Located off a picturesque road near Sugar Loaf NY, Oceane Vineyards is a new (2 year) vineyard in the Hudson Valley. We had a tasting of the six wines for sale, and found each one interesting in it’s own way. The biggest surprise is that they’ve been growing vinifera grapes in Orange Count NY for the last 10 years! There’s one hybrid (Hibernal, which is new to me) and various viniferas: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Currently, only the Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cab Franc and Pinot Grigio are available.
The winery is young and I think the wines reflect that, but I think there is good potential for this to become a solid provider of wines for Orange County and beyond. We’ll be returning to see how they come along.