Though Pellegrini Vineyards' spacious indoor tasting room and Romanesque center courtyard didn't open in until 1991, the Pellegrini family have been planting high-quality chardonnay and merlot grapes on 30 acres of rolling hills in Cutchogue for more than 28 years. The purchase of three more nearby parcels over the years has allowed the Pellegrinis to plant cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, gewurztraminer, sauvignon blanc, petite verdot, and to expand its merlot — the resulting wine from which the winery has become well-known. Today, Pellegrini employees maintain 98 acres and serve tastings to hundreds of wine enthusiasts every year. All wines are aged in French, American and Hungarian oak barrel in cellars beneath the winery. Pellegrini's picturesque building also attracts droves of photographers and the occasional film crew.