L.I. Wine Press: Profile on Sherwood House Vineyards

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Barbara Smithen, co-owner of Sherwood House Vineyards, holding a bottle of her 2010 Chardonnay. Each bottle's label is adorned with a photograph of the original farmhouse in Mattituck, where Ms. Smithen and her husband Charlie now live, before it was renovated.

When Barbara and Charles Smithen sold their apartment in Manhattan in 1996 and began renting, Mr. Smith asked his wife what she’d like to do with their profit.

“I said, ‘I don’t want to buy any more cement. I don’t want to be in the stock market. I want to buy land,’” Ms. Smithen said, sitting on a cream white couch in the tasting room of Sherwood House Winery in Jamesport.

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