05/18/16 6:10am
Tasting room manager Evan Ducz (left) and Ken Cereola, director of operations, showing off the redesigned wine labels in the Palmer tasting room Friday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Tasting room manager Evan Ducz (left) and Ken Cereola, director of operations, showing off the redesigned wine labels in the Palmer tasting room Friday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Standing in your neighborhood liquor store, scanning the aisles for that go-to bottle of Palmer Albariño, you might notice it looks a bit different than the one you’re accustomed to.

After more than 30 years of producing wine in Aquebogue, Palmer Vineyards is in the midst of its first major rebranding effort.  (more…)

10/12/15 6:00am
Miguel Martin of Palmer Vineyards. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Miguel Martin of Palmer Vineyards. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Miguel Martin was born in Córdoba, Spain, a small, sunbaked city that was a prosperous hub for intellectualism in the 10th century. But it was in Madrid, where he grew up, that wine became a key part of his life. His father, José Martin, was not a winemaker but taught him that drinking wine can be a ritual in itself.

“In Spain, you drink more wine than water,” Martin explained. “Nobody can stand the idea of having water or a soft drink with your meal. Wine is part of the meal.” (more…)

08/21/15 6:10am
Miguel Martin, winemaker at Palmer Vineyards inside the Riverhead tasting room. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

Miguel Martin, winemaker at Palmer Vineyards inside the Riverhead tasting room. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

Oenophiles are invited to meet the winemaker and taste the wines at Palmer Vineyards later this month.

New York Wine Events is hosting a tasting tour at the Riverhead vineyard as the first in its “Meet the Winemaker, Taste the Wines” series on Saturday Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. (more…)

11/13/14 11:05am
Vineyard workers harvest grapes at Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold in September. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Vineyard workers harvest grapes at Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold in September. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

For Palmer Vineyards winemaker Miguel Martin, it was clear that 2014 was an ample harvest when he had to buy an extra 750-gallon tank to ferment the Aquebogue vineyard’s viognier grapes. (more…)

10/15/14 7:00am
A bottle of Palmer Vineyards 2013 albariño. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A bottle of Palmer Vineyards 2013 albariño. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Although the North Fork offers an arguably ideal climate for this unusually pale white wine, Palmer Vineyards in Aquebogue is the only local vineyard to offer a 100 percent varietal albariño, our North Fork wine of the week. (more…)