Roanoke Vineyards’ newest tasting room a big hit during soft opening

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | Roanoake Vineyards opened its newest tasting room in Mattituck. The grand opening is Sept. 22.

The newest business on Mattituck’s Love Lane — Roanoke Vineyards’ second tasting room — has been doing “very well,” during its soft opening, employee Robin Epperson McCarthy said Friday, after doors had been open a little more than a week.

Roanoke Vineyards opened in 2004 in Riverhead and is owned by couple Richard and Soraya Pisacano, who crafted their 2010 “Bond” red blend, made from cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and a little petit verdot, specifically for the new tasting room.

“It’s Bond, like bonds of love for Love Lane,” said Ms. Epperson. “Not Bond like James Bond!”

The tasting room is open everyday between roughly 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., but Ms. Epperson said last weekend they stayed open till 8 or 9 p.m.

The grand opening is slated for Sept. 22.

Read more about Roanoke’s new tasting room in the Sept. 13 issue of the The Riverhead News-Review.

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GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO |  The 2012 ‘Bond’ red blend was crafted specifically for the new tasting room.