Sign up for our Newsletter

Bedell Vineyard (Credit: W Studios NY)

We asked Long Island’s wineries to tell us about the history of their vineyards, the wine they make and what makes their tasting room a unique place to visit. Read up on the wineries to plan your next stop along the Long Island wine trail.

This guide features write-ups on most Long Island tasting rooms and includes important information like the varieties of grapes grown and hours of operation.


Owner: The Rubin family

Winemaker: Tom Drozd

Hours of operation: seasonal; see website

Year established: 2007

Acres: 11

Varieties: riesling, chardonnay, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, gewürztraminer

With a warm and beautiful tasting house and gift shop, this Sound Avenue winery is unique for a variety of reasons.  The property includes a horse farm that’s home to some of the dozens of horses the owners have rescued over the years and the winery offers frequent tours of its stables. Profits from four of its proprietary wines — Angel Chardonnay, Mirage, Savannah Rosé and Sweet Isis (a gewürztraminer dessert wine) — benefit horse rescue efforts.

It also produces a cabernet franc rosé dessert wine called Cheval Bleu.  Among the winery’s newest offerings are a dry rosé called Pink Satin and a second run of the previously sold-out Sam’s Legacy Merlot.   Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard features live music year round on weekends and has added beer and hard cider service and an artisanal cheese bar.

2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow; 631-369-0100;


Owner: The Lynne Family

Winemaker: Richard Olsen-Harbich

Hours of operation: Sunday- Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; see website for seasonal hours.

Year established: 1980

Acres: 75

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, syrah, petit verdot, chardonnay, viognier, sauvignon blanc, albariño, pinot gris

A benchmark for the North Fork wine region, Bedell Cellars is a family-owned winery with a commitment to quality, creativity, and sustainable farming. Their wines have achieved critical acclaim and were proudly served at the 2013 U.S. Presidential Inauguration. Wine Spectator called its flagship red blend, Musee, a “Grand Vin of New York.” Five of its current and limited-production wines are included in the tasting flight. Wines may also be purchased by the glass or bottle, many of which are not available outside the winery. Winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich is a pioneer who wrote the North Fork of Long Island AVA in 1986. He uses indigenous yeasts and estate-grown grapes to hand craft wines that express the vine- yard’s unique maritime terroir. He also co-founded Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, the first sustainability program on the East Coast, in 2012.

36225 Main Road, Cutchogue; 631-734-7537;  


Owner: Jeffrey Hass

Winemaker: Russell Hearn

Hours of operation: noon-7 p.m. Wednesday-Monday between Memorial Day and Labor Day

Year established: 2004

Acres: 85

Varieties: pinot blanc, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, viognier, riesling, pinot noir, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, malbec, cabernet sauvignon

Stop by this Mattituck winery on Cox Neck Road for some great tastings, live music, lawn games and picnics.  Bridge Lane Wine is proud to be the first winery on Long Island to produce wine in several alternative formats, including bottles, boxes, kegs and cans.

In February 2018, it released all five wines in cans. Each four-pack is the equivalent of two bottles of wine and is perfect for outdoor activities, such as camping, boating, beaching and barbecues. The winery is pleased to produce easy-drinking wines in multiple, affordable formats that make wine drinking less serious and more fun.

35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck; 631-298-1942; 


Owners: Giovanni and Allegra Borghese

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Year established: 1973

Acres: 25

Varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, white meritage, rosé of merlot, rosé of pinot noir, rosé of cabernet franc, pinot noir reserve, merlot, merlot/cabernet sauvignon blend, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, port-style fortified cabernet francUpon reaching Long Island Wine Country’s birthplace on Route 48, visitors are greeted with a message written on barrels placed on top of a truck declaring this Cutchogue winery’s proudest accomplishment — pinot noir.Castello di Borghese describes this variety as “the jewel in our crown.”

The winery is very proud of its establishment’s history, ongoing legacy, and award-winning wines. It was named Long Island Winery of The Year in 2018 by Long Island Uncorked.The winery also enjoys celebrating local artisans through collaborations and annual community events.

In December 2018, Borghese served its award-winning 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir and Afterglow, a port-style dessert wine made from Cabernet Franc, with a five-course meal prepared by former North Fork Table & Inn chef Stephan Bogardus at the James Beard Foundation dinner in New York City. The knowledgeable staff guides visitors through tastings in hopes of having them discover something new to love and share with others.

17150 Route 48, Cutchogue; 631-734-5111;


Owners: Molly Channing, Larry Perrine, Christopher Tracy and Allison Dubin

Winemaker: Christopher Tracy

Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, year round

Year established: 1982

Acres: 28

Varieties: chardonnay, pinot grigio, tocai friulano, sauvignon blanc, muscat ottonel, malvasia, gewürztraminer, ribolla gialla, pinot bianco, merlot, blaufränkisch, dornfelder, syrah, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, teroldego, refosco, lagrein

Channing Daughters produces local wines from more than two dozen varieties of grapes – more than any other winery on the East End. The Bridgehampton vineyard is a founding member of Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, an independent, third-party-certified sustainable viticulture program.

The winery’s commitment to quality is evident in its award-winning bottles. The quaint tasting room offers samplings of at least six different wines each day and provides informative notes about the wines and the winemaking process. Channing Daughters’ very attractive wine club gives members access to limited-release wines and a few special events annually.

