A New York weekend: Long Island

by | Apr 23, 2013 | Food & Drink, Travel, USA Travel

Sunday morning we woke to sun, so after breakfast we headed over to Breakwater Beach in Mattituck.

Long Island beach

Looks inviting, but in April it is still chilly – After about 20 minutes beach combing for sea glass and shells, Leandra learned how windy it can be on a beach in the spring!

Returning home we met back up with my parents and headed to Grana in Jamesport for lunch. All their wines were the same price ($30 bottle) so we ordered a Pugliese Pinot Grigio and three ‘personal’ pizzas…  I don’t know if their sizes have increased, or they were just feeling generous, but the four of us barely finished two of the pizzas! The third was not even touched so we just took it home. Thankfully the two we did eat were great, very thin with a crispy crust and fresh mozzarella.

Over lunch we discussed what we should do next and we all remembered our Christmas-time visit to One Woman Vineyards in Southold, so we decided to re-visit and try any new releases. On arrival they had a great sign on their tractor.

One Woman tractor

The Gewurtraminer was as good as we remembered. Next, we tried the 2010 and 2011 S.blanc, with Leandra liking the creamier 2010 better, and Eric the more acidic 2011.  Finally, Eric tried the new Tribute blend, which is a blend of their four white varietals and dangerously easy to drink. Note: though they charge for tasting, they waive y0ur tasting fee when you buy a bottle with cash.

We capped off our day at dinner with family, then packed up in preparation for our morning flight back to NC.  Though only a quick weekend trip we managed to pack a lot into our NY weekend!

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)