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Wine Meets Education at Marta’s Vineyard


MARTA MARCHETTI-KANDL, OWNER OF Marta’s Vineyard, Poughkeepsie’s newest wine and spirits shop, has a strictly “no-snob” philosophy about wine. She notes, “There’s a saying that we like to keep in mind: The best wine is any wine that you really enjoy.” A certified specialist of wine with a diploma from The Wine & Spirits Education Trust, Marchetti-Kandl welcomes newcomers and aficionados alike with her hand-picked selection of wines from across the globe. Locals will recognize an array of Hudson Valley and New York wines and spirits, ranging from Warwick and Gardiner to Brooklyn and the Finger Lakes. “We stock what I consider to be the best of New York wines and spirits, plus some from unusual places like Lebanon and the Canary Islands,” Marchetti-Kandl notes, adding that she tests each product for quality before putting it out for sale. To help customers navigate among well-known favorites and rare artisanal varieties, the shop has a unique labeling system that makes it easy to identify top-rated, organic, biodynamic and vegan products. With a clear passion for wine education, Marchetti-Kandl plans to host tasting events and seminars at the store to teach people about international winemaking methods, food pairings and more. “We’re creating a sense of community here, providing a fun and relaxing place to shop and learn at the same time,” she says.

Marta’s Vineyard
Mon noon–7; Tue-Sat 10–7; Sun noon–5
1955 South Rd, Poughkeepsie
(845) 218-9672

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!