Scene in Plattsburgh

Style & Substance

Scene in Plattsburgh is a new biweekly column, showcasing the places and people who make Plattsburgh a vibrant and welcoming community. We hope that you will take our advice and see for yourself. We, in this area, have a lot to brag about!

The CHAMPLAIN WINE COMPANY, on City Hall Place, is where we call our “home base”, for many reasons. Of course, the wine is what brings people in…but what you will find there is so much more. Owners, Natalie Peck and Colin Read, are passionate and knowledgeable about their North Star Vineyard, their wines, and also about this beautiful and bounteous area we all call home. The wine they produce and offer for tastings and by the glass and bottle is unique and extraordinary. Colin and Natalie have partnered with ROTA to showcase a local artist every month as a ROTA satellite gallery, a beautiful finishing touch to the ambience of the shop. As recent winners, along with five other local vineyards, of the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award, it is easy to see the support all of the grape growers in the area give to each other. Their “success for all of Plattsburgh” attitude is quite evident!

OUR RECOMMENDATION is to stop in, taste, and chat before going to dinner at a nearby, home-grown restaurant. Your evening will be so much richer for it and you will find that it is a natural way to make a night in Plattsburgh something special. What better way to celebrate local friendships than to bring a local wine to your next get together!

NEXT WEEK’s ask style& substance question topic: Honoring commitments and RSVPs!

Sally Meisenheimer and Michele Armani

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