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The first day in 1973 that my then-husband, Alex, and I arrived on the farm we’d bought in Cutchogue, on Long Island’s North Fork, to plant the region’s first vineyard, our neighbor Jeanie Zuhoski welcomed us on our long farm road bearing a home-baked pie. READ

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11/03/16 11:00am
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Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell has suggested a temporary moratorium on new winery, brewery and distillery applications, saying the town needs time to revamp the “sparse” codes it has for regulating the industries. READ

10/19/15 7:58am
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What do you think of when you hear the term “Long Island wine?”

Does it call to mind supple, sophisticated bottles of cabernet franc and merlot, or a crisp sauvignon blanc that pairs perfectly with oysters harvested from Peconic Bay? Or maybe, for you, Long Island wine is less synonymous with the product itself, but a summer day spent “out east” drinking rosé and laughing with friends?

In the 42 years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted the first commercial vineyard in Cutchogue, the industry, like that of any burgeoning wine region, has experienced periods of significant change in both atmosphere and reputation.

And until recently, there has never been a large-scale, unified effort to create a brand.  READ

09/05/14 10:39am
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(Credit: Cyndi Murray)

(Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Tuscan Vineyards could one day become the North Fork’s easternmost tasting room. Purchased in March by a Manhattan businessman, the property contains lush gardens, a man-made pond, and plenty of grapes primed to be produced into wine.

Read more about this new vision for the North Fork Wine Trail at northforker.com.

08/24/14 9:18am
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The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

When asked at the food and wine bash Dan’s Harvest East End on Saturday which New York wine was his favorite, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he could not choose.

“We love our wine in New York,” Cuomo said. “I love them all equally.” (more…)

08/15/14 10:04am
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The team at Macari Vineyards & Winery celebrates the news. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The team at Macari Vineyards & Winery celebrates the news. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

In a competition that included 835 wines, 20 hard ciders and eight spirits from across New York, Macari Vineyards & Winery emerged on top as “Winery of the Year” in the annual New York Wine & Food classic.

Read more about the vineyard’s reaction to the award on northforker.com.