927 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton; 631-537-7224;


Owners: Nasrallah Misk, Mark Misk and Richard Frey

Winemaker: John Leo

Hours of operation: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Year established: vines were planted in 2001; tasting room opened in 2007

Acres: 7

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, syrah, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc

This charming vineyard in Jamesport features extraordinary wines and provides visitors with an intimate tasting experience.  Limos, buses and vans are not allowed at Clovis Point Vineyard, which prides itself on creating a true personal experience for its customers — ranging from wine connoisseurs to those just starting out and wanting to learn.

The small-production winery provides extremely high-quality wines that are tended to throughout the season by its diligent vineyard workers and winemaker. Over 30 wines have earned awards at several competitions, including the International Eastern Wine Competition, New York Wine & Food Classic, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and American Wine Society.

Clovis has also received high scores in Wine Advocate.  Clovis Point is proud of its wine club, which has between 750 and 850 members, and participates in community events and supports charities such as Toys for Tots and Long Island Cares.

1935 Main Road, Jamesport; 631-722-4222; 


Owners: Adam Suprenant and Laura Klahre

Winemaker: Adam Suprenant

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Monday

Year established: 2008

Acres: 12

Varieties: cabernet blend, red blend, Tuscan style, pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, riesling, muscat-canelli (moscato) rosé

When you enter this Cutchogue tasting room, you’ll be greeted by beekeeper Laura and her 10-year-old pug, Beasley. Winemaker Adam also stops by each afternoon for additional banter and in-depth discussion about the wines.

Coffee Pot Cellars’ grapes — including sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, gewürztraminer and merlot — are purchased from North Fork vineyards. Its newest release, the 2014 Meritage, is a small production Bordeaux-style blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot that’s ready to impress. Another special wine is Beasley’s Blend, comprising 60 percent cabernet franc and 40 percent merlot.

The husband-and-wife team’s wines have consistently received high scores in Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and have won medals at the New York Wine & Food Classic.

Through the Merlot for Monarchs Campaign, Coffee Pot Cellars continues its work with Blossom Meadow Farm to restore the decimated monarch butterfly population. For every bottle of Merlot sold, a milkweed plant is grown and planted on Long Island (the only plants that serve as food for newly hatched caterpillars).

31855 Main Road, Cutchogue; 631-765-8929; 


Owners: Lisa and Fred Giachetti

Winemakers: Lisa and Fred Giachetti

Hours of operation: seasonal; see website

Year established: 2015

Acres: 12

Varieties: cabernet blend, red blend, Tuscan style, pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, riesling, muscat-canelli (moscato) rosé

Del Vino Vineyards, certified sustainable, is located on the rolling hills in Northport; the town’s first vineyard. Owners Lisa and Fred Giachetti incorporate their Italian heritage into their wines and vineyard with recipes that are over 100 years old. Grapes are hand- harvested and processed by a dedicated and knowledgeable team. This essential human touch brings forth the characteristics of each vintage through a balance of delicate coaxing and gentle restraint. When you visit the tasting room, you are coming to their home. Each guest is greeted by the owners, who enjoy conversations about winemaking and the history of the 90-year-old farmhouse, which was renovated. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas to enjoy wine by the glass or bottle and guests can enjoy live music year-round on weekends. The vineyard offers a tapas menu and local craft beer on tap. Tastings are held by appointment only. Throughout the year, guests can enjoy a variety of events including Tuscan night, chocolate and wine pairings and summer bocce. The vineyard also hosts weddings and special occasions. Del Vino Vineyards is located 44 miles from NYC and a four-minute cab ride from the Northport train station.

29 Norwood Road, Northport; 631-335-8466;


Owners: Sal and Maryann Diliberto

Winemaker: Sal Diliberto

Hours of operation: seasonal; see website

Year established: 1998

Acres: 8.5

Varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon

Owners Sal and Maryann Diliberto incorporate their Italian heritage into their wines and vineyard. The adults-only tasting room is reminiscent of sitting in a small piazza in Italy. There is no traditional bar area for serving flights. Instead, each guest is seated at a table to enjoy a tasting of the award-winning wines. The Jamesport winery also serves up homemade pizza and other Italian specialties.

250 Manor Lane, Jamesport; 631-722-3416;


Owner: The Damianos family

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tastings end at 5:30 p.m.

Year established: 1994

Acres: 70

Varieties: merlot, malbec, pinot meunier, cabernet sauvignon, riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, chardonnay, cayuga

This vineyard’s Southold location, with its spacious, vaulted tasting room, accommodates large groups and celebrations. It’s also a dream ambiance for a wine country wedding, providing the perfect setting for your special day.

Conveniently located near fine dining in Southold and Greenport, Duck Walk North features wine accompaniments and offers local craft beer on tap. It plans to launch a more modern and user-friendly website this year.

Duck Walk Vineyards, whose iconic labels evoke the beach, is most proud of creating a brand that’s well known on both the North and South forks.

44535 Route 25, Southold; 631-765-3500, ext. 2

231 Montauk Highway, Water Mill; 631-726-7555, ext. 4;


Owner: Carol Sullivan

Winemaker: Roman Roth

Hours of operation: by appointment

Year established: 2002

Acres: 3.5

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc

Owner Carol Sullivan has created the quintessential boutique vineyard in Mattituck.

Tastings are held by appointment only in Gramercy Vineyard’s rustic barn, which was restored and relocated from behind the Mattituck post office. The barn was once part of the blacksmith shop.

The vineyard’s two farms are both over 100 years old and all of the buildings located on the property have been fully restored.

When you come to Gramercy, you are also coming to Carol’s home, where she lives adjacent to the vineyard.

