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AMERICAN WINE TRAIL } ORIGINAL: Brotherhood Winery is America’s oldest. { History in the Making Brotherhood Winery, America’s oldest winery, looks at its past with a sense of pride, but revels in its future’s potential after releasing a rare delicacy to the wine world. by Kathryn Jones The winery’s second ownership, the Emerson family, named it Brotherhood Winery because it used the cellars to improve a blend of wine consumed by the “The Brotherhood of New Life,” an organization experimenting with utopian communal living in Hudson Valley. Louis Farrell, its third owner, bought Brotherhood Winery in 1921 and used it to make large stocks of sacramental wine for religious ceremonies throughout Prohibition. After Prohibition was repealed, he and his wife began conducting tours of its extensive underground cellars. New generations of Farrells continued the tradition, and the winery has drawn hundreds of thousands of fans every year since. In 1987, a group of businessmen purchased Brotherhood Winery. Among them was Cesar Baeza, n 1810, a French Huguenot émigré named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York’s Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug in Washingtonville, N.Y., where he fermented his first wine vintage. Those Flemish-style, stone wine cellars are still in use today, which makes Brotherhood Winery the oldest winery in the United States and the only one registered as a national landmark. 16 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

Food and Drink - Spring 2011