About Us

They say wine embodies the character of the land. We think the same applies to people.

The Long Island Wine Council unites our community in an effort to establish the East End of Long Island as a world-class destination for premium wine.  We are committed to building credibility in every interaction with the product, the people and the experience of the East End.

What is the Long Island Wine Council? Whom do you represent?

The Long Island Wine Council is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the winemaking region in Long Island New York. It advocates for and lobbies on behalf of more than 200 East End wineries, vineyards, restaurants, lodges and transportation community businesses.

How large is Long Island Wine Country?

Long Island Wine Country is comprised of approximately 4,000 acres of grape vines, spread between three formally recognized American Viticulture Areas; The Hamptons, Long Island A.V.A., North Fork, Long Island A.V.A. and Long Island A.V.A. The region generates about a half a million cases of wine per year, that are distributed both domestically and internationally.

What are the benefits to becoming a member of the Long Island Wine Council?

As the aphorism goes, a rising tide lifts all boats. The Long Island Wine Council strives to create scenarios of shared ownership over the region.


Whether benefiting from our active regional marketing, business operation and training programs, or lobbing considerations, our members benefit from being connected together as a single powerful voice on behalf of the region.


Ultimately, our organization is only successful when our members realize success.

Is the LIWC affiliated with other local and state organizations?

Our organization supports organizations that share in our passion for establishing the East End as a destination for world-class wine.

Long Island Farm Bureau

Long Island Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, volunteer organization for the purpose of solving economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural industry. LIFB is the voice of Long Island agriculture and will continue to meet the needs of those who make farming their

Wine Origins

The Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin is a set of principles aimed at educating consumers about the importance of location to winemaking. The Declaration was first signed in Napa Valley, Calif., on July 26, 2005. Today, our members include 19 wine regions from around the world, including Long Island.

Long Island Merlot Alliance

The Long Island Merlot Alliance (LIMA) is a trade organization which strives to promote the full potential of the Long Island’s appellations in producing superior quality, age-worthy, balanced, classic merlot and merlot based blends to consumers and media worldwide.

Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing

Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing is a is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides education and certification for Long Island vineyards. LISW is committed to raising awareness for and reinforcing those committed to sustainable wine production.

I’m a member of the media. How can I obtain media assets, connect with a regional authority for a specific article or find additional information on the region?

We’re glad you’re interested in our region. We might be biased, but we think it’s pretty great. Please reach out to Ali Tuthill, Director of Marketing, for any media or press needs.

Ali Tuthill


I’m interested in becoming a member. Who can I talk to about membership levels, benefits or questions?

We would love to have you join our growing community. Our Executive Director, Steven Bate, can help provide you with additional information or answer questions you might have.


Steven Bate


I’m considering a visit to or planning an event in the region. Where can I find details that will help me decide where to visit and what to do?

Right here is the best place to start. Jump over to our trip planner for some thought starters on suggested itineraries. Or dig down into detailed information on each of our member wineries for specific offerings and explore links out to their individual websites for up to the minute details for timely activities.


If you’re still stuck, or not finding what you are looking for, drop us a note at info@liwines.com and we’ll point you in the right direction.

I’d like to find out more about where to purchase or sell fruit or grapevines.

We might be biased, but we think our grapes are pretty great. Some of our member vineyards sell their grapes and some purchase local fruit, depending upon specific circumstances of the season. If you’re trying to find what or where fruit or grapevines are available, email us at info@liwines.com and we’ll connect you with the appropriate people in the region.

I just love wine. What can I do to become involved in the industry?

Us too. Our careers section can help you understand what current paid professional opportunities are available in the region. Or check into one of the wine clubs, social events or networking activities that are always happening at one of our member wineries.

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