Long Island Wine Weekend from Long Island Choice

11/05/2021
Glass Of White Wine (riesling) And Riesling Grapes

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So many wines, so little time. One of the great benefits of being able to call Long Island home is the immediate access to the vines and vintages and beautiful views that await in Long Island Wine Country. Of course, with so many vineyards and wineries to choose from, the question is, where to start sipping?

Well, in this case, we’ll let you choose. And by you, we mean Long Islanders across Nassau and Suffolk. From among all the Long Island vineyards, the public nominated seven to make it to the ballot in the inaugural Long Island Choice Awards, and we’re here to raise a glass to each and every one of them. You can visit LIChoiceAwards.com to vote for your favorite one every single day, through November 12, and once you’ve made your pick we suggest you pick up a glass of one of these standout wines from each of the nominees.

Del Vino Vineyards
29 Norwood Rd, Northport
The Wine:Alto Chardonnay
Tasting Notes:“Lightly oaked chardonnay displays butter and floral aromas that leads to a vibrant citrus that shines through the dry finish.”

Duck Walk Vineyards
231 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill and 44535 Main Rd, Southold
The Wine:2020 Aphrodite
Tasting Notes:“A lush dessert wine exploding with complexity. Honeysuckle and peach, dominate the palate with a hint of spice on finish. 8% residual sugar.  Great with cheesecake and carrot cake.”

Jamesport Vineyards
1216 Main Rd, NY-25, Jamesport
The Wine:2018 East End Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: “Light, crisp, with amazing acidity. Notes of tart cherry and vanilla.”

Pindar Vineyards
37645 NY-25, Peconic
The Wine:2015 Cabernet Port
Tasting Notes:“Selected Cabernet Franc grapes are aged in small oak barrels for two years to create this deep and hearty vintage Port. Flavors of toffee, chocolate, and ripe cherry make this a perfect after-dinner accompaniment to fruit, dessert, and coffee. Will continue to mature beautifully for five to seven years. Our Port was selected to be in a time capsule commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brookhaven. The Port, which can age for years, is to be opened in about 50 years.”

Raphael
39390 NY-25, Peconic
The Wine:2018 Estate Merlot
Tasting Notes:“Estate Merlot is an elegant, structured wine with bright fruit aromas, a medium body and balanced acidity. Hand harvested, wild fermented and bottled unfiltered and un-fined. Showing notes of blackberries, graphite and black olive, blend with fine tannins and contribute to a lingering finish.”

Wölffer Estate Vineyard
139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack
The Wine:Summer in a Bottle Rose 2020
Tasting Notes:“This rosé has lovely balance between the fresh fruit, fine tannins, good minerality and graceful acidity. It is the visual and taste portrait of the Hampton’s high summer. Serve chilled, solo or as a complement to almost any food.”

Sparkling Pointe
39750 County Rd 48, Southold
The Wine:2017 Brut
Tasting Notes:“With a bright golden color, this lively wine expresses fresh aromas of
Meyer lemon, red apple, and ripe pear. Vibrant acidity and a persistent effervescence are framed by firm notes of citrus zest and a touch of brioche. On the palate a symphony of tiny bubbles contributes to a generous mousse. Elegant and structured, its delicate floral and flinty notes add to its vinous expression, a model of harmony.”