Located on the North Fork of Long Island, Sparkling Pointe is comprised of 40-acres and a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. Throughout three vineyard sites of maritime territory are carefully selected clones of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, all overseen by Vineyard Manager, Steve Mudd. These grapes are meticulously cared for and are hand-harvested when the time is ready. As of 2014, Sparkling Pointe is an active member of the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, a regional not-for-profit organization that focuses on setting best practices in place for Long Island vineyards. Sparkling Pointe’s exclusive production of Méthode Champenoise wines is completed on-site through a bladder press for gentle whole cluster pressing, a tank room of 30,000 gallons for temperature-controlled fermentation, a 3,000 bottle-per-hour bottling line, a 2,000 bottle gyro pallet riddling machine, a fully automated disgorging line and a well-equipped laboratory delivering daily wine analysis. Winemaker Gilles Martin, born in France and having 30+ years of national and international experience, has led the way for the region’s Sparkling Wines. At Sparkling Pointe, we believe that our actions have a direct and indirect impact on the environment, which is why sustainable practices are a part of everyday operations. Through various efforts consisting of reducing water usage through Drip Irrigation Systems, minimizing energy through our net-zero Wine Storage Warehouse (designated as the 1st Greenlogic certified Zero Energy Warehouse in the state), as well as conscious purchasing and recycling, Sparkling Pointe has made great strides in producing award-winning wines while showcasing sustainable winemaking.