Forty years ago a car ride down the Main Road on the North Fork meant something quite different than it does today. The landscape was still agriculture, broken at intervals by small towns. But it didn’t mean wine country: there were no tasting rooms nor grape vines to the horizon.
We know our wineries are fun and informative to visit. The rest of the country, including TripAdvisor, is figuring it out too. Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard has been ranked third place in the top 10 tours, among a list of eight California wineries and one from Wisconsin.
It was a beautiful evening last Saturday, when Paumanok Vineyard’s first bubbly, the 2009 Blanc de Blanc, made its debut. The occasion was the 30th anniversary celebration of the Massoud family’s winery in Aquebogue.
Merliance, a trade association in place since 2005, has welcomed a new member. Lieb Cellars is the seventh winery ascribe to the opinion that merlot and merlot blends are the premiere wines to spring from the soil and climate of Long Island.
September 22, Noah’s will feature Peconic Bay Wines with a five-course menu featuring local foods.
Curds and Wine is a San Diego business that supplies home winemakers and cheese makers.
Beginning September 8 Noah’s restaurant in Greenport will be holding winemakers dinners. The six-course dinner, with a raw bar to start, will be accompanied by wines from one winery, and the winemaker will be on hand to talk everyone through the hows and the whys of the pairings.
Long Island is making it into international markets.
From Greenport, tastes of the Loire Valley.
Our next issue will feature a discussion about the value and benefits of screw caps on wine. Paumanok has embraced them; they wish they had more arms to do the embracing. We’re wondering: What do our readers prefer?