On Friday, Southold Farm + Cellar’s second day back in business after more than a year, co-owner and winemaker Regan Meador tells me he has just killed five scorpions. They commonly crawl along his 62-acre property and can range in size from the diameter of a quarter to the length of a human palm, he says.
It’s easy to view Southold Farm + Cellar’s demise in the town from which it derives its name with mixed emotions.
Nobody wants to see a business fail, but if you launch one without fully understanding the codes that govern it, the likelihood of success is greatly diminished.
Southold Farm + Cellar, the embattled local winery that failed to get necessary approvals from the town to continue its tasting room operations, has announced it is planning a move off Long Island. READ
Regan Meador feels singled out.
The Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals has denied Southold Farm + Cellar’s request for variances, casting doubt on the winery’s future. READ
The owners of Southold Farm + Cellar are still waiting for a decision from the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals on whether their business can reopen. Now, however, they have another battle on their hands.
Southold Farm + Cellar co-owner Regan Meador’s recent guest column was filled with so many specious claims informed readers might find it difficult to take him seriously. READ
My wife, Carey, grew up on Skunk Lane with the back of her family’s home butting up against what would become a Pindar vineyard. Her brother, Chris, spent his high school summer days working in the vineyards of Lieb.
An owner of Southold Farm + Cellar — whose business has been in limbo for months after his family closed it voluntarily and then opened back up on a limited schedule not long after — told town officials he would accept certain restrictions on his small winery as part of any approval to reopen given by the Zoning Board of Appeals. READ