For delicious diversity, check out the spirited Channing Daughters of Long Island

The winery makes the most of its varied conditions and isn't trying to be anything but its innovative self.

Channing Daughters is a maximalist, catholic-minded winery on the South Fork of Long Island, New York, making exuberant, omnibus wines that defy categorization. The wines are in a so-far small class that permits inhabitants of the northeastern United States to drink regionally produced wine without compromise. If you drink the wines now, you will tell old-fogey stories about how you knew them when. Read More

—Joe Appel