Macari Vineyards 2017 “Katherine’s Field” Sauvignon Blanc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)
Every spring, local wine fans clamor for new releases from the previous fall’s harvest. Steel chardonnays, roses, rieslings and sauvignon blancs dominate the first wines released. They are fresh, often delicious and it’s just plain fun to drink new wines. (more…)
One has to wonder if Gabriella Macari, daughter of owners Joe and Alexandra Macari, knew how popular Horses, Macari Vineyards’ sparkling cabernet franc rosé, would be when she first asked her dad for some cabernet franc grapes to devote to it. (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…)
Our spring wine picks pose for a photo at Palmer Vineyards in Riverhead. (Credit: David Benthal)
As the snow melts and the weather warms, we all start thinking about the early spring bounty Long Island has in store for us. From leafy greens like the season’s first spinach to crunchier vegetables like radishes and asparagus to the first ramps and garlic scapes that shoot from the ground, we’re soon going to have a wide array of local produce to eat. (more…)