glass, sampling at each attending winery, and live music are included with purchase. Designated driver tickets are available at the gate for $10. Transportation services are listed under the Tourism Partners tab at Gunkswine.com. Tickets can be bought here.

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