KDHamptons Feast End News: Wölffer Kitchen Opens In Sag Harbor!
Wölffer Estate Vineyard, a sustainable vineyard in the heart of the Hamptons, has launched another fantastic venture: Wölffer Kitchen at 29 Main Street in Sag Harbor. The first winery-owned restaurant in the Hamptons, co-owned by siblings Marc and Joey Wölffer [above], Wölffer Kitchen is a casual neighborhood eatery with a distinct local, seasonal food ethic, serving locally made artisanal wines, beers and spirits as well as favorites from around the world.
“Launching a restaurant is a natural extension of our brand,” says Marc Wölffer, also co-owner of Wölffer Estate Vineyard. Mr. Wölffer is a hospitality veteran. His fondness for Mallorca, the Spanish island known for its fresh and gracious Mediterranean cuisine, where he owns a vineyard, shines through at Wölffer Kitchen. “As the Wölffer brand extends internationally with wines from our vineyards in Spain and Argentina, we want to bring a unique culinary experience home to the Hamptons.”
Marc adds, “Wölffer Kitchen serves modern American cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Chef Deena Chafetz focuses on local, fresh, seasonal and ultimately wine-friendly food. The wine list will feature wines and hard ciders from Wölffer Estate Vineyard and other quality Long Island producers, as well as select labels from around the world. Wölffer Winemaker and Partner Roman Roth helps to curate the wine list. Wölffer Kitchen also will offer craft beers, ciders and spirits with an emphasis on Long Island and New York craft producers. Craft cocktails will feature ciders and spirits from Wölffer and other quality producers, and herbs and garnishes from local farms.”
“Entertaining is a part of the Wölffer family DNA. We created Wölffer Kitchen to be a modern yet cozy and comfortable space that echoes the bohemian spirit of the Hamptons Marc and I knew as kids—a special place where great memories are born,” says Joey Wolffer, who is co-owner of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and owner and founder of the mobile boutique, The Styleliner, which opened its first brick-and-mortar store, also in Sag Harbor in May. Joey oversaw the redesign of the restaurant, working with Sagaponack-based Martin Architects to create a convivial neighborhood destination that encompasses the Sag Harbor village streetscape combined with materials and subtle sophistication of European winemaking.