For over 12 generations the Harbes Family has been tilling the fertile soils of Long Island. Their ability to find new ways to use agricultural resources has helped them thrive in a rapidly changing world. Although better known for super-sweet corn and family events such as the Fall Pumpkin Festival and Sunday Fun Days, the Harbes family began a promising venture with wine in 2003.
In 2003 the vineyard was planted on a boulder-strewn, south-facing hill near the coast of the Long Island Sound. On the surface is fine sandy loam, but underneath is a layer of rocks and silt, ideal for producing the finest vinifera on Long Island. Meticulous research of the finest vinifera clones of Chardonnay and Merlot resulted in a carefully chosen selection of outstanding French clones that were planted to produce the most aromatic and flavorful wine.
With the careful attention of vineyard manager Edward Harbes IV, the vines are producing among the most promising wines on the North Fork. The Harbes Family strives to capture the best of farm and family and welcomes you to enjoy the fruits of their labor.