Small groups are able to walk the vineyard and are welcome to spend the day or stop by for a tasting. Outside food is allowed.

The owner also gives tours assisted by her two terriers.

Gramercy has remained a small and intimate establishment featuring some of the best wines on the North Fork as a result of winemaker Roman Roth’s adept craftsmanship.

10020 Old Sound Ave., Mattituck; 631-298-1213;


Owner: The Harbes family

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

Hours of operation: Open daily from May 11 to Nov. 3

Year established: 2003

Acres: 5

Varieties: chardonnay, merlot

Uniquely located on a southern-facing slope just off Long Island Sound, this Mattituck vineyard offers a beautiful, rustic ambiance in its wine tasting barn, which is a 100-year-old restored potato barn.

Harbes Vineyard is the North Fork’s first certified sustainable vineyard. Its wines have won medals in the New York Wine & Food Classic and have earned high scores in Wine Enthusiast.

In 2017, Harbes Vineyard introduced its wine club and online store. Members receive exclusive benefits, which includes access to library wines, discounts and more.

In addition to providing a selection of limited wines, the vineyard, located at Harbes Family Farm, has live music on weekends and sells local produce and fresh foods. Visitors can also enjoy family-friendly activities at its eight-acre Barnyard Adventure attraction.

715 Sound Ave., Mattituck; 631-298-WINE (9463);


Owner: David Acker

Winemaker: Thomas Spotteck

Hours of operation: Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 1 p.m. to midnight; Sunday 12 to 8 p.m. (Offseason hours differ. Open year round)

Year established: 2012

Acres: 4

Varieties: chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon

Harmony Vineyards, adjacent to Stony Brook Harbor, offers live entertainment during the season on weekends from 2 to 5 p.m.

The winery also hosts a drink-in theater with outdoor movies every Friday at sundown during the summer and fall months. The movie list can be found on their website calendar. It takes about 70 minutes to drive
to Harmony Vineyards from Manhattan — and just three minutes by cab from the St. James train station. The farm was established in 1690 and the original farmer’s homestead has been carefully restored and converted into the winery’s tasting room. An area of the farm was replanted with French varietals in 2002.

After producing numerous vintages enabling vine maturation, Harmony opened in 2012 and has been delighted by the public’s reception.

169 Harbor Road, Saint James; 631-291-9900;


Owner: The Goerler family

Winemaker: Dean Babiar

Hours of operation: Varies by season; check website or call for hours.

Year established: 1986

Acres: 45

Varieties: sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, albariño, riesling, merlot, cabernet franc, lagrein, teroldego, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot

At this estate vineyard on Main Road, guests can often see the winemaker pressing grapes and bottling wines since much of the winery’s production is visible from the tasting room. Jamesport Vineyards is one of the oldest wineries on the North Fork and has been family owned and operated for over 30 years. It strives to provide a top-notch experience and makes wine approachable for all levels of interest. The staff uses a wood- red oven to prepare some locally inspired pairings to compliment tastings and also loves sharing their love for wine and local agriculture with guests.

The establishment recently began working with some varietals that are less common in the region and is excited for where they will lead the winery in future vintages.
On the Jamesport Vineyards property sits the historic Milford T. Benjamin farmhouse, which has been restored to provide guest lodging, and opening in 2019 will be a wood-fired bistro called Little Oak.

1216 Main Road, Jamesport; 631-722-5256;


Owner: The Damianos Family

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Year established: 1998

Acres: 15

Varieties: chardonnay, riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, seyval blanc, cayuga, vidal blanc

The tastings room at Jason’s Vineyard offers boutique wine in a cozy atmosphere. The staff focuses on personal service and producing quality wines. It is truly an idyllic North Fork spot.

The Jamesport winery continues to carry on the vision of the late Jason Damianos and his winemaking practices. The staff values customers and continues to cultivate relationships with them, carrying on the traditions Jason started. In 2017, the vineyard added late-night Fridays, with live music until 8 p.m. The winery also hosts well-known local musicians throughout the year.

The tasting room is also a mini-farm, where sheep and llama live. It’s a family-friendly destination for wine and picnicking.

1785 Main Road, Jamesport; 631-238-5801;


Owners: Michael and Constantine Kontokosta

Winemaker: Gilles Martin

Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; winter hours may vary.

Year established: 2002

Acres: 62

Varieties: sauvignon blanc, viognier, riesling, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon

The North Fork’s first tasting room and winery with a waterfront location on the Long Island Sound is located in Greenport. Kontokosta Winery is approximately 9,000 square feet and houses a spacious tasting room with a winemaking facility, which produces 3,500 cases annually. Current selections include 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Viognier, 2017 Chardonnay, 2017 Riesling, 2017 Field Blend, 2016 Anemometer White, 2016 Rose, 2013 Anemometer Red, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Cabernet Franc and 2015 Merlot. Tours are available during the season on weekends and wine club memberships are available. Kontokosta is also ideal for weddings, corporate retreats and private events.

825 North Road, Greenport; 631-477-6977;


Owners: Francisco Gillmore, Alejandro Parot, Juan Sepulveda and Joe DePietto

Winemaker: Juan Sepulveda

Hours of operation: varies by season; check website or call for hours.

Year established: 1984

Acres: 27

Varieties: pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, gewürztraminer, riesling, pinot noir, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, cabernet sauvignon

With a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff, visitors will feel right at home in this Main Road winery.

