Sometimes a place’s identity is obvious — for example, you can tell a fishing town from a factory town or a town full of politicians. Once a place acquires an image, it can choose to build-up on it or turn over and seek a new one. That’s what happened on Long Island’s North Fork, — when someone realized that the island has the climate very similar to that of in parts of France. Grapes were planted and local wineries started producing their first vintages. In just a few years over 50 vineyards and wineries were established on the Northern-most tip of the island. This has attracted thousands of curious folk including designers, makers, and culture-setters. I ventured out to NoFo (as locals like to call it) to talk to some of them and uncover the new culture scene.
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