The Catskill Weekend Getaway Contest is about halfway through, so if you haven’t yet, we suggest click-click-clicking your way over to the entry form. You and everyone you know, provided he/she/y’all is 21+, can enter now, tomorrow, and everyday until December 1st. What’re you waiting for? This isn’t a drill. It’s 2 lift tickets to Hunter Mountain, a private wine tasting for 6 at a tasting room of Hudson-Chatham Winery, and a 2-night stay with dinner at the Deer Mountain Inn. Last week, we gave you the low-down on Deer Mountain. This week is just as important, as we see what’s good at Hudson-Chatham Winery and its satellite tasting room in Tannersville. Not that food and a place to sleep aren’t important but, hello, free wine.
Hudson-Chatham Winery is based out of Ghent, but sources its grapes from Greene County where Tannersville and the rest of our getaway is located. The winery not only produces but takes pride in its hand-made batches. As for their vision, their biography says it best “[Hudson-Chatham Winery] is dedicated to the richness of the Hudson River Valley, particularly its wine, agriculture, literature, art, history, and many other attractions that make it a rich and special region.” Mm, doesn’t that give you a nice, fuzzy feeling? Much like wine? If the horse’s mouth isn’t good enough, H-C has also been voted #1 in the Capital Region, for Best Local Winery, in 2011, ’12, and ’14. The winery is the first in Columbia County and is located in a circa 1780 farmhouse. It’s cute, quaint, and has great wine. That’s all there is to it.
Across the river, back in Tannersville, is the tasting room where you and five of your friends can (responsibly) drink delicious Hudson Valley wines. Okay, a real tasting means spitting it out, but where’s the fun in that? Catskill Eats featured an article on the tasting room when it opened over the summer, and also name drops a few other places worth checking out during the winner’s weekend away. If we haven’t convinced you to enter yet, we don’t know what will.