Martha Clara Vineyards, resting on 200 acres of boundless land, is one of the most unique and exquisite wineries on Long Island. With a story unlike any other, this vineyard is a must-see on the list of stops for visitors of Long Island Wine Country.
In 1978, the Entenmann Family agreed to sell their company to pursue other ambitious adventures. One of the grandsons of the founder of Entenmann’s Bakery, Robert Entenmann, fell in love with the vast landscape of the East End and purchased a potato farm. After transforming the farm into a thoroughbred horse racing operation, he couldn’t help but notice the changing landscape around him. The neighboring potato farms began to give way to fruitful vineyards, and it was just a matter of time before he would follow suit.
After starting with only 18 acres of grapes, Robert expanded his vineyard to over 100 acres. Then, in 1999, his new business opened its doors bearing his late mother’s name, Martha Clara.
Providing a cultured atmosphere, Martha Clara Vineyards offers a little bit of everything for newcomers and aficionados alike. From wine education classes lead by their Winemaker and General Manager, Juan Micieli-Martinez, to the Fold Festival featuring artists like Keith Urban and Duran Duran, Martha Clara is one of the most progressive and evolving vineyards on the North Fork.
In the 2015 competition season, Martha Clara Vineyards received the most accolades in multiple categories, deeming them the most awarded winery on Long Island. “Our wines reflect the terroir from which they are grown,” Mr. Micieli-Martinez says.
VINEYARD & WINERY
Buses/Limos Accepted: By Appointment Only
Large Groups: By Appointment Only
Good for kids: Yes If Accompanied By Non Drinking Adult
Picnic Friendly: No
Pet friendly: Yes
Weekly Events: Yes
Tours: Yes, Seasonal Horse & Carriage
Wine Club: Yes
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