Martha Clara Vineyards

martha clara vineyards tasting roomMartha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 298-0075

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First Visit: 10/17/2015

We entered the crowded indoor tasting room and ordered the Glacier’s End Rose and the 2014 Pinot Grigio while we waited for a tasting space to open up at the bar. The Rose was a delicious dark rose with legs. The Pinot Grigio was very aromatic, fruity with a light crisp yummy taste.

martha clara vineyards wine tastingWe decided on a Reserve tasting starting with the 2012 Estate Reserve Chardonnay, which was sweet and chocolatey with a nutty aroma and oakey taste. The 2014 Estate Reserve Gewurztraminer has a sweet aroma but it wasn’t a thick dessert wine, it was lighter in color and more acidic than others we’ve tried.

The 2014 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir was peppery with a dry taste, like a Cabernet. Our bartender told us it gets it smokey effect by running the wine over Malbec skins. Next was the oakey 2010 Syrah, a field blend of Syrah and Voignier oak aged 16 months. Last was the 2012 Estate Reserve Merlot, which was smooth, dry and easy to drink.

We also tried the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, which had a grapefruit citrus flavor to it. Favorites were the Glacier’s End Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Pinto Noir.

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We ventured outside where there were games, a horse-drawn wagon and game farm. Martha Clara has a great atmosphere for adults, supervised children and leased pets.

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Founded: 1995

martha clara vineyards outdoor patioTasting Room: Yes

Tasting Room Hours:

  • Sunday – Friday: 11am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 6pm

Live Music: Yes

Wine Club: Yes

Shop: Yes

Seating: Yes

Amusement: Animal Farm, Horse and Carriage Rides

Kid-Friendly: Yes (Children must be supervised by an adult 18 years of age or older)

Pet-Friendly: Well-behaved dogs on leash welcome (Leashes not longer than 6 feet)

Weddings and Private Events: Yes

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Have you been to Martha Clara Vineyards? Share your experience in our comments section below.

One Response so far.

  1. Kate says:

    This is one of our favorite on LI. Love the atmosphere, the people, the wines, shop, etc.

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