The Old Field Vineyards
The Old Field Vineyards is Long Island’s easternmost vineyard and winery on the North Fork, situated on Southold Bay of the Peconic Bays one mile east of Southold’s village center. Established in 1974, The Old Field Vineyards is Long Island’s oldest continuously run vineyard by the same family. Christian and Rosamond Baiz with their daughter Perry Weiss have thoughtfully developed their vineyard and wines to be a model of “sustainable” agriculture. They grow and produce both Burgundian and Bordeaux winegrapes and wines, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Under daughter Perry’s direction, The Old Field Vineyards is adding Sauvignon Blanc to their winegrape portfolio with new plantings beginning in Spring 2008.
The Old Field, an agricultural area east of Southold, was farmed by Native Americans for nearly two thousand years prior to the arrival of the “first settlers” from Europe in 1640. Since 1918, Christian Baiz’s maternal ancestors continued to farm The Old Field. At the advent of vinifera wine growing on Long Island, Christian led The Old Field’s redirection from the Long Island potato to the new agricultural paradigm of Long Island wines. Today, Ros, Perry, and Chris enjoy welcoming wine seekers to The Old Field for its wines, its pastoral and maritime beauty, and feathered barnyard entertainment. A visit is worth ten thousand words of enjoyment.
59600 Main Road, Rte. 25
P.O. Box 726
Southold, NY 11971
Tastings: May 22-Nov: Thu-Mon - 11am-5 pm; Dec - May 21: Weekends plus Monday holidays only - 11am-5pm
Tours: Saturdays at 11:30 am; Sundays at 1:30 pm
Wine Club: Yes
Closed: Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday & Thanksgiving; Closed during January
Sales Contact: Chris & Ros Baiz, 631-765-0004, cell 631-553-9566