74. Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse, Mattituck, N.Y.
Owners Barbara Shinn (the vineyard manager) and David Page (the winemaker) David Page are pioneers of biodynamic viticulture on Long Island's North Fork (among other things, their property is solar- and wind-powered, and they employ native yeasts). As Keith Beavers, self-described "chief wine geek" for Vinepair.com, told us last year, "The wines they produce are a very true expression of what Long Island terroir has to offer." Renée B. Allen, director of the Wine Institute of New England, adds that "the owners are passionate about their wine and their environment, and give their time to help educate others about their philosophies." The wines they make — which include sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot blanc, merlot, cabernet franc (the region's signature), and what Allen calls "an outstanding petitverdot" — are elegant and well-structured, and consistently some of Long Island's best.