Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard in Calverton
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is on Sound Avenue when you visit wine country along the North Fork. You can visit this vineyard all year round for wine tasting.
As you drive up to the farmhouse tasting room, you walk through what feels like a festival outside with lots of seating, live music, and an outdoor wine tasting area.
In 2007 the old farmhouse was renovated to become the present Tasting House. This consists of a large room, a small bar area and plenty of seating. You purchase a ticket for a wine tasting, so you have the option of tasting only one and then buying a full glass. You can also arrange for group private tastings of wine.
The wines are a result of the early vision of Sam Rubin who acquired the land in the 1980s. Organic compost, good French vines, a suitable climate and his hard work, came together to create some great tastes. One of the wines they sell is called Sam’s Legacy Merlot. Other wines available to taste are a crisp dry house blend called White Satin and a Cheval Bleu which is rather like a port. Last year they added a dry rosé called Pink Satin.
In the live music area, there is plenty of seating in the sun and the shade. Ricky Roche is a musician who plays on a regular basis. He can be counted on to sing whatever anyone wants to hear, from Beyoncé to Beatles songs.
Many people seem to enjoy the Merlot Meatballs and other hot foods being sold in the outdoor area. You may like to try a Wine-A-Rita which is a frozen drink made from White Merlot.
Apart from the wines, Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard gives a second chance to horses whose lives were at risk. They find sanctuary on the farm, and horse lovers can take a tour of the paddocks.
A selection of the wines produced at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is dedicated to horse rescue. One of these is a Cabernet Sauvignon named after a rescue horse, Savannah. Savannah Rosé has raspberry, rhubarb-vanilla and strawberry flavors and aromas.
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard can become very crowded on summer days. You are also likely to see many bachelorette groups, wedding parties and people celebrating birthdays. If you enjoy an atmosphere with lots of people having fun, eating, drinking and listening to music, this is a venue you will enjoy.
You can find more information here on their website.