Now you can roll to the beach or cruise to the farm stand on a longboard decorated in the colorful, vibrant style of the decor at Southold’s Croteaux Vineyards .
“It fits with our whole summer, beach vibe,” said vineyard owner Michael Croteau, whose son Markis first came up with the idea to make the boards. “We make them all by hand. Each one emulates the wine packaging.”
The boards are handcrafted by Michael, a graphic designer by trade, at the Southold vineyard using Baltic birch wood from Roberts Plywood in Deer Park. He makes four at a time and said the process takes about four hours. He began offering the longer-style skateboards this year.
Each board corresponds with the logo found on the label of the wines offered at the vineyard.
The longboards are great transportation for “anywhere with good pavement,” Michael said.
The boards sell for $375 and are available at the vineyard and soon on the Croteaux Vineyard’s website.