This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of East End Wine

The best gift this holiday season won’t come from the North Pole, but from local vines like these at McCall Wines.

Looking for the perfect gift idea for the food and drink lover in your life this holiday season? Look no further. Our region’s many wineries are home to the best gift money can buy this year: Wine Club memberships! Not only is this the perfect gift for your wine-loving family or friends; it is a gift to our community, as well. Robust Wine Club membership is essential to every winery’s success. So, this year, cover all your festive, altruistic bases: Invest in our local wineries and give the best gift you or anyone can: Wine. Recurring. Delivered right to your sister’s doorstep.

 

Bedell Cellars

Want to enjoy the best Bedell has to offer? Their Wine Club will deliver all that and more—literally. Bedell’s wine club offers quarterly wine shipments, hand-selected by winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich, in February, May, August and November for approximately $150 per shipment. Wine Club members also receive a 20% discount on all wine purchases at Bedell Cellars and The Tap Room at Corey Creek, complimentary tasting flights or glasses for two with each visit, and a 10% discount on food in the tasting room, plus exclusive access to rare and new releases. Pair the gift of Wine Club membership with a copy of Olsen-Harbich’s new book, Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine, and congratulate yourself on a gift well given—and, we’re sure, joyfully received. • bedellcellars.com

 

Channing Daughters Winery

Channing Daughters Winery grows and creates wines from over two dozen varieties, and continually expands the boundaries of what you’d expect from Long Island wine.

Channing Daughters Winery grows and creates wines from over two dozen varieties, and continually expands the boundaries of what you’d expect from Long Island wine. Their Wine Club is, quite fittingly, just as expansive. Wine Club members have access to all Channing Daughters wines and receive two different bottles of their newest releases via UPS six times per year, with each bottle sold at a 10% discount. This 10% discount also applies to all wine purchases made at the winery, over the phone, or through their website. Wine Club members also receive up to four complimentary tastings per calendar month. There is no fee to join Channing Daughters’ Wine Club; all discounts are honored as long as you maintain membership for a year—the easiest, most excellent New Year’s resolution, if you ask us. • channingdaughters.com

 

Clovis Point Wines

Founded in 2001, Clovis Point Wines is as well-established as it is revered for its wines. It is also home to an excellent Wine Club. At Clovis Point, all Wine Club members receive three automatic shipments or pickups per year of four bottles each, billed at a 20% discount. Wine Club members also enjoy this same 20% discount on all wine purchases throughout the year; access to new, limited production and pre-release wines; two complimentary glasses of wine per pickup order; and special invitations to Wine Club-only events, including vineyard tours, wine dinners, and more. This is an ideal Wine Club for wine-lovers interested in food pairings, as Clovis Point includes tasting notes, with suggested food pairings, for each wine featured in their quarterly shipments. • clovispointwines.com

 

Ev&Em Vineyards

What was once Laurel Lake Vineyards is now Ev&Em Vineyards, after being purchased and extensively renovated by Dan Abrams in 2020. Along with his managing partner, Vanessa Price, founder of Mavericks in Montauk, Abrams is dedicated to producing the world-class wines he believes Long Island is capable of achieving. Ev&Em’s Wine Club is similarly high-minded. Wine Club members receive quarterly shipments of carefully selected wines, along with tasting notes and recommended food pairings curated by Price. Wine Club members also have access to limited-production wines, complimentary tastings, private tours, special events, and members-only discounts. Pair the gift of Ev&Em Vineyards Wine Club membership with a copy of Price’s beloved book, Big Macs & Burgundy, and that’s a wrap on your holiday gift wrapping. • evandemvineyards.com

 

Lenz Winery 

One of Long Island’s earliest established wineries, Lenz Winery employs a less-is-more approach when it comes to manipulating their wines in any way.

One of Long Island’s earliest established wineries, Lenz Winery employs a less-is-more approach when it comes to manipulating their wines in any way. The results of this intervention-averse approach speak for themselves, as Lenz consistently produces exceptional varietal wines—and one of the East End’s most unique wine clubs. The Wine Club at Lenz has three levels of membership. The first level, the Connoisseur Club, is a $400 annual commitment and features a 15% discount on non Old Vines wine, two complimentary flights per quarter, and discounted rates on all events. The second level, the Concierge Club, is an $880 annual commitment and features a 25% discount on non Old Vines wine, two complimentary flights per quarter, and discounted rates on all events. The third level, the Collectors Club, is a $2,200 annual commitment and features a 33% discount on non Old Vines wine, four complimentary flights per quarter, discounted rates on all events, complimentary gift wrapping and shipping, and admission to the exclusive Annual Collectors Gala. • lenzwine.com

