Business Q&A: Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

North Fork winery has become a part of the new Seaford Farmers' Market.

Family owned and operated, has been open for several years on the North Fork of Long Island. One of the newest vendors, Patch spoke with co-owner, Lisa Sannino, on what the vineyard has to offer.

When did your company first open?

We bought our vineyard in Peconic in 2006.

What different services do you offer at your vineyard?

We offer tours, tastings, sales and live music. We started our Vine to Wine Program, a Custom Winemakers' Center, in 2007. We added the bed and breakfast in 2009 with a Tuscan Suite.

How did you and your family first get involved in the business?

My husband started making wine 19 years ago and developed a skill for it, winning amateur wine competitions and gold and double gold medals.

How long have you participated on farmers markets?

We started doing the Long Island farmers markets in 2010.

What do you like about the Long Island Growers Markets? What do you hope to benefit from Seaford's?

Seaford is a great community that is really open and supportive of local products. I enjoy working with all of the other local farmers and entrepreneurs. I also bring maps and brochures of the wine country to educate people on the region. It is right in our backyard and a lot of people aren't familiar with our small wine country on the North Fork.

For more information, check out Sannino representatives this Saturday at the from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


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