A must-winter-wine experience in the North Fork

Macari Vineyards is a family-owned winery operated and located in the North Fork. They have two locations within Northfork, and even though I had already visited three times their Mattituck location, I was interested in seeing their Bungalows. The Bungalows are more than just a physical space or a tent. They are a winter experience wisely created during the Pandemic to allow customers to enjoy a private and luxurious wine-tasting experience. Since then, Macari Family Vineyards have sophistically curated this must-winter-wine experience in the North Fork.

I will emphasize the substantive again because wine tasting has become more than an encounter with wine. Instead, our generation is interested in “The experience,” which the Macaris have understood and excelled in, leading wine production with a focus on regenerative and natural farming.

A must-winter-wine experience.

The Winter Bungalow experience includes tasting wine in the privacy of a Bungalow nested between the Vineyards at their Mattituck location:

  1. You will be greeted with a glass of a Pet-Nat Cabernet Franc.
  2. You will be headed to the Bungalow among the Vineyards to enjoy wine tasting and an exquisite spread of charcuterie and cheese board beautifully decorated and Instagram-ready.
  3. The decoration of the Bungalow is country cozy yet modern, so if you are into aesthetics, you will enjoy every corner of it.

Great hospitality. Great wines. Regenerative farming.

Macari Family Vineyards is leading the wine industry in the North Fork.

Do I need to say more? YES

Their Cabernet Franc 2020 is young yet showcasing the typical notes of raspberry and red fruits with a hint of cedar with a minerality distinctively from Long Island. But can we speak about their Dos Aguas 2019? A Bordeaux blend of Merlot (81%), with roughly equal portions of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 26 months in French Oak, so easy to drink and enjoy that you would not believe you are enjoying a New York Wine. I couldn’t also had enough of the liveliness of their Sauvignon Blanc, that goes through fermentation in Concrete. If you ever visit the North Fork, Macari Vineyards is a must.

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