Long Island Wine Region - Statistics
Date Modern Wine Industry Founded on Long Island:
1973 - first commercial vinifera vineyard planted - cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc

First Vineyard:
1973 - Hargrave Vineyard, Cutchogue
Owners - Alex & Louisa Hargrave

Number of Vineyards Today:
60 ranging from two and half acres planted to over 500 acres

Appelations (American Viticultural Area):
The North Fork of Long Island
The Hamptons
Long Island

First Winery:
1975 - Hargrave Vineyard, Cutchogue
Owners - Alex & Louisa Hargrave

Number of Wine Producers:
56 total on Long Island
47 on the North Fork
4 on the South Fork
5 in western Suffolk County

Number of Wineries Open to Public:
42 total on Long Island
36 on the North Fork
3 on the South Fork
2 in western Suffolk County
1 in Brooklyn

Annual Case Production:
500,000 cases (1,200,000 gallons)

Annual Visitor Numbers:
approx. 1.3 million visitors to the East End wineries annually

Date Council Incorporated:
1989

How Many Full Members:
46
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