Partners with PARC, a non-profit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host the first Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Feb. 9, just in time for Valentine’s Day 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 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, Amorici Vineyards, Glorie Farm Winery, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Pazdar Winery, Robibero Family Vineyards, Thousand Islands Winery, Tuthilltown Distillery, Warwick Valley Winery and Black Dirt Distillery, Whitecliff Vineyard.

Chocolate, candy, and food makers will also be featured at this year’s event. Vendors include Forget Me Not Cupcakes, Honey Brook Farms, 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 more.

Tickets, in advance, are $25 or $10 for designated drivers, and available at Tickets on the day of the event will be $30. For more information regarding tickets and open vendor spaces, call 845-278-7272, ext. 2287.

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