Established by Robert Palmer in 1983, Palmer Vineyards has helped to build the Long Island wine industry. More than 90 acres are home to Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes that produce about 16,000 cases of wine each year.
Winemaker Miguel Martin made Palmer Vineyards the first in New York state to produce Albarino wine, a pale white Spanish varietal wine with aromas of kiwi and lime. It was a smart move on the part of Martin, as the North Fork’s weather pattern is similar to Galicia Spain’s, where the wine originated. It doesn’t hurt that it pairs well with seafood.
Take a taste this summer, when Palmer Vineyards is open until 8pm on Fridays. Live music and the fire pit will be going, making it the perfect place to toast to the start of another summer weekend.
For more information, visit palmervinyards.com.