Bridgehampton Breeze Vineyards is cultivating the quintessential Hamptons Rosé on a plot of land infused with a taste of the sea.
Tucked behind a 22-acre potato farm in the heart of Bridgehampton is Bridgehampton Breeze Vineyards—the East End’s newest treasure that touts its grapes as being “kissed by the ocean.” “There was something incredibly magical about this hidden gem of land that had lain fallow for generations but whose soil was black gold (Bridgehampton loam)—a very rich and fertile mixture of land and sea that formed over time atop a large sand deposit,” says Dr. Barry Jacobson, who purchased the 8.5 acres in 2015 and has been developing it as a vineyard ever since. “We engaged multiple consultants and all agreed that the spot was perfect—not too hot, not too cold, plenty of fresh air and ocean breezes to cultivate the grapes in.” The land has given birth to one of the area’s most delicious rosés, which Jacobson describes as fresh and crisp with aromas of fruit and flowers. “It just transports me every time to amazing summers in the Hamptons,” he says. “It is hands down my favorite wine, and I even bust one open off-season when I long for the beach and the sun of summers past.” Next up for the vineyard, which sells direct to customers with free local delivery, expect a special, limited-quantity batch of rosé magnums to debut later this year—meaning summer can live on even as the leaves begin to fall.