Winery visit to Paumanok vineyard

Paumanok vineyard was established in 1983 by the Massoud family has been a staple to the North Folk Long Island wines. It located at 1074 Main Road Aquebogue, NY 11931. They have about 127 acres of land. Paumanok Vineyards. Long Island is one of several excellent wineries.

My first vineyard and wine tasting I ever been to and I fell in love. Paumanok Vineyards. Long Island is one of several excellent wineries. I visited with two of my classmates. Their landscape is breathtaking. We enjoyed an excellent tasting room. The worker was very informative, we interviewed Erika she was knowledgeable about the product, and their Vinicultural practices and Vinification practices. She was very friendly. Ericka explained each wine we wanted to taste. Even though we were not able to get a tour guide, we were allowed to walk in the vineyard, look at the grapes but we couldn’t touch. We were able to experience the place on our own and able to come back to Erika and ask questions. She had a welcoming personality. Their special attributes of the AVA are the Chenin blanc and Sauvignon blanc.

Grapes varieties grown

Vinifera grapevines plant, they grow nine grape varieties.

They are Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

There is about 1100 to 1400 planting vineyards of vine per acres.


Vinicultural practices

Sustainable viniculture

No vines during winter dormant only see the trunks

Spurs on the cane are 2 and delved, ‘V’ shaped or uneven grounds.”

They follow the NYC states sustainable viniculture

They believe that the most important way of making great wine, all starts with the “ripest and healthiest grape’’, which produces high-quality wine

They maintain a permanent cover of grasses and wild clovers and other such as ladybugs, praying mantis, dragonflies, earthworms, etc. which create a habitat.

Vinification practices

They harvest the grape before 1st frost late October and November

Age in either oaks or steels all depends on the wine they are producing.

For example, their Chardonnay is a 100%

it fermented in the bottle makes is a brut champagne (dry)

use the traditional method

Red wine is in oak which is old, has 85% neutral reused

White wine – age in steel tanks

Knowledge of tasting room personnel

I tasted the festival which was 15 dollars

2016 festival Chardonnay

It was clear

medium to low intensity

color was pear, green apples

tasted dry


short finish

little acidity

age in steel tanks

2016 festival Red

Festival red

The color was dark pink

Low intensity

Neutral barrel

2016 dry RosÉ

2017 Semi-dry Riesling


  Retrieved from

Paumanok Vineyards to Acquire Palmer Vineyards on Long Island. (n.d.). Retrieved from

NY Times: Chenin Blanc is back and Paumanok’s got it! (2015, August 12). Retrieved from





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