Category Archives: Pindar

Pindar Vineyards 2010 Viognier

Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, is one of a handful of vineyards on the east end the grow and bottle Viognier.  Bedell Cellars and Martha Clara Vineyards are the other two who release their own Viognier.  Macari Vineyards uses some in their … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

It is officially summer on Long Island and that means you will find Sauvignon Blanc or Rose in my glass.  You might see me squeeze in a Cabernet Franc here and or a Chardonnay there, but it all depends on … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2008 Syrah

For a while now, I have tried to get into this little grape known as Syrah.  There is not too much Syrah here on Long Island, only about a handful of producers locally that bottle it. Most times when looking … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2007 Merlot

When most think of Long Island red wine most think of Merlot.  When you ask folks who know about some of the best Long Island vintages they will point to 2007 as being one of the best yet – from … Continue reading

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The New Wine Maker on the Block: Meet Pindar Vineyards Assistant Winemaker Edward Lovaas

This past summer was a whirlwind of activity with wine makers moving from one vineyard to another.  Three local wine makers moved in all, with Kelly Urbanik going from Bedell Cellars to Macari Vineyards, Rich Olsen-Harbich leaving Raphael and going to Bedell … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

It is rare that you see me with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.  I find it difficult to get into.  It’s not that I have not had well made Cabernet Sauvignon, it is probably just not my style. After Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards — Looking Ahead To The Future

Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s largest and highest volume producer is without a winemaker.  Les Howard, who grew up working in Pindar Vineyards right out of Mattituck High School is leaving to take the same position with Raphael Vineyards. Here is … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2008 Riesling

Hey Long Island remember me! 🙂  Sorry to have been off the Island recently with posts about the Finger Lakes and my adventures at TasteCamp.  Just doing my job as a wine enthusiast! Upon my return, I found this bottle … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2007 Syrah

You may have noted from my barrel tasting at Pindar and my visit with Martha Clara Vineyards, that Syrah as a varietal is inching up my list as favorite. Syrah or Shiraz as it is also known, is used alot … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #68: Got Gamay? Pindar Vineyards 2008 Gamay Noir

To answer the question right off the top, yes.  Long Island has Gamay.  Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, NY has a Gamay Noir.  In fact they are the only producers on Long Island, that I could find. The theme and object … Continue reading

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Looking at the Future Through A Barrel: Pindar Vineyards

Recently I met with Les Howard, wine maker at Pindar vineyards in Peconic, NY.  I have tried to get out and visit with him for a while and catch up with him and see what has happened in the vineyard and in the cellar for the 2009 vintage. I … Continue reading

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Barrel Tasting at Pindar

For three Saturday’s  in the month of April, Pindar Vineyards will be opening up the barrels for you to taste and see what is happening at Pindar Vineyards. The tours will be offered on April 3, April 10 and April … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2007 Reserve Merlot

This bottle was given to me a while ago from Pindar when I was out visiting with Pindar and Les.  I remember him telling me to wait to have this.  And that I should share it with my family over … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards Cuvee Rare Wine Blogging Wednesday # 65 “Snow Day!”

With the Holiday Season come and gone, (Christmas ws 25 days ago!) it seems that I tend to drink more bubbly this time of year.  Weather it be in Mimosa or in a Kir Royal or just alone to toast … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #64 “Viognier & Chrsitmas Cards””

When this Wine Blogging Wednesday was announced by Jeff “El Jefe” Stai from Twisted Oaks Winery, I was excited.  Here is what our mission was: This month’s theme naturally involves the holidays, but as you might expect there is a little … Continue reading

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Pindar 2007 Cabernet Franc

When you think of Pindar, you may think of some sweet wines, a White Zinfandel type.  Or you may think of their Winter White, since it their number one selling wine.  And you know what, that’s fine.  As long as … Continue reading

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