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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 […]


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Hudson River Valley Red

  The majesty of the Hudson Valley spawned an entire art movement worldwide. The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. The paintings for which the movement is named depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, […]

Cabernet Franc

  Cabernet Franc is quickly becoming one of the signature red grapes of the Hudson Valley. There are older plantings, and newer one being rooted every year. It is one of the major red grape varieties worldwide. It was historically grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, and was also vinified alone […]

Seyval Blanc

  Seyval Blanc is  the most popularly grown white grape in the Hudson Valley. A hybrid wine grape variety used to make white a variety of light wines, its vines ripen early, are productive and are suited to fairly cool climates.Seyval blanc is grown mainly in England, the United States east coast especially in New England, […]