Today, I took a trip to North Fork of Long Island and had visited Macari Vineyard & Winery located on 150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952. The North Fork of long island is located in eastern Suffolk County, New York. This area is divided into two island forks, which is the North Fork of Long Island AVA and the Hampton’s AVA in the South Fork. It is the home to a Maritime climate. Long Island is significantly influenced by water.
Macari Winery had numerous wines they sold/ offer for their tastings. I glanced at the variety of wines presented in front of me. A few struck my mind as I noticed they were the exact ones that were tasted during class. I was unable to try the tasting menu because I was observing a fast today for a religious holiday. Unfortunately the one day I was available to visit the winery coincided with the day I had to fast. The wine tasting was per glass and the prices were different for each of the wine they were offering.
Macari Winery is about an hour and a half from where I reside. As I was approaching the winery I felt eager to learn all about the winery and excited because it was my first time being at one. There were grapevines on the left and was able to see which season they are in Bud Break. (Study Guide 2018.) The initial appearance of green shoots growing out of dormant buds each spring. During April/May the first signs of life occur, sap rises up and the buds begin to break.
At the Macari Winery I was not able to see the production of the barrel and the steps of how the wine is made. I was only able to see how it was made from a large distance. The production area had difference colored flowers dangling down in a row and gave the atmosphere a warmer feel.
Inside of the Winery one of the wines they were selling was called Horses 2016. It is a Cabernet Franc and sparkling wine. It is also a limited production. Horses 2016 received its name based off the shape of the Macari Vineyard.
3.) (For all vocabulary words bolded)- Certified Specialist of Wine: Study Guide 2018. Washington, DC: Society of Wine Educators, 2018.