Suffolk County Wine

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Suffolk County, better known as the North Fork of Long Island, New York is a relatively young wine region. However the land has a rich agricultural history. Most of the vineyards are located on farms that once grew potatoes and other crops, with tasting rooms in converted barns. Louisa and Alex Hargrave established the first commercial winery, Hargrave Vineyard, in the town of Cutchogue in 1973. Other wineries soon followed throughout the landscape. In 1986, the North Fork was awarded AVA status. Eventually the Hargraves sold their winery to Italian wine-making nobles Marie and Marco Borghese, who converted it to Castello di Borghese in 1999. By then, the North Fork was well on its way to becoming a region known for diverse and quality wines, with dozens of producers. 
 
The North Fork is a peninsula that juts out into Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay. The climate is maritime, with cooling effects from the water that afford a long growing season. However, it can also be subject Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Suffolk County

  • Long Island

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  • Medolla Vineyards

    Our family’s wine making can be traced to the base of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius - a region known for...

  • Long Island Meadery

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  • Bedell Cellars

    Bedell Cellars is among the oldest and most prestigious wineries on the North Fork of Long Island...

  • Shinn Estate Vineyards

    At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse el...

  • Peconic Bay Winery

    The grapes, the progeny of the soil, are the key to any successful winer y. At Peconic Bay Winery...

  • Comtesse Thérèse

    New York . . . the greatest city in the world . . . and a winemaking region. Yes, with almost 5...

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