10/01/18 6:00am

Sam McCullough at Lenz Winery in Peconic.(Credit: David Benthal)

Before the wine is uncorked at special tasting dinners and winemakers stand up to explain the complex notes comprising the vintage, tireless hours are spent in the fields to cultivate the pour in the glass. 

The ripeness and health of the grapes delivered to the crush pad each fall are the responsibility of the less heralded — but equally crucial — influencer of the harvest: the vineyard manager.  (more…)

09/29/18 5:55am

One Woman Winery in Southold has planted several unique varieties, including Chenin Blanc. (Credit: David Benthal)

If you’re reading this magazine, you probably know at least something about Long Island wine. You’ve probably tasted some, too. Maybe you’re even drinking some right now. If you are, there’s a good chance that there is merlot, chardonnay, cabernet franc or sauvignon blanc in your glass. Most every local winery works with these grapes. They are — to varying degrees — the most important grapes for the region, now and into the future.

But, it’d be boring to drink only those grapes, right?  (more…)

05/07/18 5:55am
Suhru wine

The new tasting room has a cozy beach vibe.

If you have not yet sipped Suhru Wines’ crisp whites and light tannin reds, you’re about to have an excellent opportunity to do so.

The label, founded by Australia-born winemaker Russell Hearn and his wife Susan, has amassed quite the following since it was founded in 2008 even as the couple has been exclusively selling the wines wholesale and at farmers markets.

Now Suhru Wines is opening its first tasting room in the former location of Waters Crest Winery on Main Road in Cutchogue. The Hearns signed the lease in January and have been renovating the 1,350-square-foot space into a cozy beach-inspired respite. They aim to open later this month. (more…)

04/24/18 6:53am

A scene from the annual North Fork Rosé Crawl. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

A date has been announced for one of the more popular annual winery events of spring.

The third annual North Fork Rosé Crawl is back on Saturday, June 9 in celebration of National Rosé Day. The self-guided tour offers tastes of rosé and rosé-themed treats at four North Fork wineries. This years stops include Bridge Lane Wine, Palmer Vineyards, Lenz Winery and The Tap Room at Corey Creek. (more…)

04/21/18 5:54am

We asked Long Island’s wineries to tell us about the history of their vineyards, the wine they make and what makes their tasting room a unique place to visit. Read up on the wineries to plan your next stop along the Long Island wine trail.

This guide features write-ups on most Long Island tasting rooms and includes important information like the varieties of grapes grown and hours of operation. (more…)