Long Island wineries have a long history of being undiscovered, yet tucked away on the East Coast of New York, Long Island wineries produce some wonderful gems, almost like diamonds. It has been said by many that Long Island is one of the most exciting wine producing regions ; a coastal climate with serene beauty. The first winery was established in 1973. Currently there are three AVA’s with over 50 wineries established as of today.
The most popular red grape varietals include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The most popular white grape varietals include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.
Located on the South Fork area of Long Island sitsWolffer Estate, an American winery that produces excellent wines based upon classical European wine practices. Founded in 1988, Wolffer Estate Vineyards has a commitment to sustainable agriculture that results in a full expression of the unique terrior of the vineyard.
Wolffer Estate is well known for their elegant Chardonnays and their rich, intense Merlots.
Underr the guidance of Roman Roth, the winery encompasses 55 acres and practices meticulous sustainable agirculture. It’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean with cool breezes and unique terrior produces Wolffer Estate’s signature style of European elegance.
2009 Classic White Blend Wolffer Estate Vinyards: a blend of 38%Riesling, 37% Gewuztraminer and 25% Chardonnay. Pale yellow color. 12.5 % ABV
Huge aromas of peach, apple and citrus. Fresh and clean with great minerality and acidity. Nice lingering fresh finish with lovely elegance. A perfect white wine for a hot summer day( Note to self: remember for summer drinking)