Wine Press: Profile on The Hidden Vineyard

12/19/2011 1:52 PM |
Calverton

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Peter DiBernardi, owner of The Hidden Vineyard, uses a tap to pour wine out of wooden barrels.

If you’re driving along Edwards Avenue in Calverton, you might miss a couple small signs leading you down a narrow road framed with tall corn stalks to a small vineyard.

After the herb farm and after the vegetable stand — if you’re driving slow enough and really paying attention — you’ll see it: The Hidden Vineyard.

You may expect to find a rustic farmhouse beyond the rows of grapevines lining a winding gravel driveway, but standing majestically at the foot of the driveway is actually a large, newly-built colonial.

The vineyard and the house belong to 75-year-old Peter DiBernardi.

“I call it The Hidden Vineyard because nobody can find us,” Mr. DiBernardi said.

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