Westchester Magazine held its 9th annual wine and food festival on June 4-9. It was six days of foodie events that included a Burger & Beer Blast, a Food Truck Fest a tasting tour of Italy and winemaker dinners.
It’s signature event was the Grand Tasting Village which was held on Saturday afternoon, June 8th. The village was an outdoor tented area that saw 50+ local restaurants serving food with over 200 wines and spirits to wash them down with. There was also a “connoisseurs tent”, a separate area from general admission that featured additional high end wines and food.
The event was held at the Kensico Dam Plaza in the sleepy village of Valhalla with its two block long Main Street located in Westchester. It’s about an hour train ride north from New York City.
There was plenty of food to sample with many different ethnic cuisines represented and for a consumer event, an impressive selection of domestic and international wines. It was a beautiful Spring afternoon for eating and drinking.
Some of the wines from the connoisseurs tent:
Laurent-Perrier: NV Cuvee Rosé, NV Ultra Brut, 2007 Brut Millesime
2018 Chateau d’Esclans Rosé Les Clans
2018 Chateau d’Esclans Rosé Garrus
2017 Castello della Sala Conte Vipera
2015 Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva
2015 Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico
2013 Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Tenuta Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore
2014 Bodegas Pintia Toro Tinto
2015 Macan Rioja Clasico
2014 Macan Rioja
2015 Bodegas Alion Ribera del Duero
2013 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny
2016 Joseph Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune
2016 Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape
2016 Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2014 Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon