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A New York State of Wine
Anna Iijima, Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast in her article on New York Wine gave the following review of Paumanok's 2010 Tuthills Lane Vineyard Merlot:
"$75, 94 points. Intense blackberry and plum perfume burst from this bold, concentrated red. It is a rich, lavishly textured wine, but it is keenly balanced in acidity and gilded by subtle layers of spice and toast. While delicious, it is still brawny in its youth, and it should meld out gorgeously with more maturation. Drink 2021 to 2026. Cellar Selection."

Long Island & The Big Dreamers Out East
Anna Iijima, Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast profiles four winemakers from Long Island including Paumanok's Kareem Massoud.

Barrel Tasting photo with Charles Massoud
Why You Should Be Barrel Tasting
By Natalia de Cuba Romero, writing for Edible Long Island.

Paumanok Featured on News 12
Doug Geed visits Paumanok after being named "Winery of the Year".
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Editor's Choice
Anna Iijima, Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast rated 5 Paumanok wines a 90 or higher.

NYT Photo of Massoud Family
Paumanok Is NY Winery of the Year
By Natalia de Cuba Romero, writing for Edible Long Island.

NYT Photo of Massoud Family
Chenin Blanc Makes an Audacious U.S. Return
Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic for The New York Times assesses the state of American Chenin Blanc, including Paumanok.

The Sun Rises in the East
Mark Squires, writing for the Wine Advocate reviewed several New York wineries including Paumanok, awarding the highest scores yet to east coast wineries, including 13 Paumanok wines with ratings of 90, 91, 92 and 93. "One of the long-time stalwarts on Long Island, owned and worked by the Massoud family with Charles and son Kareem handling the winemaking, this is by consensus also one of Long Island's very best ambassadors and greatest estates, making fine and ageworthy wines."

Take It Outside
Food, wine, a spectacular sunset and good company - all ingredients for a perfect summer evening.

Photo of 25 acres on Tuthills Lane
Riverhead school board approves 25-acre sale to Paumanok
Paumanok is in the process of acquiring 25 acres of farmland on Tuthills Lane.

The Stoler Report: North Fork Wine Region Coming of Age
Paumanok founder and proprietor, Charles Massoud, is featured in this interview by Michael Stoler.

Sparkling Wines to Please a Range of Palates
"The most promising new local sparkler I tasted was the light 2009 blanc de blanc ($45) that Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue introduced on its 30th anniversary. " By Howard G. Goldberg writing for The New York Times

12 toast-worthy LI wine
2 Paumanok wines are included in Newsday's listing of 12 top Long Island wines.

Putting Long Island Wines on the Map
By Alyson Krueger writing for The Pennsylvania Gazette

Capping it Off
Kareem Massoud is the East End’s evangelist of screw caps on wine.
By Eileen Duffy, Edible East End

Avec Paumanok, les Massoud donnent aux vins de Long Island leurs titres de noblesse. Par Sylviane Zehil, L'Orient Le Jour

The Other Bordeaux Lies Closer to Home
Once lauded for its whites and rosés, Long Island's North Fork delivers some very good reds. By Jay McInerney of The Wall Street Journal.

Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine honor the individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in the wine world.

A Medal Harvest for the Top Winery
Paumanok was awarded Best Dry Riesling and Best Late Harvest wine along with two double golds at the annual New York Wine & Food Classic. Article by Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times

Is the North Fork the Next Napa Valley?
James Sturz of Hamptons Magazine

BuildingNY:NYStories - Charles Massoud
Charles Massoud, Paumanok's founder, owner and winemaker, interviewed on The Stoler Report.

Among 200 Wines, Local Reds Shine
"Of 42 East End wines I sampled, the most accomplished red was Paumanok Vineyards’ very Bordeaux-like 2010 Assemblage ($50), a seamless mélange of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and cabernet franc that promises many years in top form." Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times

A Pleasing Debut for 2012 Whites
Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times reviews Paumanok's first three releases from the 2012 vintage.

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2013
Wine Enthusiast's Anna Lee C. Iijima recommends a visit to Paumanok and the North Fork of Long Island.

Wines That Make Friends Easily at a Crowded Thanksgiving Table
The New York Times awards Paumanok's 2011 Cabernet Franc 3 out of 4 stars.

20 Autumn Wines for $20
Eric Asimov of The New York Times highlights his selections for $20 autumn wines including Paumanok's 2010 Festival Red.

A Winery Makes the Case for Machine Harvesting Grapes for Wine
For anyone interested in hand-harvesting versus harvesting by machine, read this article by Paumanok founder and winemaker Charles Massoud.

Long Island's New Wine Wave
Anna Lee C. Iijima of Wine Enthusiast reviews wines from Paumanok and Long Island.

Screwcaps at Paumanok Vineyards — Not Just for White Wines Anymore
By Lenn Thompson of New York Cork Report

Blends Stand Out at a Tasting
"The most delicious blend in the tasting was Paumanok’s mature 2007 Assemblage..." - Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times.

2011 Wines of the Year
Two Paumanok wines win "Wine of the Year" -- New York Cork Report

Robust Despite the Rains
Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times reviews Paumanok's 2011 Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.

The WSJwine Luxury Dozen 2011
The Wall Street Journal selects Paumanok 2010 Semi Dry Riesling as one of "the 12 top wines in America" for their WSJwine Luxury Dozen 2011.

The Massoud Family & Paumanok Vineyard: Leading Vintners of Long Island's North Fork
Brad Haskel of the Huffington Post interviews Paumanok winemaker Kareem Massoud.

Paumanok Vineyards 2007 Merlot
Lenn Thompson of New York Cork Report reviews Paumanok's Merlot.

The Wines, Wineries and Wine Making History of New York
A great history of Long Island wine by Paumanok founder and proprietor, Charles Massoud.

Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Paumanok Vineyards and Black Ankle Vineyards invite you to join them on a 10-night Mediterranean wine cruise from August 13 through August 23, 2012.

Long Island Risk Takers Reap Rewards
The Wall Street Journal's Lettie Teague writes up her recent tour of Long Island wine country.

New York Observer
The New York Observer features Long Island wine in it's Hamptons issue.

Good Stuff
Chef George Hirsch recommends Paumanok 2007 Assemblage as "Good Stuff."

Snooth on Paumanok Vineyards
Eric Guido of Snooth reviews several Paumanok wines.

Rieslings for Summer
Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times reviews Paumanok's Rieslings.

Decanter New World Discovery Theatre: Long Island
Paumanok wines are now available in the UK. Winemaker Kareem Massoud was in London on May 14, 2011 to present five Long Island wines at Decanter's New World Discovery Theatre.

In A New York Moment
"Empire State Wines Rise in Quality, Interest--and Sales"
Beverage Media, June 2011, by Alia Akkam

2010 Wines of the Year
Three Paumanok wines win "Wine of the Year" for Long Island White, Red and Dessert -- New York Cork Report

Early Harvests, Early Debuts
Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times reviews Paumanok's 2010 Chenin Blanc.

Going Local: Pairing Wine and Cheese in the Hamptons
Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal, recounts her recent visit to Paumanok.

Finding Petit Verdots in North Fork
Jay McInerney of The Wall Street Journal, discovers Paumanok's Apollo Drive Petit Verdot in their wine blog: On Wine.

Not A Drop Lost
Howard G. Goldberg of The New York Times reviews Paumanok's 2009 whites.

Behind The Burner Interview
Behind The Burner interviews winemaker Kareem Massoud.

Paumanok - Spivak on Wine
Read Mark Spivak's great review of Paumanok, past and present.

No Need for Napa
The 4 Long Island Wineries not to miss. By Divya Gugnani for The Huffington Post.

