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Grapevines at Kontokosta Winery in Greenport. (Oct. 5,

Grapevines at Kontokosta Winery in Greenport. (Oct. 5, 2013) Photo Credit: Nicole Horton

Here are three suggestions for wine lovers seeking novelty on the North Fork of Long Island: Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue is a new winery that also sells honey; Kontokosta Winery in Greenport has a view of Long Island Sound; and McCall Wines was named the New York Wine and Grape Foundation's Winery of the Year.

Coffee Pot Cellars is a new winery in
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Coffee Pot Cellars is a new winery in Cutchogue that offers four types of wines and honey, candles and seeds for sale. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Coffee Pot Cellars, a new winery in Cutchogue.
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Coffee Pot Cellars, a new winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Adam Suprenant, Coffee Pot Cellars co-owner with his
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Adam Suprenant, Coffee Pot Cellars co-owner with his fiancee, Laura Klahre, greets a visitor in the winery's tasting room. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Coffee Pot Cellars co-owner Laura Klahre, right, shares
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Coffee Pot Cellars co-owner Laura Klahre, right, shares a laugh with visitors in the Cutchogue winery's tasting room. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Wines that are ready to be tasted at
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Wines that are ready to be tasted at Coffee Pot Cellars, a new winery in Cutchogue. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Friends going wine tasting at Coffee Pot Cellars
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Friends going wine tasting at Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Kontokosta Winery, a new winery in Greenport, used
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Kontokosta Winery, a new winery in Greenport, used siding from a 100-year-old barn for its building. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Kontokosta Winery's vineyard produces seven varieties of grapes:
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Kontokosta Winery's vineyard produces seven varieties of grapes: cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, Syrah, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and riesling. (Oct .5, 2013)

Grapevines at Kontokosta Winery in Greenport. (Oct. 5,
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Grapevines at Kontokosta Winery in Greenport. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Kontokosta Winery's first vines were planted in 2002
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Kontokosta Winery's first vines were planted in 2002 and now fill 23 acres near the tasting room. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Kontokosta Winery's airy and light-filled tasting room has
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Kontokosta Winery's airy and light-filled tasting room has a view of Long Island Sound. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Customers can order cheese and charcuterie platters to
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Customers can order cheese and charcuterie platters to accompany their wine in the Kontokosta tasting room. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Kontokosta Winery also produces grape and ginger soda.
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Kontokosta Winery also produces grape and ginger soda. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Adirondack chairs and benches overlook the Long Island
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Adirondack chairs and benches overlook the Long Island Sound behind Kontokosta Winery in Greenport, inviting customers to relax and linger awhile. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Bruce and Sandy Lefkon and Sue Marx, all
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Bruce and Sandy Lefkon and Sue Marx, all of West Orange, N.J., decide which wine to try next at Kontokosta Winery's tasting room. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Sisters Susan Alexander of Bridgehampton, Reenie O'Connor of
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Sisters Susan Alexander of Bridgehampton, Reenie O'Connor of Boca Raton, Fla., Eileen Fox of West Hempstead and Ann Costigan of Garden City enjoy the wine, the view and each other's company on the bluff behind Kontokosta Winery in Greenport. (Oct. 5, 2013)

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