In my early twenties, I stuck strictly to vodka. It was my go to when it came to drinking. However, as I’ve gotten just a bit older, I have really come to appreciate wine. There is something just so classy about chilling on a Friday night with a nice, chilled glass of Riesling. It certainly beats taking shots of vodka or playing vodka pong (both of which I do NOT encourage!)
Luckily, the New York Botanical Garden is hosting the Native Plant Garden Wine Weekend on May 2nd and 3rd (Noon-4pm) for us classy wine drinkers out here. Also, all of the wineries in attendance are from New York State. Yay for supporting our local economy!
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Guests can purchase a souvenir glass for $5 and enjoy a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while joining winemaking and viticulture experts for presentations of their crafts. Expert-led tours of the Native Plant Garden will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Snacks will be available for purchase.
Participating wineries include:
Brotherhood Winery – Washingtonville, NY
City Winery – New York, NY
Robibero Winery – New Paltz, NY
Sheldrake Point Winery – Ovid, NY
Whitecliff Vineyard – Gardiner, NY
Wölffer Estate Vineyard – Sagaponack, NY
In addition to sampling some of the wines, there will also be live music and a reading and book signing by Arlene Alda, author of the new book, Just Kids from the Bronx.
Ticket prices: Adults $25, Student/Senior (65+) $22, Children 2–12 $10