07/26/18 6:03am

A scene from the 2015 Palmer Vineyards Harvest Kickoff party. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Whenever I hear a farm or winery I enjoy is for sale I hold my breathe as questions race through my head.

Will it stay in business? Would someone buy it just to do something else with the land?

That was certainly the case in recent years as Palmer Vineyards lingered on the market.  (more…)

04/07/18 6:10am
Long Island wine spring picks

Our spring wine picks pose for a photo at Palmer Vineyards in Riverhead. (Credit: David Benthal)

As the snow melts and the weather warms, we all start thinking about the early spring bounty Long Island has in store for us. From leafy greens like the season’s first spinach to crunchier vegetables like radishes and asparagus to the first ramps and garlic scapes that shoot from the ground, we’re soon going to have a wide array of local produce to eat.  (more…)

11/18/17 6:54am

Ever want to try one of those wine-pairing dinners local wineries and restaurants occasionally host?

We recently accepted an invitation to attend a dinner hosted at Cowfish Restaurant in Hampton Bays Thursday, featuring wine from Palmer Vineyards in Riverhead.

For $85, guests enjoyed a four-course meal plus dessert.

One of the highlights of the evening for Palmer winemaker Miguel Martin was showcasing the winery’s newly released Old Roots Red Blend 2014. He said they had the official release of the wine on Sunday, Nov. 12 and the pairing dinner was the first time he was able to share it with a large group of people.

“This is what I make the wines for,” Mr. Martin said, “for the people to enjoy and to get feedback.”

The winery participates in several pairing dinners a year. Cowfish, which also hosts a few each year, said Palmer is usually its most popular offering.