Previously a potato farm, the Lenzes hired architect Centerbrook to transform the farm into the estate winery it is today. The farmhouse, once the private home of the Lenzes, followed by the Carroll family, and the winery/tasting room are separated by a formal courtyard, defined further by trellises throughout the perimeter. The designer, Mark Simon, saw the project as an exercise in "landscape and exterior reorganization." This design, completed in 1982, received the Long Island Chapter of the AIA's Gold Archi Award, praised for its adaptive reuse of the old potato farm.
The original potato barn that houses our tasting room today also contains our barrel room, tank room, and case storage room. It is a rustic barn with exposed beams and a long bar to serve our guests. Stop in for a tasting flight, to buy a case of wine, or pick up a gift!
The Lenz campus sits around a large, outdoor courtyard with plenty of seating options. In the summer months, enjoy a glass of rose outside under our umbrellas, listening to live music. In the winter, cozy up with a blanket near to our outdoor heaters and enjoy a flight of reds.
The sunken terrace is a special area at Lenz to enjoy in the summer. Surrounded on all sides by trellises climbing with vines, it is a secluded spot to enjoy a tasting. We host many of our subscriber events in our terrace area, and have even hosted a wedding here, surrounded by the vines!
A fun spot to taste, especially loved by kids and dogs! A bit more relaxed, feel free to lay a blanket down for a picnic tasting, or play a round of corn hole!
Besides housing our offices, the Lenz Farmhouse provides a base for all of our private events as it contains private rooms, restrooms, and a prep kitchen.