Here is a sign that North Fork spring is near.
Wine is not tasted in a vacuum.
Yes, elegant yet rustic architecture and friendly, professional service will enhance your visit to the East End. But what really pairs well with a trip to Long Island Wine Country is the backdrop of the land on which the grapes were grown.
From manicured gardens, to sloping acres of vines, to the dazzling sight of the Long Island Sound at sunset, many outdoor tasting spots on the North Fork offer relaxing and impressive settings for a tasting flight.
Here are five of our favorites. (more…)
With the weather forecasted to stay consistently in the 50s next week and onward, it is time to embrace spring. Dare I say, we fared pretty darn well this winter. Certainly far better than the last two! (more…)
One of the first — and to be honest, one of our favorite — signs of spring on the North Fork is the annual opening of Croteaux Vineyards in Southold, the country’s only all-rosé producing vineyard.
And we are happy to report the South Harbor Road vineyard opened for the season on Tuesday, March 1, and will be open daily from noon to 5 p.m. through spring. (more…)
Today the 1977 Citroen H van that you see parked outside Croteaux Vineyards in Southold is painted a pleasing light green, swaths of colorful fabrics hang from its top and rows of pinkish wine line its shelves.
But the van, which has been dubbed “Rosé on the Run” by the vineyard’s owners, has origins that are far less glamorous than that of a mobile wine shop. (more…)
Sitting on a fluffy orange cushion on the second floor of Croteaux Vineyards‘ tasting barn, one could be forgiven for forgetting that there are still several inches of ice on the ground outside.
That’s because the multi-colored tunics for sale, bright decor and, of course, bottles or rosé bring us back to summer, if only for a moment. (more…)
Croteaux Vineyards, the only all-rosé winery in America, sold out of its 2013 vintage by mid-August, a sign of the pink wine’s rising popularity on the East End. (more…)