New York State Wine, Long Island
About Bedell Vineyard Wines
The Bedell Cellars Tasting Room was renovated in 2001, completing the first stage of an extensive renovation of its historic building on the North Fork of Long Island. The ceiling was raised to reveal the full height and character of the original barn structure that was built in 1919. A split mezzanine was added, along with a fireplace to warm up a cold winter's day. From the mezzanine, visitors now have a sweeping view of the vineyards and can look into the winery and state-of-the-art bottling line. The high ceilings and multi-level space also make an ideal showcase for owner Michael Lynne's private art collection, featuring the works of such renowned artists as Sam Taylor-Wood, Cindy Sherman, Uta Barth and Sarah Morris.
The Guest Cottage at Bedell Cellars dates back to the late 1700's and has historic landmark status. Its pergola-covered entrance path is lined with wisteria and leads to a lavender and herb garden, all designed by landscape architect Edmund Hollander of Edmund Hollander Design.
During the warmer months, visitors can taste the wines and picnic in the shaded lawn adjacent to the Cottage's apple orchard and the vineyards. Visitors can also enjoy the views from a beautiful outdoor tented terrace connected to the tasting room.
Bedell Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Blended in the classic Medoc style, our 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits all the flavors, complexity, and age-worthiness that made this the world's most popular red wine grape. The Cabernet vines here at Bedell are some of our oldest, and are managed for low concentrated yields. It has flavors of black cherry and coffee that are complemented by the firmly structured tannins.
Bedell Cellars Merlot
Bedell Cellars 2001 Merlot has lush cherry flavors with hints of strawberry and raspberry. Firm tannins lead to undertones of licorice and cola that cleanse the palate. Enjoy with duck, tuna steaks and lamb.
Bedell Cellars Cupola
Bedell 2000 Cupola; our flagship Bordeaux blend boasts an opaque black/purple color as well as Medoc-like display of blackberries, leather and chocolate. Smooth and lush, with a long finish.
Bedell Cellars Main Road Red
Bedell Cellars was established with the help of a 1951 Ford Pick-up. The red truck, which originally belonged to Kip Bedell’s Grandfather, now stands fully restored at the Bedell Vineyards on the Main Road. Main Road Red is a delightful blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bedell Cellars Raspberry Wine
Made from briefly fermented raspberry juice, our Raspberry wine is then fortified with 190 proof grape neutral spirits (essentially grape alcohol). This spectacular fruit wine's heady raspberry nose and taste is guaranteed to make you say WOW!
Bedell Cellars Viognier
Winemakers notes: The Bedell Cellars 2003 Viognier is one of only a handful to be found in the Eastern United States. It has delicate aromas of melon, pineapple and honeysuckle and a rich mouthfeel.