We have some exciting news to report today in the Hudson Valley wine world. Glorie Farm Winery in Marlboro, NY been sold to Dan and Jacqui Heavens.
Glorie is one of the larger grape growers in the Hudson River Region AVA and supplies a number of neighboring wineries with Hudson River Region fruit. “We are ecstatic to have found buyers Dan and Jacqui Heavens,” former owner Doug Glorie told me. “They have the desire and the will to carry on the success and tradition we have created here at Glorie Farm and Winery. We know they will be successful.”
This farm has been productive for many generations. Previously known as Stoneside Farm, the Glorie have been growing 20 acres of fruit including peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, quince, black currants, and – of course – wine grapes. Doug planted his first grape vines in 1983.
Doug left his engineering job in the mid-1990s, and became a full-time farmer and winemaker. Glorie Farm has 15 grape varieties in the ground, including hybrids, chardonnay, riesling and cabernet franc. The winery also made a great move in hiring traveling winemaker Kristop Brown, who has turned out some incredibly well-received estate cabernet franc wines, as well as others.
“We are thrilled about this opportunity!” said Jacqui Heavens. “We hope to continue to build on the legacy that Doug and MaryEllen created here: a beautiful, authentic place with a focus on high-quality estate fruit and wine. We are hard at work and can’t wait to share this experience with our guests.”
Glorie’s recent sampling of their Cabernet Francs impressed numerous enthusiasts (especially their barrel samples for their future vintages) in a recent Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition tasting last May.
Dan and Jacqui Heavens will have some quality wines to start off their run.