In 1982, purchased a farm which had been the Hardenburgh Estate since 1786. The estate included a stone home and 18,000 square feet of outbuildings situated on 37 acres of prime alluvial farmland. In the 38 years since, Baldwin Vineyards has garnered awards for their Embers, Malbec, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, as well as pioneered New York’s entry into the premium fruit wine category.
Baldwin’s Apple Wine was awarded a Double Gold Medal and proclaimed “Best of Show” in the prestigious Finger Lakes International Wine Competition!
The Baldwins’ philosophy on fruit wines, which began a trend throughout the entire Northeast, was to vinify fruit wines as premium varietal wines, rather than the traditional method of adding water and other less expensive fruit juices to bring down the cost. Instead of making the fruit wines dry, as was the tradition, the Baldwins finished their fruit wines so they tasted like the fruit they started from.
Starting with their Strawberry Wine in 1985, they have since added Apple, Blueberry, Black Raspberry, and Spiced Apple wines which have also won many more awards over the years. The Black Raspberry Wine has won numerous gold medals in wine competitions, including a Gold Medal at the International Eastern Wine Competition. Their Raspberry Wine took the Gold at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
But their original fruit wine, Strawberry, continues to be their most acclaimed offering. It’s won Double Gold at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, a Silver Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, “Best Fruit Wine in New York State” at the New York Food and Wine Classic, and a Gold Medal as well as the Chairman’s Award for “Best of Category” at The Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition. The Beverage Testing Institute has awarded it 88/100 points.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Private Events at the Winery!
Baldwin Winery is the perfect venue to host small weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and bridal showers, as well as corporate events and fundraisers.
The party room accommodates up to 40 guests, or rent the entire winery and picnic area. With uncompromising service, the Baldwin Vineyards’ family will help you create a memorable event customized to your needs.
Tues–Wed, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
MEET THE WINEMAKER
Pat and Jack Baldwin were living in New Jersey in 1981, enjoying wine as a hobby since their first visit to Europe in 1974 had started their love affair with wine. As Director of Les Amis du Vins’ premier new chapter, Pat had 100 members who met monthly to taste the world’s great wines. After visiting one of the dozen wineries in New York’s Hudson River region at the time, Pat remarked, “That would be a nice way to live.” Two years later, Baldwin Vineyards opened and the Baldwins sold out of their first year’s wine in a few months.
In December 2014 the torch was passed, and the second generation of Baldwin winemakers took the helm. Pat and Jack’s daughter, Wendy Baldwin-Landolina and her husband Alex Landolina have studied for many years under the tutelage of their parents. Now they are ready to share the same fine crafted wines that the Baldwin family has created for the last 35 years.