• "Our final stop was Shinn Estate Vineyards, one of the first wineries to make a name for itself on the North Fork.An early adopter of sustainable winemaking, Shinn is powered solely by the sun and wind." -- Freda Moon, The New York Times
  • "Shinn and Page practice sustainable farming, something many experts had said couldn't be done in the North Fork..." -- Nancy Trejos, The Washington Post
  • "Once you’ve read about the battles Page and Shinn face every day to make the vineyards sustainable, as we did, you’ll be inclined to visit the vineyard to see for yourself." -- Matt & Ted Lee, Travel + Leisure
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • "Ingredient labeling is voluntary, and very few wineries have stepped up. Bonny Doon Vineyard, Shinn Estate Vineyards and Ridge Vineyards deserve applause as notable exceptions." -- Eric Asimov, The New York Times
  • "Voted Best Wine-Country Inn, in New York" - Food & Wine
  • "Shinn and Page are directed by the holistic, biodynamic view of “the farm organism,” in which planted crops, wildlife, nearby wild areas and other elements of the farm landscape interact." -- Geraldine Pluenneke, Edible East End
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Biodynamics
  • Barbara's Bees
  • "They’ve cultivated not just a successful, acclaimed winery and a healthy vineyard, but also a lifestyle that includes producing as much of what they consume as possible and returning it to the land." -- Markets Media Magazine
  • Winemaker: Patrick Caserta
  • Shinn Estate Tasting Room
  • Barbara "Our favorite thing about staying at this quaint little farmhouse inn on Long Island's North Fork? The owners, David Page and Barbara Shinn— generous hosts who are nothing less than obsessed with viticulture (and food)." -- Bon Appetit Magazine
  • David
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Our Story

Barbara Shinn and David Page – native Midwesterners – met in 1988 when they were both living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Barbara had just received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts while David was completing his first decade as a chef. Their first few years together were spent immersed in the culture of Northern California art and cuisine.

In the early 90’s Barbara and David made a bold choice when they decided to move to NYC to further their careers by opening Home – one of the first farm to table restaurants on the East Coast. Home is now a restaurant institution – still serving “Neighborhood American” cuisine that Barbara and David created by pairing New York State wines with the bounty of the local region.

Their cookbook Recipes from Home was published by Artisan Press in 2001 and received a James Beard Foundation nomination for Best American Cookbook – as well as winning the Julia Child Cookbook Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

After building a successful neighborhood nano-empire with the addition of Drover’s Tap Room and Home Away from Home, Barbara and David set out to reconnect with nature when in 1998 they purchased the historic Tuthill homestead on Oregon Road in Mattituck, NY. They planted 20 acres of grapevines and built an estate winery and Farmhouse bed and breakfast which has been named a top American wine destination by Gayot, Fodors, U.S. News Travel, Food and Wine and Bon Appetit.

In the summer of 2009 and spring of 2010 a solar and wind power system was installed making Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse the first East Coast winery and inn to be solely powered by alternative energy.

A 400L copper alembic pot still arrived from Portugal during harvest 2010. Shinn Estate became the first Long Island winery to hold a farm distilling license. As distiller David produces grappa, eau de vie, grape vodka and fine alembic brandy.

A new tasting patio was built in the spring of 2013 adding comfortable outdoor seating.

As owner and viticulturist Barbara grows the wine utilizing holistic farming techniques that result in wines that exemplify both grace and clarity. As owner, vintner and distiller David works with winemaker Patrick Caserta to steward the wines and spirits from vine to glass. Please visit the Vineyard and Winery pages here for an in depth understanding of our practices and principles.

The wines of Shinn Estate Vineyards have received praise from the New York Times,  Wall Street Journal, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Food and Wine and  Bon Appetit – as well as scores of other local and national publications.

Come join us in our tasting room, walk the vines, or pamper yourself as a guest in the Farmhouse Inn.

         Barbara Shinn and David Page

       Tasting Room Hours

         Monday through Thursday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

         Friday  OPEN LATE 10:30am- 8:00pm  

         Saturday OPEN LATE 10:30 am – 8:00 pm

         Sunday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

         Join us every Saturday and Sunday for vineyard and barrel cellar tours.

         Please see our calendar page for times.

The following guidelines are in place for the safety and comfort of our guests

– Reservations required for groups of 6 or larger

– No Buses

– Limousines need reservations

– Children and young adults welcome when supervised by designated non-drinking parent

please read the Child Passenger Protection Act  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leandra’s_Law

– No outside food please

 

What’s Happening Now

FRIDAY FOOD TRUCK Chef Noah's Food Truck on our tasting room patio every Friday beginning June 24th 4-7:30PM



VINE-TASTIC Sundays for kids! 10-11AM $25 per child, 2 or more kids $50 total, parents are free. reservations and more information: 631-804-0367 or see our EVENTS page

June 12: Weeds are our Friends, learn about "good weeds"

June 26: Bee-lieve it Adventure, a bee tour

July and August:

A Walk under the Clouds: learn about clouds

Shinn Chickens: young people and chickens as friends

Cute Critters: animals and insects in the wild

Look at the Birdie: a morning with our feathered friends



RECENT ACCOLADES -
New York Times: Top 10 wines of the year, Eric Asimov: "I cherish singular, moderately priced wines. A 2014 Mojo cabernet franc from Shinn Estate, one of my favorite Long Island producers, demonstrated that the North Fork can do far more than offer dutifully polished wines. This fresh, juicy, earthy red demands to be consumed. Long Island needs to do this more often.

Eric Asimov, New York Times selected Shinn Estate Vineyards Mojo Cabernet Franc 2014 as one of the top 20 wines internationally to drink for the fall and winter season

Eric Asimov, New York Times says "Shinn Estate Vineyards is one of my favorite Long Island producers. Its wines always seem alive in the glass, energetic and full of pleasure and this Sauvignon Blanc is no different"

Top 10: U.S. News Travel names Shinn Estate Vineyards Farmhouse Inn as one of the Top 10 Bed and Breakfast destinations in the U.S.

Top 6: Fodors includes Shinn Estate Vineyards in the Top 6 Great American Wine Country Harvest Getaways

Top 40: Bon Appetit magazine names Shinn Estate Vineyard Farmhouse Inn as a top destination for great lodging and food

Food and Wine magazine names Shinn Estate Vineyards Farmhouse Inn as one of Americas Best Wine Country Inns