Welcome to our winery, and here's a little history. In 1998 my husband and I purchased the winery that was founded 21 years before by Felipe Beltra, an "old-world" Spanish winemaker from Uruguay, SA. He purchased the land and the old barn of a 125 year old farmstead and planted his grapes. He then went about converting the barn into his "tasting room". Today, I still blend his sweet wine recipes from long ago and have expanded our selection of fine New York wines to include wonderful dry reds -- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir. We usually have on hand two Rieslings! Our White Riesling is a classic -- sweet, flowery and fragrant. Our dry has all the same wonderful characteristics but is just about as dry as a Riesling can be. My Chardonnay is crisp and clean with a hint of Granny Smith Apples -- not at all like California Chardonnay, and some of my blends have won awards.
El Paso Winery invites you for a friendly respite in the country – so much to see, so much to do! There are places to dine along the "creek"; campsites and trails to hike; boat rides on the Hudson and beautiful places to stay the night. . .but don't forget to bring a bottle or two of fine El Paso wine. And remember, the wine tastings are FREE, the gift shop is COOL and our links to Hudson Valley area attractions are just the beginning.
Starting later this season. . . "Wine, Cheese and a Sunset" on the Deck Every Friday Night @ 6pm.
El Paso Winery invites you to the country to enjoy our deck while sipping a bottle or glass of wine and some of our own "nibbles". We have cheeses, imported salami, olives, our own salsas, chips and wine biscuits. The deck is always reserved for those folks who purchase our wine and "nibbles". And, if you're thinking about a picnic of your own, bring a blanket and pick a spot on the grounds adjacent to the winery. We'd love to see you!
Our Gift Shop
Looking for something special for someone special? Browse our unique little gift shop area. You'll find local woodworker wine racks, artist's hand-painted glasses, totes, accessories, souvenirs, unusual liquid glass sculptured wine glasses, New York State maple syrup, cheeses, gourmet wine biscuits and chips. We even have our own brand of delicious salsas. And, you can call ahead at 845-331-8642 and I'll make up a beautiful basket for any occasion.
Wines for Special Events
Today, many wineries offer customized labeling for special occasions. In keeping with El Paso Winery's country motiff, we hand-design "wine tags" for weddings, social, or corporate events. Call 845-331-8642 to see how we can personalize your event.
El Paso Winery can ship wine throughout New York state and to customers from other states who have made purchases while at the winery. Call 845-331-8642 for information or to order.