Wine Time

Written by Michelle Natalia
Hello Loves!

So autumn is fully upon us and there’s nothing I love more in the fall than cozying up with a glass of wine or a road trip, so why not combine the two! My girlfriend, Bella and I planned a day trip to a few Long Island wineries. She did all the research so I cannot take credit here but found the cutest locations. First up was a sleek young winery in North Fork, Kontokosta Winery.
The Kontokosta winery is family owned and is situated on a quarter-mile of Long Island sound. We drove up a vine lined path to an impressive weathered modern building. The property and interior is sleek and minimalistic so I thoroughly impressed being such a fan of modern architecture. Once inside we signed up for our tour which included a tasting and education of 4 wines, by Charlie. We tried the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Viogner, 2016 Rose and 2014 Cabernet Franc. All were truly amazing in their own right! From the amazing tour guide, Charlie to the delicious wines this weekend tour at Kontokosta Winery is highly recommended.


So what does one wear to a vineyard? I was thinking flowing trousers or a long dress. When I went to Forever 21 I was immediately drawn to the perfect pair of mustard trousers. I had seen a similar pair on one of my favorite bloggers a month or so ago and fell in love with the style but not the price. These trousers were luckily in my price range under $25 so now for the top, I knew I wanted to go fitted since the bottoms were oversized, usually that is my rule of thumb if on piece is loose the other piece should be fitted. Feel free to steal that logic! Next I spotted a lightweight cropped sweater in a similar color, perfect! Next all I needed was a pair of platforms to stretch my 5’3 frame and a pair of statement earrings. All I found at Forever 21! Even my oversized round sunnies are from Forever.
Our next stop leads us not too far away to Southold, Long Island a whimsical winery called Croteaux Vineyards. The entire property is as picturesque as a postcard. With personal style touches throughout the property Croreaux is a boho wine lovers very own chill spot! Iron wrought furniture in vibrant tones, a wind chime made from recycled wine bottles and lazy trees dancing in the wind , Croteaux Vineyards promises to provide the most unique experience. We opted for the wine tasting and baguette and cheese platter. The Rose was refreshing and the herbed cheese and baguette went perfectly for this warm autumn afternoon. The vibe is chill and the surroundings take you away at least for the day anyway. I will most certainly be back perhaps in the spring or Summer Time.