Long Island Wine

 

Long Island, New York is a relatively new wine region. It encompasses both Suffolk and Nassau counties, a.k.a. the North and South Forks (Hamptons), and their smaller islands. 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 the North Fork in 1973. Others soon followed, with the Hamptons AVA established in 1985 and the North Fork AVA in 1986. The catch-all Long Island AVA was established in 2001 to allow producers a wider range of grape sources from all sections.
 
Long Island is moderated by the Atlantic, Long Island Sound, and Peconic Bay. The bodies of water cool hot summer temperatures, but can also lead to nasty storm damage during unpredictable late summer/early autumn hurricane season, which can damage crops. However on average, most vintages yield well-balanced grapes which have been given long Read more »

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  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

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

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Popular Wineries in Long Island View all

  • Pellegrini Family Vineyards

    The Pellegrini Family traces its heritage in winemaking to the early 1900s when brothers Nello an...

  • Macari Vineyards & Winery

    Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island in Mattituck, is owned and ope...

  • Paumanok Vineyards, Ltd.

    Founded in the spring of 1983, our 103 acre estate is entirely owned and managed by Ursula and...

  • Lieb Cellars

    Lieb Family Cellars operates its tasting room and produces its wines at The Premium Wine Group (P...

  • Long Island Meadery

    Have you ever heard of mead? Have you ever tried mead? Maybe you tried mead while visiting Europ...

  • Medolla Vineyards

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

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  • Emark and D - you guys explained it. I thought there was once a huge fishing ... ... stuff from the coast off Long Island. There's a HUGE difference between fresh and frozen for some fish, not so much for other fish, and the flaky white ones seem to suffer the most. Of course since most Americans seem to think that fish has to be battered and ... Read More

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  • I have been trying to find info on wine terminology. Im lost everytime I visit ... I live on Long Island. Something that goes with all foods.  Thanks Read More

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  • Lieb Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2010

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    White peach and yeasty aromas with green apple and unripe pear on the nose. Bubbles are quite strong and even a bit astringent, with more green apple and pear, golden berries, peach and lemon zest. Read More

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  • Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Red Blend 2012

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    Tasted out of the 3L box. Blackberry and black cherry aromas. There's a bit of cooked plum and blackberry, bramble fruit and a bit of cassis. Read More

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  • Lieb Family Cellars Pinot Blanc Reserve 2012

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    Caramel apple aromas with crushed rose petal and honeysuckle. Palate is fresh with Meyer lemon, green apple, almonds and creme brulee. There's a slight hint of toast but it's not overpowering. Read More

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  • Your pictures are becoming works of art there EMark. Well done!That is very nice of you, OT.  Thank you. I have to say, however, that picture was a fluke resulting from just the right sunlight coming through the window at just the right angle and reflecting off the glass dining room table, the bottle and the artwork in the background.Rusack coul... Read More

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  • Hey Rex,We caught the wine bug years ago with a trip to Napa.  My wife and ... ... Washington, Oregon, NY (Long Island and the Finger Lakes), even our home state of NJ.  We've made visits in Portugal Australia, the Dalmatian coast (including Grgich in his native Croatia) plus multiple trips to Italy, Spain and France.  As they say in New Orlea... Read More

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  • Thank you all for your help and for making me feel so welcome. Read More

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  • Mike, feel free to make a counter offer. ;-) Read More

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  • Big birthday coming up in October and my group of girls and I are thinking of a wine weekend (classes, tastings, food and wine pairings, bed and breakfast accommodations). Anyone have any recommendations for Long Island. We hear it is the up and coming "Napa." I'd appreciate any input. Thanks so much. Cheers!

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