Macari Vineyards in located in the North Fork of Long Island wine country at 150 Bergen Avenue in Mattituck. That’s right off of Sound Avenue which is one of the two main roads along with Route 25 (Main Road) of the North Fork wine trail.
It’s a three-generation family run winery that was started by Joseph T. Macari in 1995 who purchased an old potato farm. They do have another tasting room off the main road in Cutchogue but that seems to be closed most of the time.
On the afternoon I visited I noticed an unusual bottle sitting on the tasting table and decided to give it a try.
2020 “Horses” Cabernet Franc
This is a Pet-Nat (petillant naturel) wine topped with a metal stopper. Clear bright dark red in color with a light fizz to it and was earthy and crisp on the palate.