Laurel Lake Vineyards grows, produces and bottles on-site 16 different types of wines, so there’s a little something for everyone to choose from.
 There are indoor and outdoor seating areas to enjoy a tasting flight, as well as wine by the glass or bottle. 
If guests are unable to visit the winery they could purchase their favorite wines on the website.

Several events are planned for this season, including wine and chocolate pairings and wine and food pairing dinners. Wine club memberships are also available. The winery is very proud of the awards and medals it has won over the years and especially enjoys meeting customers who stop by to purchase a bottle of wine that they had at a restaurant or a friend’s house.

3165 Main Road, Laurel; 631-298-1420;


Owners: Peter and Deborah Carroll

Winemaker: Thomas Spotteck

Hours of operation: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Year established: 1978

Acres: 67

Varieties: merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, petit verdot, cabernet franc, chardonnay, gewürztraminer, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris

Whether you choose to enjoy a tasting in the courtyard on a warm summer day or an intimate and cozy tasting in the historic tasting room, the highly trained staff at this Peconic winery provides visitors with a memorable experience.

Lenz, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is one of the founding vineyards on the North Fork, only produces varietals from estate-grown grapes and has a long-standing and meticulous winemaking process. The staff works hard to create a unique balance of a high-quality, educated wine tasting experience. The winery has also embraced newer trends, such as food trucks and live music, while preserving the farm’s historic and bucolic setting that visitors love.

Throughout the year, Lenz offers a variety of educational events, including: barrel tastings with the winemaker, vineyard tours and vertical and library tastings. Other activities include the Merlot Classic, Dinner in the Vines, and Food Truck Fridays. Live musicians are also booked for most weekends in the summer and fall.

38355 Main Road, Peconic; 631-734-6010;


Owner: Jeffrey Hass

Winemaker: Russell Hearn

Hours of operation: Noon-7 p.m.

Year established: 1992

Acres: 85

Varieties: pinot blanc, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, viognier, riesling, pinot noir, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, malbec, cabernet sauvignon

Quaint and cozy with beautiful sunsets, delicious wine and a well-curated snack menu, this Oregon Road winery provides a comfortable environment where guests can enjoy tastings while learning about Long Island’s wine region.

Visitors to the North Fork should stop off at Lieb Cellars because of its knowledgeable staff and exceptional hospitality.

The vineyard is very proud of its North Fork wines and continues to find ways to further improve its hospitality and deliver a heightened experience for guests. Its newest innovation is an online reservation system that enables guests to plan their visit and reserve a table.

13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue; 631-734-1100;


Owners: Elizabeth Cutrone, Patricia Jones and Mary Ellen Loughlin

Winemaker: Elizabeth Cutrone

Hours of operation: Open year round Saturdays and Sundays — seasonal hours 1-5:30 p.m.; winter hours 1-4:30 p.m.

Year established: 1984

Acres: 5

Varieties: chardonnay, rosé, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, blush

Tucked in the woods off a trail at John Ellis Roosevelt’s historical Meadow Croft Estate in Sayville is a hidden, rustic and friendly vineyard that features some of Long Island’s finest wines.

Loughlin Vineyard recently released its first rosé, Pinky Rosé, which is named after a beloved donkey who used to roam the property.

An old wood stove is located inside the small tasting room. There’s an outdoor seating area and Irish music fundraisers are held during the warmer months.

Tours of the Roosevelts’ summer home are available from May through November. For a nice stroll or bike ride, check out the beautiful nature trails located at end of the vineyard.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and leashed dogs to the family-friendly establishment.

Barney Loughlin, who created the winery 34 years ago, sadly passed away this year. His three daughters — Elizabeth Cutrone, Patricia Jones and Mary Ellen Loughlin — continue to run the family business while growing his legacy and keeping his wonderful spirit alive.

Meadowcroft Estate, Sayville; 631-589-0027;


Owners: Joseph and Alexandra Macari

Winemaker: Kelly Koch

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Year established: 1995

Acres: 180

Varieties: sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, viognier, friulano, grüner veltliner, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, petit verdot, syrah, pinot noir, pinot meunier

This Mattituck tasting room has sweeping vineyard views where visitors can sit inside or outside on the deck overlooking the vines.

Several tasting flights and wines by the glass or bottle are available. Macari just launched three new wine clubs and has been planning exclusive wine club member events and new wine releases.

The winery is proud to have received high scores and accolades in Wine Advocate, The Daily Meal, Food & Wine and Time Out New York, as well as medals at the New York Wine & Food Classic.

When asked about other things we should convey to readers about the winery and tasting room, owner Joseph Macari said: “Because our farm is so special to us, and this region so unique, we know that we wouldn’t want to make wine anywhere else in the world. As owners and hands-on operators, we are wholly dedicated to producing age-worthy, balanced, world-class wines.”

150 Bergen Ave., Mattituck; 631-298-0100;


Owners: Mark Tobin and Christine Ferrari Tobin

Winemaker: Mark Tobin

Hours of operation: Daylight saving time 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Eastern Standard Time 11 a.m.-5 p.m. January-March open Friday-Monday.

Year established: Planted 1996-97. Mattebella-owned since 2005.

Acres: 15

Varieties: chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon

Visit this Southold winery for an intimate and educational tasting experience through a combination of excellent wines, beautiful surroundings and delicious finger foods.

From the vegetable and fig gardens — as well as the plethora of roses and hydrangea herb gardens — nature is incorporated into every element at Mattebella Vineyards. The certified sustainable farm never uses herbicides; only organic fertilizer is used and grapes are handpicked. The field is mostly hand-tended, too. The establishment is proud of its organic focus and farms responsibly with great respect for the land.

