Since 1987, Rivendell Winery has been one of the favorite and most visited wineries in the Hudson Valley. Originally founded by the Ransom Family, it is now owned and operated by Robert Ransom and Susan Wine, former owner of the legendary Quilted Giraffe, a four-star restaurant in New York City.
Rivendell wines have attracted the attention of wine critics and aficionados alike and in addition to wines made under the Rivendell label, a range of popular wines under the Libertyville Cellars label have recently been released. Featuring 55 scenic acres, the winery is a popular destination for wine tourist in the valley, and boasts a glass enclosed tasting porch with panoramic views of the valley, a fireplace for indoor tastings and year round picnics, and an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Rivendell also hosts a full calendar of wine and food oriented events every month of the year.
Along with its own production, Rivendell features more than 50 wines from 20 other fine New York State wineries in the Vintage New York store located at the winery. All wines are available for sampling, along with an array of New York food products from artisanal and boutique producers as well as a large assortment of wine accessories and other gourmet lifestyle products. A second, larger Vintage New York store is operated by the winery at 482 Broome Street, Soho, New York City. The winery and tasting room are open for tours and tastings, 7 days a week, year round.
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