Get a delicious introduction to Long Island’s winemaking country when you visit this winery on a picturesque plot cooled by refreshing Atlantic breezes.
Bold and unique flavors set Channing Daughters Winery apart in Long Island’s South Fork. Located on a gorgeous 28-acre (11-hectare) estate in Bridgehampton, Channing Daughters Winery combines fertile soil and moderate maritime climates with an exciting variety of flavors. Experience the artisanal aromas of two dozen different varieties of grapes and discover the complex and distinctive flavors of the winery’s creations.
As you make your way along the winery’s long driveway, you’ll pass rows and rows of beautifully kept vines. Admire the trellised hedges, heavy with red and green grapes ready for harvest in the fall. Reach the winery’s charming main building and step inside. The tasting room is decorated with antique wine barrels and intriguing carved-wood sculptures. Chat with a staff member and find out what events are scheduled at the winery during your visit.
Join a guided tasting and learn about the winery’s endeavors to combine traditional flavors with artisanal experimentation. You might try familiar white varieties, such as chardonnay, pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc. Delve into new taste territories and try malvasia and ribolla gialla, among others. In the reds, Channing Daughters Winery offers merlot and cabernet sauvignon, as well as syrah, refosco and lagrein. Listen as your guide explains the process behind the creation of each Channing Daughters wine. Carefully tended grapes are handpicked and processed using traditional methods.
Try some of the winery’s more daring flavors, such as white wines that are fermented with the fruit’s skin intact. Known as orange wines, these nutty and dry-tasting wines have a particular citrusy character.
Allow time to wander around the winery’s Sculpture Garden. Featuring artworks made by the winery’s owner, Walter Channing, the garden highlights the vineyard’s beauty.
Channing Daughters Winery is located on Bridgehampton’s northern border. It is a 5-minute drive from Bridgehampton Village and parking is available on site. The winery is open daily. For a fee, enjoy an informative tasting of six different wines. If you have a group numbering more than six people, book tastings in advance.