Paumanok Reviewed in Wine Spectator
Thomas Matthews awarded Paumanok a 90 for it's 2007 Cabernet Franc, along with additional reviews in the July 31, 2010 issue.

New York Cork Report - Paumanok Chenin
Lenn Thompson posts a great write up on Paumanok's 2009 Chenin Blanc and history of Chenin at Paumanok.

"Long Island Wine: No Longer a Long Shot"
David Schildnecht, writing for the Wine Advocate reviewed several Long Island wineries including Paumanok, awarding the highest scores yet to east coast wineries, including a 90, 91 and 92 for Paumanok wines. "Veteran Charles Massoud and his oldest son, Kareem, are practicing increasing selectivity and sorting of fruit as well as ever more sensitive and targeted extraction, and their 2007s build on and refine the success of their 2005s."

Applied DNA Sciences Secures Premium Wine Labels for Paumanok Vineyards
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based security solutions, announced that its proprietary SigNature® DNA markers have been incorporated into premium wine labels for Paumanok Vineyards.

Reds With a French Nature
Howard G. Goldberg, of The New York Times, reviews six Paumanok red wines in his column, Long Island Vines, published April 22, 2009.

1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die
Paumanok's 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vintage is included in this new book. "...the greatest wines of Long Island are consistently the Paumanok Grand Vintage Cabernet Sauvignons."

Paumanok Reviewed in Wine Advocate Value Issue
David Schildknecht awarded Paumanok a 90 for it's 2005 Cabernet Franc in issue #178 of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, the August, 2008 issue.

"Lettie Teague’s Buying Guide: Wine Vintages To Remember"
There are quite a few places in the world where vintage matters. Here are five of those regions and a recent great vintage from each, plus bottles to look for.

Edible East End - Notable Edibles
Edible's piece on Paumanok's switch to screw caps.

Charles and Ursula Massoud Honored
On May 2, 2008, Charles and Ursula Massoud were honored as recipients of the "Stewards of the Good Earth" Award at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County's Good Earth Gala.

Eric Asimov Enjoys Paumanok's Chenin Blanc
Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic for The New York Times writes about Paumanok's Chenin Blanc saying, "Year in and year out, this is one of the best American chenin blancs around." Check out Eric Asimov's blog, The Pour.

Twist & Turn
Imbibe Magazine's March/April 2008 cover story is a great discussion on the subject of wine closures, cork vs. screw cap. Paumanok's Kareem Massoud is quoted in the article.

Classic Wines Posts Paumanok Videos
Classic Wines host Brian Freedman interviews Kareem Massoud during the 2007 harvest.

Paumanok has released five white wines from the 2007 vintage, all sealed with the Stelvin screw cap, and Paumanok has also released two of it's highest quality reds: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Tuthills Lane Vineyard and 2005 Petit Verdot Apollo Drive Vineyard.

"Can Long Island Make World-Class Wines?"
Food & Wine's Lettie Teague finds great wines—including some of the best American whites she's ever tried—on a tasting tour of the New York region that leaves her puzzled about why local winemakers are so modest in their global ambitions.

The New York Times Reviews PAUMANOK
Read Howard Goldberg's Long Island Vines columns on PAUMANOK:
"Comfort Wines" - July 15, 2007
"Dry Whites for Hot Days" - May 28, 2006
"Paumanok at Play, With Whites" - January 22, 2006
"Subtle Shades of Red" - January 29, 2006

World of Fine Wine Visits Long Island
David Schildknecht, writing for World of Fine Wine, calls Long Island " of North America's most promising wine-growing regions..." and regarding Paumanok: "the Massouds' enormous range of bottlings and varieties includes some of Long Island's most complex and ageworthy reds."

