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Bedell Vineyard (Credit: W Studios NY)

We asked each Long Island winery to tell us the history of their vineyard, the wine they make and what makes their tasting room a unique place to visit. Read on for everything you need to plan your next stop on the Long Island wine trail.

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard

2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow

631-369-0100; baitinghollowfarmvineyard.com

Owner: The Kelly Family

Winemaker: Greg Gove

Hours of operation: Seasonal; see website

Year established: 2017

Acres: 17

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

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is the first vineyard you will see on Sound Avenue when visiting wine country along the North Fork of Long Island. It is conveniently located just east of Edwards Avenue (Exit 71 on the LIE-495, then head north on Edwards Avenue for only 3.8 miles).

Located at the beginning of beautiful Long Island wine country, Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is perfectly situated to start or end your day. No matter the season, we strive to make your day enjoyable and memorable. There is always something fun going on, from live music every weekend, to seasonal food trucks and special events!

You will be able to take in the picturesque surroundings backed by the rich history of our 1800s tasting house. Management and staff will always greet you with a smile and be ready to offer you many choices, such as our award-winning wines, seasonal hard cider, local craft beer and delicious spirits from our neighbors at Long Island Vodka!  

And don’t forget to visit The Backyard, new for 2021. Where friends and family (10+ per table) can enjoy the day (1-6 p.m.) tasting fine wines and playing yard games (Giant Jenga & Cornhole) while listening to music from our stadium-quality sound system.

Other features of The Backyard include the all-new back bar with its own Wine-a-Rita frozen drink machine and an eight-station tap system serving our most refreshing wines as well as local beer and cider. And if you want to venture away from the table for a little while, we are offering blanket service on The Back Lawn. Seating is limited to just 15 tables so call now for more information and reservations.

NOTE: Sprinter vans and limos will be permitted for The Backyard guests only with reservations and prior written approval.

Bedell Cellars

Bedell Vineyard (Credit: W Studios NY)

36225 Main Road, Cutchogue

631-734-7537; bedellcellars.com

Owners: The Lynne Family

Winemaker: Richard Olsen-Harbich

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Check for event closures.

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, Musée, a “Grand Vin of New York.” Five of its current and limited-production wines are included in the tasting flight. Wines, many of which are not available outside the winery, may also be purchased by the glass or bottle. 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 vineyard’s unique maritime terroir. He also co-founded Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, the first sustainability program on the East Coast, in 2012.

Bridge Lane Wine

A picnic at Bridge Lane Tasting Room. (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck

631-298-1942; bridgelanewine.com

Owner: Jeffrey Hass

Winemaker: Russell Hearn

Hours of operation: Thursday-Sunday noon-7 p.m., Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Year established: 2004

Acres: 85

Varieties: Pinot blanc, chardonnay, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, malbec, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, teroldego, lagrein, goldmuskateller

Stop by this Mattituck winery on Cox Neck Road for great tastings, live music, lawn games and picnics. At this tasting room you will find a large, shaded patio with picnic tables (open April-November) and a modern but inviting indoor tasting room. 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. The winery produces easy-drinking wines in multiple, affordable formats that make wine drinking less serious and more fun.

Castello di Borghese

17150 Route 48, Cutchogue

631-734-5111; castellodiborghese.com

Owners: Giovanni Borghese

Winemaker: Erik Bilka & Allissa Goodale

Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m.

Year established: 1973

Acres: 18

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

Upon reaching Long Island Wine Country’s founding vineyard on Route 48, visitors are greeted with a message written on barrels placed on top of a truck declaring the Cutchogue winery’s proudest accomplishment — Pinot Noir.

Borghese Vineyard describes this varietal as “the jewel in our crown” & is proud of its establishment’s history, ongoing legacy & award-winning wines. 

A small boutique vineyard & winery with a strong focus towards making great wines served with stellar hospitality, the knowledgeable staff guides visitors through tastings in hopes of having them discover something new to love and share with others! 

Tours are offered by owner Giovanni Borghese Tuesday-Sunday, and ample indoor & outdoor seating is available.

