02/28/18 7:15pm

A bottle of L’Orange, the latest from Martha Clara Vineyards. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Don’t let the name of this week’s Wine of the Week — Martha Clara Vineyards 2015 L’Orange ($28) — confuse you. Yes the wine is a coppery orange, but it’s not made from oranges. It’s 100 percent grapes grown in Martha Clara’s estate vineyards. The blend is 45 percent Chardonnay, 30 percent Pinot Grigio, 15 percent Gewurztraminer and 10 percent Viognier.  (more…)

02/07/18 6:52pm

Bridge Lane Chardonnay is now available in a can. (Photo courtesy of Bridge Lane)

At its best, unoaked Long Island Chardonnay is fruit-forward without being too fruity with nice weight, fresh acidity and subtle lemony herb qualities.  It’s some of the most versatile and food-friendly wine you can pick up at a local winery.  (more…)

01/24/18 6:01am

If you’re a long-time Long Island wine lover, you may remember Ternhaven Cellars, Harold Watts’ old winery with tasting room in Greenport. Back in the mid-2000s, Watts sold his five-acre Cutchogue vineyard to Lisa and Anthony Sannino of Sannino Vineyard. Their house and their bed and breakfast are nestled among those vines. (more…)