At various farmers markets / festivals around the stateTASTING FEES
500 – 1,000 casesOWNERS
David and Tracy PazdarMANAGER
THE PAZDAR WINERY WAS STARTED IN 1995 by David and Tracy Pazdar to give
you innovative and highly creative wines for your palate, as well as top quality varietals.
They average two to three new wines each year. Wines are fermented in small barrels, the
largest being 60 gallons. In addition to using top quality grapes and other fruits from
around New York, they use the finest spices from around the world. Many of the spices
they grow themselves on their own property. In 2007 they planted their first grape vines.
They hope to release their first estate grown wine sometime in 2012/2013.
“So how do they create these culinary delights?”, you ask. Throughout the year, they gather ideas. Some come from you, their customers; others from reading, and others from divine inspiration. After the wines are fermenting and the farmers’ markets are over for the season, the fun begins. During the winter, while other winemakers may be resting down in Florida, David takes those ideas and turns them into reality. Using his skills and the taste palate of his wife Tracy (his chief taster), as well as others, he develops the new wines. This takes numerous trials, many times over a hundred. A new wine can take anywhere from a few weeks to over five years to come to fruition depending on its complexity.
Since its inception, Pazdar Winery has been the first in many areas. They produced the first chocolate wine in the world (Eden’s Pleasure™). Currently they produce four chocolates with more releasing soon. They were the first to win a 1st place Scovie Award (an International gourmet food award) for Hot Sin®. Other award-winning wines have included Summer’s Ecstasy™ (a sweet peppermint wine), Ravishing Sunrise™ and some of their fruit Ports.
The winery has been featured in numerous publications including the Times Herald Record, Wethersfield Post, “East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide From Maine to Virginia”, Chile Pepper Magazine, and several newspapers in Westchester County.
The winery can be visited online at www.PazdarWinery.com. Their wines are available for tasting at several farmers markets, festivals and many wines shops through out the state. A complete listing is found on their website. As we prefer to bring the wines to you in your community, the winery itself is not open to the public.
This was the world's first chocolate wine. The first batch was released to the public in 1999. Tasting this lightly sweet dessert wine you will find bananas up front and dark chocolate in the back.DRAGON FIRE™ and his brothers DRAGON’S REVENGE™ and DRAGON’S FURY™
Dry fruity Rosés blended with different levels of habenero peppers. They are wonderful wines to have with cheese and crackers, potato chips, or pizza.CHOCOLATE MINT DREAMS™
A delightful dessert wine made with dark chocolate blended with estate-grown peppermint.HOT SIN®
A double gold medal winner, the first wine to ever win a 1st place Scovie! (International gourmet food competition.) Piiiing...it’s a liquefied hot ball, a delightfully sweet dessert wine with the taste of cinnamon. Try some over sliced apples, peaches, or ice cream with some… whipped cream…RAVISHING SUNRISE™
This is a wine-based Lemoncello made with Italian lemons. Lemony, sweet, tart. A wonderful digestivo or dessert wine to enjoy chilled.