Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s Joey and Mark Wölffer are opening their second Hamptons restaurant at 4 Amagansett Square this week and they’re calling it Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett. The first Wölffer Kitchen opened opened in Sag Harbor in 2015.
The new restaurant will focus on fresh “rosé-inspired cuisine” and the wine list will of course feature wines and ciders from Wölffer as well as other Long Island wineries.
Vanity Fair reported that Wölffer Estates in Sagaponack was in part responsible for rosé becoming a thing stateside, with the vineyard producing its first rosé in 1992 at 82 cases. The rise of rosé was steady for the next twenty years, with wine writer for the Wall St. Journal Lettie Teague penning a column about a rose tasting with friends in 2012. (Her favorite was the Clos Ste. Magdeleine from Southern France.) By 2016, Wölffer produced 40,000 cases of Hamptons Gatorade, up from 22,000 cases a year earlier.
Today, there are rosé gardens, this week’s rosé festival in New York, and restaurants like Wölffer Kitchen rolling out rosé-inspired menus. Whatever that means, it seems that anything with rosé in the name has worked for Wölffer so far. Check out the menu below.