The winery has constantly earned medals at national competitions and received high scores in Wine Advocate.

Several new tasting menus feature unique, small pairings and additional tasting areas have been added.

46005 Main Road, Southold; 631-655-9554;


Owner: Russ McCall

Winemaker: Gilles Martin

Hours of operation: Seasonal; please check website.

Year established: The Corchaug Estate was planted in 1997. The first vintage was in 2007.

Acres: 37

Varieties: pinot noir, merlot, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet franc, petit verdot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon

The rustic setting at this Cutchogue vineyard provides visitors with a reminder of the North Fork’s agricultural past.

McCall Wines is decorated with antique farm tools and photos of the North Fork dating back to the early 1900s.

There’s an additional 20 acres of grazing pastures for the beautiful, grass-fed Charolais cattle. The tasting room was repurposed from the original potato barn at Downs Farm. The winery is known for its pinot noir and keeps its focus on wine and beef.

McCall was the first winery on the North Fork to install a windmill for generating power. It continues to produce all of the tasting room’s electricity.

The establishment is certified sustainable and has maintained a small production in order to harvest by hand and illicit flavors naturally without additives. The wines are consistently acknowledged as some of the best in the region in Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.

Burger Nights with North Fork Table & Inn’s food truck will be held Friday night starting mid-May. McCall also plans to host more food trucks, including Grace & Grit and Fortina Pizza.

22600 Main Road, Cutchogue; 631-724-5764;


Owners: Rosamond and Christian Baiz

Winemakers: Rosamond Baiz and Perry Bliss

Hours of operation: Memorial Day weekend-Thanksgiving: Thursday-Monday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Check website for winter hours.

Year established: 1974

Acres: 10

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay

Sip on handcrafted wines while enjoying the view of 1850s buildings and wonderful, old shade trees at this Main Road winery.

The Old Field Vineyards in Southold features a tasting bar with a laid-back atmosphere and doesn’t permit buses or groups over 10 people.

Five family members run the micro-operation to create premium red, white, and sparkling wines. They use sustainable practices in their winery and vineyard. Established in 1974, Old Field is the longest continually family-owned vineyard and winery on eastern Long Island. This year, the family is also proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary of owning and operating the farm.

59600 Main Road, Southold; 631-765-0004;


Owner: Claudia Purita

Winemaker: Claudia Purita

Hours of operation: November to May from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday to Monday; June to October from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

Year established: 2005

Acres: 35

Varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, grüner veltliner, gewürztraminer, chenin blanc, merlot, petit verdot, pinot noir, dolcetto, cabernet franc

Those seeking an intimate winery experience away from all the crowds should visit this tiny, rustic tasting room in Southold.

One Woman Wines & Vineyards is a quintessential North Fork tasting room that’s less than 160 square feet and doesn’t allow large groups or limos during business hours. Despite the tasting room’s size, customers experience a relaxing and informative tasting experience of unique varietals.

Claudia Purita — owner, vineyard manager and winemaker — focuses on fruit quality and cultivates the best grapes. Not many winemakers are also vineyard managers, which provides her with an unsurpassed level of quality control.

The winery is also passionate about sustainability. It was one of the first vineyards to be certified sustainable by Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing in 2012. In addition, Cornell University Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center trials organic viticulture practices at One Woman.

The tasting room, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is featuring a limited production of two new single varietal wines — pinot noir and chenin blanc. The winery has also added an outdoor bar and courtyard seating area.

Leashed pets and outside food are allowed. No outside alcohol. Large groups, limos and buses may book reservations before business hours.

5195 Old North Road, Southold; 631-765-1200;


Owners: Bud Koehler and the Tyree Family

Winemaker: Adam Surprenant

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Year established: 1983

Acres: 72

Varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, gewürztraminer, merlot, carménère, malbec, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot, pinot noir, tannat

For a family- and pet-friendly atmosphere with lawn games and beautiful areas to enjoy bring-your-own picnics while tasting award-winning wines, then stop by this Main Road vineyard in Peconic.

Osprey’s Dominion, which grows 13 varietals, is proud of the high scores it has received in Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator and awards at the New York Wine & Food Classic, Atlantic Seaboard Competition and Taster’s Guild International, among others.

The winery is adding VIP tastings on weekends and offers rentable areas for groups. The establishment also serves Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s Harbor Ale and has outside bar stations.

44075 Main Road, Peconic; 631-765-6188;


Owners: Charles and Ursula Massoud

Winemaker: Kareem Massoud

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Year established: 1983

Acres: 49

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot blanc, viognier, albariño, muscat, malvasia, riesling, gewürztraminer.

Palmer Vineyards is dedicated to producing the highest-quality wines and sharing them with visitors within its laid-back atmosphere.

The Riverhead winery overlooks 49 acres of rolling vineyards. Besides the beautiful view of the sustainably farmed vineyard, Palmer has some of the best award-winning wines created on the North Fork and is one of the oldest wineries on Long Island. Robert Palmer established the winery in 1983. Today, it is run by the Massoud Family.

5120 Sound Ave., Riverhead; 631-722-9463;


Owners: Charles and Ursula Massoud

Winemaker: Kareem Massoud

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. November through March; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April through October

Year established: 1983

Acres: 86

Varieties: chardonnay, chenin blanc, riesling, sauvignon blanc, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot

Those who stop at Paumanok Vineyards will find a range of estate-grown wines in various styles, produced with a simple goal in mind — deliciousness — and a passionate staff dedicated to making your visit memorable.

