The New York City media is taking note of Long Island’s bountiful grape harvest.
Lauren Mowery, author of the Village Voice’s wine column “unscrewed,” spoke with the staff at Macari Vineyards and Winery in Mattituck to examine the outlook for the 2014 season.
“As the last grapes of the season were collected, I consulted the family and winemaker at New York’s Winery of the Year (awarded by the New York Food & Wine Classic), Macari Vineyards, for a report on the vintage and the future of Long Island’s 2014 wines,” Mowery wrote. “Prognosis: Expect deliciousness.”
The article, featuring stunning photos by Carl Timpone, also mentions Macari’s biodynamic practices.
“We are by no means certified biodynamic and do not follow it rigidly, but we believe small implications have helped our vines tremendously,” said Gabriella Macari, who oversees distribution and marketing at the vineyard.
That 2014, with its ample grape yield and near-perfect weather, is one for the record books is no surprise to us.
We reported on the abundant 2014 harvest last week and our columnist Louisa Hargrave recently wrote about this “Tsunami” of grapes.