East End: McCall Wines – A hidden gem in Cutchogue

Don't let the laid-back atmosphere fool you – the wines made at McCall’s have consistently garnered high marks and they produce what many consider Long Island's best pinot noir.

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2021, 2:42 PM

Updated 1,007 days ago

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McCall Wines in Cutchogue is one of the most unique tasting rooms on Long Island – inside a horse stable.
In fact, you can drink their wines in what was once a horse stall.
“The stalls were a remnant from the days when I used to play polo and ride horses all summer,” says Russ McCall.
Don't let the laid-back atmosphere fool you – the wines made at McCall’s have consistently garnered high marks and they produce what many consider Long Island's best pinot noir.
It also sports its own food truck on Thursday and Friday nights, serving up its own farm fresh meals.
“We feel like we're in a secret location and it's very tranquil when you get here,” says Russ McCall. “It's so unique, it's so different. People really enjoy the atmosphere. I don't think there's another winery out here that's quite like this one in terms of the aesthetic.”
Decades ago, this property was slated to become a new housing development. Instead, Russ McCall bought it and took steps to make sure the land would always remain agricultural.
This year is the 25th anniversary of when he first planted vines here.
McCall Wines
Route 25, Cutchogue
631-734-5764


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