ANNUAL MONASTERY VINEGAR FESTIVAL
The Monastery Vinegar Festival will be held on the weekend of July 14 and July15, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the premises of Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, off Rt. 82 and 5 miles south of Millbrook, NY.
The organic-artisanal vinegars based on an ancient medieval monastic recipe are crafted from different types of wines and spices, as well as pure local Apple Cider. These monastery vinegars, depicted in the NY Times and other local press, as the only ones produced in the Hudson Valley following this ancient method. Well known restaurants, as well as some gourmet food shops, occasionally make these vinegars available to their customers, especially in NY State and New England. And requests for the vinegars arrive from as far as Texas, California, Virginia, and other states. Our present varieties include: Red Wine Vinegar, White Wine Vinegar, Rose Wine Vinegar, Sherry Wine Vinegar, Apricot-scented Vinegar, Raspberry Vinegar, Pure Apple Cider Vinegar, and Honey Apple Cider Vinegar. The monastery takes the work-art of making all these vinegars very seriously. It produces them in limited quantities and allows them to age slowly, properly, until the fermentation process is completed. The final results are vinegars of an exceptional, delicate, and superb quality. During the festival there will be an opportunity for tasting and sampling the different vinegars, as well as an explanation of its traditional making and its long time fermentation process.
During the Festival, there will also be available other foods products from the Monastery farm, gardens, and kitchen: Tapenade, Homemade Pesto Sauce, Chutney, Tomato Sauces, Salsas, Apple Sauce, Apple Butter, Relishes, and dried culinary herbs from the monastery garden. Other items available:
Plants: Perennials and a variety of herb plants from the monastery gardens will be made available in pots, ready for planting.
Books: The monastic cookbooks with their basic vegetarian recipes, inspired by the frugal and health-oriented monastic tradition of Saint Benedict.
Food products from other monasteries.
Original art work by local artist, painters, and friends of the monastery.
Directions to the Monastery:
South bound from Millbrook: Take Rt. 82 south for 5 miles, turn left onto Barmore Rd., continue until you see sign for monastery on your right.
North bound from Rt. 55: Take Rt. 82 north for 2 miles, make right onto Barmore Rd., continue until you see monastery sign on your right.