One of the two AVAs found on New York's Long Island, the other being The Hamptons of Long Island. Together, the two appellations amass over 2,000 acres of vineyards, primarily Vinifera such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The area features sand and silt soils, and a maritime climate with mild seasons moderated by the Atlantic Ocean and Peconic Bay, which splits the two forks. Some have compared the Long Island AVAs to Bordeaux... While there are many similarities, North Fork of Long Island and The Hamptons both have a long way to go before matching Bordeaux's quality. However, they are matching, and sometimes exceeding, the quality found from the Finger Lakes region to the west.
United States → New York → North Fork of Long Island