10/22/16 10:20am
Credit: Wölffer Estate Vineyard courtesy

Credit: Wölffer Estate Vineyard courtesy

One of Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s wines just received a rating of 94 by Wine Enthusiast magazine, tying for Long Island’s highest score ever given by a wine critic.

That bottle, Wölffer’s Descencia Botrytis Late Harvest Riesling/Chardonnay 2015, also made Wine Enthusiast’s list of the Top 100 Wines of 2016. (more…)

05/21/16 5:51am

Raphael

Earlier this month, we told you Anthony Nappa is one of four North Fork winemakers highlighted in a June 2016 Wine Enthusiast article about the future of the local industry.

Now, the magazine has awarded a coveted 93 points, or “excellent,” to Raphael Winery’s 2013 Primo Reserve Estate Bottled Red — a wine Nappa produced in his role as winemaker at the Peconic operation. It’s among the highest rankings the publication has ever given a Long Island wine.

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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…)

08/20/13 3:00pm
mccall wines harvest east end

Photo courtesy of Harvest East End

For the fourth consecutive year, the East End’s top chefs and personnel from the finest vineyards will gather in one place for an evening of food, wine and charity.

And for the first time, the event will be held in its rightful place: the North Fork. (more…)

01/13/13 6:35pm

Here’s something to warm you up for the winter: The North Fork of Long Island now has something in common with Rioja, Spain and Danube, Austria. All three regions were included in Wine Enthusiast’s recent list of the Top 10 Wine Destinations in the World for 2013.

The news comes three months after travel company TripAdvisor named Long Island one of the top five wine destinations in the country. (more…)