Pair of Oregon Road vineyards aim to add tasting space

06/15/2011 5:45 AM |

There could be more wine tasting opportunities on Oregon Road this year, as two vineyards on the bucolic country road are asking for more public space to showcase their wines.

Lieb Family Cellars and Sherwood House Vineyards, both on Oregon Road, currently have applications before the Southold Town Planning Board.

Lieb Cellars, which currently has its tasting room at the Premium Wine Group office on Cox Neck Road in Mattituck, is planning to convert a 5,569-square-foot storage building on its vineyard to a wine tasting room, and add a brick patio and parking lot to their Oregon Road, Cutchogue property.

Sherwood House Vineyards on Oregon Road in Mattituck has also proposed a 706-square-foot outdoor wine tasting area on a new brick patio, as well as a new parking lot with paved footpaths connecting the parking lot to the new tasting areas.

Public hearings on both applications will be held at 6 p.m. July 11, during an evening jam-packed with applications that are up for public comment.

Also on July 11, a public hearing will be held on Pindar Vineyards’ proposal to relocate a 3,259-square-foot metal agricultural building that had been taken down when Pindar built a patio to an adjacent lot about 1,100 feet west of Peconic Lane on Route 25. The building would be set back from Route 25 by 600 feet.

The public will also have a chance that night to weigh in on a conservation subdivision that includes one of the long-anticipated parcels to be included in the Pipes Cove preservation effort. Southold Town and Suffolk County are in contract to buy 28.74 acres of a 29.8-acre property owned by Manor Grove Corp. once the subdivision is complete. The property is on the northeast corner of Albertson Lane and Route 25.

Rounding out a night full of public comment on July 11 will be a request for a lot-line modification for the property on which the North Fork Community Theater stands on Old Sound Avenue, in anticipation of the sale of that property from the Mattituck Presbyterian Church to the theater company.

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