Old World Roots Now on the North Fork of Long Island
For Claudia Purita, sustainability and self-reliance have always been a way of life. Growing up on her family’s farm in Calabria, Italy, Claudia assisted in growing vegetables and wine grapes and raising small animals from very young age. At her father, Domenico’s, side she learned to value the land and the fruits that it provides. After moving to Long Island and spending several years in the restaurant industry, Claudia decided it was time to “return to her roots.” Much of the vineyard was hand planted and each vine has been meticulously tended to by Claudia’s exacting touch. Day in and out, she has labored, largely by herself, to produce the highest quality fruit. The superiority of her work is evident in each of the wines made from the vineyard. A few sips will lead you to appreciate just what one woman’s hard work can produce.
5195 Old North Road, Southold, NY 11971
Our vineyard and winery are located in Southold, NY. Previously a potato and melon farm, Claudia fell in love with the property across from her home and when it came up for sale in 2001 she did not want to see the farm developed. After closing her restaurant in western Nassau county she went forward with purchasing the property and selling the development rights to preserve it's beauty. Since then she's slowly hand planted and renovated the potato barns that existed on the property into her winery.