Roanoke Vineyards

(631) 727-4161 3543 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
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Roanoke Vineyards is owned by long-time Long Island Vinyardist Richard Pisacano and his wife Soraya. Richard has been tending vines and growing grapes in this appellation for over thirty years; he has helped plant and/or maintain most of the first vineyards on the island. For over ten years, he has been the Vineyard Manager at Wölffer Estates. Richard brings a lifetime of experience to Roanoke Vineyards, and in just four years, has already amassed a formidable collection of accolades, including the award for "Best Vinifera Red Blend" at the 2006 New York Wine and Food Classic. Richard's partner-in-wine is Roman Roth, the winemaker behind Wölffer's fine wines, as well as his own prestigious Grapes of Roth. – Description from Nerevar

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Scuppernong

    Scuppernong is a historically important Native American Muscadine variety. This bronze-skinned grape is a member of t...

  • 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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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & Bob's house in Chantilly, Virginia.  I certainly like this method of running the event at another person's house so I don't have to deal with food preparation and things of this nature.  Anyway, the theme for this blind tasting was Virginia wines, so everyone brought a wine... Read More

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  • Hi everyone.  My wife Sandra and I have been into wine for the past few years and that's led to a few trips to Napa Valley and related areas in 2012 and 2013.  We enjoy all wines but reds are our favorites.  We hosted our first wine tasting party last night and it was a fun event - sixteen wine lovers trying different wines in a blind tasting.  ... Read More

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  • 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

  • Roanoke Vineyards Cabernet Franc North Fork 2007


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    Wine review by protz

  • Roanoke Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend North Fork Blend One 2003


    This is my favorite wine. 2003 through 2006 vintages have all been excellent but 2003 in particular is in my opinion:rich and robust nose, blackberries, blueberries and a hint of tobacco. Great mouth feel, well balanced with plum and spiceaccents. The finish is smooth and leaves you content, even at the end of the decanter. Read More

    Wine review by Ollihay

  • Dmcker... hope you are reading :-)  And the rest of you as well.LOVE  cab franc... hard to do single varietal, hard to find.  My current favs are Robert Sinskey's Vandal Vineyards CF and the 2006 Napa Stonefly CF. So far, I have tasted a few Chinons- forgive me if I get some of the labels wrong... I am new to the French, having drank CA wine for... Read More

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  • Roanoke Vineyards Blend Two Photograph Label North Fork of Long Island 2003


    Wait! Wait just a minute! Roanoke Vineyards' Blend 2 is a Cab Franc/Cab Sauvignon blend. Strickly vinifera grapes. The wine is big, complex, sporting deep plum notes and rich cherry flavors. Very Left Bank Bordeaux in its styling. Excellent, and long sold out. The review above is totally erroneous. Read More

    Wine review by twelverows

  • Roanoke Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend North Fork Marco Tulio 2007


    Complex red from one of Long Island's best vintages. 45 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 45 percent Cabernet Franc and 10 percent Merlot. Deep black cherry fruit, smoky, herbal with dusty tannins on the long finish. Will definitely age.Full disclosure: I work there. Read More

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