THE ESSENTIALS

VINEYARD

PAZDAR WINERY

ADDRESS

www.pazdarwinery.com

PHONE

845-695-1903

FAX

845-695-1903

E MAIL

pazdar@citlink.net

WEBSITE

www.pazdarwinery.com

OPEN

At various farmers markets / festivals around the state

TASTING FEES

None

TOURS

Not Available

ACREAGE

.5 acre

PRODUCTION

500 – 1,000 cases

OWNERS

David and Tracy Pazdar

MANAGER

David Pazdar

WINEMAKER

David Pazdar

PAZDAR WINERY
Established 1995 MEET THE WINEMAKER

David Pazdar’s love of the wine started in his late teens and early twenties. Coming from a middle-class family, his parents encouraged he and his siblings to get ahead in life. This included learning to enjoy the finer things in life including art and wine. While in college at the University of Connecticut (UConn) he switched majors from computer science to chemistry. Realizing that a wine maker was essentially a wine chemist, he decided that he could combine two passions into one career (if you call doing what you love a “career”). He fell in love with the industry, not just for the wine but also because it (like all farmbased industries), is very family-oriented.

David was lucky in the fact that one of the top amateur winemakers in the country, Dr. Bobbitt, was a chemistry professor at UConn. He became David’s mentor. David’s senior research project/thesis was on wine chemistry. In addition to his BS in Chemistry (with an emphasis on wine chemistry) from the University of Connecticut, he also has a MBA.

In the years following college, David worked in various industries including wine, food, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical while starting the winery. All of these gave him knowledge that on their own would be nothing, but combined with his passion increased his skills exponentially.

Among his other passions is drawing (he has illustrated several of the labels) and writing (his descriptions have received numerous complements from various English professors and others). He brings all of this artistry to his wine making.

In 1990 David met his wife Tracy. One of their first dates was to visit one of the wineries that David was consulting to at the time. On the way home, Tracy realized that as his future wife (yes, she knew long before him) that the wine industry would become a major part of her life. They now have two daughters, Kasha and Kristina. Kristina is already coming up with ideas for new wines. At some of the major festivals, Kasha is responsible for designing the displays. Many times you’ll find Tracy’s dad, Tom Davis, helping out behind the table.

EDEN'S PLEASURE™

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.

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