01/12/18 5:30am

Just the fact that Zander Hargrave is making the wines at Pellegrini Vineyards combines Long Island wine country’s past, present and future. The Hargrave name goes back as far as Long Island wine history can go. Zander’s parents, Louisa and Alex Hargrave, founded Hargrave Vineyard, Long Island’s first commercial winery, in 1973, and Zander’s uncle, Charlie Hargrave, is a veteran grape grower on the North Fork.  (more…)

01/11/18 6:03am

The visual essay features old and new photos that illustrate the evolution of the North Fork’s winemaking industry. (Credit: David Benthal for Southold Historical Society)

While reveling in your favorite North Fork red or white it’s easy to forget how the vintage came to be.

Sure there’s the vines and the fruit, but the enjoyment can ultimately be credited to field laborers and winemakers who bring that grape to glass. Their process is the modern-day application of a decades-long legacy of winemaking on the North Fork. (more…)