Forbes has announced its top five new destinations for wine lovers — and Jamesport made the list.
The business magazine described Jamesport as a “notable stop on Long Island’s North Fork wine trail” and listed several of the hamlet’s vineyards to check out.
“The area’s agricultural roots are felt in tasting rooms across town,” the article states. “Jamesport Vineyards pours estate-grown tastings in a 150-year-old barn, with an oyster bar and live music on weekends. Sherwood House Vineyards’ Jamesport tasting house serves its French-style reds and whites — and Long Island’s first artisanal brandy — in an 1860s farmhouse, and Clovis Point’s renovated potato-barn tasting room offers the winery’s merlot, chardonnay and cabernet franc. Diliberto Winery, meanwhile, delivers a taste of Italy with its Tuscany-inspired tasting room and covered patio.”
As for where to stay, Forbes highlighted Jedediah Hawkins Inn:
“Accommodations don’t get much more private than Jamesport’s Jedediah Hawkins Inn, a restored 1860s mansion with five guest rooms and one luxurious suite complete with private cupola. After a day of wine tasting around town, head to the hotel’s restaurant, solarium and flagstone speakeasy for a glass of local wine and a coastal dish such as saffron-flavored Portuguese fish stew with lobster, mussels, clams, monkfish and chorizo.”
Forbes’s other top suggestions are: Paso Robles, Calif., Middleburg, Va., Woodinville, Wash., and Palisade, Colo.