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Tasting room tour

April 3rd, 2014 by The Barlow Hotel

If you’re coming to Hudson and looking for something to do we’ve got just the thing!  The Barlow has recently partnered with Farm To Glass tours to offer guests of the hotel a half-day tour to sample some of New York State’s finest locally produced wine, beer and spirits.

The Hudson-Chatham Winery offers a wonderful selection of locally produced wines

The Hudson-Chatham Winery offers a wonderful selection of locally produced wines

The tour leaves from the hotel at 10:30 a.m. and guests are first taken to the Hudson-Chatham Winery, one of The Barlow’s Privileges Partners.  After a short 15 minute drive leaving Hudson and passing into the Columbia County countryside guests arrive at the picturesque winery owned and operated by Carlo and Dominique DeVito.  During this visits guests will visit the winery’s tasting room and sample some outstanding selections of locally grown and produced wines – sparkling, white, red and dessert varietals.  Along with the wines you can also sample some delicious local cheeses paired specifically to the wine.

Chatham Brewing Company offers an amazing selection of locally brewed beers and ales.

Chatham Brewing Company offers an amazing selection of locally brewed beers and ales.

The guests’ next stop is Chatham Brewing Company located in downtown Chatham, a 15 minute journey through some of Columbia County’s most beautiful farmland.  Recently awarded the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s “Crystal Apple” Award, Chatham Brewing Company creates a wide range of beers to appeal to almost every taste.  In CBC’s Tasting Room visitors will sample many of the wonderful products currently available, including seasonal brews and limited production beers.  After the tasting enjoy a delicious picnic lunch before departing for the third and final stop.

A visit the Harvest Spirits tasting room provides insight into the wonderful libations created using local fruit.

A visit the Harvest Spirits tasting room provides insight into the wonderful libations created using local fruit.

Passing through the town of Valatie after a 20 minute drive through even more scenic countryside, guests arrive at the third and final stop – Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery.  Harvest is a craft distillery producing an amazing array of handcrafted spirits using locally grown fruits including apples, pears, raspberries and more.  The tasting room offers guests the opportunity to sample items they might never have before considered – like The Seersucker, recently featured in Maxim Magazine.

Each stop on the tour allows for ample “tasting” time as well as time to pick up a few things to take home.  Guests are then returned to The Barlow by approximately 3:30, enough time to take a walk down Warren Street or catch a quick nap.

So if you’re looking for something to do, The Barlow is so pleased to offer this great half-day excursion to our guests.  For more information, rates and reservations please email us.   CHEERS!

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