McCall Wines in Cutchogue, has always been know for their fabulous reds and whites and now they have some golds to add to their creds. At this years Harvest East End, which was hosted by McCall, the vineyard was awarded the Governor’s Cup for Winery of the Year against more than 800 entries in the annual NY Wine and Food Classic.
They won Double Gold for both their 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve and 2007 Ben’s Blend. And Gold for their 2011 Cab Franc and 2008 Merlot Reserve. But to add to their award winning wines is their award winning setting. For starters, the tasting room, which is located in a mildly converted potato barn and stable, adorned with farm implements and riding paraphernalia. Tables and benches are located in and out of the tasting room but if you're lucky, snag a table in one of the two remaining stalls for your own private hideaway.
Going beyond the vineyard is the postcard setting of the McCall Ranch where Russ McCall raises a little over two dozen Charolais cattle, who leisurely graze on the long grasses of their 100 acre farm. You can sample this delectable, grass fed beef at the North Fork Table and Inn or at their The Lunch Truck located in the back of their parking lot.
Wines, Vineyard, Tasting Room, Ranch... We name it an overall award winner. The tasting room is open in the fall, Thursday through Monday 12-5:30pm.