Posts Written OnJune 05, 2007

Vineyard Visuals: A Bird’s Eye View of Roanoke Vineyards

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Picture courtesy of a paraglider via Roanoke Vineyards "So this is what Roanoke Vineyards might like to a flock of starlings as they make their approach in hopes of snacking on some cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Actually it is the view one of the many paragliders took in last week when flying next door at DeLea Sod Farms. He stopped by for some wine and to bring us some great views from the sky. Thanks JT." — Rich and Soraya Pisacano, Roanoke Vineyards I think this gives you some idea of just how boutique they are…and how much…

WTN: Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards 2005

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Adam Suprenant, winemaker at Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards is a busy man. While many Long Island wineries crank out only four, eight, maybe even 12 different wines each year, Suprenant makes no fewer than two dozen. These wines range in style from sweet, entry-level wines made with peaches and strawberries all the way up to a stellar Meritage-style red blends, which he calls "Flight." Such a diverse portfolio creates an interesting situation in the tasting room and a visit there can be a hit-or-miss proposition. On several occasions, I’ve found myself elbow to elbow with college-age kids treating the tasting room…