AQUEBOGUE, N.Y. (AP) -- The family of a deceased Long Island wine pioneer says his vineyards are for sale.

Robert Palmer died in January. His family had hoped that Palmer Vineyards would be able to continue after his death and even expand. But his daughter, Kathy Le Morzellec, says it would take too much money.

One property is a winery in Aquebogue, with winemaking facilities, a tasting room and a restored 18th-century farmhouse. It's on sale for $6.9 million. A separate vineyard in Cutchogue is on sale for $3.9 million.

Palmer started the winery in 1983. He was among the first people to put money into winemaking on Long Island. His winery was also among the first to export Long Island wine overseas.

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