06/18/15 10:13am
Credit: Kendall Stark

Credit: Kendall Stark

At Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold, the motto is “if we show it, we grow it.”

The 44-acre farm, vineyard, and orchard specializes in fresh fruits, vegetables, as well as homemade jarred goods. Co-owners Liz and David Shanks are currently seeking a wine license to bottle their own brand. The couple currently sells the grapes from the 24-acre vineyard to Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. (more…)

03/18/15 11:03am
Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm owner David Shanks is seeking a license to produce wine under the Surrey Lane label.

Shanks has sold the yield of his 25 acres of grape vines — mostly merlot and cabernet franc and some sauvignon blanc — to Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack for the past three harvests.

“The property grows really good grapes,” Shanks, the former CEO of Penguin Group, told northforker. “[Wölffer winemaker] Roman Roth is an amazing winemaker.” (more…)