Come spend the day in a celebration of the harvest, and discover the beautiful North Fork of Long Island on this wonderful tour of an organic farm and two highly-regarded local wineries. We’ll stop first at McCall Wines. Boasting Long Island’s largest vineyard of Pinot Noir, and an equally sized vineyard of Merlot, McCall focuses on crafting low yield, quality driven wines. The vineyards (planed in 1996) are in Cutchogue, where the McCall family has lived for generations. Russell McCall partnered with the Peconic Land Trust to save the farm and surrounding woodlands from the threat of development in the 1990s. Once saved, Mc Call planted vineyards in the fields once used for corn and potatoes, defying convention and going with the finicky Pinot Noir grape on the southern end of the farm. We’ll enjoy a four-Flight tasting in their rustic tasting room, which once served as a barn for potato storage. Enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch and then it’s on to Mattabella Vineyards, a small family farm in Southold. Their single vineyard is on a gently sloping 22 acre parcel of land with predominantly European clones of grape varietals, tight spacing and low vigor rootstock. Matabella vineyards is committed to using sustainable viticultural practices while incorporating as many organic practices as possible into their farming methods. We’ll enjoy a six-flight wine tasting outdoors surrounded by fig trees. Fee includes transportation and all food and wine.
|Location:||Meet Bus in Mamaroneck Harbor parking lot|