The next stop on our wine tour was a brand new addition, called Stoutridge, also located in Marlboro, NY. Since this winery is brand new, there is not much to speak of in terms of their wine…yet. They mostly sell and were offering tastings from an affiliated winery in the Finger Lakes region. They served a spicy Asian pasta with a peanut sauce. The most interesting part of this winery is it’s history. The farmhouse on the property dates back to Italian immigrants who built it in the 1800’s. It has changed hands at least half dozen times since then.
Most recently, in 1988, the farmhouse was burned down by vandals, but the foundation remained. The current owners have restored it into a wonderful, large European looking tasting room, complete with a patio,wrought iron lamposts and green shutters on the windows. You can read more about the history and see the amazing before and after pictures here. They have planted 3 different vineyard sites. One is for Reisling and French Alsace clone of Pinot Blanc, another with Pinot Noir and Teroldego and the last with Sangiovese and Refesco. Their vines are so new and tiny, that they are wrapped in a protective blue ‘sleeve’, so that the little critters in the area won’t devour them. This way they have a better shot at taking hold. I am very excited to go back for a tasting when their own wines make an appearence. If their wines are anything like the land and farmhouse ……they will stand the (taste) test of time!
10 Ann Kaley Lane
Marlboro, NY 12542
Open Friday – Sunday
11am – 6pm