 

Macari Vineyards

Like so many of Long Island’s best vineyards, Macari is a family affair—and their Wine Club offers members a chance to become a part of the Macari family. Membership is offered at two different levels at Macari. First, there is the ‘Cellar 6’ membership, which features quarterly shipments of six curated bottles for approximately $200 per shipment. Next, this is the ‘Collector’ membership, which features quarterly shipments of 12 curated bottles for approximately $375 per shipment. Both Wine Club memberships also include a 20% discount on all wine orders, the option to fully customize the quarterly wine selections, access to new releases, limited wines and library wines, complimentary option of a quarterly glass of wine or tasting for up to 4 or 6 guests, and more. This is a great gift option for wine-lovers looking to choose-their-own-adventure this holiday season and beyond. • macariwines.com

 

McCall Wines

Located in Cutchogue, McCall Wines has been producing award-winning wines since 2007. In recent years, they’ve become almost equally renowned for their exceptional cattle and beloved Burger Nights. They are also home to a wonderful, straightforward Wine Club that features three levels of membership. The ‘Reserve Cru’ features 5 bottles per shipment and a 15% discount on all purchases; the ‘Premier Cru’ features 7+ bottles per shipment and a 15% discount on all purchases; and the ‘Grand Cru’ features 9+ bottles per shipment and a 20% discount on all purchases. All levels of membership receive shipments three times per year, admission for the member plus a guest to their pick-up parties in spring, summer and fall, and detailed tasting notes. • mccallwines.com

 

Paumanok Vineyards

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Paumanok Vineyards is a four-time winner of New York State’s Winery of the Year.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Paumanok Vineyards is a four-time winner of New York State’s Winery of the Year. They are also home to an excellent, surprisingly affordable Wine Club that offers three levels of membership. First, there is the ‘Enthusiast’ level, which features quarterly shipments of 4 bottles of wine for about $120 per shipment, a 15% discount on all wine purchases, a complimentary barrel tasting for two at their annual Barrel Tasting, a 10% discount on Paumanok Guest House rental, and more. Next, there is the ‘Aficionado’ level, which features quarterly shipments of 6 bottles of wine for roughly $200 per shipment, a 20% discount on all wine purchases, a complimentary barrel tasting for two at their annual Barrel Tasting, a 15% discount on Paumanok Guest House rental, and more. Finally, there is the ‘Connoisseur’ level, which features quarterly shipments of 12 bottles of wine for approximately $375 per shipment, a 25% discount on all wine purchases, a complimentary barrel tasting for four at their annual Barrel Tasting, a 20% discount on Paumanok Guest House rental, and more. • paumanok.com

 

Roanoke Vineyards

Roanoke Vineyards is Long Island’s only membership-based winery. As a result, Roanoke’s Wine Club is as unique as the vineyard itself. There is no fee to join Roanoke’s Wine Club; all members just agree to receive four quarterly shipments of four bottles per year, with members billed for their shipments during the first week of a release (in March, June, September and December). All Roanoke Wine Club members, plus a guest, are welcome at their tasting rooms—on Love Lane in Mattituck and at the Estate on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, a members-only space—and can enjoy two free tastings per visit. Other perks include member discounts, exclusive wines, and private events. There’s just one catch, at least for now: There’s a waitlist to join Roanoke’s Wine Club. So join the waitlist, cross your fingers, and hope for a holiday miracle. ‘Tis the season for them, after all! • roanokevineyards.net

 

Suhru Wines

With the purchase of the Lieb Cellars brand, tasting room and 54-acre vineyard in Cutchogue, one thing is clear: Suhru Wines is growing. So, too, as a result is their Wine Club. Free to join and offering three levels of membership, the Wine Club at Suhru offers intimate access to the vineyard and its wines, along with a selection of exclusive privileges. First, there is the ‘Neighbor Wine Club,’ which includes quarterly shipments of three bottles each ($55 to $80 per shipment); 10% off all wine purchases online and in the tasting house; two complimentary wine tasting flights per month; invitation to quarterly Wine Club events; and more. The ‘Friends Wine Club’ includes quarterly shipments of six bottles each ($89 to $150 per shipment); 15% off all wine purchases online and in the tasting house; the ability to customize the selection of wines received in each shipment; one complimentary wine tasting for each member and a guest per month; and more. Finally, the ‘Family Wine Club’ includes quarterly shipments of twelve bottles each ($180 to $290 per shipment); the ability to customize these quarterly wine selections to your tastes and preferences; complimentary shipping; 20% off all wine purchases online and in the tasting house; two complimentary wine tasting flights per month; and more. Cheers to the gift that keeps on giving! • suhruwines.com

 

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