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211 Carpenter Street in Greenport is the future home of Greenport Distillery. (Credit: TIm Gannon, file photo)

211 Carpenter Street in Greenport is the future home of Greenport Distillery. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file photo)

When Frank Purita, owner of Bière Bar and Restaurant and D’Latte on Main Street in Greenport, bought the long-abandoned two-story former boarding house behind those businesses last fall, he began looking for a tenant.

He didn’t have to look far to find one: his daughter Gabriella Purita. (more…)

09/09/12 7:27pm

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | One Woman Wines, produced almost entirely at the hands of Claudia Purita produces 2,000 cases per year.

For nine years, Claudia Purita has been the one woman that is the namesake of Southold’s One Woman Wines and Vineyards.

The owner, head winemaker, and vineyard manager, Ms. Purita grew up in Italy and made roots – literally – in New York State by planting 12 acres of grapes in Southold.

Her vineyard is the first on Long Island to grow Grüner, an Austrian white wine grape.

Ms. Purita is one of only a handful of female head winemakers on the North Fork, but her position of winemaker, vineyard manager and owner make her an anomaly.

Be sure to check out Thursday’s paper for more on female winemakers of the North Fork.