Saratoga Living magazine Raves About Hudson-Chatham Winery

  The Hudson-Chatham Winery is in Ghent, where wine is painstakingly produced by hand in a 100-year-old-press. Au natural, baby. The tasting room features noshes to match; think artisanal cheese, honey and jam. Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast have both give their austere, much-desired stamp of approval. Detour: The Winery just opened a tasting room […]

Pinot Noir Columbia County

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black; the pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the […]


Merlot is a dark blue-coloured wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape. Its softness and “fleshiness”, combined with its earlier ripening, […]


Hudson-Chatham Winery is always proud of the innovative ways we try to make our wines. Our Rose’ is no exception. Our Rose’ is made from estate grown Seyval Blanc, and a variety of red grapes. However, we do something a little different. Most rose’s are made in two main ways – using the traditional sanginee […]

Paladian White Dessert Wine

  Palladian White –Palladian windows are among the most classic structures of elegant homes in the Hudson-Valley since the Rev olutionary War. While they were often a symbol of affluence, they also let in beautiful light, and the spectacular views that later became the inspiration of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The main […]

Salmagundi Blush

One of our favorite Hudson Valley authors is Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859). Irving was an  author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”, both of which appear in his book The Sketch […]


  Chelois (S. 10878) (Aest., Cin., Labr., Rip., Rup., Vin.)–This is one of winemaker Steve Casscle’s favorite Seibel red hybrids for the top quality wine that it makes. Also, it is a solid grape in the field. Chelois is a cross of S.5163 x S.5593 and shares the same parent (S.5163) with the Seibel hybrid […]

River’s Edge Casscles Vineyards

River’s Edge comes from the Casscles Vineyard. It is a blend of Burdin and Chambourcin. It is grown and made like a fine vinifera wine, and the effort shows. So, what is Burdin and where did it come from? The vines themselves came from Philip and Jan Wagner, of Monkton, Maryland. Philip Wagner was the […]

Leon Millot

Léon Millot is a red variety of hybrid grape used for wine. It was created in 1911 in the Oberlin Institute in Colmar, Alsace, by the French viticulturist Eugène Kuhlmann (1858–1932) by crossing the hybrid grape Millardet et Grasset 101-14 O.P. (which is Vitis riparia × Vitis rupestris) with Goldriesling, which is Vitis vinifera. The […]