“New wines from the old vines”
Vineyard 48, formerly known as Bidwell Vineyards established in 1982, possesses some of the oldest vines on the North Fork of Long Island. It is currently owned by the Metz, Lamanna and Bortone familes. Three factors go into the making of wines of uncompromising quality and elegance: the North Fork’s ideal maritime growing conditions, meticulous management as well as traditional winemaking. In just a few short years its winemaker, Matthew Berenz, has helped Vineyard 48 become a favorite among the New York Food & Wine Classic.
Wine List: http://vineyard48wines.com/wine-store.html
de gustibus non disputandum est
If next to the ‘tree of knowledge’, where the infamous apple was plucked, stood a bottle of Vineyard 48 Table White, Adam and Eve might never have been tempted to take a bite from the forbidden fruit and we, dear Readers, might still be frolicking in Paradise. Those were my first thoughts as I tasted this heavenly blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling provide both a zesty palate and aromatic nose of orange blossoms and oleander with Chardonnay contributing a buttery body to the blend. Alas, Adam and Eve may have been banished from the Garden of Eden, but if you ever need a little taste of Paradise, try a glass of Vineyard 48 Table White.