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Kip & Susan Bedell planted their first grapevines here in 1980, with kip earning the moniker “Mr. Merlot” in Wine Spectator Magazine. In 2000, Bedell Cellars was sold to Michael Lynne, the esteemed film executive and art collector. Today, Bedell stands at the forefront of creativity and excellence in the modern American wine industry, and is widely regarded as the benchmark winery in the eastern U.S.
Lavender by the Bay
Located in East Marion, Lavender By the Bay is New York’s premier lavender farm and one of the largest in the USA. A family run farm, we have been growing the highest quality lavender on Long Island for over 15 years.
Greenport Harbor Brewing
Our beer is served in over 200 places on Long Island (thank you Justin) and NYC. We’re proud to say that since summer of 2009 we have been singled out for nearly every beer we have brewed from the Village Voice to the Tasting Table to TimeOut NY to Newsday to NY Examiner to Wall Street Journal to countless beer and food blogs. We have a total of 13 employees if you include our forklift and delivery truck, which we do. We look forward to opening an additional production space in 2013 that will include a larger brewhouse and bottling. Crazy thanks to all the people out there who have made this possible.
Harbes Family Farm
In 1978, two high school sweethearts (Ed & Monica Harbes) married young and decided to try their hand at life on the farm. Ed learned everything there was to know from his father who taught him the secrets of farming acquired over 13 generations out on the East End. Equipped with a new corn planter, a bag of seeds and the support of his wife and children, the Harbes Family Farm Stand opened. Dad grew the corn and built the farm stand, Mom painted the sign, and even before it was dry their ten year old son Jason along with the family dog Queenie, was selling corn to neighbors. They were humble beginnings to be sure, but people were kind to them, liked what they had to offer and their business steadily grew.Located in the heart of the North Fork of our Long Island we’re proud to share what are farm has to offer, and the methods we farm with.
Sparkling Pointe Winery
Sparkling Pointe wines are sustainably grown on three vineyard sites comprising 40 acres within the North Fork of Long Island American Viticultural Area. A maritime climate tempered by two bodies of water, the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, provides long, warm summers with cooling breezes and moderate rainfall. Unique glacial soils of sandy loam provide excellent drainage. Carefully selected clones of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay comprise all three vineyard sites. Grapes are hand tended and hand harvested by a vineyard crew overseen by North Fork Veteran Steve Mudd.
Castello di Borghese Winery
In 1999, the first vineyard on the North Fork was in the creative hands of Prince Marco and Princess Ann Marie Borghese, who renamed it Castello di Borghese –Castle of the Borgheses. The 2013 season marked the 40th anniversary of this founding vineyard of the Long Island wine industry. Their children, Fernando, Giovanni and Allegra continue to apply new levels of energy, watching the vineyard evolve under their stewardship. Winners of numerous international awards, Castello di Borghese Vineyard has earned widespread respect. With a microclimate comparable to the Bordeaux region of France, the East End of Long Island provides a lush environment to grow some of the world’s best French grape varietals. We invite you to our tasting room to meet our team of experts and join the Borghese experience.
Horton Point Lighthouse
The Horton Point Lighthouse, located north of downtown Southold, was constructed by the U. S. Lighthouse Service in 1857. It is one of seven historic lighthouses located in Southold Township. The tower and adjoining keepers residence are built on the “Cliff Lot” of Barnabas Horton’s original 1640 land grant. The tower, which was originally connected to the residence by a cut stone wind-way, is 58 feet tall and once held a 3rd order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was managed by several men during its history. Below is a list of the keepers of the lighthouse from its opening until its automation in 1933.
Situated on sixty-two acres, the winery boasts over a quarter-mile of Long Island Sound waterfront.