"We're not in Napa anymore"
"...though it was Merlot that put Long Island on the wine map, the Long Island Cabernet Francs fared best in the tasting. The standout was a softly luscious Cabernet Franc from Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue." Los Angeles Times - July 4, 2007

"NEW YORK STATE: Baby, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet"
On June 30, 2006, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate published a comprehensive report on New York wines. 16 Paumanok wines were reviewed, 8 of which rated up to 90 points or more. Related coverage:
The New York Times
The Riverhead News-Review
The Suffolk Times

Paumanok Vineyards: A Family Operation
Lenn Thompson interviews Kareem Massoud for Appellation America

"Life Is A Cabernet"
By Michael Braverman for The East Hampton Star
"Second Growth In the European tradition..."
By Michael Braverman for The East Hampton Star

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"On Long Island, a Case for Respect"
Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic for The New York Times, writes about Long Island wines in his June 7, 2006 edition of his weekly column, The Pour.

Three Vintages. Three Styles. One Grape.
By Lenn Thomson for

Deirdre Brennan for The New York Times
A "Sideways" Tour of Long Island's Tasting Rooms
On June 26, 2005, The New York Times published a dining supplement with the following article.

Edible East End
Eastern Long Island's newest locally oriented food and wine publication featured Paumanok in it's premier issue, click here to view the article.

Howard Goldberg of the New York Times reviews Paumanok's 2004 Whites in his LI Vines column
Click here to read the article New York Times Long Island Section April 3, 2005

Paumanok Hosts LI Wine Shootout
On February 12, 2005, Paumanok played host to a group of wine lovers who brought their own wines to a blind tasting. This tasting pitted some of Long Island's best against some great wines from around the world. For all the details, go to Cellar Tracker.

News-Review photo by Barbaraellen Koch
Business People of the Year
On Thursday, January 6, 2005, the Massoud Family was named "Business People of the Year" by The News-Review. Click here for the full story.

Over the Barrel - Dan's Papers - December 24, 2004

Uncorked - Easthampton Star - December 9, 2004

New York Magazine Story
In New York Magazine's August 16, 2004 issue, a list of "The Long Island Top Ten" included two Paumanok wines. Click here for the full story.

Winery of the Year
On August 3, 2004, Paumanok was named "Winery of the Year" at the New York Wine & Food Classic, in Wading River, Long Island. The New York Wine & Grape Foundation which organizes the New York Wine & Food Classic wrote in a press release:

The "Winery of the Year" award is presented to the winery with the best overall showing based on the level and number of awards in relation to entries...This year's competition included 636 New York wines from Long Island, Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes, Lake Erie, and other regions of New York State...Paumanok Vineyards received medals on all wines entered (2 double gold, 2 gold, 3 silver, 1bronze) in being awarded "Winery of the Year" accolades...The awards were based on blind tastings by 24 expert judges, which included a majority from other states, with a large contingent from California. Judges included prominent wine writers, restaurateurs, retailers, and wine educators...Complete results of the 2004 Classic will be posted under "New York Gold" at

Paumanok was awarded double gold for both 2000 Merlot Grand Vintage and 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vintage, gold for 2000 ASSEMBLAGE and 2003 Semi Dry Riesling, silver for 2001 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, 2001 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc and 2002 Late Harvest Riesling, and bronze for 2001 Cabernet Franc Grand Vintage.

The following links lead to articles on the Winery of the Year story:
The News Review
The Traveler Watchman
Dan's Papers
The New York Times
The New York Times, "LI Vines"
The Detroit News

Charles Massoud's Wine & Food Pairings
In Dan's Papers April 9, 2004 issue, Susan Simm reviews Charles Massoud's wine & food combinations. Click here for the whole story.

New Paumanok Acreage
Charles Massoud, owner of Paumanok Vineyards, was the first name drawn in a special lottery for farmers, on March 17, 2004. The lottery was held to make available to farmers agricultural land that was once slated to be the sight of twin nuclear power plants in Jamesport, now known as the former Keyspan property. Paumanok plans to establish new vineyards on the 30 acre property starting in 2006. The following links regard the lottery:
The New York Times
Suffolk Times

For more news on Paumanok, click here.

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