The bright colors of summer flowers are behind us now, and autumn’s blaze of foliage—which was spectacular this year—is over until next year. But as the East End heads into winter there is still beauty to be found in home landscapes. In the quiet of winter the landscape sheds its summer finery to reveal its underlying forms–its bones.
Eastern Long Island, known for its beautiful beaches is also home to wine country. With its maritime climate, warm summers, cool breezes, unique soils, and long growing season, it has 3,000 acres of vineyards, 51 wine producing. The North Fork has 47, while the South Fork has four. Here is just a sampling.