04/07/17 6:01am
Regan and Carey Meador of Southold Farm + Cellar. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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

After months of work and planning, Regan and Carey Meador, proprietors of Southold Farm+Cellar will be moving to Texas next week with their young family and young wine brand. I’m going to miss them more than I care to admit and I know I’m not alone.

Much has been written about both their exciting wines and their trials and tribulations with the Town of Southold. I could write about all of that again — but honestly, I just don’t have the energy for it. It’s old news, anyway, and barely matters at this point.

Carey and Regan are moving on and the North Fork community’s loss is the Texas wine community’s gain. (more…)

10/12/16 6:00am
Credit: Lenn Thompson

Credit: Lenn Thompson

Southold Farm + Cellar and co-owner/winemaker Regan Meador has earned a reputation for doing weird or unexpected things. Regan and his wife, Carey, grow Teroldego, Lagrein and Goldmuskateller at their estate vineyard. Regan has made three different sparkling red wines. He’s also made a couple different pet nats. These all all outside of what is considered traditional or normal here in Long Island Wine Country. (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…)

04/11/15 10:10am
A bottle of McCall Wines' new 2014 Marjorie's Rosé. (Credit: courtesy photo)

A bottle of McCall Wines’ new 2014 Marjorie’s Rosé. (Credit: courtesy photo)

As you may already know, “Spring Watch 2015” is in full effect here at northforker, where we’re eagerly documenting the return of the area’s seasonal businesses. This week, April showers had us feeling gloomy — but we’re uplifted by the reopening of the following wineries and restaurants. (more…)