Synopses & Reviews
An insiders tour of one of Americas leading new wine regionswith profiles of more than forty wine producers, lush color photographs, and recipes by top local chefs
From the Introduction
Its your first trip to eastern Long Island. . . . The tension in your shoulders starts to melt as you realize youve finally traveled beyond the land of megamalls, giant chain stores, and endless car lots.
Soon you catch your first glimpse of a vineyard basking in the sun, its broad leaves silently turning sunlight into sugar, ripening Vitis vinifera, the European grapes that make the worlds finest wines. For a moment you might imagine youve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of Long Island, the most exciting new wine region in North America. Youve reached your destination, but your journey of discovery has barely begun. . . . Features wines from: The North Fork
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
Martha Clara Vineyards
Laurel Lake Vineyards
Harbes Family Vineyard
Macari Vineyards & Winery
Lieb Family Cellars
Shinn Estate Vineyards
Sherwood House Vineyards
Castello di Borghese
Vineyard & Winery
Peconic Bay Winery
Waters Crest Winery
The Lenz Winery
Ackerly Pond Vineyards
Christiano Family Vineyards
Corey Creek Vineyards
Duck Walk North
The Old Field Vineyards Croteaux Vineyards
Scarola VineyardsThe Hamptons
Duck Walk Vineyards
Channing Daughters Winery
Wölffer Estate Vineyard
The Grapes of Roth
More than 3,000 acres on Long Island’s beautiful East End have been planted with European wine grapes in recent decades, and over one million visitors stream to the region each year. Add to this the praise for local wines from many leading publications, and it’s not difficult to see why the New York Times captioned a photo accompanying an article on Long Island wines with, “Who needs Bordeaux?”
Long Island Wine Country introduces readers to the area’s forty-three wine producers, taking them behind the scenes to meet the people who make the wine. Interspersed throughout are recipes from leading local chefs for delicious dishes to pair with the wines, as well as 100 lush color photographs.
Well over 3,000 acres on Long Islands beautiful East End have been planted with European wine grape varieties over the last three decades, and the vineyards are widely credited with keeping this beautiful landscapeofficially designated one of the Last Great Places” by The Nature Conservancygreen and growing. Add to that the recent praise for wine producers like Bedell Cellars, The Lenz Winery, and Wölffer Estate Vineyards (among numerous others) from sources like the New York Times, Wine Spectator
, and Wine Advocate
, and its not difficult to see why the New York Times
, in a feature on Long Island wines, captioned a photo with the words, Who needs Bordeaux? A tasting of wines from the East End.”
Written by the editor of Long Island Wine Press magazinewith a foreword by Louisa Thomas Hargrave, cofounder of Long Islands first vineyard, and sumptuously illustrated by an award-winning photographerLong Island Wine Country takes you to each of the areas more than forty producers, telling the colorful stories of the wines and the people who make them.
Included are profiles of the owners and winemakers, notes on the wines, and essential details for visitors, such as contact information. Interspersed throughout are delicious recipes from the chefs who use the bounty of the region to prepare delicious dishes to pair with these wines, as well as lush color photographs of the natural beauty of the East End and its winemakers, wines, and wineries.
Written by the editor of Long Island Wine Press magazinewith a foreword by Louisa Thomas Hargrave, cofounder of Long Islands first vineyard, and sumptuously illustrated by an award-winning photographerthis book takes readers to each of the areas more than forty producers, telling the colorful stories of the wines and the people who make them.
About the Author
Jane Taylor Starwood
is the editor in chief of Long Island Wine Press
magazine, the official guide to Long Island Wine Country. The author of numerous articles on the wineries, wines, and people behind the scenes of Long Islands burgeoning wine region.
Bruce Curtis is an award-winning photographer who has chronicled many of the significant events of recent decades for Time, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated. He has been the exclusive photographer for more than twenty-five books, including The Art of Fly Fishing, The Art of Golf Antiques, and The Baseball Hall of Fame.