ONE OF THE GREATEST PLEASURES of supporting your local food community is washing it all down with wine from vineyards nearby. Even better, with New York vino you can often visit the tasting room, meet the winemaker and hang out among the vines. So here’s a list of must-visit, Empire State vineyards to include on your next gastronomic getaway to Long Island, the Hudson Valley or the Finger Lakes. Whether you are a fan of rosé or riesling, you’ll find plenty to pair with your next farm-to-table meal.
SANNINO BELLA VITA VINEYARD Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard’s rustic tasting barn is the perfect setting to inspire your wine appreciation and education. We are the first in the region to offer a Vine-to-Wine program, where members are part of an exciting, hands-on winemaking experience from the vine to the bottle! We also offer accommodations at our Bed & Breakfast—a Tuscan-style suite with breathtaking views of the vines. 1375 PECONIC LANE PECONIC, NY 11958 631.734.8282 SANNINOVINEYARD.COM.
JAMESPORT VINEYARDS One of the oldest North Fork vineyards, Jamesport now has a new Wine Dock Tasting Room on Shelter Island. A father-son collaboration that began in 1981, all of Jamesport’s wines are produced using only their high-quality fruit. Weekends offer live music, an oyster bar, artisanal cheeses and flatbreads from a wood-fired brick oven. A large grassy backyard is available for musical events, private parties and weddings. 1216 MAIN ROAD JAMESPORT NY 11947 631.722.5256 JAMESPORTWINES.COM
CHANNING DAUGHTERS WINERY A small, artisanal, quality-driven winery specializing in the production of focused, individual lots of wine made from an array of grape varieties. Employing traditional winemaking methods and experimentation and creativity to achieve varietal and multivarietal wines of class and distinction. 1927 SCUTTLEHOLE ROAD BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY 11932 631.537.7224 CHANNINGDAUGHTERS.COM
BOUKBOUQUET WINE A beautiful palette of dry and sweet wines with fresh, contemporary packaging plus cool accessories for dining, biking, picnics, gifts and storage. Careful attention to details and adherence to a house style showcase the best of the North Fork’s terroir with the time-honored traditions of French quality. MATTITUCK, NY 877.877.0527 WWW.BOUQUETWINE.COM
BEDELL CELLARS/COREY CREEK VINEYARDS Founded in 1980, Bedell North Fork is recognized as a leader in Long Island wine growing. With 78 planted acres, the winery produces award-winning merlots, Bordeaux-style blends and a special Artist Series under the Bedell Cellars label, and a range of small-batch varietal wines under the Corey Creek Vineyards label. BEDELL CELLARS 36225 MAIN ROAD CUTCHOGUE, NY 11935 631.734.7537 COREY CREEK VINEYARDS 45470 MAIN ROAD SOUTHOLD, NY 11971 631.765.4168 BEDELLCELLARS.COM
WHITECLIFF VINEYARD This artisanal, family-run winery is both thoroughly rooted in the agriculture traditions of the Hudson Valley, and recognized and respected as a producer of fine, complex, European-style wines. One of the largest vineyards in the Hudson Valley, crafting worldclass award-winning wines with over 20 varieties of grapes, our farm with its breathtaking view and friendly staff is close to NYC. 331 MCKINSTRY ROAD GARDINER, NY 12525 845.255.4613 WHITECLIFFWINE.COM
FOX RUN VINEYARDS With 50 acres of vineyards overlooking Seneca Lake in the heart of New York’s coolclimate Finger Lakes, Fox Run Vineyards winery is one of the first artisanal wine producers creating a remarkable range of limited-production, site-expressive estate wines. Visit us year-round to taste, tour and learn more about our dedication to sustainability. A full list of retail locations can be found on our Web site. 670 STATE ROUTE 14 PENN YAN, NY 14527 800.636.9786 FOXRUNVINEYARDS.COM
DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK WINE CELLARS New York’s most award-winning winery since 1962 proudly celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The winery, located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, won an impressive 51 Gold Medals in 2011 and received a “Four Star rating” by the best-selling Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2012. Featured at the White House, on the Today Show, in the New York Times and more. 9749 MIDDLE ROAD HAMMONDSPORT, NY 14840 800.320.0735 DRFRANKWINES.COM
CLINTON VINEYARDS “World Class” estate bottled white wine, champagnes, dessert wines and cassis. Summer hours are Thursday–Sunday, noon to 5:30. This exquisite property and intimate setting are a must see and taste. 450 SCHULTZVILLE ROAD CLINTON CORNERS, NY 12514 845.266.5372 CLINTONVINEYARDS.COM