Wine has enchanted poets for centuries, and for good reason: like poetry, good wine can be an emotional experience, lifting the spirit and delighting the senses as it satisfies the soul.
At Duck Walk Vineyards, our award-winning wines are quite literally dreams come true. It was the dream of our founder, Dr. Herodotus "Dan" Damianos, that helped create the winemaking industry on Long Island in the early 1980's. In 1994 he and his son Alexander founded Duck Walk Vineyards. The Normandy Chateau-style building in Water Mill, a true Hamptons landmark, became home to what has quickly evolved into one of the most well-known names in Long Island wine.
Duck Walk has two locations – the flagship winery is located in Southampton, New York. In 2007 we have added a new location on the North Fork of Long Island. Surrounded by 30 beautiful acres of Sauvignon Blanc grape vines, Duck Walk North is an ideal location to taste Duck Walk's renowned wines while visiting Long Island's famous Wine Trail. Both tasting rooms are beautifully designed and accommodate large parties and everyone who would like to taste our award winning wines!
Today Duck Walk Vineyards encompasses 140 scenic acres. We produce some 35,000 cases of wine a year, and our wines have been repeatedly recognized for excellence in national competitions. From our Vidal Ice Wine made with grapes actually frozen on the vine, to our Blueberry Port crafted from wild Maine blueberries, to our unique Pinot Meunier, we strive to create wines that are distinctive and exceptional. But at heart we are still a family with a personal touch in every aspect of our business.
Wine is... one of the most natural things of the world. -Ernest Hemingway
We are always looking for new ways to lessen our environmental footprint, and we are tapping into Long Island itself to do so. Duck Walk North uses geothermal energy for heating and cooling, pumping well water from deep beneath the vineyards that then returns to the earth, a zero-emissions system that has drastically reduced our use of fossil fuels.
Duck Walk Vineyards is also environmentally friendly where it counts the most: in the vineyards themselves. We grow specially-selected grasses between the rows of grape vines which naturally enrich the soil with nitrogen, replacing chemical fertilizers.
We believe that by taking care of the environment, Duck Walk Vineyards is rewarded with exceptional grapes that we transform into our delicious wine.
WINE TASTING/GROUP/LIMO/ BUS POLICY
Wine tastings are available daily in our tasting room - tasting bar closes half hour prior to tasting room. There is a $8.00 fee per person for a tasting of up to five wines. Reservations are required for Limos, Buses & Groups of 8 or more. Reservations must be made by calling tasting room directly in advance. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. All limousines, buses and groups will be received by appointment only and must arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. This will be strictly enforced.
Duck Walk North - Open 7 days a week from 11am - 6pm (Tastings End at 5:30pm) - 44535 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
Duck Walk South - Open 7 days a week from 11am - 6pm (Tastings End at 5:30pm) - 231 Montauk Highway (Rt 27), Water Mill, NY 11976
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