Varietals of Long Island
Long Island is the largest viticulture are on the East Coast in which the majority of grapes planted are vinifera grapes. The predominant varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Other varietals planted include Chenin Blanc, Dolcetto, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz (Syrah), Tocai Friulano, and Viognier.