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Tucked in the woods off a trail at John Ellis Roosevelt’s historical Meadow Croft Estate in Sayville is a hidden, rustic and friendly vineyard that features some of Long Island’s finest wines.
Loughlin Vineyard recently released its first rosé, Pinky Rosé, which is named after a beloved donkey who used to roam the property.
An old wood stove is located inside the small tasting room. There’s an outdoor seating area and Irish music fundraisers are held during the warmer months.
Tours of the Roosevelts’ summer home are available from May through November. For a nice stroll or bike ride, check out the beautiful nature trails located at end of the vineyard.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and leashed dogs to the family-friendly establishment.
Barney Loughlin, who created the winery 34 years ago, sadly passed away this year. His three daughters — Elizabeth Cutrone, Patricia Jones and Mary Ellen Loughlin — continue to run the family business while growing his legacy and keeping his wonderful spirit alive.