Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler

What to Do in North Fork, Long Island This Weekend

These days, it seems everyone is looking for the “non-Hamptons” or the “next Brooklyn.” Long Island’s laid-back North Fork caters to both notions. Only 75 miles east of New York City, there’s low-key seaside charm, a quiet patch of vineyards, and casual farm stands. Spend summer’s last days idling, enjoying life’s simple pleasures: sun, surf, and down-on-the farm hospitality, with nary a yellow Lamborghini in sight.

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LI Pulse

LI Pulse

The Art of North Fork Wine Tasting

I’ve always loved Corey Creek, a small, airy, unpretentious tasting room in Southold. For years, it’s been a mere satellite of upscale Bedell Cellars and I was excited to hear it now has its own identity. Both the décor and business model have been reinvented based on a mix of market data, a sense of place and some bright ideas. It’s a bold move by the talented Bedell team, positioning Corey Creek at the cutting-edge of the evolution—away from the ol’ sniff, swirl and sip and toward laidback tastings.

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LI Pulse

LI Pulse

Bedell Cellars Renovates Tap Room at Corey Creek

It’s not always good to keep things bottled up, and we’re not talking about feelings. Bedell Cellars completely renovated its tasting room at Corey Creek Vineyards in in Southold in May and added a wine tap.

“We wanted to do something different from our main tasting room in Cutchogue,” said Bedell winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich. “The wine on tap allows us to serve some wines direct from the cellar that are not yet released in the bottle.”

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New York Post

New York Post

The Ultimate Guide to Dining out in the Hamptons

Bedell Cellars Tap Room at Corey Creek
Did someone say rosé on tap? Film honcho Michael Lynne’s Bedell Cellars is debuting its new nautical-chic Tap Room this month on the white-hot North Fork, serving award-winning wines from bespoke tap handles (plus local oysters and bites).

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Discover Long Island Wines this Summer

Discover Long Island Wines this Summer

Fresh & Breezy

[Richard] Olsen-Harbich is one of the deans of Long Island winemaking, with a tenure that dates to the 1980s. His experience shows in the Bedell Cab­ernet Franc North Fork of Long Island 2014 (89, $45), which offers a pure beam of red currant and bitter cherry fruit laced with subtle minerality and carried by moderate but persistent grip.

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Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar

#TheLIST: The Best Last-Minute Weekend Getaways From NYC

Imagine if you were to head out toward the Hamptons, but then chose to take the road less traveled, to Long Island's other coast. The South Fork is home to the Hamptons and Shelter Island, while the North boasts some of New York's best wineries and charming hotels. If you're a food and wine lover, this is the trip for you.

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Producing Sauvignon Blanc in New York

Producing Sauvignon Blanc in New York

Producing Sauvignon Blanc in New York

When one thinks of white vinifera wines made in New York state, Riesling and Chardonnay immediately come to mind. Other well-known cultivars that have been produced include Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Now Sauvignon Blanc is becoming part of the mix. Thought to be improperly suited for New York’s cool-climate viticulture, Sauvignon Blanc initially found some success on Long Island, where the maritime influences favored Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The efforts of two producers of New York Sauvignon Blanc—Hosmer Winery of Ovid, in the Finger Lakes, and Bedell Cellars, in Cutchogue, on Long Island’s North Fork—are indicative of the variety’s budding future in the Empire State.

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5 Quick Getaways That Even the Busiest New Yorkers Can Find the Time to Take

5 Quick Getaways That Even the Busiest New Yorkers Can Find the Time to Take

5 Quick Getaways That Even the Busiest New Yorkers Can Find the Time to Take

With three vineyards stretching over a grand 75 acres and over 30 years experience of crafting handmade wine, Bedell Cellars is worth heading out to the North Fork for a mini vacation.

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2016 Wall Street Journal

2016 Wall Street Journal

On Long Island’s North Fork, the Popular Rosé Isn’t a Focus
Winemakers open up about the popular choice and its importance to them as a category

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2016 Wine Spectator

2016 Wine Spectator

Going Zen at Bedell Cellars

At one of Long Island's premier estates, Richard Olsen-Harbich aims to make distinctly North Fork wines.

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2016 Wine Spectator

2016 Wine Spectator

The Hipster's Guide to the 2016 Grand Tour

"New Yorkers and Potomac dwellers, show some love to the best of your backyard produce. The Bedell Musée North Fork of Long Island Merlot-based blend, made only in the best vintages of a very vintage-variable region, has become something of a grand vin of New York"

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2015 New York Post

2015 New York Post

Inside a movie mogul's Obama-approved Long Island winery

It reads like a meet-cute scene from a Hollywood film - perhaps one that former New line co-chairman Michael Lynne, who produced hits like Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Wedding Crashers," helmed himself.

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2015 - Wine Business Monthly

2015 - Wine Business Monthly

Bedell Cellars and CEO Trent Preszler Named Sustainability All-Stars

Sustainable Long Island will honor Bedell Cellars and their CEO Trent Preszler at the 3rd Annual Sustainability All-Star Awards on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

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2015 - Long Island Pulse

2015 - Long Island Pulse

Vine Guys

As a child, Rich Olsen-Harbich’s parents introduced him to grape varieties, many of which came from Rhineland, his mother’s birthplace. A native Long Islander, he carried this botanical interest with him to Cornell University where he studied agronomy, viticulture and oenology.

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2015 Hamptons Magazine

2015 Hamptons Magazine

A Look Inside the Famous Vineyard Bedell Cellars

Bedell Cellars has undergone its own aging process since its inception 35 years ago. A progression distinguished by a spotlight on the destination itself, as well as family history, tradition, and top-notch wine blends, including their latest summer launch—a First Crush White—has planted this internationally acclaimed winery firmly on oenophiles’ radar.

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2015 - Wine Enthusiast

2015 - Wine Enthusiast

Cool Coastings, Long Island's White Wines

The North and South Forks of Long Island represent a uniquely maritime region, unlike any other in the world.

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2015 - The Wall Street Journal

2015 - The Wall Street Journal

A Day in the Hectic, Happy Life of a Winemaker

From fork-lifting grapes to tasting red blends, Richard Olsen-Harbich loves his work at Bedell Cellars on the North Fork of Long Island so much, he hopes he can do it forever.

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2015 - Hamptons Magazine

2015 - Hamptons Magazine

Best of the Bees

Meet North Fork Honey, a locally sourced specialty available at the Tasting Room at Bedell Cellars.

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2015 - Town & Country Magazine

2015 - Town & Country Magazine

12 Bottles of Rosé to Try This Summer

Stop and drink the rosé:

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2015 - Hamptons Magazine

2015 - Hamptons Magazine

As the owner of Bedell Cellars and a Museum of Modern Art trustee, Michael Lynne was at a
MoMA party last May when he and his artist friend Mickalene Thomas decided to collaborate on a
wine label.

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