OUR TERROIR

SALT OF THE EARTH MEETS SALT OF THE SEA.

Terroir is the major factor in determining a wine’s personality - the characteristics that distinguish it from wines made anywhere else. Our terroir is derived from our glacial soils, cool maritime climate and native flora as well as the distinct culture of the region.

SOIL & CLIMATE CHARACTERISTICS

A TERROIR AS UNIQUE AS THE SEASON IS LONG.

Our soils have excellent internal drainage, modest fertility and moderate water-holding capacity which control and limit the impact of the periodic summer rains, controlling vine growth and promoting grape ripening in the fall.

LOAMY TOPSOIL
WELL-DRAINED SUB-SOIL
SOLE-SOURCE AQUIFER ACCESS
CRETACEOUS BEDROCK SUB-WATER TABLE

OUR CLIMATE

WHERE COOL MARITIME AIR MEETS GLACIAL SOIL. AND, OF COURSE, WHERE WE MEET YOU.

Our long, warm summers are tempered by cooling breezes off the Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean that prevents excessive summer heat. The surrounding water gives off warmth to the East End that extends summer into a mellow fall, allowing us ample time to ripen our fruit well into October and November.

OUR WINEMAKERS

WITH THE RIGHT WINEMAKER, EVERY YEAR IS A GOOD YEAR

Our winemakers are unpretentious, authentic and obsessed with quality in their craft. They have spent decades cultivating balanced and sophisticated wines that are uniquely Long Island.

See how our featured winemakers are pushing the boundaries to define what Long Island can offer wine lovers.

Long Island Wine Council Feature

LEARN ABOUT OUR REGION’S STYLE

Long Island Wine Council Feature

LEARN ABOUT OUR REGION’S HISTORY

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