BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD ♦ 2114 Sound Ave, Calverton
Vineyard and Horse Rescue, Baiting Hollow offers visitors countryside charm in Calverton, a short drive from Riverhead. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard features a selection of wines, which are dedicated to their rescue horses. 100% of the profits are contributed by BHF Horse Rescue to support the horse rescue effort.
Personal In-house Favorites : Merlot Rose, Merlot, and Red Velvet
MATTEBELLA VINEYARD ♦ 46005 NY-25, Southold
Lovely outdoor space, with unforgettable wines and bites alike. One of my favorite vineyards on the island, I sincerely appreciate the small details such as the rustic outdoor area, glass varieties and dog-friendly atmosphere. The tasting cottage is surrounded by rose and fig trees and is an ideal place to spend a crisp fall day with family or friends.
Personal In-house Favorites : Old World Blend, Chardonnay, and Rose
THE LENZ WINERY ♦ 38355 Rt 25, Peconic
An outdoor oasis nestled in Peconic, perfect for an afternoon tasting. Complete with Adirondack chairs, outdoor tables, and a quaint, casual tasting room, this winery is a must-visit.
Personal In-house Favorites : Cabernet Sauvignon, Blanc De Noir, Malbec
LIEB CELLARS ♦ 13050 Oregon Rd, Cutchogue
Modern, rustic & chic, this is my go-to “Saturday Spot”. I adore their selection of reds, and indoor & outdoor spaces – complete with couches, fire-pits (outside) and draperies. Their snack selection is outstanding, with cheese boards and delectable cured meats. On occasion, you’ll even find smoked trout. (Yum.) Check their site for the live music schedule, for a bit of additional local charm.
Personal In-house Favorites : Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Sparkling Rose
THE WINEMAKER STUDIO ♦ 2885 Peconic Ln, Peconic
Quaint and charming, to say the least. Small production finds and a pleasant, antiquated atmosphere make this a must-visit. Adjacent to the tasting room is “Provisions & Ingredients” their sister shop with a diversified menu – including tapas, cheese plates, and pressed sandwiches.
Personal In-house Favorites : Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Tredici
CHANNING DAUGHTERS ♦ 1927 Scuttle Hole Rd, Bridgehampton
A breath of fresh air amongst the Long Island vineyards, Channing Daughters feels like a home away from home – complete with lush, inspired grounds, a modest tasting room, and a superb collection of incredible wines. Their labels are also a sight to see, as they are unique and extraordinarily imaginative.
Personal In-house Favorites : Blaufrankisch, Due Uve and Petit Verdot
BEDELL CELLARS ♦ 36225 Main Rd, Cutchogue
A favorite amongst my “foodie” friends, Bedell is consistently high quality and provides an impressive, cozy atmosphere with quality products, time and time again. Family-owned, excellent service, and first-rate cheeses. (Especially the goat cheese, yum!)
Personal In-house Favorites : Taste Red, Blanc De Blancs, and First Crush Red