DID YOU KNOW. . . WE SURVIVED? Yes, we did, and now we're open for the season! Actually, we opened on March 29th, a little earlier than usual. What wasn't usual is that we stayed home this winter.
In years past, Jerry and I would head down to Long Beach Island in New Jersey where we've had a little house for 42 years. It's not because the winters are that much milder there than in New York but, it's just a nice change. Since owning the winery we don't get to spend time there in the summer anymore. Sadly, our little house had to be demolished after "Sandy" -- and that story would bore the pants off anyone. It's enough to say we still don't have pilings placed yet -- local rules, regulations, town codes, surveys, inspections, inspections, and more inspections! So, home we stayed
The Recipe of the Month -- Penne with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage served with my beautiful and young "off" dry Riesling.
El Paso Winery is located in the beautiful Hudson River valley -- one of the four wine producing regions of New York State. Some of the fine varietals we use are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Rieslings, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. We also feature beautiful and complex blends -- Mikes' Mud, Owen's Own, Dusty Barn, and others that are dry, semi-dry and sweet.
To sample our fine New York State wines, check our schedule of Tastings and Events, peruse our Wine List, look for our featured "Wine of the Month" and learn more About El Paso Winery. If traveling to the lower Hudson Valley, you can Get Directions to the winery; and for your convenience, we've included links to nice places dine or to stay -- Hudson Valley Area Attractions.