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New winery to open in Long Island Sound, New York

DBR Staff Writer Published 22 January 2013

Kontokosta Winery is all set to come up at Long Island Sound, New York in spring 2013.

Situated on 62 acre land in Greenport Village, the 9,000ft² Kontokosta Winery is placed atop sweeping bluffs along the North Fork's coastline and features 23 acres vineyard, tasting room, wine library and cellar.

The vineyard is currently planted with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The new winery will produce around 3,000 cases of wine annually that will be sold at the winery only, reported newsday.com.

To produce the wine, the winery has hired local winemaker Gilles Martin.

The new winery, which has been constructed by KACE Development, is designed in the form of 19th century New England barn.

Kontokosta Consulting Group served as the design and sustainability consultant of the winery and constructed the winery using energy and natural resource saving methods. The winery has been designed to meet the LEED Gold certification level.