The Aquebogue winery is committed to sustainability practices and has received numerous accolades over the years from Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast and the NY Wine & Food Classic. It has also provided wine service at The White House.

Paumanok bottled a wine without the addition of sulfites for the first time with its 2015 Minimalist Cabernet Sauvignon. Nothing whatsoever was added and, as its name implies, the wine was made using minimalist winemaking techniques, with fruit coming from a select harvest of cabernet sauvignon clusters.

The winery became 100 percent solar-powered in 2017, with the installation of a 51-kw solar array, and continues to be certified sustainable by the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing organization.

1074 Main Road, Aquebogue; 631-722-8800;


Owners: Alie Shaper and Robin Epperson-McCarthy

Winemakers: Alie Shaper and Robin Epperson-McCarthy

Hours of operation: Winter: noon-7 p.m. Friday-Monday; Summer: noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Monday

Year established: 2017

Varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, syrah, vidal blanc, pinot blanc, pinot gris, viognier, riesling, corot noir, malbec, petit verdot, gewürztraminer

This Peconic tasting room is a must visit for microfermentation fanatics.

Peconic Cellar Door is owned by two women who enjoy providing an educational experience for visitors.

After years of working wine harvests home and abroad, North Fork Native Robin came home to launch Saltbird Cellars in the place she loves.

After launching Brooklyn Oenology in 2016, Alie relocated to the North Fork in 2016 to be closer to the vineyards making Brooklyn Oenology, As If Wines and Haywater Cove.

The wines of both Alie and Robin are available at the Peconic Cellar Door. Saltbird Cellars offers experimental micro ferments as a part of its new wine on tap program. These are sold on site as tastings, by the glass and in wine growlers to go.

2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic; 631-488-0046;


Owner: Joyce Pellegrini

Winemaker: Zander Hargrave

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See website.

Year established: 1991

Acres: 71

Varieties: sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot

With an array of beautiful wines of distinction and variety, there’s something to please everyone at Pellegrini Vineyards.

The winery staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional and wants to make sure you walk away with knowledge of wine you may have not possessed before.

One accomplishment Pellegrini prides itself on is the ability to produce high-end wines consistently. It was the first Long Island winery to receive a 90-point rating from Wine Spectator and has won numerous awards and medals in competitions worldwide.

A dedication to providing top-quality wine is also reflected in continuous support from wine club members, which is the heart of Pellegrini. Whether it’s through an exclusive blend, new releases or special events, Pellegrini’s care and devotion to its guests continues to shine.

23005 Main Road, Cutchogue; 631-734-4111;


Owner: The Damianos Family

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; tastings end at 5:30 p.m.; see website.

Year established: 1979

Acres: 350

Varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, moscato, viognier, rosé, cayuga, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, gamay, pinot meunier, brut, gewürztraminer, cabernet port

Whether you are just starting out in the world of wine tasting or a seasoned enthusiast, Pindar Vineyards is known for having a friendly tasting room that provides a wide range of varieties — from dry to sweet and sparkling to dessert — to assist visitors on their wine tasting journey.

The Peconic winery maintains the traditions of founder Dr. Herodotus “Dan” Damianos while also integrating new and modern technology. It also continues to implement sustainable practices.

In 2017, Pindar released Dr. Dan’s Signature Collection from the 2014 vintage as a limited, premium line of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Additionally, the winery added more tours and created VIP experiences of the Sparkling Room and an outdoor VIP bar.

Pindar will celebrate its wine club members reaching their 10-year anniversary later this year.

In addition to its flagship tasting room, Pindar has a wine shop in Port Jefferson Village.

37645 Main Road, Peconic; 631-734-6200;


Owner: The Pugliese family

Winemaker: Peter Pugliese

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Year established: 1980

Acres: 53

Varieties: chardonnay, pinot grigio, riesling, niagara, pinot noir, sangiovese, cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, gewurtztraminer

Pugliese Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard that produces a wide variety of wines, including Champagne, white, red, dessert and port.

Pat Pugliese hand-paints Champagne bottles and wine glasses for her popular gift baskets. Complementary personalization is available.

The Cutchogue winery has consistently received medals for its Champagne and wines and is grateful for its repeat customers.

Pugliese is especially proud of its Grey Gardens Roséand plans to release new vintages this year. Patrons can enjoy live outdoor music at Pugliese between May and October. The winery also hosts weddings and special events and specializes in wedding favors.

34515 Main Road, Cutchogue; 631-734-4057;


Owners: Jack and Joan Petrocelli

Winemaker: Anthony Nappa

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; varies Fridays, Saturdays and holidays; see website

Year established: 2001

Acres: 55

Varieties: sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, riesling, semillon, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, malbec

Raphael is family built, owned and operated by four generations on the North Fork. They pride themselves in the delivery of the finest customer service to honor each and every guest. With each harvest comes new vintages and opportunities to educate and enlighten others about their winemaking process.

Grapes are hand-harvested by a dedicated, diligent and impassioned winemaking team that ensures only the finest fruit makes it into Raphael wines.

The unique boutique winery in Peconic is inspired by Mediterranean architecture and provides a remarkably stunning atmosphere. Tours explain in-depth knowledge of the wine production and grant access to restricted areas of the winery.

Raphael continues to improve its wine quality, which is reflected by its current wine scores in Wine Enthusiast, and uses wild fermentation with little fining and filtration to perfect a balance of aroma and flavor that purely express the local terroir.

