wine and trees ornamentWe’ve all heard of wine and cheese pairings. Now, the Upper Hudson Valley Wineries and the Upper Hudson Valley Tree Farms join to celebrate the best of New York State agriculture and bring you a new pairing – Wine and Trees!

Celebrate the holidays with a visit to a local winery and tree farm to receive a free wooden ornament when you make a purchase. These limited-edition ornaments make a nice stocking stuffer and unique gift, especially when paired with your favorite wine!

Looking for something fun to do when relatives are visiting this holiday season? Take a tour of local wineries on the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail and share our bounty of locally-crafted wines and nearby, locally-grown Christmas trees and wreaths.

Get ready for the holidays and celebrate with our festive, local businesses beginning on November 27, 2015 and continuing through December 24 or while supplies last.  Days and times of operation vary – for more details and locations, please visit New York Wine and Trees.

photo 2Adirondack Winery made leaps, bounds and most importantly, they Made Strides Against Breast Cancer this past October by breaking all previous Drink Pink fundraising records and raising a total of $3,825 for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

This great success was due to a combination of customers, friends, family and local community rallying beside the Adirondack Winery team for this important cause.

Fundraising efforts kicked off in late September with the release of their limited-edition, Drink Pink Berry Blush, a charitable wine, from which $4 from each bottle sold was donated to Making Strides. This wine SOLD OUT and raised $1736 towards their total donation.

photo 1New this year, Adirondack Winery launched their Drink Pink Fundraising Weekend with a Painting Party where customers purchased tickets to enjoy a full wine tasting session, chocolate pairings courtesy of Mountain View Confections and guided instruction in painting their very own wine glasses. Five dollars from each ticket was donated to Making Strides, and when they quickly sold out of the October 16th event, a second date was added that sold out just as fast!

photo 3Efforts continued right into the weekend where people gathered in Adirondack Winery’s Lake George Tasting Room to enjoy wine tastings, games, raffles, Drink Pink Wine Slushies and a number of “Pink” items, all of which benefitted the fundraising efforts.

Another huge contribution to the fundraising came from the amazing local businesses that so generously donated items and gift certificates to create some great raffle baskets for customers to take chances on. In addition to the Adirondack Winery Drink Pink Basket, featuring Drink Pink Berry Blush and other “Pink” wine accessories, Adirondack Winery was able to raffle off a Lake George Getaway Basket as well as a Craft Beverage Basket, thanks to the Lake George Steamboat Company, The Lake Motel, Dunham’s Bay Resort, The Log Jam Restaurant, Mountain View Confections, Hoppy Trails Brew Bus, Davidson Brother’s Brewing Company and Lake George Distilling Co.

photo 4Fundraising efforts culminated in the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Warren County, where over 1,500 participants raised over $115,000 towards finishing the fight against breast cancer! Adirondack Winery was honored to be the #2 fundraising company this year and to see their hard work pay off as they stood beside survivors and their families, participants and sponsors all of whom were united in one cause.

As they close the book on another Drink Pink Fundraiser, Adirondack Winery looks forward to the day in which their and so many others’ generous contributions finish the fight against breast cancer.

red-wine-glass-on-wood-w-rack-card-and-brochureHere’s the Deal:

Buy an Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail Passport for $15.00.

Buy-One, Get-One! Buy a wine tasting at the regular price at any of our trail’s wineries, and get a FREE wine tasting for a companion.

Plus, get 10% off any bottle purchases.

This Passport is good for one year from the date of purchase.

Passport holders are entitled to use the Passport for three times at each winery on the wine trail during the year.

Have fun traveling the wine trail, and save money at the same time. Wine tasting sessions vary in cost at each winery, but usually are between $5 and $10.

Hours and days of operation at each winery are different, so we highly recommend checking each winery’s website for current hours.

The Passport may be purchased at the first winery you visit or online. Please click on the Passport tab for more details about the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail’s Passport Deal.

Collect 8 different stamps and receive a gift –  your choice of a commemorative cork screw or wine-glass-holder necklace as our gift to you!

At each winery your passport will be stamped. Collect 8 different stamps, each from a different winery, to receive a gift from us.

Remember, you have a whole year to use your passport.

      Mail your stamped passport to:

The Upper Hudson  Valley Wine Trail

24 Church Lane

Schaghticoke, NY 12154

Include your name, return address and choice of a cork screw or wine-glass-holder necklace.