We were in Greenport to run an errand and stroll around town when my husband remembered that this was the first weekend for the Greenport Farmers’ Market, so we headed over to First and South (also the address of one of our favorite restaurants) to check it out. We found a sparsely populated room, but with some interesting vendors: a couple of cheese mongers, a fish market, some organic vegetables, the local jerky maker, etc. Then we noticed a stand for Surrey Lane winery.
I’d been noticing the colorful signs for the Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm for a couple of years now, but I also knew that they didn’t have a tasting room, so this seemed like a good chance to find out about their wines. Don, the friendly guy pouring free tastes of the wines, pointed out that he is also an artist and musician. We noted his drawings for sale behind him, and as we left we heard him start to entertain the room with some folk-y songs.
By the way, the link above to their website leads you to a basically blank page. If you want more information, click the link to their Facebook page which is about all that is on the web page.
I hadn’t planned to do a tasting, so I didn’t have my notebook, and we only tried three wines, but here are my brief impressions.
1. Sauvignon Blanc
Fairly typical mineral and citrus tastes, but also an intriguing smoky note.
Very good, with some lemon but also mandarin orange taste. Dry.
3. Merlot $23
A good example of a North Fork merlot, dry, with tastes and smells of cherry and some nice tannins. We bought a bottle.
If they ever open a tasting room I’ll be sure to check out the rest of their offerings.