Channing Daughters Winery

Pétillant naturel from Channing Daughter’s Winery (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

1927 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton

631-537-7224; channingdaughters.com

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

Winemaker: Christopher Tracy

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, year-round, tastings by reservations

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 Winery is dedicated to making high-quality, delicious wines while sustaining our land, our people and our community.  Retail shop open daily and outdoor tastings available by reservation.  Join the Wine Club for access to limited production wines and special benefits.

Chronicle Wines

A selection of Chronicle Wines. (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic

631-488-0046; chroniclewines.co

Owners: Alie Shaper and Robin Epperson-McCarthy

Winemakers: Alie Shaper and Robin Epperson-McCarthy

Hours of operation: Monday, Thursday-Sunday: noon-6 p.m. These hours begin July 3

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 micro fermentation fanatics, and was founded by two North Fork winemakers and friends. After years of working wine harvests at home and abroad, Robin returned home to launch her label, Saltbird Cellars. Alie relocated to the North Fork after founding urban winery and label Brooklyn Oenology, and subsequently creating As If Wines and Haywater Cove. Together, the two founded Chronicle Wines at Peconic Cellar Door, a home for their wines and collaborative projects. It is a place for connecting and storytelling, and where one can enjoy educational tastings, shop Chronicle Wines and canned spritzers and take part in community events. 

Clovis Point Vineyard 

1935 Main Road, Jamesport

631-722-4222; clovispointwines.com

Owners: Nasrallah Misk, Mark Misk and Richard Frey 

Winemaker: John Leo

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday: noon-5 p.m., Friday: noon-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: Two seating sessions: noon-3 p.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Open by reservation only, please call 631-722-4222 to make your reservations

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

Acres planted: 7

Varieties: merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, syrah, petit verdot, 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.

Coffee Pot Cellars

31855 Main Road, Cutchogue

631-765-8929; coffeepotcellars.com

Owners: Adam Suprenant and Laura Klahre

Winemaker: Adam Suprenant

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

Year established: 2008

When you enter this Cutchogue tasting room, you’ll be greeted by beekeeper Laura and her 13-year-old pug, Beasley. Winemaker Adam Suprenant stops by each afternoon for additional banter and in-depth discussion about the wines. Coffee Pot Cellars’ fruit — including sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, gewürztraminer and merlot — are all purchased from North Fork vineyards. Coffee Pot Cellars’ 2015 Meritage received the Gold Medal at the 2021 New York Wine Classic and their 2015 Chardonnay took home the Silver Medal. Wine Advocate’s Mark Squires gave a glowing review of their 2020 Rosé stating: “… it tastes great. I’d be pleased to drink it.” Increasingly known for blending wine, art and conservation together, Coffee Pot Cellars is home to the 18 foot-long cork dinosaur “Winasaur,” made from over 6,300 wine corks. The merlot is part of Coffee Pot Cellars’ Merlot for Monarchs Campaign to restore habitat for the decimated monarch butterfly population. For every bottle of merlot sold, Coffee Pot Cellars donates a packet of milkweed seeds (the only plants that serve as food for newly hatched caterpillars) for distribution through Long Island’s public libraries. Winner of the national Good Food Awards, Blossom Meadow Farm’s full line of jams is also available at Coffee Pot Cellars.

The Tap Room at Corey Creek

All of the Corey Creek Tap Room wines are available on tap in the tasting room. Most of them (the Tap Room Tea being an exception) are also available in bottles to take home. (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

45470 Route 25, Southold

631-765-4168; bedellcellars.com

Owner: Ninah Lynne

Winemaker: Richard Olsen-Harbich

Hours of operation: Thursday, noon-5 p.m.; Friday noon-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Live music Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.

Year established: 1993

Acres: 30

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 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 is co-founder of 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 the loyalty card and growler program.  

