52 Allhusen Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
Fri, Sat, Sun 11am–6pm Sept–Oct:
Fri, Sat, Sun 11am–5pm
Marc and Lori StopkieMANAGERS
Marc and Lori StopkieWINEMAKER
ADAIR VINEYARDS is a small family-owned winery and vineyard located in the scenic and historic Hudson Valley. Jim Adair established the winery and vineyard in 1985 when he planted his first vine, and opened the tasting room in 1989. When we acquired the winery in early 1997, it was the realization of a life-long ambition inspired by family heritage and brought to fruition by formal enology and viticulture studies in California and further training in a Pennsylvania vineyard.
We often compare a visit to Adair Vineyards to a step into one of the 19th century Hudson River School artist’s paintings. Asher Durand’s 1840 painting “The Solitary Oak” appears on our wine label. And, we have a solitary oak standing at the head of our vineyard. In his painting are cows, horses, mountains, and a stream. Our winery is housed in a barn, over 200 years old, once occupied by cows and horses, and has a stream running by with the Shawangunk Mountains in the background.
The tasting room and gift shop are located in the loft of the barn and the winemaking area is below. Our vineyard is located behind the winery. We believe in the simple and natural approach to our winemaking. We allow our grapes to fully mature so that we are able to produce wines characteristic of the grape varieties. In order to maintain the highest quality, our wines are created firstly with estate-grown grapes and then supplemented with additional varieties grown at a local farm with which we have a close working relationship.
We currently produce more than 30,000 bottles and look forward to increasing our production. Our wines range from dry to slightly sweet. We have won numerous awards for our wines.