This lush, golden hue "ice" wine is produced by pressing Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes while still frozen. The resulting "nectar" is richly aromatic with notes of citrus and honeysuckle.
Bob and Joyce Pellegrini founded Pellegrini Vineyards in 1982. The 30 acre home vineyard in Cutchogue, New York contains
some of the oldest vines on Long Island. Two additional properties down the road were purchased in 1998 – South Harbor
Vineyard with 14 acres and the Richmond Creek Vineyard with 28 acres, both sited on well drained loam with southern
exposure. Through extensive soil preparation, careful clonal and rootstock selection and progressive growing methods,
Pellegrini takes advantage of eastern Long Island's climactic and soil conditions. Winemaker Tom Drozd uses young vines and
some purchased fruit to produce their East End Select line of wines.
|Pellegrini Vineyards exists by design. The winery building and the vineyards have been carefully and painstakingly thought through--designed for excellence. The coupling of old world traditions with the best progressive technology demonstrates the Pellegrini commitment to using all means available to produce the very finest wine.