11/21/17 5:59am
Gibson Campbell, Regan Meador and author Lenn Thompson. (Credit: David Benthal)

Gibson Campbell, Caleb Barber, Regan Meador and author Lenn Thompson enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with plenty of wine. (Credit: David Benthal)

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in November 2015

When considering your Thanksgiving wine choices, here’s the only advice you need: Drink good wine.

Don’t complicate it any more than that.

OK. You probably want to know why it’s that simple, and I’m happy to explain it. I’ve written Thanksgiving-related stories for at least a decade, just like every other wine writer — from local guys like me to national columnists in the big, glossy magazines. Some feel compelled to do so, but often we’re told to write these stories because they’re apparently popular, though I don’t actually understand why. None of my friends or family members stress about what wines they’re going to pour with their turkey dinner. You shouldn’t either.  (more…)

08/08/16 6:30am
Regan and Carey Meador of Southold Farm + Cellar. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Regan and Carey Meador of Southold Farm + Cellar. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov called Southold Farm + Cellar’s wines some of the region’s most exciting and creative offerings in a recent piece that also examines the vineyard’s owners’ decision to move the operation to Texas. (more…)

05/05/16 6:05am
From left: Kelli Urbanik Koch, Anthony Nappa, Regan Meador and Kareem Massoud. (Credit: Northforker file photos)

From left: Kelly Urbanik Koch, Anthony Nappa, Regan Meador and Kareem Massoud. (Credit: Northforker file photos)

Four of Long Island’s most respected young winemakers were highlighted in a recent Wine Enthusiast article about the future of the local industry.

Kelly Urbanik Koch of Macari Vineyards, Anthony Nappa of Raphael and Anthony Nappa Wines, Regan Meador of Southold Farm + Cellar and Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards are featured in the magazine’s June 2016 issue in an article called “Long Island & The Big Dreamer’s Out East.” (more…)

01/13/16 6:02am
A bottle of Southold Farm + Cellar's Counting Stars. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

A bottle of Southold Farm + Cellar’s Counting Stars. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

It’s not surprising that Regan Meador, co-owner of Southold Farm + Cellar, makes sparkling red wine. He came to this wine region with respect for what was already being done – but also an intrepid desire to see what else might be possible. He likes to do things a little differently. (more…)

01/04/16 3:12pm
The label of Southold Farm and Cellar's 2014 Illegitimi Non Carborundum red. (Credit: Courtesy Southold Farm and Cellar)

The label of Southold Farm and Cellar’s 2014 Illegitimi Non Carborundum red. (Credit: Courtesy Southold Farm and Cellar)

Southold Farm and Cellar has joined the elite club of Long Island wine producers who have received a score of 93 and above from a major wine publication — a group that was only formed in the second half of 2015. (more…)

12/01/15 6:12am
Carey and Regan Meador outside with their children, Coralai and Sawyer, shortly after they temporarily closed their tasting room in July. (Credit: Vera Chinese, file photo).

Carey and Regan Meador outside with their children, Coralai and Sawyer, shortly after they temporarily closed their tasting room in July. (Credit: Vera Chinese, file photo).

On Thursday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m., Carey and Regan Meador, owners of Southold Farm + Cellar, will go before the Southold Zoning Board of Appeals for what they — and a whole lot of wine lovers — hope will be the last time. (more…)

10/01/15 9:49pm
Southold Farm and Cellar winemaker Regan Meador takes a sample of cabernet franc as his father-in-law Steve O'Connor stomps on some whole grape clusters. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Southold Farm and Cellar winemaker Regan Meador takes a sample of cabernet franc as his father-in-law Steve O’Connor stomps on some whole grape clusters. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Things are pretty weird at Southold Farm and Cellar‘s makeshift winemaking facility in Peconic.

But the Southold-based vineyard — one of Long Island’s newest wine producers with a promise to grow “weird” Italian grapes not common on the East End — has never been one for convention. (more…)