Meet The Winemaker, Taste The Wines: Palmer Vineyards


Saturday August 12, 2017

12:00pm to 3:00pm
Palmer Vineyards
5120 Sound Ave, Aquebogue, NY
$49 per person
With Round Trip Bus from NYC, $99


Palmer Vineyards is one of Long Island Wine Country’s premier vineyards and this tasting and food pairing is a unique opportunity to experience its magic.

  • Master winemaker Miguel Martin will give attendees a tour of the vines, barrel room and winery — giving guests an inside look at how the wines are made…from grapes to bottles
  • Get up close and personal with some of the finest wines on the North Fork of Long Island.
  • Each wine will be paired with specially made food selctions prepared to go with it.
  • This tasting takes place at the stunning Palmer Vineyards.
  • $49 per person

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Round Trip Transportation from Manhattan – Just $99 per person

  • Get bus service to and from the Winemaker tasting aboard a motor coach from Midtown Manhattan
  • Shortly after the tasting ends at 3 PM, you will be escorted back to Manhattan.

Event Timeline

Phase 1: 90 Minutes (12:00 – 1:30pm)


Upon arrival you will experience a once in a lifetime winery tour featuring master winemaker Miguel Martin (see his bio here). While on the tour you will taste six (6) of Palmer Vineyards’ award winning wines.

There will be 3 stops on the tour:

  1. Tank Room: This is where where the grapes ferment: here you will taste 2 white wines.
    • Attendees will sample:
    • Weekend White
    • Weekend Rose
    • Enjoy delicious food accompaniment that goes with these wines.
  2. Barrel Room: This is where all the red wine goes through its aging process  in imported French oak barrels. You will sample 2 reds — straight from the barrels with winemaker Miguel guiding you with tasting notes.
    • Attendees will sample:
    • Sauvignon Blanc 2015:  Think scents of exotic lemongrass in a summer herb garden. Grill and chill with the flavors of zesty lime, peach and tropical fruit. 
    • Viognier 2014: When distinctive flavors come together, you win. Lemon curd, kiwi and honey mix with flowers and white pepper. Full bodied and boldly aromatic. Toast success!
    • Enjoy delicious food accompaniment that goes with these wines.
  3. Vineyard deck: This covered VIP area adjoins the winery’s tasting room and has a spectacular view overlooking the grapes and vines that Palmer grows. Here you will sample 2 rose wines.
    • Attendees will sample:
    • Syrah 2014: Let’s liven things up. This Syrah with scents of violet and lavender and flavors of raspberries and savory herbs will appeal to all of your senses. The spicy finish will surely spark a livelier you.
    • Merlot 2014: Is your daily routine humdrum? Aromas of creamy vanilla, savory clove, and smoky oak marry tastes of juicy plum, black cherry, and raspberry. Grab your planner! You have a date with delicious!
    • Enjoy delicious food accompaniment that goes with these wines.
The food accompanying each wine will be specially prepared for guests.
Phase 2: 90 minutes (1:30-3:00 PM)


In this phase you will enjoy the beautiful view and spectacular setting of Palmer Vineyards back deck and VIP seating area. There will be live music and you will enjoy the run of the winery grounds. Miguel Martin and the winemaking team will be on hand to talk about the wines with you further. Additionally you will experience the following awesome benefits:
  • 10% off bottle purchases
  • 20% off off case purchases
  • All full wine glass pours: only $8.00
  • Special bonus: Sign up for the Palmer Vineyards wine club at the event and take 1 free signed bottle of Palmer wine. Bottle signed by Miguel Martin, winemaker.

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Explore the Acclaimed Wines of the North Fork


Situated just an hour and a half from New York City, similar to the distance between San Francisco and Napa Valley, the North Fork region’s maritime climate, geography, and soil characteristics combine to produce wines of exceptional quality. On the North Fork, Long Island winemakers fuse age-old growing techniques with state-of-the-art technology to produce a range of world-class wines from specific varietals and selected blends.

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Praise for Palmer Vineyards


You’ll be Guided by Master Winemaker Miguel Martin


Photo Credit: Jason Nadler

At this “Meet the Winemaker” event you will learn about the North Fork’s unique wine growing qualities from one of the region’s foremost winemakers, Miguel Martin. According to, Miguel is a winemaker “who could be making wine anywhere in the world.” Miguel has tended to vines in Madrid, Sonoma, Australia and Chile. He studied under wine icon Robert Mondavi, and now is giving the North Fork a taste of his winemaking genius.

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Enjoy Delicious Light Bites With the Wines You Taste