Long Island Wine Country : Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-05
  • Publisher: Three Forks
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More than 3,000 acres on Long Island's beautiful East End have been planted with European wine grapes in recent decades, and over one million visitors stream to the region each year. Add to this the praise for local wines from many leading publications, and it's not difficult to see why the "New York Times" captioned a photo accompanying an article on Long Island wines with, "Who needs Bordeaux?" "Long Island Wine Country" introduces readers to the area's forty-three wine producers, taking them behind the scenes to meet the people who make the wine. Interspersed throughout are recipes from leading local chefs for delicious dishes to pair with the wines, as well as 100 lush color photographs.

Author Biography

Jane Taylor Starwood is the editor-in-chief of Long Island Wine Press magazine, the official guide to Long Island Wine Country. She lives in Southold, New York.


Bruce Curtis, an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in Time, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, has been the exclusive photographer of more than twenty-five books, including The Art of Fly Fishing. He lives in Roslyn, New York.


From the Introduction

It’s your first trip to eastern Long Island. . . . The tension in your shoulders starts to melt as you realize you’ve finally traveled beyond the land of megamalls, giant chain stores, and endless car lots.
Soon you catch your first glimpse of a vineyard basking in the sun, its broad leaves silently turning sunlight into sugar, ripening Vitis vinifera, the European grapes that make the world’s finest wines. For a moment you might imagine you’ve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of Long Island, the most exciting new wine region in North America. You’ve reached your destination, but your journey of discovery has barely begun. . . .

Excerpted from Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons by Jane Taylor Starwood
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