On Christmas Eve in 1931, during the depression era construction of Rockefeller Center, workers decorated a small balsam fir tree with "strings of cranberries, garlands of paper, and even a few tin cans" and the famous tree lighting celebration of Christmas at Rockefeller Center was born.
Many years ago, during a tree scouting trip, the Garden’s Division of Rockefeller Center discovered the thirty-five foot pine tree that lives in the middle of Brotherhood Winery. Several offers were made to purchase the tree for the Rockefeller Center tree lighting celebration, but the winery chose not to part with it.
Brotherhood Winery would like to invite everyone to our annual Village of Washingtonville Christmas Tree Lighting and festive atmosphere. Admission is FREE.
Grape Stomping Contests with live entertainment by Van Ritchie of Fox Radio.
Van Has been in the Broadcast Industry for over 40 years. His first break came in the mid 70’s when he went to work for WPTR in Albany, NY. After spending several years there, Van moved to the Hudson Valley to continue his Radio career at WKIP in Poughkeepsie. Van did mornings at WKIP until signing Q92 on the air in 1989 where he continued as the Hudson Valley’s most highly rated morning radio personalities. In 2004 Van moved to Orlando to become the voice of The Golf Channel and then The PGA Tour. In 2009 Van returned to The Hudson Valley to do mornings at WGNY (Fox Oldies 1220 & 1490).
Saturdays 1-5 PM and Sundays 12-4 PM from September 8 through October 14 2012
170 years ago a family of explorers and winemakers began hand digging undergound tunnels in Washingtonville, New York. Come celebrate All Hallows Eve below the surface of the earth from where this historical holiday was born.
2009 marked the resurrection of the spirit of Halloween in our historical cellars with an EPIC party that lasted far deeper into the night than anyone had anticipated. Everyone who participated went over-the-top with their costumes to impress the "Secret" judges. We know this year's party will surpass all expectations, so get your tickets sooner than never!
Tickets are ALL INCLUSIVE & EXTREMELY limited so order NOW before its too late!
Swing into the holiday season with a ticket to Wreath Fineries at the Wineries! Travel the Shawangunk Wine Trail and soak in the festive holiday atmosphere at each winery, while you sample award winning wines, holiday recipes and take advantage of exclusive wine trail specials, designed for this gift giving season. Each participant receives a grape vine wreath, limited edition Shawangunk Wine Trail ornament and a souvenir wine glass at each starting winery. At each subsequent winery, receive a unique holiday ornament to complete your collection. We recommend the 2 day ticket, this will allow adequate time to experience each winery and soak in the festive atmosphere. Purchase your tickets early so you can select your favorite starting winery. Only a limited amount of starter tickets are available per winery.