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From the Archives: Waters Crest Winery — Inspired Winemaking

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Editor’s Note: Every Thursday — call it Throwback Thursday if you’d like — we’ll pull a story from the more than a decade of NYCR stories and republish it. This week, I’ve chosen a story I published exactly 11 years ago, on January 28, 2005, about Waters Crest Winery. It seemed appropriate given the fact that Jim Waters will open his new tasting room on Main Road in Cutchogue (picture above) sometime in the next couple of weeks. Jim Waters of Waters Crest Winery in Cutchogue has a great story to tell, one that will touch your heart as well as…

Home Winemaking Course at Waters Crest Winery (April

April 4 and 5, Jim Waters, winemaker and co-owner of Waters Crest Winery will host two-session home wine making course.   Jim started out as a home winemaker and he definitely knows his stuff. If you've ever thought about making wine at home, I can think of few better sources for knowledge and expertise. The sessions run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days and the $400 cost (a spring discount from $450) includes everything you need to make 5 gallons of wine and a copy of The Art of Wine Making. Jim's facilities are on the small side, so…

Waters Crest Winery 2006 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc

Home-turned-professional winemaker  Jim Waters owns one of Long Island's smallest wineries — it's the storage/bay area behind his tasting room in a small industrial strip mall in Cutchogue. Jim, through his wines and through his personality, helps his small winery stand next to the big boys of Long Island wine. 2006 was a so-so year for most growers, but this Waters Crest Winery 2006 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc ($35) doesn't show any of the barely or underripe flavors some 2006s I've tasted present. 16 months aging in new French oak probably helps in that regard. Dark crimson red in the…

The 12 LI Wines of Christmas: #4 Waters Crest Winery 2004 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc

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This post is a part of my 12 Long Island Wines for Christmas series that will run from now until Christmas 2007. See the entire series here.We’re only four wines into my 12 Long Island Wines of Christmas, and we’re already including a second cabernet franc? Yes. We are. And, it’s one that comes from a smaller, lesser-known producer. One that you might not even know about. I’ve long been a fan of Jim Waters’ riesling and gewurztraminer, but this 2004 Cabernet Franc Private Reserve blew me away when I first tasted it. Ripe and spicy, it’s a wine that…

WTN: Waters Crest Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (North Fork of Long Island)

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Waters Crest Winery isn’t new to me or to you guys. I’ve written about Jim Waters and his wines many times in the three-plus years I’ve had this blog. But, for those of you that are new to LENNDEVOURS, Waters Crest Winery is one of Long Island’s smallest producers and one that I’ve long loved mainly for its white wines. The riesling in particular is a favorite of mine. Being a small winery is one thing, but with his Waters Crest Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon ($55) winemaker and co-owner Jim Waters has taken "small batch" wine to a new level.…