Located in Amenia, New York, within the vibrant Hudson Valley, Troutbeck is situated on acres of bucolic landscape, bisected by the Webutuck River and Dunham Creek. The gateway to the upstate cultural and creative corridor, Troutbeck - re-envisioned and carefully updated – is again what it was to so many before us: inspiration, respite, restoration, folly, community, nature and nurture – carrying forward its 250-year legacy of hospitality.
And when you’re ready, enjoy breakfast in your spacious king-sized bed nestled in luxurious Frette linens. Devour a new book by the fireplace, the peace and abundance beyond your windows, or perhaps opened to the country air - the sounds of the Webatuck river and Dunham creek as they roll beneath. However you wish to spend your time away, each of our unique rooms will provide the escape you need.
We’re situated amongst the vibrant and engaging communities of the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Visit Millerton, Amenia or Wassaic, NY and Sharon, CT by complimentary bicycle. Zipline Catamount in summer or ski it in winter. Hike, fly fish, ride horseback, gravel or mountain bike, take a farm tour, visit a distillery, a bookstore or any number of beautiful shops nearby. Truly, there is something for everyone. Troutbeck is active with arts and cultural programming, with curated events on property and off all year.
Building on the success of Troutbeck’s Guest Chef Residency (Spring-Summer 2021), we are delighted to welcome four beverage leaders — each with her own unique perspective and expertise — to Troutbeck to inform and enrich our culinary programming.
Four women — wine director and educator Lee Campbell, Greenpoint Cidery founder Nika Carlson, Côte wine director Victoria James and Yola Mezcal co-founder Gina Correll Aglietti — each expert in their field, will join us for multi-day residencies, March, April, May and June, respectively. While on property, they’ll host an educational experience for our staff, hotel guests and members; create a list of “Selects” on our beverage lists and/or have specialty cocktails on our menus; and create a unique ticketed experience for our extended community of hotel guests, members and local farmers and friends.
The goal of the series is to bring varied voices to our programming and introduce their perspectives to our community, while simultaneously “turning the table” on what it means to be hospitable — by extending that credo of care to members of the hospitality industry.
An ardent supporter of sustainable vine-farming and traditional, low-intervention winemaking techniques, Lee Campbell is a wine professional for the modern age. After working in some of Washington, D.C.’s and Manhattan’s top culinary and vinous establishments, she hopped the East River to Brooklyn, and became the Wine Director for the Tarlow Restaurant Group. Additionally, as co-creator of The Big Glou (2016) and co-organizer of Wild World Austin (2019), Lee has been instrumental in the establishment of America’s natural wine fair circuit. A certified sommelier primarily working as a consultant, Lee also represents the burgeoning Virginia producer, Early Mountain Vineyards and advises on various hospitality projects. Above all, Lee advocates for the integration of wine and food into a balanced, healthy, and joyful life... a spirited lifestyle which all people, of every stripe, are welcome to savor!@bewitchinglee
Tuesday, March 29 — Lee will lead pre-service “wine school” and touch tables during service to discuss "Lee’s Selects,” new additions to our menu that embodies her wine ethos
Wednesday, March 30, 3:30-5pm — "Wine School” for hotel guests, members and staff — $100
Thursday, March 31 — Convivial Wine Dinner — $200
Join us for dinner this week to taste Lee’s additions to our wine list (and while supplies last):
Nika Carlson is the owner and cidermaker at Greenpoint Cidery, a micro-cidery in Hudson, NY. Inspired by farmhouse practices, natural wine, and the long history of apples in America, her ciders are made with traditional methods, local ingredients, and minimal intervention. Each cider is hand made in small batches, and limited release experimental ciders are made with fruits, herbs, and flowers foraged from the surrounding land. Because it's made by hand, each cider tells its own unique story.@greenpointcidery
Tuesday, April 26 — Nika will lead pre-service to discuss Greenpoint and other cider styles with our team. Book a table to dine with us and taste Nika's Selects, highlights of local and old world ciders that Nika loves:
Wednesday, April 27, 6-7:30pm — Cider Class — CANCELLED. Please join us for the Cider Dinner on April 28th or for dinner in the restaurant this week!
Thursday, April 28, 6:30pm — Cider Party in the Pole Barn — Nika will unveil Greenpoint Cidery's newest release and we'll serve an array of ciders, curated by Nika, alongside dinner cooked on our fire truck, live music. Expect family style dinner, music, fun and delicious Spring celebrating. Open to the public, hotel guests, members. $125 + tax + tip.
Join us for dinner this week to taste Nika’s additions to our cider list (and while supplies last). Book via
Victoria James is the Director of Beverage and Partner at Michelin-starred Cote in NYC and Miami as well as Cote Wine Club, and recently received for the second year in a row a James Beard nomination for "Outstanding Wine Program." She has worked in restaurants since she was thirteen. She fell in love with wine and when she was twenty-one became certified as a sommelier. Victoria’s name has appeared on many notable lists: Forbes "30 Under 30," Food & Wine's "2018 Sommelier of the Year," Zagat’s “30 Under 30,” Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40,” Wine & Spirits’ “Best New Sommeliers.” She is the author of DRINK PINK, A Celebration of Rosé (HarperCollins) and the international bestseller, WINE GIRL, The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier (Ecco/HarperCollins). She also has contributed to Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Eater, and Bon Appétit. She is also the co-founder and President of WINE EMPOWERED, a non-profit that aims to diversify the hospitality industry by offering tuition-free wine classes to women and minorities.@victoria___james
Sunday, May 15, 3-4:30pm — Book Talk — Victoria will discuss her memoir and answer questions about becoming “the youngest sommelier in America.”
Sunday, May 15, 6:30pm — Supper in the Gallery — Join sommelier Victoria for a convivial dinner with pairings , sipped from her new graceful stemware collection with Lenox.
Monday, May 16, 2pm — Foraging with Victoria and her husband, winemaker Lyle Railsback Frères $20
Monday, May 16 — Victoria will lead “wine school’ during preservice to introduce herself and her “Selects" to our team, before sitting down to dine with her family as our guest
Tuesday, May 17 — Victoria will host “happy hour,” an informal get together before regular dining at Troutbeck, so admirers and the wine curious can come chat and taste.
Join us for dinner this week to taste Victoria’s additions to our wine list (and while supplies last):
A California native who grew up in the music industry, Gina Correll Aglietti has worked as a consultant on restaurants and as a stylist for the likes of Adele, Haim, The Rza, Taylor Swift, Grace Gummer, as well as fashion houses such as YSL, Levi’s, and Acne. In 2016, Gina launched YOLA Mezcal with Yola Jimenez and Lykke Li to much acclaim. Handcrafted and organic, YOLA Mezcal follows a recipe passed down by Yola's grandfather. It is distilled on our namesake farm in Oaxaca and bottled by women. In 2019, the brand introduced YOLA Dia, a music and arts festival highlighting female talent and voices. While YOLA Mezcal’s core values are to promote economic independence and autonomy for women in Oaxaca, Gina has taken the company one step even further by pursuing a female dominated cap table and staff on both sides of the border. Through this they have been aligned with a multitude of women’s and civil right organizations such as the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. @yolamezcal
Sunday, June 5, afternoon — Gina will host a Mezcal workshop by the Pool, $45 + tax + tip
Sunday, June 5, evening — Gina will co-host a Yola Mezcal dinner and party in the courtyard and the Pole Barn, $200 + tax + tip
Monday, June 6, — Gina will introduce Yola to our staff during pre-service and share her knowledge of Mezcal with our team, before sitting down to dine as our guest.
Join us for dinner all week for special Yola Mezcal cocktails: