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#TeamLieb Top 10s: Top 10 Long Island Wineries

March 16, 2021

We here at Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane Wine may be just a LITTLE biased about our favorite wineries on Long Island, but it’s no secret that we also love to visit our neighbors who make some delicious wines!

Here’s a list of #TeamLieb’s favorite Long Island wineries to visit on our days off, in no particular order except the first two, of course : ). Be sure to check winery websites for updated hours and reservation information.

Lieb Cellars

1. Lieb Cellars
Our Lieb Cellars tasting room on Oregon Road is surrounded by beautiful farmland. Seasonally, our patio is the perfect place to enjoy the gorgeous views and incredible sunsets. We offer flights, glasses, and bottles, as well as an extensive cheese and charcuterie menu. We are proud to produce our wines with 100% estate-grown fruit from our vineyards that are sustainably farmed and hand-tended. Our Lieb Estate wines are made in a clean, dry, fruit-forward style. Our signature grape is Pinot Blanc and we produce both a still version as well as a Champagne-method sparkling.
Open daily 12-7pm
13050 Oregon Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935

2. Bridge Lane Wine
Our second tasting room located down the road in Mattituck is our fun, casual younger sister. It is the home of our Bridge Lane line: 6 fresh, dry, fruit-forward wines packaged in bottles, boxes, cans, and kegs. The tasting room lawn is the perfect place for larger groups, dogs (on a leash of course), and picnic lunches! Don’t miss our Bridge Lane Bubbles…in a can!
Open Thurs-Mon 12-7pm
35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck, NY 11952

3. Macari Vineyards
Macari offers an upscale feel and experience, especially inside their new Bergen Road Bungalows. The bungalows offer an entirely private space to gather for groups of up to six. A visit to the tasting room requires a reservation but it’s totally worth planning ahead. They produce some of the most well-known and popular wines on Long Island. The Sauvignon Blanc and Bergen Road Red are must-tries.
Open daily 11am-5pm by reservation
150 Bergen Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952

Sparkling Pointe

4. Sparkling Pointe
This neighboring winery is known for producing wines made exclusively in the traditional Méthode Champenoise with classic Champagne grape varietals: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. Their sparkling wines are consistently amazing, vintage after vintage. No visit to their tasting room is complete without a sampling from their cheese and snack menu featuring only New York State products. A favorite that is usually on the menu is the Sparkling Pointe Brut, a delicious dry sparkling made from all three of their varietals.
Open daily 11am-5pm by reservation
39750 County Road 48, Southold, NY 11971

McCall Wines, photo by David Benthal, davidbenthal.com

5. McCall Wines
We love this winery for their rustic tasting room, which used to be both a potato barn and a horse stable. Their lawn outside the tasting room is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch mid-week (no outside food is allowed on weekends when they offer a menu of snacks). Though Pinot Noir is a difficult grape to grow on Long Island, McCall’s wines made with the varietal are consistently delicious.
Open seasonally (Apr-Dec), Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri/Sat 11am-6pm
22600 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935

6. Bedell Cellars
Though the entire property at Bedell is incredibly beautiful, our personal favorite spot to sip a glass is under their covered pavilion overlooking the vineyard. If you’re visiting in the summer you might even be lucky enough to score some local oysters, freshly shucked right on site. They’re the perfect pairing for one of Bedell’s sparkling wines. We love the Blanc de Blancs.
Open daily 11-5pm
36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935

7. Lenz Winery
The rustic indoor tasting barn is a great place to grab a quick tasting, but the best time to visit is in the spring or summer when you can grab a seat in their tree-covered garden and have a glass of your favorite wine. We particularly like their Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the only single-varietal wines made from this grape on the North Fork!
Open daily (Nov-May) 10-5pm, (Memorial Day-Columbus Day) 10-6pm
38355 Route 25, Peconic, NY 11958

Croteaux Vineyards, photo by David Benthal, davidbenthal.com

8. Croteaux Vineyards
With its French countryside-inspired secret garden, this winery is a must-visit for those looking to populate their Instagrams. Croteaux specializes in producing exclusively Rosé wines, so it’s no surprise that they make so many beautiful ones. Be sure to try the Merlot 181 and the Chloe Sparkling, made with Cabernet Franc. Pro tip: they pair perfectly with fresh raw oysters.
Open seasonally (Mar-Nov), daily 12-6pm
1450 South Harbor Road, Southold, NY 11971

9. Paumanok Vineyards
Paumanok was one of the first vineyards on the North Fork, and is still run by the original owners and their three sons. Spend the day on their patio overlooking the vines and enjoy one of their many flight options paired with some delicious cheeses and snacks. It is nearly impossible to choose a favorite from their award-winning lineup of wines, but the Chenin Blanc and Assemblage (an age-worthy red blend) are consistent stand-outs.
Open daily 11-5pm
1074 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931

10. Wölffer Estate Vineyard
No day to the South Fork is complete without a trip to this gorgeous estate. They offer a variety of seating, from their recently renovated indoor tasting room, to the beautiful outdoor patio, and even some lounge seating near the vines. They have an amazing menu of small plates as well as cheese and charcuterie, which you definitely will not want to miss. Pair your snacks with a glass of their Summer in a Bottle Rosé and you’ve got yourself a perfect afternoon!
Open daily 11-6pm
139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962