Raphael

(631) 765-1100 39390 Main Rd, Rte 25
Peconic, NY 11958
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The winemaking philosophy is based on an understanding of the cycle of nature, the climate and soil, the ripeness of the grapes and the success of time-honored techniques. Utilizing gravity flow and a natural winemaking philosophy, Raphael wines are produced sustainably, utilizing spontaneous fermentation with little fining and filtration resulting in wines that purely express our local terroir. Our goal is to produce ripe, fruit-driven wines that exhibit a marriage of depth, finesse, elegance, and balance – the flavors of the North Fork – provided first by the terroir and secondly, by the dedicated, impassioned attention of our own hands. The winery was designed by John Petrocelli who was inspired by the Italian monasteries of his ancestral home. Our production facility blends classic Mediterranean architecture with modern winemaking equipment. By building the winery 12 feet underground we are not only able to make our wines using a gentle gravity-flow method, but were able to construct a very energy Read more »

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Lenoir Grape

    This red-fleshed grape is a popular variety in Texas, where it is sometimes blended with Ruby Cabernet to make red ta...

  • 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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  • Hollen Family Wine - San Raphael, Argentina. - i love the Malbec but you can only get it in Iowa.  Would love to know how to get it into other states. shipping wine is so hard to do. Read More

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  • Raphael Estate Merlot 2009

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    Very acidic wine. Even when decanted, it is hard to escape it. Not particularly smooth either, with a weird, medicine-like aftertaste. Bad bottle or batch? Perhaps, but I won't be purchasing another bottle of this, that is for sure Read More

    Wine review by JG007


  • Raphael Red Bordeaux Blend North Fork la Tavola 2008

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    WOW tannis...hold the jelly and just give me some wine please... Read More

    Wine review by Barcelonaguy


  • Raphael Merlot North Fork First Label 2001

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    This is their best wine and it is a decent wine. But think about it...its their best wine! Balance is fine, ripeness is their, fruit is there, nose is there...Finish is fine...Basically its a good wine, but their is stuff from Spain and France at half the price that does the same thing..not to mention Cali... Read More

    Wine review by Barcelonaguy


  • The American Sommelier Association will be announcing the Best Sommelier in America 2011 Sunday, April 17th! Tickets available for the competition finals or Awards Gala at americansommelier.ticketleap.com Read More

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  • Parenchere Bordeaux Rouge Cuvee Raphael 2003

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    love it..2003is nu heel erg lekker.. denk dat dit het moment is er echt van te genieten!Mooie zacht tannine en vol zwart fruit als rijpe bramen. De ondertoon van salmiak/drop geeft hem net die pit dat ie lekker door blijft drinken..ook heerlijk om bij te eten. Read More

    Wine review by greap angel


  • Raphael Naturale 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by GTSOPRANO


  • Raphael Merlot North Fork 2004

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    A surprisingly good New York State red. Lovely Merlot solo in this one, capable of holding its own with California or anywhere else. Wish I had a few more bottles of this... Read More

    Wine review by CageyT


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  • Parenchere Bordeaux Rouge Cuvee Raphael 2003

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    Very herbal on both the nose and palate, with gripping tannins (had just a taste at a tasting) Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello


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