20 Sweet Clover Rd.
Highland Mills, NY 10930
January 1–Memorial Day: Fri
Memorial Day –Dec 31: Open daily
New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas DayTASTING FEES
$5 for 6 winesTOURS
By appointment onlyACREAGE
32 total, 10 in vinesPRODUCTION
Joe and Jan PalaggiGENERAL MANAGER
Jan PalaggiOPERATIONS MANAGER
Joe (and son) Joe Palaggi
LOCATED IN A 200-YEAR-OLD BARN on land once owned by Aaron Burr,
Palaia Vineyards is right in the middle of a richly historic area of the Hudson Valley.
History is a main theme in all the operations here, from our land to our labels,
which feature different photos of our relatives on each variety.
We purchased the land in 2000 and began restoring the barn and converting it to a winery and tasting room. It has expanded since then to include the “Treehouse” and the “Sweet Clover Room” for music and private parties. The vines were planted in 2001 and we now have 10 acres of vineyard within view of the picnic grove and outside stage. We grow Cabernet Franc, Lemberger, Traminette, Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir. In addition to what we grow here, we use New York State Grapes to produce a variety ofother award winning wines from dry to sweet.
We believe that your tasting experience should be relaxed and a bit more “laid back” than a usual wine tasting. Ou rtasting room reflects this, and people are always commenting on the great “vibe” of the place. Tasting wine should be a fun experience, and if you are not in a good mood when you get here, it is our goal to improve it before you leave! As our tie-dye t-shirts say: “Palaia is where, the Woodstock Nation gets its Libation…Man.” There is a variety of light gourmet fare to eat as well, including fantastic Amish cheeses, cheese & antipasto platters, smooth & creamy Brie, our personal size thin crust pizzas and more.
With the live music every weekend, all year long, how could you not have a wonderful time here? Come watch a play or listen to music outside all summer, stomp grapes with us in September, pick grapes with us in October, and check the website for our events and music listing the rest of the year, or get on our e-mail list so you don’t miss a thing!
Named for the hurricane that flattened quite a bit of our vineyard last summer, this white blend is much nicer than its name implies. Smooth and semi-sweet with a peachy, sun-drenched taste you will love. What a great, refreshing, sit on the lawn and do nothing, kind of wine!JOYFUL PINK
A Rosé that is light on the palate with soft strawberry overtones. Sweet and tart at the same time, this is one of our most popular wines. A percentage of all sales goes to the Young Survivor’s Coalition for Breast Cancer. 2009 International Medal winner, 2010 State Fair winner and 2011 Finger Lakes Wine & Food Classic winner.HARD CIDER
“Because not everyone drinks wine.” A fine blend of crisp local apples makes this a wonderfully refreshing drink. Not bottled, but available on tap year round. Something new for us, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.