Scarola Vineyards 56995 Main Rd, Southold, NY11971 Scarola Vineyards is a small producer of wines made in the Scarola family winemaking tradition, which began generations…More ago in the port city of Bari, Italy. At Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, owner Frank Scarola and winemaker Roman Roth make about 500 cases out of grapes purchased from North Fork growers. Scaraola wines, such as Cappella chardonnay and Masseria merlot, can be found at the recently opened Cedar House Bed and Breakfast in Mattituck and in restaurants across Long Island and New York City. Scarola wines will soon be planted on about an acre of land behind Cedar House Bed and Breakfast.
A dedicated East End vintner for 30 years, Richard Pisacano opened Roanoke Vineyards in 2004 with his wife, Soraya,…More on 10 acres of land just east of Roanoke Avenue on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. With years of experience tending vines and his partnership with Roman Roth, the winemaker at Wolffer Estates in Sagaponack, Mr. Pisacano consistenly produces well-received wines, all of which are aged for extended periods of time in French Oak barrels.
The vineyard's cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot grapes are hand-harvested, and Roanoke's higher-end wines are never filtered. The winery has a small but dedicated staff from all walks of life, and visitors to its rustic tasting room get an educational experience in an intimate setting. A "tasting house" is also available for parties up to 25 people.