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Breaking News: Wölffer Estate Vineyard Purchased by Two of Founder Christian Wölffer’s Children

Joey and Marc Wolffer have purchased their father's winery

One of the topics we”ll cover as part of our “Celebrating 40 Years of Long Island Wine” series is winery succession. The next generation of winery owners will help shape what Long Island looks like for the next 40 years — and that future is unclear for some of the region’s wineries — but it’s a bit more clear for one winery today. Wolffer Estate Vineyard announced today that two of founder Christian Wolffer’s children, Joey Wolffer and Marc Wolffer, have assumed joint ownership of the Sagaponack winery. From the press release: A leader in Long Island wine country, Wölffer…

Wolffer Estate Vineyards “White Mischief” Chardonnay

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Wolffer Estate Vineyards winemaker Roman Roth makes some of my favorite oak-influenced chardonnay. Yes, I do have favorites in the category, I just don’t reach for them often. His best chardonnay, “Perle” is one of the top made on Long Island, and I guess you could call Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2010 “White Mischief” Chardonnay ($35) its sister wine — but made with ambient yeasts. Fermented 70% in stainless steel and 30% new French oak, the nose overflows with tropical pineapple, peach, and pear fruit aromas and notes of lilac and lavendar and only the faintest evidence of vanilla oak. Mouth-filling and…

Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2011 Rose

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Wolffer Estate Vineyards and winemaker Roman Roth are known for producing some of the East Coast’s best chardonnay and merlot. But it is this wine, the Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2011 Rose ($16), that is probably the winery’s best known. You’ll find it most every where in the Hamptons — from posh pool parties to the beach to restaurants and bars — and they make a lot of it every year, typically well north of 9,000 cases (which dwarfs several Long Island wineries’ total production). Made with 54% merlot, 21% chardonnay, 9% pinot noir, 8% cabernet franc and 8% cabernet sauvignon,…

Interview with Rich Pisacano at Appellation America

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This week on Appellation America, I interview Richie Pisacano, vineyard manager for Wollfer Estate Vineyards in the Hamptons and co-owner (with his wife Soraya) of one of my favorite North Fork producers, Roanoke Vineyards. Richie has been growing grapes on Long Island for quite a while now and has seen a lot in his time doing so. He’s also always a good interview because of his unwavering honesty. During the interview, we talked about the differences between growing grapes on the South and North Forks, how local wine growers have honed their craft and also Richie’s assertion that terroir may…