Drink Up: Sustainability, Philanthropy and Innovation at Shinn Estate Vineyards


The idea of Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse began in 1998 when Barbara Shinn and David Page purchased the Tuthill homestead on Oregon Road in Mattituck, New York. The couple had decided to plant 20 acres of grapevines to begin building out their business. Over the years, they remained true to their roots, focusing on a sustainable philosophy for everything they do at their North Fork winery. Keeping with that mantra, in the summer of 2009 and spring of 2010 they installed a solar and wind power operation making them the first East Coast winery and inn to be solely powered by alternative energy. Today, they continue to innovate with new community programming and continually focusing on utilizing other local vendors to accentuate their offerings. Swig contributor Kristen Oliveri sat down with the duo to chat about their new varietals, how they managed to make a wine sans sulfites and how they help support local education. Read the interview