Sagaponack, NY

Wölffer Estate Vineyards

Acreage

115.6

Things to do

Visit a Farmstand/Tasting Room

Access

Limited

Address
139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962

About

Beginning in the late 1970s, the legendary Christian Wölffer began acquiring farmland in Sagaponack -- establishing Wolffer Estate Vineyards in 1987. With the benefit of fertile Bridgehampton loam soil and the Atlantic Ocean breezes, today Wölffer is an internationally recognized vineyard producing award winning wines along with cider and gin.

In 2001, Mr. Wölffer had assembled 146 acres of farmland in Sagaponack, and took the proactive step of protecting 115 acres through a sale of development rights to Southampton Town and Suffolk County. The Peconic Land Trust assisted in the transaction, working with Mr. Wölffer to assure that his conservation aspirations for the land were fulfilled.

Christian was steadfast in his goal to create a South Fork wine trail, and he encouraged other local growers to plant wine producing grapes. Rather than shying away from possible competition, he welcomed their participation knowing that it would help gain the public's attention to the value of South Fork wines, and make the area a wine destination similar to the North Fork.

The farmland includes 55 acres of productive estate vines along with equestrian lands -- and provides an iconic scenic vista from Montauk Highway. 

Today, the estate is owned and operated by Mr. Wölffer's children, Marc and Joey Wölffer and winemaker/partner Roman Roth who are continuing his legacy and traditions.

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Wolffer under September Sky by Kathryn Szoka

Wölffer Estate Vineyards Sustainable Future

Wölffer has been certified as one of the few vineyards recognized by Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing and is one of its founding members.

Recently, Wölffer took part in the Agricultural Capital Equipment Grant program offered through the Trust. Through the program, the estate purchased equipment to assist in its deployment of sustainable growing practices. Specifically, Wölffer purchased 2 tractors — including one that plays a key role in their composting program — as well as a cultivator to help reduce the need for herbicides, and new stainless steel tanks.

“At Wölffer Estate, we have always had the goal to produce the highest quality product while protecting the land that we grow on. This mission led us to become one of the founding members of Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing and to constantly challenge ourselves to evolve business and farming practices to incorporate more robust sustainable practices into day-to-day operations.”

Visitor Information

The vineyard tasting room is open daily, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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Wölffer Estate Vineyards

Get Directions

Wölffer Estate Vineyards

139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962

Things To Do

Visit a Farmstand/Tasting Room
Visit a Farmstand/Tasting Room