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History

Founded by Mark Lieb in 1992, Lieb Cellars has grown from a modest 12-acre vineyard to 5 vineyard sites, 2 tasting rooms and a full-service custom crush winery.
1992
1992
Mark Lieb founded Lieb Cellars with the purchase of a 14-acre Pinot Blanc vineyard
1993
1993
Mark hires winemaker Russell Hearn and releases first wine under the Lieb label
1997
1997
Mark plants Merlot and Chardonnay
1999
1999
Mark plants Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec
2000
2000
Mark and Russell build Premium Wine Group, a full-service custom crush and winemaking facility and open a Lieb Cellars Tasting Room
2004
2004
Bridge Lane Wine is introduced as the 2nd label for Lieb Cellars
2012
2012
Mark sells Lieb Cellars and Premium Wine Group to a group of private investors, including Russell, and a new management team is formed (#TeamLieb)
2013
2013
Lieb leases and farms an additional 42 acres of vineyards
2014
2014
Lieb and Bridge Lane labels are re-branded and Lieb breaks into the wholesale market
2015
2015
A second Bridge Lane Wine tasting room is opened as a home base for the growing brand
2017
2017
Lieb is first winery in NY to introduce canned wine under the Bridge Lane label
2018
2018
Lieb Cellars becomes certified sustainable by Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing
Today
2020
Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane Wine are the most widely distributed Long Island wine brands, in 14 states and growing