2014-02-06 / Around the County

Wine & Chocolate Event Set for Mahopac

Benefits PARC
Courier Staff Report

Wine and chocolate will be center-stage just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Partners with PARC, a nonprofit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host the first Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival on Sunday, February 9, just in time for Feb. 14 shopping.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill St., Mahopac, will feature wineries and distillers from across the Hudson Valley and beyond. This is an opportunity to taste and sample a number of products and then purchase candy, wine, spirits, food, crafts, health and beauty products, and more for everyone on your Valentine’s Day list.

Wineries and distillers, to date, include: Adirondack Winery, Glorie Farm Winery, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Pazdar Winery, Robibero Family Vineyards, Thousand Islands Winery, Tuthilltown Distillery, Warwick Valley Winery and Black Dirt Distillery, Whitecliff Vineyard. More wine and spirits vendors are expected.

Chocolate, candy, and food makers from across our area will also be featured at this year’s event, and you can sample and purchase your Valentine’s treats from this year’s numerous vendors. Get ready to sample and buy from: Forget Me Not Cupcakes, Saratoga Crackers, Maya’s Jams, honey and honey products from Hudson River Apiaries, DW Sweet Confections, Heat Sweets, Aigner Chocolate, Emalyn Sweets, The Peanut Principle, and many more.

Tickets, in advance, are $25 or $10 for designated drivers, and available at www.hvwineandchocolate.com. This is a 21 and over event only. Tickets on the day of the event will be $30. For more information, please call 845-278-7272, ext. 2287

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