39390 Main Road, Peconic; 631-765-1100;


Owner: Rivero González Family

Winemaker: Lilia Perez

Hours of operation: Winter, Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Summer, Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Year established: 2019

Acres: 88

Varieties: cabernet franc, pinot noir, merlot, viognier, chardonnay, riesling, sauvignon blanc

Renowned Mexican winemaking family Rivero González will launch a new wine brand based in Riverhead. After acquiring Martha Clara Vineyards in 2018, the family prepares for a major brand overhaul. Changes will include brand name, product offerings and a new approach to wine.

The Rivero González family is characterized by its high values including quality, heritage, craft, innovation and community. All these values will be reflected in RGNY, the family’s new business venture, resulting in a fresh but thoughtful take on winemaking.

The goal of this new venture is to approach wine differently through more immersive experiences and improved quality on both processes and products. By reducing its product range, RGNY ensures higher quality and exceptional attention to detail. Experiences on-site will be highly curated, ranging from private wine tastings to vineyard tours and tasting and pairing dinners all driven by art and modern tradition.

RGNY’s doors will open Mother’s Day weekend to give a warm and early welcome to summer, a certainly busy season for all wineries on Long Island.

6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead; 631-727-4161


Owners: Richard and Soraya Pisacano

Winemaker: Roman Roth

Hours of operation: April 1 to Dec. 31, Sunday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Year established: 2000

Acres: 10

Varieties: cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc

This wine bar and tasting room on Love Lane in Mattituck welcomes guests seven days a week.

In addition to Roanoke Vineyards wines, it features Wölffer Estate, Channing Daughters and Brooklyn’s Red Hook Winery. There’s also a tasting room reserved exclusively for wine club members and their guests in Riverhead.

Roanoke, which is the only vineyard with a canoe club, is most proud of producing wine without any herbicides or toxins and almost all of them are created in extremely small lots and reserved for members. They also have opportunities for members to participate in the vineyard harvest and winemaking.

165 Love Lane, Mattituck (members’ tasting room: Sound Avenue, Riverhead); 631-727-4161;


Owners: Anthony and Lisa Sannino

Winemaker: Anthony Sannino

Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check website for seasonal hours.

Year established: 2007

Acres: 27

Varieties: cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc

Sannino Vineyard is a family-owned small business based on the North Fork of Long Island.

Owners Anthony and Lisa Sannino began their dream business in 2006 with the purchase of their five-acre vineyard in Cutchogue. Since 2006, the company has grown to include a private bed-and- breakfast, highly accredited tasting room and educational tours, and award-winning wines.

Together, Lisa and Anthony have stuck to their Italian roots and are growing a dream of sustainable farming, winemaking and education, and passionate hospitality.

Sannino Vineyard is the product of years of love and dedication within a wine region that is truly unique.

For summer 2019, Sannino Vineyard is expected to open its new tasting house on Route 48 in Cutchogue. This is an exciting year for the Sannino family.

Be sure to check their website and join their email list to be informed of when the new tasting house will be open. Educational classes and tours will be hosted regularly upon opening to introduce guests to the new home of Sannino Vineyard and to inform them about the complexities of winemaking on the North Fork.

15975 County Rt. 48, Cutchogue; 631-734-8282;


Owners: Alex Rosanelli and Alfredo Apolloni

Winemaker: Gilles Martin

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Year established: 1996

Acres: 36

Varieties: chardonnay, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot

Prominently positioned on the Main Road in Jamesport, Sherwood House is a cozy North Fork retreat with rustic charm. The beautifully renovated 1870s farmhouse tasting room boasts an impressive stone fireplace and well-placed couches that encourage guests to unwind.

Established in 1996 by Dr. Charles and Barbara Smithen. Alex Rosanell and Alfredo Apolloni, who now own the farm, recently introduced a second label, Hound’s Tree, to the vineyard. Sherwood House currently produces a stainless steel-fermented unoaked chardonnay, barrel-fermented oaked chardonnay, a sparkling blanc de blanc, white merlot, merlot, cabernet franc and a Bordeaux-style red blend.

After enjoying a glass, be sure to head to the William Ris art gallery located adjacent to the tasting room.

1291 Main Road, Jamesport; 631-779-2817;


Owner: The Frankel Family

Winemaker: Patrick Caserta

Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Year established: 1998

Acres: 25

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, malbec, sauvignon blanc, pinot blanc, semillon, riesling, chardonnay

Tucked away on Oregon Road, Shinn Estate offers the quintessential North Fork experience. From the cozy wine library with barrel cellar views to the outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard, this winery truly is a year-round destination. Shinn’s biodynamic farming practices became instrumental in the move toward a sustainable model on Long Island.

Co-founders of Long Island Sustainable Winegrowers, Shinn is one of three vineyards in the country to include an ingredient list on its wine label. Featured in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Fodors, and New York Mag, this hidden gem is a must-visit during your next trip out east.

2000 Oregon Road, Mattituck; 631-804-0367;


Owners: Cynthia and Tom Rosicki

Winemaker: Gilles Martin

Hours of operation: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closes at 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Check website for winter hours.

Year established: 2004

Acres: 40

Varieties: chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot meunier

The vision of vintners Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, Sparkling Pointe encompasses 40 acres of sustainably grown vineyards planted with the classic Champagne grape varietals — pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay.

Using strictly the traditional Methode Champenoise process, Sparkling Pointe
is the only winery on the North Fork to produce exclusively sparkling wines.
 The wines are produced at the on-site winery, designed and maintained by French-born winemaker Gilles Martin, formerly of Champagne’s famed Deutz and Roederer Estates, who boasts a prestigious Masters of Oenology from the University of Montpellier.

