The Art of Wine: Pair local art with wines on the East End


This article was updated on July 15, 2021

Local artistry and Long Island wines are synonymous. Both are described as bold and colorful, distinctive and stimulate conversations. Additionally, both are easy to find when visiting the East End of Long Island with plenty of opportunities to suit your artistic style or wine preference.

Whether you are looking for a landscape, a watercolor, Rosé or red blend, we are confident you will find the perfect match.

Parrish Art Museum + Duck Walk Vineyards, Water Mill

Take a drive to the Hamptons and where 27 East merges into Montauk Highway in Water Mill, get ready to stop for a wine tasting followed by an amazing art experience.  Duck Walk’s Hamptons tasting room neighbors Parrish Art Museum and makes for a great South Fork day to experience a taste of the renowned wines from dry to sweet, sparkling and dessert. They are known for their chic labels, nodding to their Hamptons locale, such as the Windmill Series or Southampton White, depicting a beach scene. Enjoy a flight, a glass or a bottle on their patio, along with cheese accompaniments and live music on weekends.

After your wine experience, hop next door (or just beyond the vineyard) to the Parrish Art Museum where you can delve into more than 3,000 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and mixed media, as well as learn more about artists and individual art works.  There are many new things to discover that will capture your senses and interests.

To find out more about Duck Walk, visit duckwalk.com; or the Parrish Art Museum, visit parrishart.org.

Sparkling Pointe, Southold + Art Galleries, Greenport

Begin your weekend on the North Fork with sparkling wine and gallery visits.  Sparkling Pointe, on Route 48 in Southold (minutes from Greenport), offers a variety of sparkling wines from dry to fruity and even red. It is a bright, spacious tasting room, filled with lots of light and a crystal chandelier as the focal point in the center. This is the perfect start to your outing in Greenport Village where you will find established art galleries, artists’ studios, as well as shops, restaurants and hotels with a strong focus on local and contemporary art.

For more information about tastings at Sparkling Pointe, visit sparklingpointe.com.

Also, explore our website listings for more art galleries, vineyards and experiences like this to help you plan your getaway for the day, the weekend or longer.