North Fork of Long Island Wine

Add a photo
for this region?

Bordeaux is the word that springs to mind...and palate...for many who’ve experienced the complex elegance of Long Island reds, particularly those from the North Fork where most of the island’s 3,000 acres of vineyards and 30 wineries are located. The Bordeaux comparison really isn’t so far fetched. Some attribute it to the fact that the most planted grapes on the North Fork are the Bordeaux varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, but these same grapes are found in vineyards from here to California, rarely yielding the same result. What makes North Fork reds so Bordeaux-esque is the climate. Three great bodies of Gulf Stream-influenced water surround the narrow peninsula. Long Island Sound is to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and in the middle, splitting the two forks, is Peconic Bay. All three create a very moderate climate and an extended growing season that is over a month longer than other New York wine regions. However, maritime climates are susceptible to unpredictable Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in North Fork of Long Island under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in North Fork of Long Island View all

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

Popular Wineries in North Fork of Long Island View all

  • Lenz Winery

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

  • Bedell Cellars

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

  • Waters Crest Winery

    Welcome to Waters Crest Winery, one of the North Fork of Long Island’s finest family-owned and op...

  • Medolla Vineyards

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

  • Corey Creek Vineyards

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

  • Raphael

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

Page 1 of 14

North Fork of Long Island on Snooth

  • One area that has always been of interest to me, sadly never been to, is the North Fork area of Long Island. They do grow and make some interesting wines there.  Something to think about and report back on. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is near Washington DC?

  • Croteaux '181' Merlot Rose 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by Edelweiss

  • Thank You, EMARK! I last tried Lyeth several years ago and liked it. Another ... group are Hudson Valley and North Fork of Long Island in NY, and Lehigh Valley in PA. I would like to share some info on them with you in a separate message. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic JUST AN INTRODUCTION

  • One of the writers on my website did a big North Fork trip last fall and wrote a mini-opus on the visit. Here's part 3: (links to part 1 and 2 are at the top). Hope this helps - feel free to post questions in the comments and I'm sure Jeff will respond. Read More

    Forum post in the topic North Fork Long Island...

  • Hi guys, I have a friend from Brazil in town (NYC town) for a month and she wants to do a North Fork Long Island visit. I haven't been in some time -- has anyone been there recently and knows what is good to try these days (I realize that "good" for LI wines is a bit of a stretch, but...).I remember Pindar was nice for picnics and I think I had ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic North Fork Long Island...

  • Paumanok Sauvignon Blanc 2010


    I've got to try this again, but it was filled with controlled amounts of light lemon zest and a bready sort-of nose. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872

  • Roanoke Vineyards de Rosa Rosé 2007


    The perfect rose. Beautiful full bouquet and a taste that pairs well with anything (im particular to this with apples and brie) Read More

    Wine review by mandamayhem

  • Onabay Chardonnay North Fork 2007


    Lovely! Crisp and clean. Read More

    Wine review by ceekaynj

  • Palmer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork of Long Island 2005


    Glass at Whole Foods, don't know the vintage. Tropical fruit - coconut, pineapple, green apple, a bit of cat pee. More sour-sweet than dry, nice overall. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream

  • Channing Daughters Syrah Blend the Hamptons Due Uve 2009


    Black pepper. Juicy, barely tannic. A little spicy. Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor

1 2 3 4 5  ...  14 next

View larger map

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

North Fork of Long Island Wine Top Lists

Recent Forum PostsView all

North Fork of Long Island wine ratings and reviews

Snooth Media Network