On County Route 3, about three miles outside the Village of Clayton, discover Coyote Moon Vineyards. The vineyard is nestled between the gentle rolling hills that cradle the St. Lawrence River. As you approach Coyote Moon, let your eyes wander over the lush green grape vines and picturesque landscape. Prepare to lose yourself in the Excitement, Romance & Award-Winning Wine that is Coyote Moon Vineyards.
When you arrive at Coyote Moon, pull open the front door and enter the tasting room. You will be greeted with howls and smiles from an ever-welcoming staff member. As you make your way to the tasting bar, you will notice Mary Randazzo’s artwork drawing you in, take time to study her work and walk through her vision. Investigate the cork cages shaped like purses, stoppers, jams, salsa, pasta, sauce, and a variety of wine-related sundries that catch your attention.
Once you are at the tasting bar, you will be greeted again by a friendly Coyote Moon staff member and given a tasting menu. Listen as he or she explains the menu and prepares you for your journey into delicious adventure. Then all you need to do is kick back and taste. Coyote Moon embraces the idea that your wine tasting should be fun! The Coyote Moon staff will teach you wine rhymes to make you giggle, host howling competitions between the guests to keep things lively and help you pick your favorites. The staff will also give you tips and creative ideas on how to drink the wine, which is by the bottle of course. (But please remember to always drink responsibly!)
Whether you are a wine connoisseur or new to the wine world, you can trust in the fact that you will be encouraged to test your taste buds in a comfortable, friendly environment… the Coyote Moon staff member will probably even cheer for you! You will be taken on a delectable, taste bud tantalizing tour from dry to sweet and everything in between. You will hear the family stories, the reasons behind the labels, and you may even learn to dance the tarantella! (Or at least the staff’s interpretation of the tarantella.)
If you want to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the vineyards…simply ask. An enthusiastic staff member will take you on a guided tour of the tank room, barrel room, crush pad and more! If you want a glass of wine and a picturesque view, walk out to the patio and pull up a chair.
Groups of all sizes are welcome, but if you want the experience to be a little more personalized, just call ahead and Coyote Moon will be happy to arrange your tasting and tour with you! One thing for sure is that Coyote Moon strives to create a uniquely fun-filled experience.
We look forward to seeing you!