The tasting room at One Woman in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schoeder)
The North Fork is taking Manhattan.
Out of the hundreds of New York State-based produces of wines, beers, spirits or foods, Southold’s own One Woman Wines & Vineyards was awarded a bid to manage the first “Taste NY” shop in Grand Central Terminal. (more…)
GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | Kelly Urbanik, head winemaker at Macari Vineyards, sits among the casks in the Mattituck winery’s barrel room.
Winemaking is not just a man’s world, at least not anymore.
Of the more than 50 wine-producing entities on the North Fork, 11 percent have a woman behind the wine. Seven percent of the wineries produce an entirely female-made product, with day-to-day responsibilities falling to the head winemaking woman — or women, such as Old Field’s mother-daughter winemaking team of Rosamond and Perry Baiz.
“One of the strengths of our region is our very high percentage of women in the wine industry — from ownership to management, through the vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms,” said Steve Bate, executive director of the Long Island Wine Council. (more…)