North Fork Wineries with Gorgeous Views

Long Islanders look for every excuse to head to North Fork wineries, especially when rising temps swing back around. Outdoor seating, top-notch vino and picturesque surroundings draw visitors from Montauk to Manhattan. There are many spots to choose from, but these five are all about the view.

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Kontokosta Winery, Greenport

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Dubbed “the North Fork’s first and only waterfront tasting room and winery,” this family-owned establishment is a must-visit. It is situated on 62 acres with a Long Island Sound waterfront property and sweeping bluffs. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of the award-winning rose and cabernet sauvignon as they take in the beautiful view of the region’s coastline. Address: 825 North Road | Phone: 631-477-6977 Click to go

Paumanok Vineyards, Aquebogue

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Founded by Ursula and Charles Massoud and their three sons in 1983, this winery has a reputation for its food and amazing views. Visitors can unwind in the rustic deck with intimate tables and flowers while they nosh on cheese, smoked salmon and sweet Italian sausage, which all pair well with the wines. Address: 1074 Main Road | Phone: 631-722-8800 Click to go

Macari Vineyards, Mattituck

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Macari is as scenic as it is accommodating. A rustic tasting room with an outdoor patio overlooks the vineyard’s beautiful 500 acres of land. It’s a great choice for large parties since there’s both great service and plenty of room to explore. Even better? Furry friends are allowed. Address: 150 Bergen Avenue | Phone: 631-298-0100 Click to go

Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport

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Lauded by many for its “peaceful” environment, the manicured grounds with lush grass and vibrant vines transport visitors to another place in time. The spacious outdoor patio, which has a wood-fired oven that whips up delicious pizza in the summer, is perfect for enjoying good wine, live music and pristine views. Address: 1216 Main Road | Phone: 631-722-5256 Click to go

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Calverton

Doubling as a vineyard and a farm (with a horse rescue), visitors can go on a tour to see clean white fences, vibrant red barns and of course, horses. The beautiful creatures combined with the acres of lush grass, rustic furniture and clear blue skies are awe-inspiring. Address: 2114 Sound Avenue Phone: 631-369-0100 Click to go