Picnic Wines

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 […]


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Lindenwald is named for Martin Van Buren’s home, a  National Historic Site, which is a unit of the United States National Park Service located 20 miles south of Albany, New York, or two miles south of the village of Kinderhook, in Columbia County. The National Historic Site preserves the estate and thirty-six room mansion of Martin Van […]

Ghent Blush

Ghent is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States, with a population was 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent is northeast of the City of Hudson. Hudson-Chatham Winery is located on Route 66, half way between Hudson, N.Y. and Chatham, N.Y. Around 1735, early settlers, exploiting areas cleared by the natives, moved into the […]