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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • Scarola Vineyards

    Welcome to Scarola Vineyards, a small Long Island wine producer dedicated to honoring and sustain...

  • Roanoke Vineyards

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

  • Pugliese Vineyards

    Pugliese Vineyards, the winery in the hollow, features fine wines, many estate bottled, of except...

  • Raphael

    The winemaking philosophy is based on an understanding of the cycle of nature, the climate and so...

  • Peconic Bay Winery

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

  • Shinn Estate Vineyards

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

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Long Island on Snooth

  • Have had viti and viniculturalists in the States and Europe and South Africa ... the current state of wine on Long Island? Some of us have visited there, some have even lived in NYC and had intermittent-to-regular contact, while most others have had none. Would love to hear what you can share.And why Florida, if I may be so bold as to ask?Cheer Read More

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  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Bruce.  We look forward to learning from ... ... what can you tell us about Long Island wineries?  Regarding U.S. wines there is definitely a left coast bias around here.  I live in California and regularly describe myself as a California wine bigot.  However, one of the reasons I hang out here is to learn.  I find... Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Bruce.  I'm a UC Davis graduate of enology (26 years ... ... enologist at two wineries on Long Island during the 1990s and am now semi-retired in Sarasota, FL.I'm still working in the wine trade, part-time in retail, but otherwise retired.  I'm still active in wine and enology-related studies and have still managed to keep some of my c... Read More

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  • Agreed on Wagner family wines, Paso Robles, CA Pinot, much of Bordeaux, and ... and will take your advice on Long Island wines Greg.&nbs Read More

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  • Yeah but would you drink those again? With all the salt water?Back to the OP - ... and French Pinot Noir.Most Long Island wines.Lots of Bordeaux.Lots of wine from Paso Robles.Most of the various Gallo brand Read More

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  • "Yeah but would you drink those again? With all the salt water?"Sure, ... need hold.Agree with Greg on Long Island plonk, regardless of how hard New Yorkers try to like their backyard wines. At least 3/4 of what comes out of Paso Robles. No Gallo wines unless fooled blind or forced. Not-drink-at-all wines would be few in Burgundy. Still conduct... Read More

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  • I have just returned from a trip away to the Channel Islands.While there I took a boat ride out to the island of Sark.This is only about 3 miles long and there are no cars or coaches so the guided tour is by horse and carriage.It is a very pretty and interesting place with nice views and has some lovely walks. I mention this on our forum because... Read More

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  • Wolffer Estate Vineyards Rosé Table Wine 2011

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    Wine review by mickeycee


  • My wife doesn't drink wine at all, so it was five people, five bottles (at my place).  Then more at Stage, but I didn't stay too long.  I wasn't hammered, but stopped in the nick of time for me!  I'm 129 lbs and 5% fat.  That alcohol goes straight to my veins.  DM, we've been an extension of California this summer.  We had our first rain in abou... Read More

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  • Pellegrini Vineyards Petit Verdot 2010

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    Wine review by QuiLoxx


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