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Bethel Woods Adds 5 More Wineries its Annual Wine Fest, Wine Festival Tickets On-sale Now

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Bethel Woods Adds 5 More Wineries its Annual Wine Fest which will be held on August 28.

August 23, 2011

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has added five more regional wineries to its already robust line-up. Brimstone Hill, Glenora Wine Cellars, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Inspire Moore, and Knapp Winery will join the other 20 regional wineries will gather once again at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for the annual Wine Festival to be held in the Market Sheds on Sunday, August 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Wine Festival will feature wine tastings from wineries in the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes region from New York, all of which will be available for sale. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

The tasting fee for the Wine Festival is $10, which includes a complimentary glass while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, the Bethel Woods Box Office, Ticketmaster, or by phone at 1.800.745.3000. General admission to the festival is $5. Designated drivers receive a discounted ticket price of $5.00. Parking for the Wine Festival is free and the event will take place rain or shine.

Attendees will enjoy a sampling of wine from the vine, as well as specialty foods, cheeses, and crafts. The afternoon will also feature short wine appreciations seminars to pique the interest of any wine connoisseur and curiosity seeker alike. Session I: Wine basics: Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay oh my! A red is not a red and a white is not a white: understanding the different varietals of wine. Session II: Wine Appreciation: color, nose, aroma, bouquet. How to taste and pair wine. Registration for these seminars is strongly recommended as space will be limited. The day will also feature live musical performances to entertain guests while they enjoy the festival set against the beautiful backdrop and scenery of Bethel Woods.

Some of the wineries participating include:

Adair Vineyards, New Paltz, New York - Wines made from estate and locally grown grapes and fruit.

Anthony Road Wine Company – The Anthony Road Wine Company is located 10 miles south of Geneva on the west side of Seneca Lake. The Martini Family started planting grapes in 1973 and sold the fruit to a large producer. In 1989 they began crushing grapes for their own winery which opened in 1990. Today they are celebrating 21 years of quality wine making from t heir vineyards as well as other local vineyards. Anthony Road’s philosophy continues to be to produce excellent wines for “Every day Celebration of Life.”