The popular Croteaux Vineyards in Southold has re-opened its Tasting Room under new ownership.
The South Harbor Road Tasting Barn closed in 2018 after Southold Town issued zoning violations related to the number of contiguous acres permitted to operate a tasting room.
The Croteaux Rosé vineyard and tasting room were purchased earlier this year by Randy Frankel, owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck, and partners Kristen and Daniel Pennessi, owners of The Menhaden Hotel in Greenport.
The new owners have worked with Town officials on the zoning problems and have re–opened the Croteaux Tasting Barn and courtyard garden from noon-6pm daily.
Michael and Paula Croteau started the vineyard in 2003, making exclusively rosé wine. The wines are made from a blend of merlot, cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc grapes. The popular rosé and sparkling rosé often sold out by late summer. Since the tasting room closed last year, Croteaux Rosé wines – in their signature decorative bottles – were sold at shops, restaurants, food trucks and in pop-ups.