Sunday, July 02, 2006

Long Island's East End Wine Country 3.0

Grape-growing and wine-making have become a cottage industry in the last 30 years on the North Fork of Long Island. Compared to our forefathers in California and our ancestors in France, we still have a long way to go. That being said, there are several wonderful wines, albeit expensive, being produced here. I believe the cabernet franc is the best.

Begun by the Hargraves in 1973, the winery business on the Nofo has exploded, especially in the last 10 years. Many a semi-retired executive has tried his or her hand at it, only to find out how difficult (and expensive) it can be. Now the business is entering its third level, and with that move, the stakes will rise, hopefully along with the quality of the juice. How lucky are we? md

Changing of the Guard on the East End - New York Times

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