|Address:||3165 Main Rd, Laurel, NY 11948, USA|
|Working:||11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–5PM|
Enjoyable for non-snobs that like to drink good wine by following their own tastebuds. We visited this winery during our first trip to Long Island. Arriving from California, we were curious about the local wineries and decided to check out this picturesque place with its wraparound porch set among an emerald green landscape. The host was a charming local man who made us feel welcome and entertained us with a wealth of knowledge about the area. Now Im no wine snob and typically prefer reds over whites, but their Chardonnay and Reisling were fantastic! What usually turns me off with whites are sour, tangy aftertastes that make me feel like I just drank vinegar or licked perfume. I found their Chardonnay to be delicious- flavorful and perfectly dry so a sip merely hints at citrus and reminds me of blue skies. It impressed us enough to buy a bottle (which we promptly consumed later at the beach). With Reislings, they sometimes make me feel Im drinking industrial syrup used to make my toddlers cough meds, but Laurels Reisling was great! The sweetness did not overwhelm and was infused tastefully in the texture- perfectly balanced for this red wine drinker! Other noteworthy things about this place: they have plenty of covered seating outdoors, and its easy to access and find parking. Good for families since the kids can eat/snack/play on the grass while adults enjoy a glass of wine :) Lovely views make it a beautiful setting for events like a wedding.
While we were visiting Long Island, we decided to go on a fun winery tour. We selected Vintage Tours which came with high reviews. We were informed that this place was acquired by Chilean and American vintner friends, and have lots of passion for wine making. Their building looked somewhat small from the front, but inside was quite large. Maybe it looked so much bigger because it was empty. The staff told us that they are preparing for a wedding, so they cleared out the floor. Out in the back, they have a large deck with a great view of their vineyards. After the first wine tasting, were led to a large room one level below from the tasting room, where they had several stainless steel barrels. In this room, one of the owners, Jose gave us detailed information on wine making. Then, we moved even lower into their basement, where it was cooler at around 75 degrees. This room was filled with wood wine barrels. Overall, it was an interesting tour. We certainly learned a lot about wine making, very educational, thanks to Jose. One thing I didn’t like was that we had to use the same glass for all five wines. I prefer getting a clean glass between red and white, in order to get the true taste of each wine. Read my full review of this winery and wines on my food blog, foodlovergirl.
Went here with a tour group, it was our first stop. This was my favorite stop as it was more relaxing and not as crowded as the others, they have plenty of picnic tables and have live music. We even went on a tour and our guide was nice enough to let us try a bunch of samples including a wine that wasnt released yet. Make sure you get a bottle of the Chardonnay Limited Reserve 2010 ($26). Im not even a big Chardonnay fan but this had to be the best one Ive tasted as it had hints of vanilla, coconut, pineapple...we all loved it!
We had a great pourer who was an area teacher (as many seem to be) and she couldnt have been more friendly. I know it always depends, but since a few others mentioned them being unfriendly, I figured I would mention it. I enjoyed the tasting flight here at Laurel Lake and love that they have a patio in which you can bring outside food. One thing I will note is that there is a different menu for groups, which is cheaper than the regular tasting, so make sure you have the right tasting menu. Overall, it was a great experience!
One of three vineyards I visited on a North Fork tour. They gave a nice tour or the brewing room and explained the process. Then they took us down to the storage room where the barrels are kept and have a few tastings. The guide was super nice and answered a lot of questions. The grounds are beautiful. When we were there there was wedding so it can be rented out for your special occasion. There are plenty of picnic tables to eat a snack on and take a rest. Dont forget to go up to the pouch for a even better view.
Cindy Zito - Makris
I had my daughters bridal shower here and it was a great experience for everyone. The set up was fabulous and it was pleasant day. We all enjoyed the variety of wines and so many of my guests bought bottles to take home. I dealt with Ursula and Derek, managers at the vineyard and they were very helpful and accommodating. Derek was our host the day of the event and he couldnt have made it any better. Thank you to everyone there for helping to make my daughters shower such a huge success!
I loved the wines at this winery. We went on a tour of the vineyards and the wine making room. The wines are very tasty. They offer an array of wines ranging from light, not too sweet to very heavy and flavorful. We tried a wine that was not ready to be sold. It tasted like red table wine. Not bad. Kudos to Juan the wine maker. We ate lunch on the outdoor porch. It was a very pleasant educational experience. The winery books parties and lunches and dinners. Moderately priced.
Our tour guide showed his passion and taught us all about the process of wine He served us a few tastings. I learned a great deal about barrels and stainless steel techniques. Was amazed to hear how the wines are kept and monitored before the next process. I loved their land covered with grapes so neatly tied in the mesh. Beautiful vineyards and peaceful decks to view the grounds. A wonderful place for a romantic venue. Lunch and wine!
I went here with a large group for a wine tasting and had a very good time. The staff was very friendly and informative. Juan took us on a tour of the barrel room and allowed us to taste a red wine out of the cask and a nice aged chardonnay. The Riesling was particularly good and I picked up a bottle to take home. It was light, fruity and bubbly without being carbonated. A great summer wine.
A Private User
My wife and I stopped in looking to purchase a case of wine for an upcoming party. We walked around the main room for about 10 minutes without being approached once. When we asked some questions about their wines we got very short unfriendly responses. After feeling not welcome, we took our business down Rt25 to two other vineyards where the staff were polite and friendly.
We ordered food from a food truck (De Vine Delights by CJs American Grill) that was on premises and watched as about half a dozen people who ordered after us got their food first. Canceled the order. Bush league service. Too bad since the wine is pretty good. The Pinot Noir is to die for. Just avoid the poor service food truck.
5 stars from beginning to end. My husband and I went to a Tuesday night event here and couldnt have been more pleased from beginning to end. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The wine was amazing......We look forward to hanging on a Sunday afternoon sipping wine and listening to music.