Posts Written OnNovember 09, 2005

Napa’s Pine Ridge Winery Buys Two Long Island Vineyards

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Napa is invading the North Fork! Napa-based Pine Ridge Vinery has purchased both Broadfields Wine Cellars (along with both Tasting Room locations) and Charles John Vineyard, both on Long Island’s North Fork. Both of the recently sold properties have released estate-grown wines I’ve enjoyed in the past (1|2) so I’m excited to see what Pine Ridge does with the fruit and what their plans are for their presence in the region. Let’s just hope that they don’t try to make Napa-style wines here, because it just won’t work. As Theresa Dilworth points out in the Newsday story, they could have…

Macari Vineyards Cabernet Franc on the Loose

I swear to you that I’m not stalking Stephen — he just makes such awesome dishes that I check his blog several times a day just in case he posts more than once recipe. Anyway…today I got a special surprise — he paired his latest creation with Macari Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Franc. Of course, I was with Beau when he got a few bottles of the wine to share with wine bloggers as part of his revolution, but I didn’t know how quickly the reviews would start rolling in. I’ve got a couple bottles of this terroir-tastic red (and a…