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Macari Vineyards Buys Galluccio Family Wineries

I could have titled this post "The Pain of Writing for a Quarterly." Why? Well, as you can read in Newsday, Macari Vineyards has acquired Galluccio Family Wineries on Main Road in Cutchogue. Mark Harrington does a nice job telling the story, so I won’t. But why the other possible title? Well, I knew about this about a month ago, and put it in my upcoming column for Edible East End. And, I agreed to give them the exclusive and not write about it anywhere else.

WTN: Macari Vineyards 2007 Early Wine (North Fork of Long Island)


Just about every Long Island winemaker and vineyard manager I’ve spoken to in recent weeks has told me that 2007 is going to be a tremendous, classic vintage for Long Island wines. Sure, sometimes winemakers are prone to hyperbole – they do need to sell wine after all – but I trust them this time. We’ve had months of sunny, warm-but-not-hot days with very little rain. Of course, we won’t know for at least several months just how good the white wines of 2007 will be. For the reds, it could be several years. But if you don’t want to…

Heard in a Tasting Room: Macari Vineyards

A reader who works at Macari Vineyards passed this funny story along: "At the beginning of harvest, when we were bringing in the chardonnay, of course the fruit flies followed. When doing tastings they hovered as unfortunately is the norm. I apologized to some guests, stating the extra protein was gratis….and one really nice young man replied "It’s okay with me, but how do the vegetarians feel?"

LENNDEVOURS Q&A: Alexandra Macari, co-owner, Macari Vineyards

For this episode of LENNDEVOURS Q&A, we talk to Alexandra Macari, co-owner of Macari Vineyards in Mattituck. What (and where) was the first bottle of wine you remember drinking?At home with my parents at around age 8. My parents drank wine every night with dinner — "Trapiche" chardonnay from Argentina of course! They would let us have some but it had to be mixed with club soda and in those days it was in the siphons. What event/bottle/etc made you decide that you wanted to be in the wine industry?I was put into this job I really didn’t have anytime…

WTN: Macari Vineyards 2005 Malbec (North Fork)

You’ve heard all about Long Island merlot, but what about the Malbec? Merlot might rule this over-grown sand bar, but Malbec, the large, easy-to-ripen black grape best known as Argentina’s premier variety, is showing surprising potential in Long Island’s maritime environment. It has been grown, and used, on Long Island for quite some time—usually ending up as a minor component in Bordeaux-style red blends. But now, as Long Island vintners continue to experiment with grapes and techniques, varietal Malbec bottlings are becoming available. Macari Vineyards in Mattituck released its 2005 Malbec ($22) a couple months ago and it’s impressive. It’s…

New York Cork Club: February Selections


I’m very excited to tell you about the wines I’ve selected for this month’s New York Cork Club shipment. First, I’m happy to announce the first club exclusive release — Roanoke Vineyards 2004 Blend 2. The 2003 bottling was named New York’s top red blend but sold out long ago. This vintage — which has the potential to be even better — hasn’t even been released yet but if you join the club (or are already a member) you’ll get a bottle later this month. It’s a cabernet franc-dominated blend that is showing well in its youth, but also has…

The Thanksgiving Column


Every wine writer or blogger has to write a wine-pairing column for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a must. It’s one of the un-written rules — along with the mandatory New Year’s Eve sparkling wine column, which you can expect to see in just a few weeks. Of course, no two Thanksgiving wine-pairing columns are alike. As it should be, everybody has his or her favorites for the holiday. Sparkling wine, chardonnay, riesling, pinot noir, Beaujolais, syrah, Rioja, sangiovese, zinfandel…the list goes on and on and on. There are as many suggestions as their are wine raconteurs. Me, I tend to like…

WTN: Macari Vineyards 2006 Early Wine (North Fork of Long Island)


Le Chardonnay Nouveau est arrivé! That’s right — Chardonnay Nouveau, not Beaujolais Nouveau. Every fall, there is an unbelievable (and unwarranted) amount of hype surrounding Beaujolais Nouveau, the ubiquitous red wine made from Gamay in the Beaujolais region of France that is sold almost as soon as it’s done fermenting. It’s marketed well — very well — as a ‘fresh’ wine and we’ll soon seen bottles in all of our wine shops. Some people even consider it the perfect Thanksgiving wine. I don’t care for the stuff and it’s been years since I made my friends and family drink it…

Do You Hate Chardonnay?


“I don’t like Chardonnay.” I hear this all the time when I talk to friends, family and even strangers on the street about wine. I’ve even said it to myself as I choked down a heavy, buttery, oak-filled chard…usually hailing from California. These wines are difficult to pair well with food and, unless you enjoy the flavor of American, French or some other region’s oak trees, it’s no wonder you don’t like them. Fact is, you’ve probably never really tasted this most noble of all white wine grapes. Through barrel fermentation and excessive aging in new oak, many wine makers…