Hitting the North Fork Wine Trail

With quality on the rise and wine tourism flourishing, it’s a great time to plan your visit

Hitting the North Fork Wine Trail
Siblings Gabriella and Joseph of the family-run Macari Vineyards, a driving force in biodynamic farming and a champion of Cabernet Franc (Conor Harrigan)
From the Sep 30, 2022, issue

Though the North Fork of Long Island is hardly an obvious place to cultivate vines, the unique potential of this temperamental, maritime strip of land continues to lure newcomers who have joined pioneering vintners such as the Macaris. Since the first vineyards were established here in the 1970s, the industry has grown to more than 50 wineries, with all but three located on the North Fork wine trail: a narrow 23-mile stretch from Riverhead to Greenport. Use Wine Spectator's guide to plan your visit. 

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