Coffee Pot Cellars, winemaker Adam Suprenant’s private label, will open a tasting room at 31855 Main Road in Cutchogue, just east of Peconic Bay Winery on the opposite side of the road. Suprenant, who is also winemaker at Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards, launched the brand in 2011.
“The Coffee Pot Cellars business model has always included plans for a tasting room. Together with my fiancee Laura Klahre, the owner/beekeeper of Blossom Meadow, we have been looking to open a retail outlet to market my wine as well as her honey, beeswax candles crayons and lip balm for the past two years,” Suprenant told me in an email. “We tried to buy a commercial property last year but that fell through so we decided to wait a year and rent instead. As we both do all the work for our small companies, it is difficult for us to commit the considerable time it takes to develop wholesale distribution while at the same time making the goods that we sell. It is far easier and more lucrative for us to sell our locally produced products on a seasonal basis to people who come to us seeking the Long Island wine, food and rural farm community experience.”
The tasting room is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.