Travel Around the World in 60 Miles June 17 & 18, 2006

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Travel around the World in 60 Miles without leaving the Hudson Valley. Join the Shawangunk Wine Trail June 17th and 18th, 2006 and savor the foods and atmosphere of 11 countries at 11 wineries.

Travel around the World in 60 Miles without leaving the Hudson Valley. Join the Shawangunk Wine Trail June 17th and 18th, 2006 and savor the foods and atmosphere of 11 countries at 11 wineries.

Participants are invited grab their passport ... their Shawangunk Wine Trail Passport and travel to each winery and sample authentic foods from Ireland, Korea, Spain, Georgia, Chile, Italy, Germany, Mexico, India, Sweden, and France, while paired with award winning wine.

Tickets are $17 (plus tax) in advance, ($25, if available, at the door) and buys a Passport with Visas for each "country" good for the entire weekend and a souvenir Wine Trail etched wine glass. Event tickets include tasting fees at all eleven wineries and gourmet food tasting. The event starts at 10 am each day and runs until 6pm.

Organized nearly 20 years ago, The Shawangunk Wine Trail offers the most diversity of any wine trail. Located in the Heart of the Hudson Valley. It is home to the third largest winery in the New York, the smallest winery in the New York, the nation’s oldest continuously operated winery and America’s oldest vineyard. Wines produced in the region range from dry complex wines, to soft fruity wines, to sparkling and outstanding dessert wines.

The Shawangunk Wine Trail is the closest wine trail to New York City, Westchester, Albany, Bergen County NJ, and Connecticut. It is conveniently located 85 miles north of New York City, 72 miles south of Albany and 40 miles west of Danbury CT. The Shawangunk Wine Trail is easily accessible by the New York State Thruway at Exits 16, 17, and 18, from Route 17 at Exit 119 and I84 West – 9W North & Union Avenue Exit.

Wine trail members include: Adair Vineyards & Rivendell Winery, New Paltz NY; Whitecliff Vineyards, Gardiner NY; Benmarl Vineyards, Glorie Farm Winery & Stoutridge Winery, Marlboro NY; Baldwin Vineyards & Brimstone Hill Vineyards, Pine Bush NY; Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville NY; Applewood Winery & Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick NY.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to http://www.gunkswine.com

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Debbie Gioquindo