Across the 28 acres of Bridgehampton, land that make up this destination, about 50 percent of grapes are sourced locally in an effort to produce about 14,000 cases of wine a year. All across the estate, expect to gaze in wonder at the artwork on display, made by owner Walter Channing. Our favorite: a 40-foot pencil that looks straight up to the sky. Sip wines by the glass or opt for a themed tasting to try a curated selection of the two dozen varieties grown onsite. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, but reservations are encouraged (and open 14 days in advance).
Picture this: you're sitting outside with views of vineyards before you, a glass of wine in your hand and an Atlantic breeze in your hair. Sound ideal? Look no further than the best wineries in the Northeast. With its cooler climate conditions, regional growers tend to specialize in French-American hybrid grape varieties such as Seyval, as well as sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. However, the number of vineyards are always growing and varieties expanding—today you can even find well-received Merlot and Cabs.
That means whether you’re a fan of red, white or sparkling, our list of recommendations for the best wineries in the Northeast will have something for everyone. Squeeze in a trip to one of these spots after an adventure glamping or settling into a nearby cozy cabin. A day with wine is never wasted.