WARWICK VALLEY WINERY & BLACK DIRT DISTILLERYADDRESS
114 Little York Road
Warwick, New York 10990
(845) 258-6055E MAIL
Bakery/Café open Friday-Sunday,
New Years Day, Easter, ChristmasTASTING FEES
$5 includes glassTOURS
Call for infoACREAGE
Joseph & Katherine Grizzanti,
OUR STORY BEGINS IN THE ORCHARD. In 1989, we purchased the orchard and began to learn how to cultivate fruit. Local apple growers and extension agents taught us the basics and contributed to our early success. Our first product, in fact our entire business, started as a result of an abundant apple crop that lead us to experiment with hard cider. We were soon hooked and we received our farm winery and cider producer licenses in 1993. Our doors opened to the public in the Fall of 1994.
In the early days, we had three wines and one cider, all of which were a bit unrefined. Our inexperience was as evident as our enthusiasm and we persevered to create higher quality wines and cider. Every vintage improved as we honed our skills and continued to learn the art and science of wine and cider making. Eventually, hard work paid off, leading us to the development of our acclaimed Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider. The success of our Doc’s Draft Hard cider is due to our insistence in using the finest fruit available.
The passion for creating wines and ciders soon evolved into an idea to begin distilling and to open the first distillery in the Hudson Valley since prohibition. It was our belief that the fruits grown in the fertile Hudson Valley could be made into the highest quality fruit brandies and liqueurs. In 2001, we received a grant to develop New York's first fruit micro-distillery. Using the same principle that had brought success to the wine and cider, we created a line of fruit brandies and liqueurs – American Fruits – made to capture
Our post and beam tasting room provides visitors a unique environment to explore many offerings of wines, ciders, brandies and liqueurs. Renovated from an old apple packing house and overlooking a goose pond and the orchards, its bucolic setting is perfect for enjoying some great wine, music and food from our own Pané Café. A delicious bistro menu of fresh bread, pizzas, sandwiches and salads from Pané Café is served all weekend long.
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery is the perfect place for the perfect “Country Wedding” or any private party. For information email Randy at email@example.com
Our mission since our inception has been to create fruit-based alcoholic beverages that are as unique as the fruits themselves. It’s the magical combination of wine, music and food that makes any visit to Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery so enjoyable.
In March 2012, the Black Dirt Distilling Co. was formed and will take over the distilling operations of the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery. A 4,000 square-foot whisky and apple brandy distillery was constructed, and a custom-made, 60-foot tall copper still was installed at the new production facility in Pine Island, NY.
The co-founders and managing partners, Jason Grizzanti and Jeremy Kidde, anticipate being fully operational in early July 2013. The new still will be used in the production of Black Dirt Bourbon and Black Dirt Apple Jack, two signature products in the distillery’s repertoire.