Medolla Vineyards 2885 Peconic Ln, Peconic, NY11958 Medolla Vineyards produces only one wine: Merlot. Coming from a career in aviation, winery owner John Medolla and his…More wife, Denise, began planting grapes on the North Fork in 2002. With the help of winemaker Eric Fry, the Medollas make their grapes into wine at Lenz Winery. They released their 2002 Merlot in 2007 to high praise and continue to receive good reviews for their wines made in the Italian Medolla family tradition.
Sannino's Bella Vita Vineyard and B & B 1375 Peconic Ln, Peconic, NY11958 Sannino's Bella Vita Vineyardis located on Peconic Lane in Peconic, and is one of the newer wineries…More on the North Fork. Its tasting room is located in a historic, turn of the century barn. Bella Vita Vineyard's relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to visit on a trek down the North Fork wine trail. Its owners hold classes for those interested in making their own wine, which they can do on premises. Estate wines available here include white merlot, merlot, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon. An exclusive bed and breakfast suite is also available.
Clovis Point 1935 Main Road, Jamesport, NY11947 Clovis Point vineyard grapes grow on the same fertile land that ancient people cultivated in Jameport thousands of years…More ago. Grapes such as merlot, cabernet franc and chardonnay now grow on 20 scenic acres surrounding the winery's peaceful patio and rustic tasting room, which was rennovated in 2007 from its original state as a potato barn built in the 1920s.
Sherwood House Vineyards (Jamesport) 1291 Main Road, Jamesport, NY11947 Sherwood House Vineyards is a tasting room and barn offering a wide selection of locally made wines. This establishment…More provides wines such as Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Blanc de Blanc, and hosts various live music events. The tasting room is available to rent for private events. The vineyard for this company is located on Oregon Road.
Pellegrini Vineyards 23005 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY11935 Though Pellegrini Vineyards' spacious indoor tasting room and Romanesque center courtyard didn't open in until 1991, the…More 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.
Theresa Dilworth, a Long Island native with family roots in Alsace, France, has been producing wine under the…More Comtesse Therese label since 2001. She and her team began using her own grapes, grown on Union Avenue in Aquebogue, in 2005. Premium Wine Group in Mattituck now makes the majority of the vineyard's wine. The consulting winemaker is Alie Shaper of Brooklyn Oenology.
The 20 acres of vines, located on 42 acres, include merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc, as well as younger malbec and syrah vines that have not yet begun to bear fruit. The vineyard, which is managed by Theresa's husband Sammy Shimura, is not open to the public. Her parents, SUNY Philosophy Professor David Dilworth and Mary Dilworth, also work at the vineyard.
Theresa ("Tree") Dilworth, an international tax lawyer who lives in Mattituck and NYC and works in Westchester, has become known for her innovative use of more unusual oak barrels, including Hungarian oak, Russian oak, and Canadian oak. Her 2002 Hungarian Oak Merlot won Best Merlot in New York at the 2004 New York Wine & Food Classic.
The wines are available at Comtesse Therese Bistro, the first winery-owned restaurant on the North Fork, which opened in October of 2010 in Aquebogue. The Bistro serves exclusively Comtesse Therese wines, paired with French classics such as escargots and local duck (house-smoked duck breast and confit de canard), local seafood (Montauk scallops, fresh cod), house-aged steaks, and local vegetables in season.
From July 2006 through Feb. 2011, Comtesse Therese had operated The Tasting Room, Long Island's only multi-vineyard wine tasting room.