Barbara Shinn and David Page met in 1988 when they were both living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Barbara had just received her Master of Fine Arts 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 the two of them 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 the “Neighborhood American” cuisine that Barbara and David created by pairing New York State wines with the bounty of the local region.
In 2001 their cookbook Recipes from Home was published by Artisan Press and received a James Beard Foundation nomination as well as winning the Julia Child Cookbook award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
After building their 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. It is there that they planted 20 acres of grapevines and built their estate winery and Farmhouse bed and breakfast which has been named as one of the top ten US wine destinations by Gayot and Food and Wine. In 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.
As viticulturist Barbara grows the wine at Shinn Estate Vineyards utilizing holistic farming techniques that result in wines that show both grace and clarity. As vintner David works with winemaker, Patrick Caserta to steward the wines from vineyard to table.
The wines of Shinn Estate Vineyards have received praise from the New York Times, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Food and Wine as well as scores of other local and national publications.
Come join us in our tasting room, walk the vines, or be our guest in our private Farmhouse Inn.
Barbara Shinn and David Page
Co-owners, agronomist, vintner
Tasting Room Hours
Monday through Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday OPEN LATE 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday OPEN LATE 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Join us every Saturday and Sunday for vineyard and barrel cellar tours.
Please see our calendar page for times.