Onabay Vineyard is a new name on the North Fork of Long Island, but it has a long history. The 18-year-old vineyard is part of a larger, historic farm located on Peconic Bay that is owned by the Anderson family. Brad Anderson is committed to producing small lots of hand-crafted wines with the help of winemakers Bruce Schneider and John Leo. The focus is on Cabernet Franc and Merlot with Cot (Malbec) playing an important role in blending. The North Fork’s climate moderating waters and Onabay’s well drained soils of sandy loam, gravel, and clay provide exceptional conditions for producing fresh, balanced wines with minerality. Onabay’s goal is to achieve a pure expression of these conditions in their wines.
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