Owner: Michael Lynne
CEO: Trent Preszler
Winemaker: Richard Olsen-Harbich
36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY, (631) 734-7537
What you need to know: Kip & Susan Bedell planted their first grapevines here in 1980, with Kip earning the moniker “Mr. Merlot” in wine spectator magazine. In 2000, Bedell Cellars was sold to Michael Lynne, the esteemed film executive and art collector. Today, Bedell stands at the forefront of creativity and excellence in the modern American wine industry, and is widely regarded as the benchmark winery in the eastern U.S.