I recently met Ronald B. Goerler owner of Jamesport Vineyards and Tanya Robinson, wine consultant, Astor Wines & Spirits (above) at an LI wine tasting.
Jamesport Vineyards is a father-son collaboration that began in 1981 at Early Rising Farm in Cutchogue, New York, making Jamesport Vineyards one of the North Fork's oldest vineyards. Sixty acres of pristine vineyards are located here, with the majority of plantings include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Jamesport Vineyards is an estate winery.
In 1986, Ron Goerler Sr. acquired the 150-year-old barn that houses the winery and tasting room. With Ron Jr., he started Jamesport Vineyards in 1989. Two of Ron Jr's sons have since joined the family operated business.