2012 is their thirty-eighth year of wine growing and production with a focus on sustainable agricultural practices. They currently produce two whites, both of the Chardonnay variety, a Pinot Noir rose, a Blanc de Noirs, a straight forward Pinot Noir, a Cab Franc and three Merlots.
My favorite of their wines was their Cab Franc which was smooth, luscious, and round with a nice full red berry mouthfeel. A complete surprise for a Cab Franc from the North Fork and a welcome one at that!
What was also completely refreshing about the Old Field was that it truly was a small production, family owned vineyard. There was no fuss here -- it was all about the love of the land and the wines that they create. No big shiny tasting room, just a small barn set off the beaten track a bit but just the sort of winery I enjoy visiting.
The Old Field
59600 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
Image courtesy of www.theoldfield.com