Even if you’ve only been drinking Long Island wine for five to 10 years, it’s obvious that — on the whole, region-wide — the wines have never been better. Not that long ago, there were local wineries whose wine I wouldn’t drink even if they were the last wines on earth. (more…)
We asked Long Island’s wineries to tell us about the history of their vineyards, the wine they make and what makes their tasting room a unique place to visit. Read up on the wineries to plan your next stop along the Long Island wine trail.
This guide features write-ups on most Long Island tasting rooms and includes important information like the varieties of grapes grown and hours of operation. (more…)
The North Fork is a standout in the Long Island wine region. With 90-point wines and the shear number of vineyards to visit — more than 40 — it is a clear go-to destination for a day of hitting wineries. But it is not the only option.
But there are a handful of wineries on the South Fork farther west worth checking out. This guide features all you need to know for planning a trip to Long Island tasting rooms that are off the North Fork. (more…)
One Woman Winery in Southold has planted several unique varieties, including Chenin Blanc. (Credit: David Benthal)
If you’re reading this magazine, you probably know at least something about Long Island wine. You’ve probably tasted some, too. Maybe you’re even drinking some right now. If you are, there’s a good chance that there is merlot, chardonnay, cabernet franc or sauvignon blanc in your glass. Most every local winery works with these grapes. They are — to varying degrees — the most important grapes for the region, now and into the future.
But, it’d be boring to drink only those grapes, right?(more…)
North Fork summers present plenty of reasons to raise a glass — from dinners with waterfront views, catching sunsets on the beach and seafood that can hold its own with other East Coast regions.
And when it comes to finding a bottle of wine, North Forkers need not look further than their own backyards.
North Fork vineyards have cellars full of wines ready for everything our region’s high season throws at us. We spoke to local vintners for picks for every summer occasion, from clambakes on the beach to backyard soirées. (more…)