J549

Honoring Paumanok Vineyards upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Winery of the Year Award by the New York Wine a...

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J549



Senate Resolution No. 549

BY: Senator PALUMBO

HONORING Paumanok Vineyards upon the occasion of
its designation as recipient of the Winery of the
Year Award by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation
on March 18, 2021

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those individuals and businesses that contribute
substantially to the economic vitality of their communities, thereby
enhancing economic well-being of the entire Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Paumanok Vineyards upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of
the Winery of the Year Award by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation
at its 35th Annual New York Wine Classic on Thursday, March 18, 2021;
and

WHEREAS, The 35th Annual New York Wine Classic, a nationally
recognized competition highlighting the best of New York's wine,
recognized Paumanok Vineyards with its Winery of the year Award; this
esteemed award is presented to the winery with the best overall showing
based on the level and number of awards in relation to entries; and

WHEREAS, Seeing an unprecedented growth over the past few years and
allowing wine enthusiasts to enjoy this unique part of the New York
experience across the state, Paumanok Vineyards has truly showcased why
New York State is a premier wine destination; and

WHEREAS, In addition to winning Winery of the Year, Paumanok
Vineyards took home Gold Medals in Best Vinitera Kea Blend for its 2015
Assemblage, Best Traditional Method Sparkling Wine for its 2016 Blanc de
Blancs and Best Sauvignon Blanc for its 2019 Sauvignon Blanc; and

WHEREAS, Among the oldest vineyards on the North Folk, Paumanok
Vineyards was founded in 1983 by Ursula and Charles Massoud and is
located on Main Road in Aquebogue, New York and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, Paumanok Vineyards' 127-acre estate is
currently run by their three sons, Salim, Kareem and Nabeel; Nabeel
Massoud manages the vineyard, Kareem Massoud is the winemaker and Salim
Massoud is the administrative manager; and

WHEREAS, At Paumanok Vineyards, premium vinifera grapevines are
planted, consisting of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin
Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot;
furthermore, the traditional dense planting of the vineyards at 1,100 to
1,400 vines per acre produces more concentrated fruit and therefore
higher quality wines; and

WHEREAS, Over its distinguished 38-year history, Paumanok Vineyards
has demonstrated continuous service to the residents and communities
which it serves; and

WHEREAS, The success of Pindar Vineyards is in direct correlation to
the efforts of its devoted owners and staff, whose involvement is, and
always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled
enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in all
endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves; and

WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body
acknowledges this exceptional business, its contributions to the local
and state economies, and its vibrant role in improving the quality of
life in its community, fully confident that it will continue to enjoy
the sparkling successes it has experienced thus far; now, therefore, be
it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Paumanok Vineyards upon the occasion of its designation as
recipient of the Winery of the Year Award by the New York Wine and Grape
Foundation; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Paumanok Vineyards.

actions

  • 23 / Mar / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 31 / Mar / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 31 / Mar / 2021
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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