Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York
A beautiful oasis in the Hamptons and wonderful retreat from busy New York City life, Wölffer Estate Vineyard is a gem. With rows of green grapes and carefully cultivated gardens again the backdrop of endless blue sky, the vineyard offers a spectacular place for picture taking. Even during a hot summer day, the trade winds blow from both sides of the Atlantic (Long Island is the arm of New York that juts into the Atlantic Ocean).
Oh, the wine and food is pretty awesome too. I like taking advantage of the tasting flights so I can sample four of their offerings. Don't forget to grab a bottle on your way out from the store. Their packaging is unbelievably adorable. Their bottles line my bookshelves for decoration - I'm waiting for a big event to pop one open.
Sagaponack is a village in the Town of Southhampton. It's residential with a list of high profile residents. The drive to the vineyard offers glimpses of mansions with perfectly manicured lawns and looming privacy hedges. I enjoy the quietness and peacefulness of the drive to the vineyard.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard is accessible by car.
139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962
Coordinates: 40.9450° N, 72.2775° W
Cost & Admission
Admission to the vineyard is the cost of your food & drink purchase, varying by visitor.
Open 7 days, Sunday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm.
Walk-in or make reservations for parties of 10 or less.
Wine can be purchased by glass or bottle. Tasting menus range from $22 to $28. There is a small selection of cheese and charcuterie plates ranging from $22 to $28.
Sipping wine, munching on snacks, walking through the vineyard and taking pictures at the little wooden gazebo.
This place is worth the trek but it can be a little pricey. If you are going with a partner, be sure to get two different tasting flights so you can sample up to 8 different wines. We once did three different tastings for 12 different wines. No germaphobes allowed! Also don't forget to make your way to the gazebo for cute pictures.
If you can't drink on an empty stomach, I recommend eating before visiting the vineyard. Their cheese and charcuterie plates are well curated but won't hold the hunger pangs back. Hot plates are not offered.