Croteaux Vineyards

A flight of rosé at Croteaux in Southold. (Credit: David Benthal)

1450 South Harbor Road, Southold

631-765-6099; croteaux.com

Owners: Barbara Frankel, Kristen Pennessi

Winemaker: Alie Shaper

Hours of Operation: 12-6:30PM, daily

Year established: 2003

Acres: 10.5

Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc

Croteaux Vineyards, located in Southold, New York, is the only vineyard in the United States that is exclusively dedicated to growing vinifera grapes for producing Provence-style rosé wines. Planted in 2003, our vineyards and tasting garden are set against the backdrop of two historic farms that have been in continuous agricultural production since the 1700s. Summertime creates the perfect setting to taste our dry, crisp, fun-to-drink wines under a weeping cherry tree, where every sip is filled with the distinct natural flavors of each varietal. Each year brings a fresh vintage of Croteaux rosés that are released in spring and sold out by fall.

Del Vino Vineyards

Del Vino Vineyards in Northport.

29 Norwood Road

Northport, NY 11768

844-335-8466

Owners: Lisa & Fred Giachetti

Winemakers: Fred & Lisa Giachetti, Joe Evangelista 

Hours of operation: Tuesday-Thursday: noon-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Monday.

Year established: Doors opened 2018; land purchased 2014.

Acres: 10

Varieties: sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, chardonnay, riesling, Ultimo (80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 10% petite sirah), Suprema (50% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 5% Sangiovese, 5% Petite Sirah), Grande (45% cabernet sauvignon, 45% Sangiovese, 5% merlot 5% Petite Sirah; pinot noir (reserve wine); 100% sparkling wine

Located on the rolling hills of Northport, on Long Island’s Gold Coast, Del Vino Vineyards is family owned and operated. Our commitment to absolute quality extends to the relationships we build with our guests.

Enjoy a memorable experience that pairs our Italian-inspired wines with elegant food, warm hospitality and beautiful views.

Duck Walk Vineyards

44535 Route 25, Southold

631-765-3500, ext. 2 

231 Montauk Highway, Water Mill

631-726-7555, ext. 4

duckwalk.com 

Owners: The Damianos family

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tastings end at 5:30 p.m. Music Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. See website.

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. 

Gramercy Vineyards

10020 Old Sound Ave., Mattituck

631-298-1213; gramercyvineyards.com

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.

Harbes Vineyard

715 Sound Ave., Mattituck

631-298-WINE (9463); harbesvineyard.com

Owners: The Harbes family

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

Hours of operation: Open daily May 7 to Oct. 31

Year established: 2003

Acres: 10

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

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 Classic and have earned

high scores from Wine Enthusiast.

Wine lovers are encouraged to join Harbes Vineyard’s wine club. Members receive exclusive benefits, which include access to library wines, discounts, and much more.

In 2019, chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, and cabernet franc grapes were added to the original chardonnay and merlot planting, thus doubling the size of the vineyard.

In addition to providing a selection of award-winning limited wines, the vineyard, located at Harbes Family Farm, offers local produce and fresh foods on site, live music most weekends, and Harbes adjacent 8-acre family-friendly Barnyard Adventure attraction.

Harbes Vineyard wines are available online through their webstore, which is accessible through their website.

Harmony Vineyards

Harmony Vineyards is a laid back, fun vibe.

169 Harbor Road, Saint James

631-291-9900; harmonyvineyards.com

Owner: David Acker

Winemaker: Thomas Spotteck

Hours of operation: Thurs and Friday, 5-9 p.m., with the exception of Friday’s Drink-in Theatre movie night, then we close around 11 p.m. (when the movie ends); Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-7 p.m.

Year established: 2012

Acres: 4

Varieties: chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon

Harmony Vineyard, 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.

Jamesport Vineyards

1216 Main Road, Jamesport

631-722-5256; jamesportwines.com

Owner: Ann Marie and Ronald Goerler Sr.

