Rarely, if ever, do I rave about a single vineyard, especially when I visit the North Fork and there are so many I love. One Woman Wines in Southold is the exception. Their casual and relaxed vibe seems in contrast to the extreme care that goes into this production, but it all harmonizes beautifully to create spectacular wines. The only "problem" with One Woman is that, outside of Long Island Wine Country, this label is hard to come by. Not to worry, make a trip or at least visit the website and place an order!
In the video, I enthusiastically taste 3 exquisite wines, a Rose, a Gerwuztraiminer, and their Estate Reserve Chardonnay, but Claudia Purita, the profoundly dedicated owner, also makes a lovely Sauvignon Blanc, another Chardonnay, and a Merlot that might hit the shelves by Thanksgiving. (One can only hope!)
If you make it out to the North Folk, please visit the vineyard in Southold and stop by D'Latte - One Woman Wine and Bakery on Main Street in Greenport which is owned by Claudia's husband, Frank. They serve terrific hand-crafted gelato, a variety of fresh baked goods, and best of all, One Woman Wines by the glass. Cheers!