3 Rosés Made for Sipping on Summer Days in the Hudson Valley


Three local wineries share their favorite rosés to pair with fresh meals or enjoy all on their own this season.

VDF Rosé, La Patience; $12.99

An annual staff and customer favorite — we adore this porch pounder from southern France because it has many of the qualities we find most charming in a summery rosé. It’s crowd pleasing, sessionable, and has a workaday price tag that makes buying many bottles a real possibility. Serve well-chilled with calamari, grilled summer veggies, or a proper American hamburger!
—Michael Drapkin, Kingston Wine Co., Kingston

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Photo courtesy of Kingston Wine Co.

Volcanic Selection Rosé, Szent Donát; $17.99

This rosé has a satisfying mineral complexity derived from volcanic soils, tastes of salted strawberries and cherry juice, and is dry and tart. It makes a great pairing with many non-red-meat dishes, and is made of a blend of Syrah, Merlot, and Kékfrankos by the Szent Donat winery on Tihany Peninsula, Hungary. And it’s only $17 on the shelf.
—Dirty Bacchus, Beacon

Rosé a Lies, Lise et Bertrand Jousset; $20

Our rec will be Rosé a Lies, a Gamay & Grolleau Pétillant Naturel from Montlouis-sur-Loire, France. It’s grown from 40-year-old vines on sand and silex soils over limestone. There’s red currant and raspberry aromas, and brings in a balanced and acidic flavor. If you’re a fan of sour beer, this fermented sparkling wine might be for you.
—Grapefruit Wines, Hudson

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