By Lidia Ryan, Tue, January 31, 2023
Red Hook Winery. Photo credit: Sava Studio
When asked why a couple should spend Valentine’s Day at City Winery, CEO and founder, Michael Dorf responded, “Wine not?” Puns aside, he believes “there’s this romantic vibe to wooden barrels — something sexy about a winery.” It’s what he attributes to City Winery hosting so many weddings. Plus, he joked, if you get engaged at his winery, you’re guaranteed to stay married. Time might tell whether or not that’s true, but when it comes to planning a date night, urban wineries are like a more romantic version of the ever-popular urban brewery.
Where to wine and dine
By Michelle Cohen, Mon, April 15, 2019
Aerial photo by Dead On Design, courtesy of The Corcoran Group.
Situated in Cutchogue on Long Island’s picturesque North Fork, the historic estate vineyard owned by the late film executive Michael Lynne (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy) who was a key figure at New Line Cinema as well as a wine connoisseur is seeking a new owner. Asking $17.9 million, the 95-acre property includes a cottage and five parcels of land. The property is home to Bedell Cellars, a pioneering family-owned winery. Also included in the sale is the Corey Creek Vineyards winery.
Tour the vineyard grounds and historic estate