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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Varietals Produced in Long Island View all

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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Popular Wineries in Long Island View all

  • Lenz Winery

    Open daily for tastings. See out website to sign up for our Newsletter! Lots of special events,...

  • Corey Creek Vineyards

    All of the equipment helps us to extract the ripe supple skin tannins of our grapes, but not the ...

  • Martha Clara Vineyards

    In 1978, the Entenmann family agreed to sell their family company and move on to greener pastures...

  • Wolffer Estate

    Wölffer Estate an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition. Sagaponack, New York: Her...

  • Roanoke Vineyards

    Roanoke Vineyards is owned by long-time Long Island Vinyardist Richard Pisacano and his wife Sora...

  • Paumanok Vineyards, Ltd.

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

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Long Island on Snooth

  • Martha Clara Vineyards Meritage 6025 2010

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    Wine review by lamontagnea


  • Baiting Hollow Angel

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    A firm, stemmy wine with notes of clove, apple, and pear. Overall the acidity overpowers the fruit. Still, a good wine to drink with a hearty fish dinner. Read More

    Wine review by lamontagnea


  • Think I understand where you're coming from on the Copain, Greg. Actually ... than, say, those wines on Long Island near where you used to be located. Where you are now it's too bad Temecula didn't have just a bit more to offer. Though if you time the traffic right Santa Barbara and Ojai aren't too far off, and the drive can be a most pleasant... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • I'm jealous. My Birthday is coming up in a couple weeks and when asked what I wanted to do I jokingly said "Let's go to Maui" It raised her eyebrows! We love the island. Good for you!One thing about Hawaii, everything is worth it. The drive to the winery is long but the scenery and views are worth it. You're on vacation. Be a tourist!It will be ... Read More

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  • No, for sure there is some good wine coming out of Ontario, as well as in BC. Local wine keeps surprising me, actually. Earlier this year we visited Saturna Island Winery, and I was super impressed by their wild ferment riesling (they had two rieslings as I recall). Those guys are off Vancouver Island, well away from the Okanagan and Naramarta B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Long Shadows wine makers...


  • If anyone in the greater NY area, including Long Island is interested in a home wine class, ranging from introductory to region/variety specific, drop me a line. I bring the class to you.  Also, if you have an organization that wants to run a fund raiser, or large group class, I can do that as well. eatwine@verizon.net Read More

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  • From the Wiki:GrilloGrape (Vitis) Color of berry skin: BlancSpecies: Vitis viniferaAlso called: RidduOrigin: Italy Grillo, also known as Riddu and Rossese bianco, is a white Italian wine grape variety which withstands high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wine-making and, in particular, for Marsala. Its origins are uncertain, but it m... Read More

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  • Anna, thanks for the invite.  I'll let you know, although rumor has it ... one in upstate NY and one on Long Island, both are true basements and both are passive.  His opinion was that exactly even temperature is actually not ideal, that wines in chais in France and elsewhere did see temperature variation, and that seasons are part of wine's de... Read More

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  • Bedell Malbec 2011

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    Love the smooth fruit forward Malbec! Read More

    Wine review by Teekay9


  • Grandioso Rose 2012

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    Wine review by rsk334


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