When you think of American wine, your mind gravitates toward California, Washington and Oregon. While the first two states go one-two in wine production, you might be surprised that New York is actually third on the list. What makes this more shocking is that a substantial portion of New York's wine is grown on Long Island, just a short drive from the Big Apple. One of the most acclaimed of those Long Island wines is Palmer Vineyards.
Located in Riverhead, New York, just 80 miles east of Queens, Palmer Vineyards is a 90-acre establishment on the island's North Fork that yields over 20 varietals and 10,000 cases of wine a year. What separates it from its competitors is that it's an estate wine. That means that ever since its founding in 1983, Palmer Vineyards has painstakingly grown, crushed, fermented and bottled the grapes by hand, ensuring the highest quality every step of the way.
Today, Palmer Vineyards offers 21 types of red, white, rose and sparkling wine, and each has a distinct flavor profile that's better tasted than read. Uncork a bottle of its famous Albarino to start your flavor journey. Modeled after the famous Spanish wine, this fruity white puts apple, peach and orange peel on your tongue, right where it needs to be after a long day.