Macari Vineyard & Winery Blog Post- Arjun Patel

Macari Vineyard & Winery Front

Macari Vineyard & Winery Front of the Tasting Room.Standing in front of the building right in front of the entrance and beautiful green garden.











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 Vineyard & Winery- Tasting Room

One Section of the Tasting Room.








Wine Tasting List








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.

(Photo 1)Equipment used to make wine.







(Photo 2) Equipment use to make wine.

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.


Selling Sparkling Wine called Horses 2016










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.

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3.) (For all vocabulary words bolded)- Certified Specialist of Wine: Study Guide 2018. Washington, DC: Society of Wine Educators, 2018.

Retail Wine Shop Analysis

Grand Wine and Liquor









For my Retail Wine Shop after looking at my options from Queens I had decided to go to Grand Wine and Liquor store. I went straight from college to this wine store and the trip was easy and commute was only 20mins away from the college. Once I got off the subway the wine store was right across the street and it was very easy to fine. Only thing that was weird was I had to look at the wine store twice because just to make sure it’s was a wine store not some clothing store or something different. From the outside it would be difficult for someone to tell it was a liquor or even a wine store if they didn’t have a sign. Seeing just the windows from far, it could be confused for something else. After I entered the wine store, the store was huge and had a lot of options for wine. As I walked in the employee greeted me with a smile, and was willing to help me with any questions I had. So I walked around the wine store and checked out all the wine to see where everything was placed. After I walked around I approached the employee that was working there, I asked may I please speak to a manager on duty at the moment. The manger on duty was Jamie; she walked out, she greeted me with not so happy look on her face but she was willing to help me with all my questions I had. She was surprised that I just walked in to talk to her without emailing her or giving her a heads up. After all of that she gave me 5-10minutes of her time. I first asked her was how long has this store been opened up for? She answers by replying Jack Battipaglia, longtime owner who opened up this shop seventy-five years ago, it is still up and running. Jack had a huge heart for the community and touched the lives of many people in the community. Jack lived his life with full of love, laughter, and good; cherishing and placing family above all. After speaking to the manager Jamie, she had answered my questions and then walked over to show me all the wines in the store.

 Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza- Spain, Intense red cherry color.

Wine #1 ” Shelf Talker”









Wine #1- “Shelf Talker” Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza- Spain Price $14.99 Intense red cherry color. Aromas of red fruits, strawberry and cranberry framed by fine nuances of vanilla and toffee. Silky and structured on the palate, it has a long lasting and satisfying finish to wine.

Wine #2- Red From Spain- Bodegas Ego Infinito











Wine #2 Red from Spain- Bodegas Ego Infinito

Intense and dark cherry red color with purple edges. High layer. Clean and bright. Dense tear that lightly dyes the glass.

Delicate, persistent bubbles. Fresh, intense aromatic bouquet on the nose.

Wine #3- Coppiere Prosecco Italy










Wine #3- Coppiere Prosecco Extra Dry- Italy 

Delicate, persistent bubbles. Fresh, intense, aromatic bouquet on the nose. On the palate it is mouth filling , with rich flavors of white stone fruit.


Wine #4- Red Wine (Region you did not know made wine.) Lanterna- Plava Mali Dalmatia










Wine #4- Red Wine (Region you did not know made wine.)

This wine is from Croatia because a lot of their customers

are greek and eastern european in the neighborhood which love to

buy this of wine.

Picture of the Store