Took a drive to the North Fork wine country, was curious to try the new winery (EV&EM) that was under renovation the last time I visited the area.
Pellegrini Vineyards 23005 Main Road, Cutchogue
One of the early wineries in the area opened in 1991 with 70 acres of vines planted and a distinctive architecture for the winery and a wood beamed tasting room (with cherubs!).
2019 Stainless Steel Chardonnay
Unoaked, light gold in color with grassy cooked fruit on the nose, clean and crisp with lime notes at the finish.
EV & EM Vineyards 3165 Main Road, Laurel
Former Laurel Lake Vineyards, new owner completely renovated the tasting room. The winery was named after the owners two children, Everett and Emilia.
2019 Cabernet Franc
Clear dark brick with an amber rim with tobacco and green olives on the nose, silky red fruit, chewy and dusty with nice balance.