There are few places as synonymous with well-being and opulence as the small string of towns on the tip of Long Island known as the Hamptons. Most people have at least heard of the Hamptons before, even if they’ve never had the chance to visit themselves.
Usually, when people think of the Hamptons, they picture the sprawling mansions and endless beaches that the area is known for, but in truth, the Hamptons are so much more than that! Wine lovers might be surprised to learn that some of the best vineyards and wineries in the entire country are found in the Hamptons — here are ten can’t-miss wineries in the Hamptons.
Wolffer Estate Vineyard
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is the premier vineyard and winery on everyone’s list for a good reason. The gorgeous vineyard is located right in the center of the Hamptons and features chic, attractive décor. For winemaking, Wolffer uses an innovative technique that allows them to create some of the finest vintages in the region, including whites, reds, roses, and a delicious cider.
The surroundings of the winery are simply divine, with rolling green hills, lush vineyards, and in the summer, the winery boasts live music on the weekends. What more could you ask for in a luxury Hamptons winery?
Osprey’s Dominion is located on the same latitude as many of the world's most renowned wine-producing regions, including France and the famous Napa Valley in California. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the vineyard produces stellar wines — they’re often praised for creating some of the best wines in the region. The winery itself is set on a country estate that produces more than 20 different varieties, including reds and whites. The grounds are spectacular, with various picnic spots and outdoor patios dotting the lush vineyards. One of the main reasons to enjoy a bottle or two from Osprey's dominion is that the owners are committed to a policy of "no-human intervention," meaning that they only bottle when nature allows for optimal winemaking in the traditional way.
is another exceptional winery in the Hamptons, and it’s one of the only waterfront wineries in the region. The vineyard is spread over an impressive 62 acres of oceanfront and is open daily throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allowing wine lovers to plan a day trip that they won’t soon forget.
The winery produces several varietals of red wines, but they are renowned for their rose, which has won numerous awards. So, the next time you’re in the Hamptons, stop by for a tasting and some Insta-worthy photos.
Channing Daughters Winery
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Channing Daughters Winery
is located in Bridgehampton. The owners pride themselves on sourcing all of their wines locally so that visitors can have a truly authentic tasting experience. Apart from the winery, the vineyards are also stunning to behold and offer visitors an opportunity to learn about winemaking firsthand. The winery sells vintages from the estate and provides a wide variety of excellent wines, making it one of the best places to pick up a bottle or two in the Hamptons.
is, without a doubt, one of the most picturesque wineries in the region. The romantic, Tuscan-style B&B overlooking the vineyards is truly one of the most photo-worthy hotels on Long Island and offers couples an unforgettable experience that goes far beyond wine tasting.
The vineyard is family-owned and set on five acres of pristine Hamptons real estate. The family that owns the vineyard is committed to producing their wine with sustainable practices, making the vineyard one of the most eco-friendly in the area. Visitors can enjoy wine tasting sessions in the elegant house or outside on the covered patio; afterward, they can enjoy a tour of the vineyards and learn more about the winemaking process while exploring the winemaking facilities.
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery
is one of the only wineries in the region that produces sparkling wine, and honestly, it's exceptional. The environmental conditions in the vineyards are very similar to those found in Champagne, and as such, their sparkling wine is truly something special.
Sparkling Pointe also produces several other varieties, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and an exquisite Chardonnay. You really can't ask for much more in terms of the estate. This family-owned and operated winery features three separate vineyards spread across a 40-acre estate. Visitors can head over to the tasting house to enjoy sampling sessions or book a tour to learn more about the wine production process from the experts who work the land using the traditional old-fashioned methods.
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is somewhat unique among the Hamptons wineries. It doesn't try to be super elegant but instead prides itself on being a place for the whole family to enjoy. It's the only vineyard in the Hamptons that serves pizza with wine
, and yes, that pizza is delicious!
The tasting room at Jamesport Vineyards is pretty special. It's set in a 165-year-old barn that overlooks the beautiful vineyards and allows visitors to get a sense of the history of the Hamptons while enjoying a delicious glass of locally sourced wine and a slice of woodfired pizza. Overall, it's a unique experience but one that everyone will certainly love.
is another vineyard that should be on any Hamptons wine lovers bucket list. The winery is set amidst a 10-acre vineyard as picturesque as any in the region. Clovis Point is mainly well known for its exceptional red; however, visitors who book a tasting will be able to enjoy a variety of wine flights that showcase the very best of what's available in the region.
The winery also hosts event days so that wine lovers can tour the facilities and the vineyards while learning more about the history of wine, the winery, and the Hamptons region in general. Those who make the trip to Clovis Point will enjoy live music and sample artisan food from the food trucks each week.
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Those looking to experience a little bit of Italy will especially appreciate the Rafael Winery
, which was designed and crafted in the Italian tradition and features Mediterranean mosaics inspired by the Italian monasteries near the owner’s home in Italy.
Notably, the Raphael Winery is one of the last remaining wineries in the United States that still produces all of its wines by hand using the old-fashioned traditional methods employed in Italy for thousands of years. The winery itself is located 12-feet underground, keeping with the winemaking philosophes of the ancients. Visitors can tour the grounds and enjoy a tasting session while learning about the traditional methods of winemaking that are all but extinct in the United States these days. The grounds are gorgeous, and if you only have a few days in the Hamptons, this might be the one winery you won't want to miss.
Castello Di Borghese Vineyard & Winery
In addition to sampling some of the finest wines in the Hamptons, visitors to the vineyard will also enjoy some of the best wine pairings with tasty samples of locally sourced fresh cheeses on hand to complement each tasting. There are craft food trucks on the weekend for those feeling hungry. Unlike any other winery in the Hamptons, visitors can also book a yoga retreat to sip a delicious glass of wine while the stresses of daily life melt away.
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The Hamptons are world-famous for being a luxury retreat with some of the biggest mansions and best beaches in New York State; however, the region is also home to some of the best vineyards and wineries in the country. So, on your next visit to the Hamptons, book a tasting session at one of the exquisite wineries listed above. It will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your trip.