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Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack: A toast to summer
Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack, 631-537-5106, wolffer.com
This vineyard is stylish, with Tuscan-style buildings and porticos, in addition to a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. The vineyard was founded in 1987 and the estate also includes stables and a Grand Prix field.(Credit: Wolffer Estate Vineyard)
Wolffer Estate Vineyard welcomes summer with a glass of rose and a "taste of Provence."
The winery recently has released two rose wines. The 2013 Wolffer Rose ($17) finishes dry and has apple and melon notes. Winemaker Roman Roth's 2013 Summer in a Bottle Rose ($24), handsomely bottled and loaded with summer fruit, delivers a harvest of strawberry and peach.
The wines are sure to complement the Provencal-style lunch buffet that Wolffer has planned for June 22. So will Wolffer's Grandioso Rose and cider. The dishes will be prepared by Christian Mir, chef-owner of Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue. Seating is at 12:30 p.m. Cost:$150 per person.
Mir's offerings include pissaladiere, or caramelized onion tarts; salade Nicoise; socca, the chickpea crepes of Nice; tapenade, or black olive spread; roasted chicken with lavender-and-honey jus; madeleines; and cherry clafoutis.
Tickets may be purchased via the winery's web site.
On June 24, Wolffer also will host a pairing or rose wines with shellfish at a raw bar at The Wine Stand, on the Wolffer property. Cost: $25 online, $30 at the door.
Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack; 631-537-5106.