10/10/14 9:00am
Paumanok Vineyards Dry Riselin. (Credit: Photos by Vera Chinese)

2013 Paumanok Vineyards Dry Riseling. (Credit: Photos by Vera Chinese)

The sheer number of great wines produced on Long Island can make selecting the perfect vintage to sip this season a bit overwhelming.

We asked a handful of local winemakers and restaurateurs to steer us in the right direction.

What are they drinking this fall? Read on to find out. (more…)

03/26/12 7:23pm

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard owners Lisa and Anthony Sannino in their Peconic tasting room.

When it was time to name their vineyard, Anthony and Lisa Sannino pictured their lives together.

Mr. Sannino would be tending to the grapevines and making wine during the day while his wife poured glasses of wine for customers in a tasting room, a restored potato barn and hog house built in the 1900s.

They would then return to their four children at their home, which would stand majestically in the middle of the vineyard.

“That’s a beautiful life,” Mr. Sannino said. “That’s the way we wanted to live.” (more…)