Long Island Wine Region - Grape Acreage
Total Number of Acres Owned:
over 4,000 acres

Number of Acres Planted:
1973 first vineyard = 17 acres planted
January, 1996 35 vineyards = 1,800 acres
January 2002 - 52 vineyards = nearly 3,000 acres
January 2004 60 vineyards = 3,000 acres

Varietals:
The majority of grapes planted are vinifera grapes, with the main varietals being 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.

Mailing Address:
Long Island Wine Council
5120 Sound Avenue
PO Box 600
Riverhead, NY 11901

Business office:
631-722-2220

Business fax:
631-722-2221

E-mail:
info@liwines.com