It’s often said that food and wine go hand in hand, so when searching for a winery to visit, your appetite might be a factor.
While we wouldn’t necessarily say to make your choice of a winery to visit based solely on nearby and on-site food options, there are a handful of North Fork wineries that make it easier to enjoy both food and wine without having to make much of an effort.
Here are four tasting rooms to check out on the North Fork if you’re feeling a little hungry.
Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport
In 2019, Jamesport Vineyards became the first North Fork winery to gain approvals for a full commercial kitchen, and the result was NoFo Pizza.
The menu boasts 8 wood-fired pizza options and a half-dozen sharable plates, including oysters, meatballs and charcuterie.
The restaurant also offers a feast option with a seasonal menu at $35 a guest for tables of four or more.
Diliberto Winery, Jamesport
There are few more popular recurring winery events than the Sundays With Grandma series at Diliberto, which is tucked away on Manor Lane in Jamesport.
Often sold out — like the upcoming one on Jan. 26 — these are can’t miss events for lovers of Italian food and wine.
The dinners include a pasta-making demonstration, Italian singalongs and a four-course meal with wine pairings for just $75.
Palmer Vineyards, Riverhead
Food trucks make appearances at lots of wineries, but Palmer, which is located in the more food-truck-friendly Riverhead Town, does it particularly well.
They offer a rotation of different trucks each week and also usually have oysters.
The bread they make in-house has also been a popular addition in the past year.
Roanoke Vineyards, Mattituck
Roanoke Vineyards is the only private winery in Southold Town, but its second tasting room on Love Lane in Mattituck is open to the public.
That’s a good thing for foodies, because it’s surrounded by great food options, including Love Lane Kitchen, the Village Cheese Shop and goodfood.
Just looking to grab and go? Lombardi’s Love Lane Market is directly across the street.