The wines are showcased at the Grand Tasting House in Southold, where guided educational tastings are conducted daily amid exquisite views of the vineyards, winery and cellar.

Sparkling Pointe’s portfolio features multiple sparkling wine styles including top Prestige Cuvées: Brut Seduction, Blanc de Blancs Reserve, and Blanc de Noirs, flagship wines Brut, Blanc de Blancs, and Topaz Impérial Brut Rosé, and the festive Cuvée Carnaval Red, White and Rose labels.

39750 Route 48, Southold; 631-765-0200;


Owner: Susan Hearn

Winemaker: Russell Hearn

Hours of operation: April through September, Thursday through Mon- day, noon to 6 p.m.; October through December, Friday through Monday, noon to 6 p.m. Closed in January.

Year established: 2008

Varieties: pinot grigio, riesling, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec

Suhru Wines is a taste of New York State.

All fruit is sourced from New York, mainly from the North Fork, with their riesling being grown in the Finger Lakes.

The family-owned winery is thrilled to be entering its second season in its Cutchogue tasting house, which opened in May 2018.

Suhru is dedicated to crafting approachable, fruit-forward wines from the regions in New York where they grow best.

A family owned and operated business, the Suhru Wines tasting house is run by mother-daughter duo Susan and Shelby Hearn and aims to create a warm, approachable environment for guests to enjoy.

The Hearn family believes that at the heart of every home there is wine. They hope you will feel as if you’ve stepped into 
their home to taste and enjoy wine in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

28735 Main Road, Cutchogue; 631-603-8127;


Owner: The Lynne Family

Winemaker: Richard Olsen-Harbich

Hours of operation: see website for seasonal hours

Year established: 1980

Acres: 75

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, syrah, petit verdot, chardonnay, viognier, sauvignon blanc, albariño, pinot gris

The Tap Room at Corey Creek is a new way to experience the best wines Bedell Cellars has to offer.

The Southold establishment serves limited runs of small-batch, hand-crafted and sustainable wines on tap and also offers wines by the bottle and in growlers. Winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich was among the first on the East Coast to use entirely indigenous yeasts and he co-founded Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, the first sustainability program in the region.

The Tap Room was remodeled in 2017 with a rustic vineyard/coastal chic look that’s the perfect backdrop for private parties or enjoying tap wines with friends and family.

Try a microflight, which includes three tap wines of your choice for $12. Various specialty tap wines that are limited in production are also available.

Ask about their loyalty card and growler program.

45470 Route 25, Southold; 631-765-4168;


Owners: Anthony and Sarah Nappa

Winemaker: Anthony Nappa

Hours of operation: Noon-7 p.m. Friday to Monday

Year established: 2007

The only certified organic wines in New York are available in Peconic.

Anthony Nappa Wines at The Winemaker Studio offers wines that meet high standards of excellence and are made naturally without additives. The winery purchases all of its grapes and, because of this, it isn’t beholden to vintage variation.

The knowledgeable staff provides small, intimate wine tasting experiences. Wine club members are also offered pop-up dinners. Giving members a close relationship with the winemaker and the Nappa Wines family presents a glimpse into the farm-to-table lifestyle of the North Fork.

Nappa Wines has launched a second wine brand, Shared Table Farm, and will open a members-only B&B at their farmstead in Southold run by chef/owner Sarah Nappa.

Almost all of their wines have scored 90 points and above from at least one of the major wine publications.

2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic, 774-641-7488;


Owners: Stephen and Laura Gallagher, Barbara Perrotta

Winemaker: Eric Frey

Hours of operation: Call as hours are subject to change.

Acres: 14

Year established: 2004

Varieties: chardonnay, pinot gris, merlot, cabernet blend, rose, sauvignon blanc, reisling, sparkling (blanc de blanc)

Our warm and welcoming tasting room is where your senses can experience some of Whispers award-winning wines. Carefully selected rootstock and clones, planted in 2004 match the agricultural land we have farmed since 1950. The knowledge and experience of the family business will impress some of the most concerning oenologists. All fruit is meticulously hand-picked, so only the most pristine clusters go into every bottle of Whisper wine.

485 Edgewood Avenue, St. James, 631-257-5222;


Owners: Joey and Marc Wölffer

Winemaker: Roman Roth

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Year established: 1988

Acres: 55 at Sagaponack Estate

Varieties: Sagaponack: merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, chardonnay, trebbiano, vignoles. North Fork: merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, semillon, sauvignon blanc

The tasting room at Wölffer Estate is both a center of activity and place of tranquility.

Newly renovated in March 2017, guests are warmly welcomed into a rustic-modern space overlooking the lush vineyards to the east and the gently rolling Hamptons landscape to the west.

With a reservation, guests can enjoy table service to learn about and enjoy Wölffer’s award-winning wines, ciders and spirits both inside the tasting room and outside on the expansive terrace. Guests and large groups looking for a more casual experience can head around the corner to The Wine Stand on Montauk Highway, a community gathering place for families, laid-back imbibing and gorgeous sunset views.

The Estate offers a robust lineup of events each month including tours, live music, educational workshops, cellar barrel tastings and more.

Wölffer wines stand in the company
of the world’s nest, earning excellent scores and reviews from some of the most prestigious voices in wine. Recent accomplishments include a nomination for American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and outstanding scores from Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator.

139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack; 631-537-5106;