Winemaker: JP Gamez

Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday noon-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday noon-7 p.m., Little Oak Wood Fired Kitchen operates Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and closes half an hour before winery closes

Year established: 1986

Acres: 45

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

Founded in 1986, Jamesport Vineyards remains a family-run estate winery. With our East End, Estate and Reserve wines, each guest is sure to find a wine that suits their palate. With Little Oak Wood Fired Kitchen operating on premises, we strive to create a unique food and wine experience for our guests.

Jason’s Vineyard

1785 Main Road, Jamesport

631-238-5801; jasonsvineyard.com 

Owners: The Damianos Family

Winemaker: Erik Bilka

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

Year established: 1998 

Acres: 15

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

The tasting 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. There is live music on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. throughout the year. 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.

Kontokosta Winery

Kontokosta transports you right to the edge of the Long Island Sound in Greenport. (Credit: Eric Striffler)

825 North Road, Greenport

631-477-6977; kontokostawinery.com

Owners: Michael and Constantine Kontokosta

Winemaker: Gilles Martin

Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 11 a.m.-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 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, 2020 Chardonnay, 2020 Riesling, 2020 Field Blend, 2020 Rosé, 2016 Anemometer Red, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Cabernet Franc and 2016 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. 

Lieb Cellars

Tasting wine and cheese at Lieb Cellars. (Photo Credit: Alice Falcone)

13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue

631-734-1100; liebcellars.com

Owner: Jeffrey Hass

Winemaker: Russell Hearn

Hours of operation: noon-7 p.m., closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Year established: 1992

Acres: 85

Varieties: pinot blanc, chardonnay, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, malbec, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, teroldego, lagrein, goldmuskateller

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. The tasting room consists of an indoor rustic tasting bar, private library room and furnished front deck overlooking a serene farm vista.

Macari Vineyards

The Macari tasting room in Mattituck. (Courtesy Photo)

150 Bergen Ave., Mattituck

631-298-0100

macariwines.com

Owners: Joseph and Alexandra Macari

Winemaker: Byron Elmendorf

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tastings available by appointment only. For reservations, please visit our website.

Year established: 1995

Acres planted: 180

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

Though Macari Vineyards was not established until 1995, the Macari family has owned the 500-acre waterfront farm for over 50 years. Joseph Macari Jr. is considered a pioneer in the movement towards natural farming on Long Island through his adoption of biodynamic principles since the vineyard’s first plantings. All grapes are strictly farmed without herbicide. Homemade compost is used as fertilizer and organic and biodynamic principles are weaved throughout the farming process.

Mattebella Vineyards

46005 Main Road, Southold 

631-655-9554; mattebellavineyards.com

Owners: Mark Tobin and Christine Ferrari Tobin

Winemaker: Mark Tobin

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

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

Acres: 15

Varieties: chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon

Mattebella Vineyards is a small family farm, located in the State of New York’s oldest town, on the eastern end of Long Island. Our single vineyard is a gently sloping 22-acre parcel of land. Our vineyard has predominantly European clones of grape varietals, tight spacing (6×3), and low vigor rootstock.

The crafting of our wines begins in the vineyard. At Mattebella Vineyards, we do things the old-fashioned way, by hand. Fine wines are difficult to make consistently if mechanized harvesters and other machines are introduced into the process. Machines simply cannot execute our commitment to quality and make the decisions we consistently must make throughout the growing season. Our hand crafting includes fruit thinning to ensure even ripening and higher quality concentrated juice, leaf pulling, weed removal, pruning, canopy management and, importantly, hand harvesting of all our fruit.

Mattebella Vineyards is committed to using sustainable viticultural practices, while incorporating as many organic practices as possible into our farming methods. We seek to find new solutions to old problems by maximizing the health of the vineyard. In committing to a healthy, responsible approach, we hope to make a footprint in your memory but not on the environment.

McCall Wines

McCall Wines interior tasting room. (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

22600 Main Road, Cut­ch­ogue

631-724-5764; mccallwines.com

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

McCall Wines is a family-owned, sustainably farmed vineyard and cattle ranch in Cut­ch­ogue on the North Fork of Long Island. We grow a variety of Bordeaux and Burgundian varietals and have the largest acreage of pinot noir on the East Coast. The home of McCall Wines is an old potato barn previously used as a horse stable. The concrete buttresses reinforcing the walls are a constant reminder of the North Fork’s agricultural past. Reservations are required.

