Monday, January 24, 2011

Skiing Through The Vineyard

Bombarded with snow and frozen by falling temperatures, where can a wine drinker turn for relief? To their favorite Hudson Valley Winery of course! Where else can you grab a bottle of wine and build a snowman, sip mulled wine and head out to cross country ski through the vineyard afterwards? Only at Millbrook Winery!

Winter at our winery does not mean doors closed, it means doors flung open. We have something to offer our guests year round.

Come up and have some fun with us. For the perfect snowy day, here's our mulled wine recipe that was shared with visitors last weekend. Enjoy!

Millbrook Mulled Wine


8 whole cloves
4 whole black peppercorns
4 3x1/2" strips fresh lemon zest
4 4x1/2" strips fresh orange zest
4 C Millbrook Hunt Country Red
1/2 C Kirsch or other cherry flavored brandy
1 1/2 C water
1/2 to 3/4 C honey
1 3" cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean halved lengthwise
4" square cheesecloth & kitchen twine


Place cloves, peppercorns and zest in the center of cheesecloth, gather ends and tie to form a pouch. Combine the Hunt Country Red, cherry brandy, water, honey, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean in a 4 quart saucepan. Add spice pouch to saucepan and bring mixture to boil, stirring. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve warm.

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