Partners With PARC Hosts Wine/Chocolate Festival Feb. 8

Products for sale Feb. 8, in time for Valentine’s Day

Partners with PARC, a nonprofit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host the second annual Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Feb. 8, just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill St. in 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 include Adirondack Winery, Amorici Vineyard, Brotherhood Winery, Catskill Distilling Company, D. Bertoline & Sons, Glorie Farm Winery, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Oliva Vineyards, Palaia Vineyards, Pazdar Winery, Thousand Island Winery, Tuthilltown Spirits and Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery with Doc’s Hard Cider.

Chocolate, candy and food makers from the area will also be featured at this year’s event, including Bella’s Home-Baked Goods, Blue Bird Bakery, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Dutch Desserts, DW Sweet Confections, Emalyn Chocolates, Forget Me Not Cupcakes, Fruition Chocolate, JD Gourmet, Maya’s Jams, Peanut Principle Gourmet Peanut Butters, Saratoga Crackers, the Olive Table and Wild Coyote Hot Sauces.

Craft vendors include RAD Soaps, Chick Pea Soaps, SAS Crafts Hand-crafted Wine Glasses and Leaning Tree Designs Fine Jewelry.

In addition, a light lunch menu and full sports bar will be open at the golf course for use by all attendees. New this year will be craft beer, courtesy of D. Bertoline & Sons.

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


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