Place Category: Wineries
Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island in Mattituck, is owned and operated by the Macari Family. The business is led by owners Joseph Macari Sr. and his wife, Katherine, and Joseph Macari Jr., who is at the helm of the winery with his wife, Alexandra. Though Macari Vineyards was established in 1995, the Macari Family has owned the 500 acre waterfront estate for nearly 50 years. In this time, they have been careful environmental stewards of the land. What were once potato fields and farmland has become a vineyard of 180 acres of vines with additional fields of compost, farmland, and a home to cows, goats, Sicilian donkeys and ducks.
Macari is on the cutting edge of viticulture and is dedicated to a more natural approach to winemaking. Joseph Macari, Jr. is recognized as a pioneer in the movement towards organic and sustainable farming on Long Island, employing principles of biodynamic farming since the vineyard’s first plantings. Extensive soil preparation, rich composts, careful cover cropping and a consideration to wildlife and terrain makes Macari’s 180 planted acres stand out from the rest. Taking into account the health of the environment as a whole, and moving away from the harmful effects of pesticides to a more natural and meticulous caretaking of the soil and plants, ultimately yields premium wines.
Macari’s airy Tasting Room and Winery is open for the public to enjoy. An architectural beauty, the building was designed by Carol DiCicco-Vinci. While visiting the winery’s tasting area, take in the spectacular vineyard views from just behind the grand fireplace, off the beautiful stone and timber deck.
Come taste Macari’s distinctive wines. Critics have called them “beguiling” and “complex.” Visit Macari Vineyards and see for yourself how the dedication of the Macari Family produces consistently award-winning wines.
Our Mattituck Tasting Room is open daily, year round for wine tastings. We offer several tasting flights and wines by the glass or bottle to enjoy overlooking the vineyard. We showcase domestic and imported artisanal cheese and charcuterie à la carte. Outside food is not permitted.
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