A Weekend on Long Island: Mattebella Vineyards

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For the Fourth of July weekend, Pat and I headed out to Long Island for a stay-cation. Although the crowds flock to Montauk during the time, I prefer to steer away from the massive crowds inundating the beaches out East and stay further inland. Just because you’re not at Montauk doesn’t mean their aren’t thousands of relaxing activities (that require less people)! One activity that can truly be done anywhere and not only on Long Island is to play a nice relaxing game of golf. Pat and I headed to the driving range to practice some of our strokes. The weather was just starting to clear up so it wasn’t too hot out on the range.

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After a nice hour of practice, Pat and I returned to his house and hopped into the pool to cool down. Since the weather wasn’t great for going out on the boat, we decided to head out East (not towards Montauk, but on the North Fork which would be less crowded) for some good old fashioned Long Island wineries! One of my favorite wineries in Long Island is Mattebella Vineyards. Pat and I headed over for the uncorking of their 2016 sparkling rosé wine. I had always been a white wine, specifically Pinot Grigio, but recently my taste buds have turned to the dark side (literally). For some reason, I am not capable of drinking white wine anymore! I only drink rosé in the summer and red wine in the winter. Therefore Mattebella Vineyards was the perfect go-to for cloudy summers days since their rosé is one of my favorites.

Mattebella Vineyards is located in Southold. With 22 acres of land Mattebella does things the old-fashioned way. Unlike many other vineyards on Long Island, they process all of their wines by hand rather than through mechanical harvesters and leave for leaf removal equipment. What makes these wines so refined is their commitment to quality via sustainable handcrafting – an art form that is long gone and hard to come by.

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What you will find at Mattebella is an old world charm, rustic yet contemporary, that takes one back to the good life of the 1600s. Visitors can choose to sit in the cottage, around the patio, or near the fig garden while enjoying table service, delightful wines, and homemade appetizers. The environment offers a quaint escape from the crowded shores of Long Island and surrounding commercial wineries.

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Unlike many other wineries that are equipped with a handful of wine tasting rooms, Mattebella offers a unique patio overlooking the vineyards where one can sit back, relax, and sip on their fine rosé.

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Their appetizers are just as handmade as their wines. Their love of semolina bread feels like it comes directly out of the oven. They offer a variety of crostini featuring freshly cured cheeses and their homemade fruits and jams. We opted for three different types of crostini’s: Bree, fig jam, and honey; Mozzarella and red pepper; Feta cheese and eggplant.

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Due to it’s authentic old-style production, wine bottles at Mattebella Vineyards are limited. With only 2000 made every year I highly recommend you drive over and have a taste of their one of a kind European-style wines now before they run out…!

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22 Replies to “A Weekend on Long Island: Mattebella Vineyards”

  1. Awesome photos! Looks like you both had a great and fun time !:)

  2. Looks gorgeous! I also like heading to less crowded places on holiday weekends. I’ll have to check this place out!

  3. Gorgeous, I love the photos, and vineyards are always a perfect get away!

  4. Beautiful shots, and I wanna be there this very moment! Cheers and happy 4th! 🙂

  5. I didn’t know there were wineries on Long Island! This looks really relaxing and I envy the rose wine!

  6. T. M. Brown says: Reply

    Perfect idea to head away from the crowds and this looks like a beautiful spot to visit. Beautiful photos.

  7. T. M. Brown says: Reply

    Perfect idea to avoid the crowds. This place looks beautiful and calming. Beautiful photos, too.

  8. thesecretlifeofanactress says: Reply

    Looks like a lovely getaway! I love to visit vineyards too! 🙂

  9. Sounds like you had a great time!

  10. This looks like an awesome weekend! I used to love the driving range as a kid!! I want to go back now!

  11. hleguilloux says: Reply

    Wow this looks like a incredibly peaceful way to spend a weekend at a beautiful location!

  12. This looks so fun! And sounds like an amazing time! Great pictures too!

    XO-Lisa
    http://www.thatssodarling.com

  13. This looks like so much fun! That’s the one thing I miss about living in the DC area-all the wineries!

  14. This looks divine!!! Sounds like a perfect time to me!

  15. Wow, it looks like you had so much fun! What a lovely location!

    -Charlene
    http://www.cupsofcouture.com

  16. Wow, looks like you had so much fun! What a lovely location! 🙂

    -Charlene
    http://www.cupsofcouture.com

  17. Looks like you had an amazing weekend! I love the driving range!

  18. Omg! This looks like something I would love to do. I was just talking about exploring California’s vineyards and wondering some other possible places to go. This looks like a great possibility.

  19. I had no idea that there were wineries in Long Island! Definitely looks like something work checking out. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Such beautiful vineyards, and it’s so well compiled. I just LOVE your blog 💜

    1. Thank you! <3 Definitely sign up for my newsletter if you are interested in staying up to date on my latest travels

  21. Wow, I’d love to try that rose, looks delicious.

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