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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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Castello di Borghese

    t's altogether fitting that when Long Island's oldest and most respected winery was up for sale s...

  • Brooklyn Oenology

    Brooklyn Oenology is a wine company headquartered in Greenpoint Brooklyn. We produce our wines o...

  • Long Island Meadery

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

  • Macari Vineyards & Winery

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

  • Peconic Bay Winery

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

  • Bedell Cellars

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

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Long Island on Snooth

  • Welcome to th Forum, Deb.  I hope you enjoy your visit.I also hope somebody jumps in here and gives you some guidance.  I'm not that guy.  I think I've had one NY wine in my life, and it was from the Finger Lakes area.  I have to say, it was pretty good. Read More

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  • Hi. My name is Deb and I live on Long Island.  We are having a  wine and cheese party and I was hoping maybe some of you could recommend some Long Island wines for the event that would be leaning toward  autumn wines. Reds, whites, sparkling. We are trying to keep all food and beverage local. I am new to this site but look forward to interacting... Read More

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  • Who needs CA? Just too hard to source over here, and waaaay too pricey.  ;-(    Yeah, I know, sounds like sour grapes ...  The kinds of offerings below, though, are every bit as interesting, and at very reasonable prices when I can chase the bottles down. Just using these as illustrative examples, for there are plenty more. Notes from Jancis Rob... Read More

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  • I'm 34 yrs old and have been working in the restaurant industry for the ... ... wines of New England and Long Island, NY, Austrian reds like St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, beautiful red Burgundies both delicate and deep structured styles, Tuscan Sangiovese and anything that is bang for the buck and food friendly. I buy a lot of my wine from WT... Read More

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  • Martha Clara Vineyards Merlot North Fork 2009

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  • Martha Clara Vineyards Meritage 6025 2010

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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