The Hamptons, Long Island AVA

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The Hamptons, Long Island AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 1988[1]
Country United States
Part of Long Island AVA, New York
Climate region Maritime
Soil conditions Silt, loam
Total area 136,448 acres (55,219 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Aligote, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Dornfelder, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Tocai Friulano[3]

The Hamptons, Long Island AVA is an American Viticultural Area located entirely within eastern Suffolk County, New York, and includes the entire South Fork of Long Island and the townships of Southampton and East Hampton. Authored by winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich in 1984, it was the first AVA to be approved for Long Island. The region covers an east-west oriented peninsula approximately 54 miles (87 km) long and between 0.5 miles (0.8 km) and 10.0 miles (16.1 km) wide. The local climate is heavily influenced by the nearby Atlantic Ocean and Peconic Bay. The region is generally cooler and more prone to fog than the nearby North Fork of Long Island AVA. The soil is silt and loam.[3] The area is in hardiness zones 7a and 7b.


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.101 The Hamptons, Long Island." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008.
  2. ^ Wine Institute, The (2008). "American Viticultural Areas by State". Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Hamptons Long Island (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Feb. 7, 2008.