The new Cutchogue winery and tasting room is now under construction. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
Sannino Vineyard raised the timbers for its new eco-friendly winery and tasting room in Cutchogue Tuesday. Glasses clinked and the barbecue sizzled as friends, family and wine industry leaders gathered at the 8.9-acre property off Route 48 and Alvah’s Lane to watch the 6,000-square-foot winery operation take shape.
“To our friends and family, who have been waiting very many months, thank you for joining us,” said owner Anthony Sannino with his wife and co-owner, Lisa, by his side. “Thank you for taking part in something that is super exciting to us. Salud!” (more…)
SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard owners Lisa and Anthony Sannino in their Peconic tasting room.
When it was time to name their vineyard, Anthony and Lisa Sannino pictured their lives together.
Mr. Sannino would be tending to the grapevines and making wine during the day while his wife poured glasses of wine for customers in a tasting room, a restored potato barn and hog house built in the 1900s.
They would then return to their four children at their home, which would stand majestically in the middle of the vineyard.
“That’s a beautiful life,” Mr. Sannino said. “That’s the way we wanted to live.” (more…)