Bashakill Vineyards, the Sullivan County winery that won "Best in Show" honors in the recent Hudson Valley Wine Competition, is going underground.
That's no reference to hiding. Rather, it's the implementation of a project owner Paul Deninno has had in mind for a while.
He's constructing a wine cave that measures 9 by 16 feet, with a 40-foot depth. That will be room enough for a tasting bar as well as 20 to 25 barrels.
Deninno plans to age some of his red wines in the cave, which should be an interesting evolution for the likes of his Black Bear Cabernet Franc that won a double gold and best red wine honors, as well as top show honors, in the aforementioned test I helped judge.
Bashakill is located at 1131 South Road, Wurtsboro. Phone: (845) 888-5858.
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