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General manager John W. Larsen at Pellegrini Vineyards (credit: Felicia LaLomia).

Each week, we’ll be spotlighting a different North Fork winery, showcasing its history and how you can support the operation at this time.

Pellegrini Vineyards is currently open daily for pickup.

Name: Pellegrini Vineyards

Year founded: 1991

Acres: 91 acres

Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and red and white blends

History: Pellegrini Vineyards was started by Bob and Joyce Pellegrini, who built the 14,000-square-foot Cutchogue complex where the winery now sits. Bob was a graphic designer in Manhattan who devoted a year of his life just to planning the winery. He passed away in 2015 leaving his wife Joyce to proudly carry on his tradition of excellence.

Today, the winery is run by general manager John Larsen and the winemaker is Zander Hargrave, whose parents found Long Island’s first vineyard.

How you can support them: The winery is open for pickup. Orders can be placed by calling 631-734-4111 ex. 207 or ordering via their website. If you can’t get out to the winery, their wines can also be shipped.