We’re big advocates of shopping local. And with good reason. The Hudson Valley is brimming with talent, from crafters to vintners and everything in between.
In the market for some locally made wine and chocolate? The answer, of course, is yes, as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac.
Guests will be able to opportunity to sample and shop handmade candy, local wine and spirits, prepared food, crafts, health and beauty products, all from vendors from across the Hudson Valley. A light lunch menu and full sports bar will be open at the golf course for use by all attendees.
The event is a fundraiser to benefit PARC, a non-profit dedicated to to securing the financial future of people with disabilities. Tickets are $25 in advance and may be purchased online, www.hvwineandchocolate.com.
Make it a one-stop trip for your Valentine, or spend the day together sampling goodies.
Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday Feb. 9
Where: Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill St., Mahopac.
Tickets: $25 or $10 for designated drivers available at www.hvwineandchocolate.com. Tickets on the day of the event will be $30. For more information, regarding tickets and open vendor spaces, call 845-278-7272, ext. 2287.
Vendors: Bella’s Home-Baked Goods, Forget Me Not Cupcakes, Honeybrook Farms, Saratoga Crackers, Maya’s Jams, honey and honey products from Hudson River Apiaries, JD Gourmet, DW Sweet Confections, Heat Sweets, Aigner Chocolate, Emalyn Sweets, The Peanut Principle, The Olive Table, Wild Coyote Hot Sauces, and many more. Craft, soap and other vendors will also be in attendance. Wineries and distilleries: Adirondack Winery, Amorici Vineyards, Brimstone Hill Vineyard, Glorie Farm Winery, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Oliva Vineyards, Pazdar Winery, Robibero Family Vineyards, Thousand Islands Winery, Tuthilltown Distillery, Warwick Valley Winery and Black Dirt Distillery and Whitecliff Vineyard.