After being forced to close in 2018, the Croteaux Vineyards tasting room is now open again.
At a special meeting last Thursday, the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals approved a resolution to settle an Article 78 petition filed in 2018 by the former owner of Croteaux Vineyards. READ
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Croteaux Vineyards’ tasting room will not be permitted to open for the season.
At a Southold Town Board meeting Tuesday night, neighbor Matilde Busana said she wondered “what the situation is with Croteaux” ahead of this summer and in light of last July’s ZBA decision, which denied a variance for the business’s tasting room. She said she wanted to know if neighbors who live near the vineyard should “brace ourselves” for the traffic she said tasting room visitors bring. READ
Croteaux Vineyards went to court Wednesday in response to the Southold Zoning Board of Appeals decision last month to deny a variance that would have legalized the vineyard’s winery and tasting room operations.
The Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals denied Croteaux Vineyards’ variance request to continue its winery operations in a unanimous decision at its July 6 meeting. The Southold winery remains open as town code enforcement weighs its options. READ
Croteaux Vineyards is seeking approval from the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals to continue winery operations, which have been underway at the South Harbor Road business for nearly a decade.