Bashakill Vineyards has a special microclimate made possible from the warm air flowing off the Bashakill Wetlands, which could protect the grapes from the otherwise frigid New York cold climate. They use sheep as nature's lawn mowers to maintain their land, keep the weeds in check, and fertilize the soil. All of their grape pressings and stems go back to nature, decomposing in their organic compost. There are more than 4 acres of grapes, including Marquette, Cayuga, Arandell, and Aramella.
The winemaker is Paul Denino is the owner winemaker there. Everything is done by hand.
Bashakill Lavender Wine 2018 starts off with a big dollop of green apple, peach, and pear. However, it doesn't stop there. The wine is then gently infused with a touch of local, organic lavender. The result is a lovely perfume-y white with forward fruit flavor and a nice zippy finish. Refreshing and unusual. And delicious! Loved the previous vintage which was only available previously in growlers, and is now being bottled. Yes!