Magnanini Winery

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Magnanini Winery wedding venue view from garden by Duetimage Photography.
Old World charm and wine at the source are found at Mag­nani­ni Win­ery wed­dings in Wal­lkill, NY. (Pho­to­graph by: Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy Hud­son Val­ley wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers.)

 

Let’s say you’ve always dreamed of a wed­ding in the Ital­ian Alps.  That would be far for your guests to trav­el.  But if you could have an Ital­ian Alps set­ting about an hour’s dri­ve from New York City, you’d be pro­gram­ming your GPS for Mag­nani­ni Win­ery in Wal­lkill.

Tucked away on a qui­et coun­try road, this gem of a venue has all the ingre­di­ents of a rus­tic Euro­pean wed­ding, from its archi­tec­ture to its food offer­ings to its basic mind­set.

 

Magnanini Winery wedding venue entrance signage by Duetimage Photography.
Front entrance sig­nage at Mag­nani­ni Win­ery.

 

Own­ers Richard and Rachel Mag­nani­ni, along with their fam­i­ly, have been bot­tling wine at the vine­yard since 1984.  A year lat­er, Richard’s father Gal­ba designed and built the alpine-style restau­rant in which wed­dings are now held.

 

Magnanini Winery wedding venue view from garden by Duetimage Photography.
The Mag­nani­ni Win­ery restau­raunt, designed and built by Mag­nani­ni fam­i­ly patri­arch Gal­ba Mag­nani­ni who learned wine­mak­ing in the vine­yards of Italy.

 

There are 13 acres of grapevines on the prop­er­ty, and as you might imag­ine, the land­scape lends itself well to out­door cer­e­monies and bridal por­traits.

 

Magnanini Winery wedding venue view from vineyard by Duetimage Photography.
A view of the win­ery restau­rant from the vine­yard and sur­round­ing fields.

 

Gardens and vineyard at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Cer­e­monies often take place under this arch­way lead­ing to the vine­yards.

 

Vineyards at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography.
Dur­ing the autumn months, these grapevines explode with red and orange hues to cre­ate a stun­ning back­drop for your wed­ding imagery.

 

There’s plen­ty more to see out­doors, but let’s head back inside the win­ery restau­rant to have a look at the recep­tion space.

Cock­tail hours take place in the ground floor wine tast­ing room which looks like an authen­tic Ital­ian grot­to (Edi­tor’s note: as a Euro­pean who has spent a great deal of time around wine grot­toes in Italy, I can say this is the real deal — Regi­na).  Appe­tiz­ers home­made by Rachel Mag­nani­ni are served with wines only avail­able at the win­ery.

 

Wine tasting room for cocktail hours at Magnanini Winery weddings photographed by Duetimage Photography.
Wine tast­ing sta­tion with one of many mur­al art­works found through­out the restau­rant.

 

Wine tasting room for cocktail hours at Magnanini Winery weddings by Duetimage Photography wedding photographers.
Anoth­er view of the wine tast­ing area.

 

Wine press at Magnanini Winery by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Wine press at the door­way to Mag­nanini’s wine tast­ing room.

 

Upstairs is the restau­rant prop­er, a cav­ernous room which is sur­pris­ing in its enor­mi­ty upon enter­ing the space.  It is filled with many small details that give this room a very spe­cial, homey atmos­phere.

 

Interior view of Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Step­ping through the front door of the win­ery restau­rant, the size of this recep­tion space is sur­pris­ing and impres­sive.

 

Interior view of Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography.
Anoth­er view of the win­ery restau­rant, with back­ground fres­coes paint­ed by Ren­zo Mag­nani­ni whose work appears at the Cathe­dral of St. Dominic in Bologna and in the Her­mitage.

 

Wed­ding food, all pre­pared by Rachel Mag­nani­ni, are north­ern Ital­ian spe­cial­ties: gnoc­chi, ravi­o­li, cap­po­let­ti, sala­mi, cop­pa, and pro­sciut­to — all of it proud­ly hand­made on the premis­es.

 

Interior view of Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding Photography.
Stag’s heads, beer steins, ornate wood­work — it does­n’t get any more authen­tic than this.

 

Food is served in the true Ital­ian as a six-course, fam­i­ly style meal: anti-pas­to, zup­pa, pri­mo piat­to, insala­ta, sec­on­do piat­to, e dolce.  And if you can still move, there’s plen­ty of space for danc­ing.

 

Stage and dance floor at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography.
Stage and dance floor await­ing the next bride and groom, just add your own can­zoni.

 

Head­ing back out­side, your par­ty can spill out onto the for­mal gar­dens.

 

A swing for a romantic bride and groom portrait at Magnanini Winery by Duetimage Photography.
A swing out­side the wine tast­ing room makes a nice set­ting for a bride and groom por­trait.

 

The gar­dens were designed by an archi­tect who made gar­dens in France.  It is tra­versed by grav­el paths, and punc­tu­at­ed by stone bench­es and sculpt­ed hedges.

 

Fountain and gardens at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
A view of the gar­dens fac­ing west.

 

Gardens at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Cou­ples may want to use these stone bench­es, par­tial­ly hid­den by hedges, for a nice “sneak away” shot dur­ing the recep­tion.

 

Fountain and gardens at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Fac­ing south, the gar­dens look out on the vine­yard.

 

Magnanini Winery wedding venue view from garden by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Reverse view of pre­vi­ous image, look­ing north to the restau­rant.

 

Beyond the gar­den there is a rolling, grassy lawn in prac­ti­cal­ly every direc­tion for your guests to stroll.  In the autumn, the sur­round­ing trees pro­vide a dra­mat­ic, col­or­ful back­drop.  And a lit­tle fur­ther out, for the adven­tur­ous, there is a pond which — we are told — is a favorite rest­ing spot for wild geese.

 

Gardens at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.

Pond in the middle of the Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography.
A pond at the heart of the Mag­nani­ni vine­yard.

 

Mag­nani­ni Win­ery wed­dings can accom­mo­date up to 190 guests year around.  In Octo­ber 2017, we will be pho­tograph­ing an autumn wed­ding at the vine­yard and will update this page with addi­tion­al imagery.

 

Signage at Magnanini Winery wedding venue by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photography.

 

Planning your wedding or event at Magnanini Winery?

Down­load our Mag­nani­ni Win­ery web album made espe­cial­ly for your smart­phone.  Use it for ref­er­ence and share with those help­ing you plan.

Additional Information:

Learn more about Mag­nani­ni Win­ery at http://magwine.com/.

To dis­cuss your vine­yard wed­ding with Due­tim­age Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers, call (845) 905‑6323 or vis­it: http://www.duetimage.com/contact.

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