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Bedell Cellars



Bedell Cellars, a world class and family owned winery on the North Fork of Long Island, is one of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in Long Island wine country.

Address & phone #:
36225 Main Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935(631) 734-7537

There are 3 vineyards:

Bedell Home Vinard - on the Main Road in Cutchogue behind the winery and tasting room

Corey Creek Vineyards - on the Main Road in Southold, adjacent to the Corey Creek tasting room

Wells Road Vineyard - on Main Road in Peconic

Bedell Cellars winery on Long Island The three vineyards consist of about 80 acres of grapes that the owners grow themselves and it produces wine with flavors and aroma similiar to honeysuckle, thyme, wildrose, chamomile, wild strawberries and wild blueberries. The fragrant aromas are due to the grapes growing in a maritime climate, such as the east end of Long Island.


Some high notes for this winery:

The New York Times had written that "Bedell has consolidated its status as a world-class estate".

Wine Business Monthly named Bedell to its list of the Top 10 Hottest Small Brands in the world.

Musée, received 91 points from Wine Spectator, the highest score this publication has ever awarded to a red wine from Eastern North America.

A little bit of history:

Originally owned by Kip & Susan Bedell, Bedell Cellars has been around for 30 years. In 2000, this winery came under the ownership of Micheal Lynne. Micheal Lynne is a highly acclaimed art collector and also highly successful as co-Chairman and co-Chief Executive Officer of New Line Cinema Corporation. He is also Executive Producer of the "Lord of the Rings" movies.

The barn structure was built in 1919, and in 2001 the tasting room began renovation, which included raising the ceiling to reveal its charm and character and adding a fireplace to add an element of warmth and coziness during the winter.

Bedell Cellars has a room showcasing the owner's collection of art that visitors can view while visiting Bedell Cellars.

There is a guest cottage that dates back to the late 1700's and is part of Bedell's history.

This winery has an area for guests to enjoy an outdoor picnic while tasting the wines.

What types of wines can you find here?

  • 2007 Musee
    73% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah
    This is a top red wine, rich with a hints of rasberry, blackberry and coffee
  • 2008 Gallery
    61% Chardonnay , 31% Viognier, 8% Sauvignon
    Aromas of apples, stone fruits, and honeysuckle and flavors of citrus
  • 2008 Taste Red
    34% Syrah, 22% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 22% Petit Verdot
    Aromas of blackberry, black plum, cedar, and spice and flavors of violets, cassis and cherries
  • 2008 Taste White
    45% Chardonnay, 36% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Gewürztraminer, 5% Riesling, 3% Viognier
    Flavors of apple, pear, stone fruit and honeysuckle
  • 2008 Taste White Special
    45% Chardonnay, 36% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Gewurztraminer, 5% Riesling, 3% Viognier
    Flavors of apple, pear, stone fruit and honeysuckle
  • 2010 Taste Rosé
    62% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 7% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot
    Aromas of passion fruit, wild strawberry, and citrus
  • 2006 Blanc de Blancs
    100% Chardonnay
    Flavors of Macintosh apples, apricots, honey, herbs and fresh baked bread
  • 2008 Reserve Merlot
    Aromas of violets, beach plums with plenty of dark fruit, black raspberries and tobacco
  • 2008 Reserve Chardonnay
    Aromas of lemon zest, vanilla, gardenia, and lemon creme
  • 2010 Gewürztraminer
    Aromas of rose petals, orange blossoms, honeysuckle and citrus
  • 2009 Cabernet Franc
    Aromas of red plums, violets and herbs and flavor of cranberry, wild cherry, and herbs
  • 2008 Merlot
    Aromas of black cherry and flavors of plum
  • 2009 Chardonnay
    Flavors of pears, chamomile, apples and fresh baked bread
  • 2009 First Crush Red
    82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc.
    Flavor of rasberies, cloves and beach plum.
    First crush is the wine that is made from the first grapes that come in from the field each harvest and has flavors of beach plum, cloves, and raspberries
  • 2009 First Crush White
    Aromas of citrus, starfruit and melon

DESSERT WINES FROM BEDELL CELLARS

  • 2001 Eric Fischl Reserve Merlot Magnum
  • 2002 Reserve Merlot Magnum
  • 2002 Estate Merlot

The tasting room hours are:
Open year round, seven days a week, from 11:00am-5:00pm
Open until 6:00pm on weekends (Fri-Sat) from Memorial Day through Halloween.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Bedell Cellars wines can be found in many retail shops and restaurants in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

They welcome walk-in visitors during business hours, however it is advised that you call for reservations if you are a group of 10 or more.

Private tables are available for a more intimate wine tasting experience and a beautiful view of the vineyard.

at Bedell Cellars you can enjoy great wine tasting on Long Island
Photo by Joe Shlabotnik

Wine Tours at this Vineyard:

There are two levels of long island wine tasting at Bedell Cellars:

VIP Tour and Tasting:

This tour, which lasts about an hour, takes you through the vineyard and provides the history and some education about the wine making process. You can also see the amazing art collection showcased in the tasting room. The VIP tour is followed up with a private tasting, along with assorted cheeses.

Proprietors Garden VIP Tour and Tasting:

This tour includes everything offered in the VIP Tour and tasting, with the addition of a private tasting in Bedell Cellars in the beautiful private gardens, planted with many edible fruits and flowers and culinary herbs.
You can call (631) 734-7537 to make reservations.
Food is not allowed inside the tasting room, however this winery has an outdoor picnic area if you want to bring your own food.

Corey Creek

Corey Creek, in Southold, has a tasting room and gift shop that is elevated as it is on a deck and allows for visitors to enjoy amazing views overlooking the vineyard.

The tasting room hours are:
Open year round, seven days a week, from 11:00am-5:00pm.
Open until 6:00pm on weekends (Fri-Sat) from Memorial Day through Halloween.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Bedell Cellars has won awards High notes for Corey Creek:

  • 10/26/10: 2007 Musée was awarded “91 points” by Wine Spectator magazine
  • 8/19/10: Cabernet Franc won Best Red Wine at the 2010 New York Wine & Food Classic
  • 2004: the 2003 Corey Creek Gewürztramine won double gold in the New York Wine & Food Classic and for the second consecutive year Best Gewürztraminer in the State

Bedell Cellars was awarded the Social Networker Award for the best use of Facebook and are members of Wine America, the National Association of American Wineries

You can learn more by reading the blog or visiting their website. If you are interested in seeing other wineries in the area, check out the page on the North Fork wineries.

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