Long Island Wine Country Styles
Dessert Wines

There is no simple definition of a dessert wine. In the United States, a dessert wine is legally defined as any wine over 14% alcohol by volume, which includes all fortified wines. On Long Island, these wines include a variety of "Late Harvest" wines... <more>
Orange Wine

Orange wine is made from white wine grape varieties that have spent some maceration time in contact with the grape skins. Typically white wine production involves crushing the grapes and quickly moving the juice off the skins into the fermentation ve... <more>
Port-Style

Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. For... <more>
Red Blends

Red blends are combinations of red wines intended to create harmonious flavors and complimenting styles. Different wines are often blended to manage inventory and quality of wines. Almost any combination of red varieties can be found at Long Island w... <more>
Red Wines - Fruity

Fruity red blends are blended red wines which, when combined, create harmonious flavors and complimenting textures. Fruity blends are usually younger and lighter in color than complex red blends, and are meant to be consumed younger than other reds.... <more>
Red Wines - Full Bodied, Complex

Full bodied red wines are made with vinifera grapes, fermented on the skins, and aged for long periods of time before release. These are wines that can be made as blends or with individual varieties of grapes. They typically will cellar well and are ... <more>
Red Wines - Spicy

Spicy reds are made from varietals which are often associated with spice or peppery flavors including Blaufrankisch, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Syrah. ... <more>
Rosé

A rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine. The pink color can range from a pale "onion"-skin orange to a vivid near-purple,... <more>
Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the méthode champenoise, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressur... <more>
White Blends

White blends are combinations of white wine varietals intended to create harmonious flavors and complimenting styles. Almost any combination of white varieties are used with different flavors, wine quality, ripeness and style being experimented with.... <more>
White Wines - Aromatic

Aromatic white wines are wines made with grape varietals that exhibit perfume, floral, herbal or other complex aromas. These wines are usually intended to be consumed young, often within 12 - 18 months of harvest.... <more>
White Wines - Crisp Dry

Crisp, dry whites are made from every white wine variety on Long Island. Fully fermented with no residual sugar, these wines exhibit crispness and lively acidity, making them wonderful compliments with the seafood and produce from the region.... <more>
White Wines - Rich, Oaky

Wine wines that are fermented or aged in oak barrels to achieve complex flavors and longer finishes. Flavors in these wines are more a product of winemaking than the fruit flavors in the grape. Typically associated with chardonnay but also used with ... <more>