The weather was perfect for our event at Sabba Vineyard on Sunday, August 30th. While the sun slanted over the hill offering a break from the seemingly unrelenting heat of the summer of 2020, laughter and conversation rippled across the open fields as the members of the Hudson Champlain Porsche members caught up after months of quarantine.
Usually, conversations at these gatherings run more to cars and upcoming events, but this time owner, vintner, and artist Abby Youghabi shared information about his wines and the inspiration for his artwork that graces the surrounding fields. Some members chose to do the wine tasting, which boasts a full six types of wines—two whites (Riesling and Chardonnay), three reds (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon), and an ice wine. Others sipped slowly as they took in the day.
Although Sabba Vineyard has only been open a couple of years for tastings, the farm has been up and running since 2012. A few years ago, Abby decided it was time to open a tasting room, so he decided to convert his horse barn, which is now decorated with an eclectic mix of art and wines.
If you weren’t able to join us for this great trip, take a ride out to see what it’s all about. You will not be disappointed. Sabba Vineyard is open Fridays and Saturdays from 3 pm – 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm – 7 pm or any time by appointment. Thank you so much to Ken Blass for setting this up!
If you missed this event, the club picnic is scheduled for September 20th!
Hudson Champlain Region PCA Annual Picnic at Henry Hudson Park, Selkirk, NY
At the capable hands of our Vice President, Eric Spooner, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our HCP Annual Picnic on Sunday, Sept 20th starting at 12:00pm at the Henry Hudson Park in Selkirk at:
157 Lyons Rd, Selkirk, NY 12158
We will have a very large covered pavilion and lots of space to spread out with great views of the Hudson River. We will also have a very informal people’s choice “Concours d’ (Not So) Elegance” so bring your Porsches in their full glory. The picnic will happen rain or shine.
Food will be provided by the Club and we are working with a caterer whom will be preparing sandwiches (subs or wraps), potato salad and a cookie. We will also have drinks and other snack foods available. Your food selection is part of the mandatory RSVP process for you and a guest.
- RSVPs are MANDATORY by Sept 13th by responding to this LINK: Hudson-Champlain PCA Picnic Registration
- We are restricted by local municipal authorities to 50 people. If we have more than 50 people RSVP’ing, we will break the picnic into 2 sessions (12:00-3:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm). Please indicate your session preference in the Picnic Registration. We will notify you if we are doing a single session or two sessions once the RSVPs are tallied.
- An active COVID waiver is required – if you’ve signed and submitted one already, you need not sign and submit again. You can bring your own waiver printed in color (COVID WAIVER). We will also have blank waiver forms available at the picnic.
- NY State Mask and Social Distancing protocols are in effect and to be followed.