Osprey’s Dominion

44075 Main Road, Peconic

631-765-6188; ospreysdominion.com

Owners: Bud Koehler and the Tyree Family

Winemaker: Adam Supranant

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 offers rentable areas for groups. The establishment also serves Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s Harbor Ale and has outside bar stations.

Palmer Vineyards

2020 Wine harvest at Palmer Vineyards (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

5120 Sound Ave., Riverhead

631-722-9463; palmervineyards.com

Owner: 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. 

Check Palmer’s calendar of events for live music and other events. 

Paumanok Vineyards

1074 Main Road, Aquebogue

631-722-8800; paumanok.com

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.

Peconic Bay Vineyards

The back patio at Peconic Bay Vineyards (credit: Peconic Bay Vineyards.)

31320 Main Road, Cut­ch­ogue

631-735-9192; peconicbayvineyards.com

Owner: Soloviev Family

Winemaker: Greg Gove

Hours of operation: Wednesday-Sunday 11 a .m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesday. Extended hours at the farm stand.

Year established: 2020

Acres: 150

Varieties: viognier, riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cab franc, malbec

Peconic Bay Vineyards is owned and operated by the Soloviev family. We practice sustainable farming techniques and strive to be good stewards of the land here on the North Fork. Our goal is to produce the highest quality fruit and make wine that is a true representation of this wonderful region.

We encourage you to visit our tasting room located in Cut­ch­ogue. On location we offer electric bike tours of the vineyard and wine making facilities, a full service oyster bar called The Farmstand and a private barn for an intimate gathering with friends and family. 

Pellegrini Vineyards

Most local wineries, including Pellegrini Vineyards, offer frequent online sales as well as discounts for wine club members.

23005 Main Road, Cutchogue

631-734-4111; pellegrinivineyards.com

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.

Pindar Vineyards

37645 Main Road, Peconic

631-734-6200; pindar.net

Owners: 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, cayuga, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, gamay, pinot meunier, gewürztraminer

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 including its on-site wind turbine which powers 90% of the vineyard’s total used energy. 

Pindar Vineyards recently took home the prestigious 2021 Governors Cup for their 2019 Dr. Dan’s Gewürztraminer. They also received a gold medal for their 2020 Riesling and won Best White Wine for their 2019 Dr. Dan’s White Blend. Pindar Vineyards has live music every weekend all summer long and hosts various events year-round. Please check out their website for the event calendar. In addition to its flagship tasting room, Pindar has a wine shop in Port Jefferson Village.

Raphael Vineyard & Winery

39390 Main Road, Peconic

631-765-1100; raphaelwine.com

Owners: Petrocelli Family

Winemaker: Anthony Nappa

Hours of operation: Friday-Monday noon-6 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Open Thursdays noon-6 p.m. starting July 1

Year established: 2001

Acres: 70

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

Adult time. Enjoy wines by the glass and bottles outside along with light snacks — tastings inside only. Email [email protected] to make reservations or call 631-765-1100, ext. 105 for additional information.

RG|NY

6025 Sound Ave. Riverhead

631-298-0075; rgnywine.com

Owner: Rivero González family

Winemaker: Lilia Pérez

Hours of operation: DORMANCY (January-February): open Friday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesday-Thursday. GROWTH (March-May): open all week, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  HARVEST (June-October): Monday-Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  POST-HARVEST (November-December): open all week, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Year established: 2019 

Acres: 88

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

The doors of RG|NY’s tasting room are always open to anyone who is looking to immerse themselves in the ever-changing world of wine.

Dubbed the “New Kid on the North Fork,” RG|NY has dedicated itself to understanding the region while staying true to its deep-rooted Mexican heritage.

