Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cheers in Millbrook!

There will be lots to cheer about in Millbrook this weekend, as the friendly folks at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery tell me that they will be offering two-for-one wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday (May 3 and May 4) to celebrate the start of the winery’s 2008 growing season. And the winery will also be marking the release of its first 2007 vintage wines by featuring tastes of its newly released Tocai Friulano, Hunt Country Rosé and Hunt Country White. Last spring I tasted the winery's 2006 bottling of Tocai at a special Slow Food event at Terrapin restaurant in Rhinebeck. That was one yummy wine! I'm looking forward to trying the 2007 version.

Here is the winery's description of their wines:

Millbrook’s Estate Bottled 2007 Tocai Friulano is full of classic kiwi and grapefruit characteristics that fans of this wine have come to love.

Rosé wines continue to be all the rage with sales increasing at dramatic rates. For those who have not experienced a beautiful, dry rosé recently, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery encourages you to give theirs a taste. One sip of the 2007 Hunt Country Rosé will have you on the 'Think Pink' bandwagon as well.

Millbrook has again produced its Hunt Country White – a delightful blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer with a slight touch of sweetness. Released last year for the first time, this wine was a hit with many wine-lovers and sold out before the holidays began.

Last but not least is Millbrook’s 2007 Pinot Grigio - another favorite summer sipping wine. A recent staff tasting of these wines determined that all were perfect for enjoying on the warm spring and summer days to come!

Millbrook Winery is open from noon to 5 p.m., seven days a week for guided tours and wine tastings. Cheers!

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