It’s been more than 40 years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted Long Island’s first commercial grapes and much has changed in the year’s since. (For example, you probably won’t see Paumanok Vineyards founder Charles Massoud wearing bell bottoms.)
But what has remained is a love and commitment to our unique terroir and growing grapes in the sometimes-challenging, always-rewarding maritime climate.
If these phtos leave you feeling a little nostalgic, we highly recommend picking up Louisa Hargrave’s memoir “The Vineyard” (available here) for a more in-depth account of local wine history.
Enjoy looking back on Long Island Wine Country’s past. All photos courtesy of the vineyards. (more…)
You’ll find Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s “Summer in a Bottle” among the offerings at Greenport Wine and Spirits. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” giveaway.
Greenport Wines and Spirits, located at 132 Front Street in Greenport, is giving away a gift basket packed with great wine essentials. The prize includes a hammered ice bowl made of metal, Riedel crystal glasses, a wine accessory gift box, a steel cocktail shaker, a happy hour napkin set, Bella Vita wine glass charms, Glacier chiller rocks, a Bella Vita key bottle opener, a silicone bottle net bag, local photo gift tags and a rustic bottle gift bag.
Matt Michel of 1943 Pizza Bar. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
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