As a brand, RG|NY believes in creating genuine experiences and relationships based on four core values. Quality, innovation, sustainability and community are reflected in everything they do from the wines they produce to the engaging and unique experiences they create. Their design-led approach is a fundamental part of RG|NY’s DNA and can be observed through the modern twist offered in their wines, products, and events.

Roanoke Vineyards

Outdoor seating at Roanoke Vineyards in Riverhead. (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

165 Love Lane, Mattituck (members’ tasting room: Sound Avenue, Riverhead)

631-727-4161; roanokevineyards.net

Owners: Richard and Soraya Pisacano

Winemakers: Roman Roth

Hours of operation: January 1 to March 31, Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 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 planted: 10

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

Roanoke Vineyards’ wine shop and tasting room on Love Lane in Mattituck is open seven days a week. Here you can find not only Roanoke wines, but also a selection from Wölffer Estate, many available by the glass. Roanoke’s tasting room at their vineyard location is reserved for wine club members, and you can pick up a club application while on Love Lane. Club members are invited to participate in the harvest and field blending, paddle in the Roanoke Canoe Club, and enjoy many small tasting events. Roanoke takes an organic approach to their estate vineyard, which may account for the highest scoring red wines on Long Island.

Rose Hill Vineyards

The outdoor tasting area at Rose Hill Vineyards. Credit: Rose Hill Vineyards

2000 Oregon Road, Mattituck

631-804-0367; rosehill-vineyards.com

Owners: The Frankel family

Winemaker: Patrick Caserta

Hours of operation: 10:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.

Year established: 1998

Acres: 25

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

Tucked away on Oregon Road, Rose Hill (formerly 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. Rose Hill’s biodynamic farming practices became instrumental in the move toward a sustainable model on Long Island. Featured in the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Fodors & New York Magazine, this hidden gem is a must-visit during your next trip out east.

Sannino Vineyard

The industrial chic tasting room has two indoor bars plus table seating. (Credit: Madison Fender)

15975 County Road 48, Cutchogue

631-734-8282; sanninovineyard.com

Owners: Anthony and Lisa Sannino

Winemaker: Anthony Sannino

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

Year established: 2007

Acres: 27

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

At Sannino Vineyard, expect a high quality and immersive experience into wine making and tasting. Experience our wines through a comparative tasting style with our knowledgeable team. Located in the heart of Long Island wine country, enjoy an afternoon with views of our sustainable vineyards and an exclusive look into our winemaking facilities. When tasting with Sannino, be prepared to submerge yourself in what is the glory of boutique wine making.

With a focus on growing and crafting quality wines on the North Fork of Long Island, Sannino Vineyard is owned and operated by Anthony and Lisa Sannino. The Sannino family started their North Fork journey in 2006 with the purchase of their 5-acre vineyard and homestead. The estate has grown to include their highly accredited two-room bed & breakfast as well as additional acreage for their tasting house.

Following suit, their daughters, Marisa and Miranda, have invested years of study to perfect their parents’ passion for viticulture, oenology and sommelier. The young ladies are excited to practice their newfound passion and share it with the wine community.

Sherwood House Vineyards

A selection of wines at the recently redesigned Sherwood House Vineyards tasting room. (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

1291 Main Road, Jamesport

631-779-3722; sherwoodhousevineyards.com

Owners: Alex Rosanelli

Winemaker: Alex Rosanelli

Hours of operation: noon – 6 p.m.

Year established: 1996

Acres: 36

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

One of the North Fork’s most beloved producers, Sherwood House Vineyard has welcomed guests to enjoy classic, approachable wines and a bespoke setting for over two decades. The tasting room is located within a beautifully renovated 1870s farmhouse and boasts an impressive stone fireplace and tranquil outdoor courtyard. Sherwood House’s handcrafted wines are intended to connect people to a slower pace of life; wines that inspire the everyday enjoyment of bucolic settings and local cuisine alongside the company of family and friends. Current releases include classic Long Island varieties such as chardonnay, merlot and cabernet franc as well as a popular white merlot, sparkling white and rosé wines, and red blends.

Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery

Address: 39750 Route 48, Southold

Phone Number: 631-765-0200

Website: sparklingpointe.com

Owners: Cynthia and Tom Rosicki

Winemaker: Gilles Martin

Hours of operation: November – April:  11am-5pm Sunday – Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday

April – November : 11am-6pm Sunday-Saturday

Year established: 2004

Acres planted: 40

Varieties: chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot meunier

The vision of vintners Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, Sparkling Pointe encompasses 40 acres of sustainably grown vineyard 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 onsite 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 amongst 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.

Suhru Wines

28735 Main Road, Cutchogue

631-603-8127; suhruwines.com

Owner: Susan Hearn

Winemaker: Russell Hearn

Hours of operation: Friday-Monday noon-6 p.m.; Thursday, noon -6 p.m. (April to September). Closed Christmas Eve through January.

Year established: 2008

Varieties: Sparkling, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling, Rosé, Teroldego, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend

Located in the heart of downtown Cutchogue, the Suhru Wines tasting house is a small, intimate space celebrating the love of wine shared by owner Susan Hearn, and her husband and veteran Long Island winemaker, Russell Hearn. Started in 2008 as a passion project, Suhru Wines quickly grew into something more. In the spring of 2018, Suhru opened its Cutchogue tasting house, run by mother-daughter duo Susan and Shelby Hearn. They invite you to enjoy their celebrated wines in their homey, beach-inspired tasting house or settle into an Adirondack chair with a glass of wine in their cozy backyard. With over three decades of winemaking experience on the East End of Long Island, winemaker Russell Hearn is focused on creating approachable, food-friendly, affordable wines from the regions in New York where they grow best. The Suhru Wines Tasting House offers an inviting, laid-back environment to relax with a glass of wine. Stop by for a tasting, become a member of the wine club, attend one of their ticketed food and wine pairing events, book a virtual tasting to inquire about a private event!

Terra Vite North Fork Winery & Vineyard

250 Manor Lane, Jamesport

631-722-3416; terravitevineyard.com

Owners: Jacqui & Greg Goodale

Winemaker: Kelly Koch

Hours of operation: Closed Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday: ticketed wine classes 6-7:30 p.m.; Friday: Aperitivo Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m.

Year established: 1998 

Acres: 5

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

Terra Vite North Fork combines the charm of Old World Italy with the beauty of the North Fork. Set on Manor Lane, the East End’s most picturesque road, the home vineyard spans a total of three acres. The small boutique vineyard is owned by Jacqui and Greg Goodale and managed by their sister and hospitality professional, Jessy Fusco. Terra Vite, translating to “land” and “vine” in Italian, promises a quaint ambience and elevated experience. Guests are welcome to sip wine on the gorgeous lawn, around the gazebo or in the Renaissance Italy-inspired tasting room.

In addition to providing a beautiful experience for guests, Terra Vite is deeply committed to wine education and will be offering a ticketed class every Thursday. Little Ram Oyster Co. has teamed up to not only offer fresh-shucked local oysters every weekend, but also to pair their oysters with Terra Vite wine in an awesome Brine & Wine class once monthly. A full calendar of classes, live music and events is available at terravitevineyard.com.

The Old Field Vineyards

Old Field Vineyard (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

59600 Main Road, Southold

631-765-0004; theoldfield.com

Owners: Rosamond and Christian Baiz

Winemaker: Rosamond Baiz and Perry Bliss

Hours of operation: Friday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Year established: 2001

Acres: 10

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

Quiet, peaceful and tranquil.  

We offer a rosé, Blanc de Blanc, Chardonnay, two Merlots, Cab Franc.

We do not accept reservations. We operate on a first come, first served basis.

We do not accept groups of more than six people and we will not split groups up.

Group seatings are distanced and limited to 75 minutes.

Our tasting room is very small so if it is raining we have very limited indoor space.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard 

139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack

631-537-5106; wolffer.com

Owners: Joey and Marc Wölffer

Winemaker: Roman Roth (winemaker and partner)

Hours of operation: 11am-8pm daily

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 finest, 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.

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