Mattebella Vineyards is like a shot of espresso along the wine trail. It wakes you up, warms you up, and maybe even boosts your energy.
That feeling could be the because of their wine, or it might be the cozy tasting cottage — it might even be the owner, Mark Tobin, and his larger than life presence.
Tucked off the Main Road in Southold, a dirt driveway leads to the winery’s tasting cottage, which holds just enough space for a sturdy table and bench, wine, and you and a few friends.
People might come for the wine, but they stay for the ambiance. The outdoor patio, complete with blazing fire pits, is meant to keep you cozy even in the cooler months.