Next stop on our tour is Glorie Farms Winery. Glorie is named for the owners, Doug and Mary Ellen Glorie. They are a relatively new winery in the area. We visited last year, the first year they were part of the Shawangunk WineTrail. We enjoyed the very small winery and the tasting happens in the barn. Really not much to look at in terms of a tasting or tours. Not nearly as impressive as Benmarl, but they are relatively new and the simplicity is refelcted in the price of the wines. This year, they served stuffed shells, which were excellent and meat-less, which was a bonus for Chris. We tasted Pear Wine, Roseannadana Rose, De Chaunac, Red Monkey, and another one that leaves me at the moment…..all that wine must have taken effect! For such a new winery, they have some awards to tout.
Their Apple Wine was a Bronze Medal Winner at the 2005 Hudson Valley Wine and Grape Growers Association Competition and their Red Monkey was a Silver Medal Winner, in the same competition. Considering the wineries young age, they have acheived so much in so little time. My favorites here should come as no surprise, Red Monkey and Cabernet Franc. My least favorite… the Pear Wine. I couldn’t even finish it. All bottles are more than reasonable at $10 – $18. The views here are as good as the wine. Tasting room is open only on Weekends from Memorial Day through December,or by appointment.
Glorie Farms Winery
40 Mountain Road
Marlboro, NY 12542