Rosamond Baiz wasn’t particularly sure what she wanted to do with her life as a young bride in 1984, the year she and her husband, Chris, moved to his family’s old farm on the North Fork. She certainly didn’t know that she wanted to be a thoughtful, talented winemaker and land steward.
Fit to be fortified.
If you asked Jim Waters, he’d never agree that he can spin a silk purse from a sow’s ear; what he might say is that the collective efforts of good, hardworking vineyard managers and winemakers make for many happy surprises in the sometimes nail-biter vintages of eastern Long Island.
From Greenport, tastes of the Loire Valley.
The latest reserve vintage from the vineyard founded around this grape.
A vibrant and juicy variety is adding to the East End’s lineup.
The benefits of members-only blends.
Like a hidden piece of treasure popping out of the ground, the 2007 Archaeology grabs you immediately with some pretty spectacular aromatics. There are distinct and concentrated notes of black cherries, cassis and mulberry, and something akin to a little mint and meat.
An affection for an aromatic grape grows into a region’s first.
While sauvignon blanc might not be the very first grape you associate with Long Island, where merlot and chardonnay still reign supreme in plantings, and grapes like cabernet franc are gaining more and more attention, crisp, refreshing white wines have become a bit of a bass-line beat that may be getting ready for a lot more spotlight solos.
An experiment with North Fork pinot noir enjoys a rosy future.
An homage to Alsace for winter stews, oyster pan roasts and East End chowders.