Martha Clara Vineyards
The story of Martha Clara Vineyards begins with Robert Entenmann, grandson of William, who founded the world renowned Entenmann’s Bakery in Brooklyn back in 1898. After running the prosperous family business for many years, Robert moved on to another chapter in his life and headed east to the North Fork to start up a thoroughbred horse-breeding farm. He soon realized his land was well-suited for grape growing.
The vineyard is named after his mother, Martha Clara, who was the support system behind the bakery, tirelessly ensuring the quality of the family’s products. The family farm is now home to 112 acres of vines. Horses still do appear onsite, carrying guests through the farm on a guided carriage ride. Expect to see sprawling fields of wildflowers and sunflowers. Animal lovers will enjoy llamas, alpaca, goats, baby doll sheep, peacocks and Scottish Highland cattle, some of which were lovingly rescued. The vineyard also plays host to art exhibits, cooking demonstrations, film festivals and benefit concerts which have featured Jimmy Cliff, Mary Wilson and Jimmy Buffett.