Posts Written OnSeptember 21, 2007

An Early Harvest Report From the East End

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By New York City Correspondent Sasha Smith My husband, friend and I had the opportunity to help out with the harvest at The Old Field last weekend. The North Fork’s easternmost vineyard (it’s in Southold) The Old Field produces the typical-for-the-region chardonnay, merlot, cab franc line up, as well as a pinot noir and sparkling wine that has won considerable acclaim. Owners Chris and Ros Baiz and their daughter Perry tend the 12 acres surrounding their house overlooking Peconic Bay, and Lenz vintner Eric Fry makes the wines. (Full disclosure: my husband and I got married at The Old Field…

Tasting Reds from Long Island’s 1995 Vintage This Sunday

I mentioned it earlier in the week, but I thought you might be interested in hearing a bit more about the tasting I’m co-hosting this Sunday evening. Basically, I’ve gathered samples of 1995 reds wines from several Long Island wineries (I think we’ll have 11 wines total). It’s a well-regarded vintage and because these wines are over a decade old, I think they will offer a peek into the potential longevity of local wines. Originally, I was going to do this tasting on my own at home, but for such special wines, I wanted to do something more formal (but…

2007 Early Harvest Report: Peconic Bay Winery

From Matt Gillies, GM at Peconic Bay Winery: "You know I’ll bring the rains in by saying this, but I don’t think I’ve seen more potential in a vintage in my near 30 years here. Even a bit of nasty weather will have a hard time eradicating the benefits of this prolonged dry spell and this wonderful stretch of clear, crisp weather with only a few rain events in the past couple of months. We have not begun picking anything yet. Our first grapes into the cellar will be our Riesling and we’ll be watching them much more closely next…