Two Greek brothers launched this family-owned winery in 2013 which features, amongst its other attractions, rather spectacular views of the Long Island Sound. Set amidst a sweeping bluff on 62 acres of land, sustainable winemaking is at the forefront of Kontokosta Winery: established as the region’s first LEED gold-certified winery and tasting room, constructed with recycled steel and reclaimed barn wood; use of a wind turbine to power its tasting room; and reduction of water consumption by forty percent through custom fixtures.
Wines produced across 23 acres include sauvignon blanc, cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, riesling, and viognier. The sleek, light-filled 9,000-square-foot tasting room is housed inside a pastoral-style exterior and accessible via appointment only (distancing and masking are required), where guests are currently served by the bottle.
Distance from NYC: 2 hours, 30 minutes