Michael Lynne, owner of Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue wants to be the best. But not just the best on the North Fork of Long Island or even in the U.S. He wants to be the best in the world. This commitment to making world-class wines led Lynne, whose “day job” is running New Line Cinema as co-Chairman and co-CEO, to hire Pascal Marty, formerly of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, as his consulting oenologist, and John Irving Levenberg, most recently at Paul Hobbs Winery in Napa Valley, as associate winemaker. They join founding winemaker “Mr. Merlot,” Kip Bedell, to create a formidable winemaking team.
A nationally recognized leader in quality, Bedell produces award-winning Merlot, Bordeaux-style blends, and a hot Artist Series with label art commissioned from Eric Fischl, Barbara Kruger, Ross Bleckner and Howard Shatz.
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Visiting the Winery
The Guest Cottage at Bedell Cellars dates back to the late 1700's and has historic landmark status. Its pergola-covered entrance path is lined with wisteria and leads to a lavender and herb garden, all designed by landscape architect Edmund Hollander of Edmund Hollander Design.
During the warmer months, visitors can taste the wines and picnic in the shaded lawn adjacent to the Cottage's apple orchard and the vineyards. Visitors can also enjoy the views from a beautiful outdoor Pavilion connected to the tasting room.
The Bedell Cellars Tasting Room and Cottage were redesigned by the architectural firm of Samuels & Steelman in Cutchogue, NY, with interior design by Vincente Wolfe Associates Inc. of New York City.
Tasting Room Hours:
- Open year round, seven days a week, from 11:00am -5:00pm
- Open until 6:00 on weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun) from Memorial Day through Halloween
- Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.
Admissions and Tastings:
$5.00 Tasting Fee per person.
Reservations required for parties of 10 or more, buses and limos.
Bedell Cellars is available for Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events.