A Rare Vintage: A Taste of Long Island Wine Country

By Jessica Monk
When I put my nose into the glass and inhaled an aroma that exactly matched what I had always hoped for but never really believed was possible to create, I burst into tears.
Just a half mile wide at its narrowest and only 40 miles long, Long Island’s North Fork is an unexpected respite from the New York minute. If you follow the highway as far as Riverhead, you find yourself deep in agricultural countryside where the peninsula divides into its North and South Forks. The North Fork appellation stretches from the Riverhead town boundary line to Orient Point, separated from its ...

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