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Kareem Massoud, winemaker, in front of the vines at Paumanok 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. Paumanok Vineyards is now open for wine tastings and sales every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by reservations. Walk-ins will be accepted if there is availability.

Name: Paumanok Vineyards

Year founded: 1983

Acres: 80

Varieties:  Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

History: Established in 1983, Paumanok is an estate winery located on the North Fork of Long Island owned and operated by the Massoud Family. The turn of the century barn on the property was renovated into a fermentation tank room and lab. The winery is named after the famous Walt Whitman poem, “Starting from Paumanok,” a Native American word for Long Island. Paumanok has been recognized with numerous accolades over the years including wine service at The White House, NY Wine & Food Classic’s “Winery of the Year” Award, “outstanding” reviews in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and a nomination for Wine Enthusiast’s “American Winery of the Year”. 

How you can support them: Participate in their flash sale they have been offering every week, a great way to get a great deal

1074 Main Rd, Aquebogue, 722-8800