1074 Main Road (Rt 25), Aquebogue
Paumanok Vineyards is one of the original founding fathers of the North Shore Long Island wine industry. It was founded in 1983 by Ursula and Charles Massoud.
It’s the first winery you run into on the North Shore wine route (Main Road) as you are travelling Eastbound.
They are an under the radar winery that have been pumping out drinkable wine for years, they are one of the few wineries growing and bottling a Chenin Blanc.
The sunny tasting room overlooks the vineyard, and not surprisanly, the winery facilities are in a converted barn.
On this visit I decide to sample a couple of red.
2019 Estate Cabernet Franc
100% Cabernet Franc. Opaque black with a purple rim, crushed raspberry and bacon fat on the nose, juicy, silky dark fruit with some black licorice notes on the finish. Moderate tannins and acids, very drinkable.
2019 Estate Petit Verdot
100% Petit Verdot. Opaque black in color with crushed rocks and spicy crushed black fruit on the nose, tart black fruit followed by firm tannins.