February 15, 2022 Wilfred Joseph
Vineyard on Long Island North Fork
Typical Vineyard row of grapes

 

Vineyards and Wineries on the North Fork of Long Island

Yes, the Hamptons on the South Fork of Long Island has those beautiful white sand beaches, while our lovely North Fork beaches are pebbly. It’s true. But if you love to be where the wine is, the Vineyards and Wineries on the North Fork of Long Island. So when you stay at our B&B near Greenport, NY, you’ll be close to the majority of the wineries.
Far and away, the North Fork is where most Long Island wineries are clustered. The clustering is partly because of the sunny yet protected maritime climate. The glacial soils also drain well while providing enough nutrients and moisture for the vines. Many people on the East Coast still don’t realize that a tremendous wine-producing area is only a short drive away! However, wine lovers have gotten the message. The wine-making industry has grown considerably since the first winery, Hargrave Vineyards in Cutchogue, opened in 1975. It is now called The Borghese Vineyard. The Long Island Wine Region now has over 55 wineries open to the public, with 4000+ acres of vines.

The American Viticultural Areas of Long Island–North Fork of Long Island, The Hamptons, and Long Island, are recognized as some of the country’s finest grape growing and wine producing AVAs.

Most of the acreage is Vinifera grapes. The main varietals are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, but others include Chenin Blanc, Dolcetto, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Tocai Friulano, and Viognier.
The wineries of Long Island frequently have events throughout the year, such as  WinterFest, in the winter months, Summer Wine Camps, North Fork Crush in June, and Wine Spectator’s Harvest East End in September. Beyond these special events, most wineries on Long Island offer both tastings and tours. For more information about the Long Island Wine Country.

Adirondack Chairs on the lawn of the Kontakosta vineyard
At the Kontakosta vineyard, you could sip your wine on the vineyard lawn overlooking Long Island Sound.

Great wines are produced only a short drive from New York City and other major East Coast cities. Come to Long Island’s North Fork and experience some of the best wines in the U.S. without traveling very far! Our Bed and Breakfast near Greenport is just the place to stay during your East End Long Island wineries tour.



July 14, 2017 Wilfred Joseph

Long Island Craft Classic 2017Long Island’s second annual celebration of beer, wine, cider, and bbq, the Long Island Craft Classic, is almost here: August 12th, 2017. With over 40 breweries, cideries, and vineyards on hand, not to mention great food and live music, you can’t afford to miss this awesome summer event!
The 2017 Long Island Craft Classic is the second year of the updated and expanded North Fork Craft Beer Festival. This “little” festival has grown and changed by leaps and bounds over the years, just like the craft beer industry that spawned it. Now it includes wines, ciders, live music, contests … and no longer qualifies as a “little” anything!
Attendees can look forward to over 100 different craft beers, ciders, and regional wines to sample. Brewmasters, vitners, and cider-makers from various companies will put on a variety of seminars and demonstrations for the curious.



August 26, 2016 Wilfred Joseph

North Fork Foodie Tour 2016Enjoy a self-guided romp through a unique, artisanal Long Island food scene during the North Fork Foodie Tour: Sunday, Sept. 11th, 2016.
Long Island’s North Fork has a reputation for delicious, locally sourced, food and drink. From Peconic Bay scallops and Long Island duck to organically grown fruits, veggies, and of course, all the Long Island wines. The North Fork Foodie Tour celebrates this wonderful tradition of both sustainable and irresistible fare with a self-guided tour of local food producers.



July 8, 2016 Wilfred Joseph

Long Island Craft Classic 2016The North Fork Craft Beer Festival is now the Long Island Craft Classic and scheduled for August 6th, 2016 at Heckscher State Park. More than 50 craft beer brewers will be in attendance – will you?
Long Island’s craft brewing community is robust. New craft beer companies appear every year. What better way to meet all the Long Island brewers and sample their offerings than at a craft beer festival?


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