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
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Joseph & Katherine Grizzanti,
Jason A. Grizzanti is a renowned New York State winemaker, pomologist, viniculturalist, businessman and the innovator behind the Empire State’s first fruit micro-distillery. Jason is a principal and chief operating officer in charge of production at the Warwick Valley Winery in the Hudson Valley's picturesque apple capital.
Under Jason’s direction, the facility has garnered critical acclaim and awards for its fruit distillates including an 87 rating from the Beverage Tasting Institute for Grizzanti's pear brandy; a Gold Medal at the NY Wine and Food Classic for his pear liqueur; coverage in Forbes Life magazine for the bourbon barrel-aged apple liqueur; a Gold Medal-winning ruby port; and 2007 Best of Show recognition at the Hudson Valley Wine Competition for Jason’s American FruitsTM Sour Cherry Cordial.
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.