Inside Peconic Bay Vineyards in Cutchogue

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Peconic Bay Vineyards on Main Road in Cutchogue on the North Fork of Long Island offers the complete vineyard experience for visitors of all ages. From live music and private picnics in-season to an onsite farm stand and Moke tours of the property, Peconic Bay Vineyards has the perfect variety of ways to make the most out of your visit.

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At the helm of the operation is owner Stacey Soloviev, General Manager Ken Cereola, and Winemaker Greg Gove. Soloviev purchased Peconic Bay Vineyards in 2019.

Gove has a winemaking career that spans over three decades. He has been with the new Peconic Bay Vineyards for almost three years or since the beginning to the pandemic. He was previously employed with Peconic Bay Vineyards under the former ownership before they closed.

His favorite wines are aromatic whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris and complex reds like Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. He also likes Reisling as it’s “challenging to grow in the vineyard and challenging to produce.” The winery is particularly famous for its Reisling.

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Private Picnic Reservations

Private picnics at Peconic Bay Vineyards are complete with picnic pillows and blankets.

Guests may choose to taste rosé, red, or white flights or a mix of each. Cheese pairings include local cheeses from Catapano Dairy Farm and Mecox Bay Dairy, as well as cheese from Nettle Meadow in upstate New York north of Saratoga Springs.

Guests may also choose to order oysters from Hampton Oyster Company.

Peonic Bay Winery cheese board North Fork
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Patio and Garden Reservations

Patio reservations can be made in advance online. Walk-ins of 6 or less are welcome. The patio features large round tables with umbrellas.

Garden area reservations are also available in-season. The garden area at Peconic Bay Vineyards is set between the vineyard and oyster shack, making for the perfect place to hang with a group of friends. The lush landscaping and shade sails gives the area a more private feel. This area can be booked in advance for parties of 8 or more.

Vineyard Tours

Moke flight tours are the most popular at the vineyard and are available in-season when the grapes are in full blossom, typically in June and July. Guests, for example, will start with the Cabernet Franc vines and taste the grapes and drink the Cabernet Franc, and then move along to the other varietals.

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Hours & Additional Information

Peconic Bay Vineyards in Cutchogue is open year-round beginning at 11am. Closed on Tuesdays.

The vineyard hosts a number of events all year long including lobster bakes, BBQ and Fireworks near July 4th weekend, chocolate pairings, wine dinners, Jazz Sundays, and much more.

Peconic Bay Vineyards also has an exclusive wine club featuring first access to new releases and special discounts. Wine club members receive 15% off wine, food, and apparel. The quarterly wine club is also customizable.

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Vanessa Gordon
Vanessa Gordon is the Owner and Publisher of East End Taste Magazine. Vanessa is regularly called on as a family travel, personal finance, and Hamptons lifestyle expert. She has been featured in Reader's Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, New York Post, The Daily Beast, The Daily News, and many other publications. Vanessa is also the Founder of the annual Hamptons summer event, the Hamptons Interactive Brunch.