Lenz Winery

Long Island

Established in 1978, this is one of the oldest North Fork wineries, and still one of the more eclectic, focusing on European-style wines. The sparkling wines and Gewürztraminer are especially good and go down nicely in the barreled-bordered courtyard.

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