We make only PINOT NOIR, and only great PINOT NOIR. It is 100% PINOT NOIR, Estate Bottled with only grapes from our own vineyard. There are no other grapes allowed in our wine, and we add no artificial colors, flavors, etc. What you get in the bottle is what you see in the vineyard.
Led by its winemaking team of Anne and Andy Reagan, Benmarl strives for a synthesis of styles, blending Hudson Valley territory with European traditions for classic wines with excellent aging potential.. Each summer and fall, Benmarl hosts its electric "Concert in the Vineyard" series, while spring and winter provide the setting for private barrel tastings and proprietors dinners. Our staff is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and attentive, especially in helping guests select the perfect bottle for any occasion.
Enjoy wine tasting at a real farm winery in New York's Hudson Valley. Discover New York wines at Applewood. Our wines are made from our own vineyards, orchards and from across the state. We make Chardonnay's, Cabernet Franc, barrel fermented reds, in addition to that we have delicious fruit wines including Hard Apple Cider. Every wine is produced in a "limited edition" with almost every bottle spoken for as soon as its made. So you'll only find our wine at the tasting room and here in our online store.
Alison Wines & Vineyards began in 1999 because Winemaker Richard Lewit dreamed of combining his numerous, but seemingly disparate, interests and loves including: the outdoors; New Yorks Hudson Valley; biology and chemistry; wine and food. A native of Westchester and a graduate of nearby Bard College with a chemistry degree, Richard was working in New York City as a newspaper reporter when he realized that winemaking in the Hudson Valley combined what he wanted.