The North Fork of Long Island is a magnet for food enthusiasts, hopping over for a rustic respite from the city.
But for those green thumbs ready to upgrade from weekender status, purchasing a working farm or vineyard is the only way to go.
Corcoran’s top North Fork agent, Sheri Winter Clarry, recently closed a deal on Big E Farm, a 200-acre Jamesport property that includes Martha Clara Vineyards. The farm boasts 17 buildings, including nine barns, three cottages and an 8,000-square-foot manor house.
In April, the Rivero-González family, one of Mexico’s most renowned wine producers, paid $15 million for the agricultural estate — making it the second priciest sale in North Fork history.
But other grand opportunities to play gentleman farmer remain on the market. Most prominent is a 147.5-acre waterfront estate in Cutchogue at 4455 Oregon Road. The farm, vineyard and residence are available for $19.5 million, a price that would tie the real estate sales record on the North Fork.