The Lenz Winery
Explore our vineyards
We are the New York Specialist wine importer with a selection of wines from both Long Island and the Finger Lakes areas of New York, spanning a broad range of styles.
The Long Island wine area is situated 85 miles east of Manhattan, on the opposite end of the same strip of land to Brooklyn. Channing Daughters and Wölffer Estate are located on the south fork in the renowned vacation area known as The Hamptons. The Grapes of Roth wines are also produced at Wölffer Estate by their winemaker, Roman Roth.
The North Fork of Long Island is the home to our other wineries of Paumanok Vineyards, McCall Wines and The Lenz Winery. This is a more rural area where the heritage of agriculture is evident in the abundant farm stands found lining the roads particularly in the summer and which keep the metropolis of Manhattan fuelled with their five a day.
The Finger Lakes
Our new area expands the list with award-winning Rieslings across a range of prices from eight wineries. From the most historic producer in the region – Dr Konstantin Frank – now on their third generation of the Frank family and celebrating their fiftieth anniversary this year to one of the newest producers – Red Tail Ridge, whose first four years of meticulous attention to detail and cleanliness has been acknowledged with a LEED award for green practices and sustainability. The other six wineries all have their stories from Triathlon veteran Bob Madill at Sheldrake Point who makes his flagship, special single block Pinot Noir entirely alone by hand; Fox Run who’s quirky winemaker – Peter Bell is a master of alchemy to the new Cornell kids on the block who took over the multi-award winning Hermann J Wiemer when the founder retired; Red Newt Cellars with Dave Whiting at the helm triumphing over personal tragedy with his talented, young winemaker Brandon Seager, in harmony with their destination restaurant. Lamoreaux Landing with its officer and a gentleman duo, and the wonderfully expansive view of Seneca Lake from the East to the Stamp family at Lakewood Vineyards on its West shore.
“Long Island continues to impress with classically styled Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc as well as Chardonnay to pair with local lobster”
- Oz Clarke
“Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Merlot do particularly well here and have a finesse, natural acidity and delicacy that distinguishes them from most other American wines”
- Jancis Robinson