2007 was an ideal year for growing grapes on Long Island. The growing season kicked off on a great note, with
mild temperatures ideal for bud-break. June was sunny, with temperatures in the 80s that continued throughout bloom. July brought occasional rain, but was followed by a fantastic streak of sun and heat in September. Temperatures were in the high 70s to 80s all month. For the last week of the month, temperatures ranged from low 80s during in the day to 60s at night. This combination of warm days and mild nights was perfect for sugar accumulation and flavor development. Despite cooler weather and intermittent rain in October, optimal ripeness was achieved across the board in both reds and whites. 2007 will go down in history as a blockbuster vintage for the North Fork of Long Island.