About Hid-In-Pines Vineyard
Hid-In-Pines Vineyard is a very small vineyard nestled in among a
Pine Forest in the Champlain Valley of New York. When you stop
here you will get to see the vineyard and winery all in one basic
location, although we are beginning to add new plantings at remote
sites. Richard Lamoy is the sole proprietor of the operation and
currently wears many hats - that of the vineyard manager, wine
maker, chemist, salesman and accountant.
The Vineyard is currently three acres of mostly very cold hardy
wine grapes. There are some semi-cold hardy wine and table grapes
also grown. The Vineyard was planted starting in April of 2006 with
very limited goals of having enough grapes for a home wine maker. It
soon was apparent that Richard was passionate about growing more and
began to dream of starting his own commercial Vineyard and Winery. We now have three vineyards consisting of seven acres in total.
The Winery is being built from our old existing barn
structures to capture the rustic feeling so apparent at our
location. There will be a winery area for the processing of our
own Estate Grown grapes, storage for that wine to age and a
Rustic Tasting Room, all contained within the same building.
The Tasting Room
The Tasting room is now open from 12:00 Noon until 5:00
PM Every Day as weather permits until the
end of April and then will be open all week from noon until 5PM.
The tasting room has been expanded and can now accomodate larger groups of eager tasters at once.
We are currently finishing the 2015 vintage of wine. The grapes were
among the best ever we have produced. The yields were tremendous and the
sweetness and flavors were exceptional. As I am crafting these
wines, carefully nursing them along, I am struck by the sheer
enjoyability of such young wine. The abundant sunshine and plentiful
heat this year similar to 2011 were magically tranferred to the grapes. Then a
very warm autumn with crisp night time air transformed these
delicious little orbs into liquid sunshine. The wine is for
the most part resting quietly in their appropriate containers. Some
additional quiet time will allow them to fall bright and clear. The first to be
ready for enjoyment will be the white wines, notably St. Pepin,
LaCrosse, Prairie Star and a few others.
Red wines take a bit longer to age and be ready for enjoyment.
The first to be ready will be a Nouveaux Blend of delicious fruity
red wines. They don't have as many tannins and structure, so they
can be fully enjoyed sooner. Again this year the Leon Millot is telling
quite a story and says it wants to be shared with friends. The
Marquette wine is the best we have produced yet and will be ready
for early sale about March to April.
Don't forget to check out our new Online Store. You may
order wines as they become available. If you live nearby, you can
see what we have available and stop by to taste some and pick it up!
Hope to see you soon.