Founded in 1978, the winery has some of the most mature vineyards in the region, or - - given the extensive replanting of California vineyards to avoid further damage from the phylloxera louse - - in the country. We have nearly 70 acres planted with these vinifera grape varieties: chardonnay, gewürztraminer, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec, petit verdot, pinot gris and pinot noir.
At Lenz, our philosophy in the vineyard is high-touch. We are interventionists and we intervene, at great cost in time and effort, to micro-manage each vine to ripeness each year. Leaf removal, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, crop reduction, triple catch wires, super-attentive pest and fungus control (our "open canopy" approach keeps fungus problems to a minimum), all combine to add cost (unfortunately) but to ensure fully ripe grapes of the highest quality
Lenz will be participating in two wine and food festivals coming to Long Island this weekend! Tonight, you'll find us at The Carltun Food & Wine Festival in East Meadow. Tomorrow, we'll be at Fine Wine and Food Fest at the newly-remodeled Nassau Coliseum, now known as NYCB Live. Tickets are still available for both exciting events - see you there!
Open today until 4:00pm. Pick up some bubbles to celebrate 2018...
What a great Christmas gift!
Our harvest in wrapping up with out Cabernet Sauvignon grapes! https://t.co/YO8Ey047Yl
Some great perspectives on Long Island wines! https://t.co/Vy80InkqOU