Are you into fresh and local? When you travel, do you seek out high-quality, handmade treats and farm-grown goodies that capture the essence of the region? There are so many amazing places in Greenport Village to shop, dine or just enjoy the sea breeze and watch the fishing boats pass by, and, of course, we’re surrounded by gorgeous sandy beaches, farm stands piled high with fresh vegetables, and all the music and fun at the world-class wineries. But there’s more! This incredible synergy of land and sea has given rise to a new breed of passionate, enthusiastic artisans who grow, catch or create unique food products of the highest quality, right here on the East End.
So what’s new out there? I watch the wine industry closely, and perhaps the most exciting trend is a rise in small, independent labels. Like the region’s new farm-to-table food producers and craft beer makers, artisans with their own unique visions are turning their hands to wine. These individuals buy grapes, then make the wine or have it made at a custom facility like Premium Wine Group in Mattituck.