Long Island Wine Region Facts:
1973 – first commercial vinifera vineyard planted – Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Number of Vineyards today is 35+ ranging from 2 ½ acres planted to over 500 acres. Osprey’s Dominion has 90 acres.
Total number of acres planted is over 4,000 acres.
Number of acres planted:
1973 first vineyard = 17 acres.
January 1996, 35 vineyards = 1,800 acres.
January 2002, 52 vineyards = nearly 2,500 acres.
January 2007, 60 vineyards = 3,000 acres.
Cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, carmenere, chardonnay, chenin blanc, dolcetto, gewürztraminer, lemberger, malbec, merlot, petit verdot, pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot noir, Riesling, sangiovese, sauvignon blanc, Semillon, syrah (shiraz), tocai friulano, viognier
Did you know….
One Barrel of Wine Contains:
740 pounds of grapes (59 gallons)
24.6 cases of wine
295 bottles of wine
1,180 glasses of wine.
One Case of Wine Contains:
30 pounds of grapes
307.2 ounces of wine
12 bottles of wine
48 glasses of wine.
One Bottle of Wine Contains:
2.4 lbs. of grapes
25.6 oz. of wine (4/5ths of quart)
4 glasses of wine.