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News and Updates from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation

Long Island

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Long Island Wine Country Launches First Annual Long Island Locals Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Long Island Wine Country(631) [email protected] RIVERHEAD, NY (March 2023) — Long Island Wine Country kicks off the first annual Long Island Locals Week, offering exclusive deals for local residents at select Long Island wineries. “2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of Long Island Wine Country. With our Golden Anniversary on the horizon, we are excited to celebrate first and foremost with our home community,” said Melissa Rockwell, Board

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Explore Long Island Terroir

Grape growing and limited wine production on Long Island dates back to the late 1600’s, but the first commercial vineyards on Long Island were planted in the early 1970s under the stewardship of Alex and Louisa Hargrave. Their work lured investors, grape growers, and accomplished and promising winemakers to the region. Today, the region is home to more than 60 wineries and a number of satellite wineries/stores and is considered