New York City. Home to America’s not so humble industrial beginnings. Tycoons like Vanderbilt and Rockefeller were influential all over the United States but they both called the majestic Hudson Valley their home. With so much wealth flowing in and out of the city it was only natural that the Hudson Valley to the north, and Long Island to the east, would become epicenters for fine wine production. The two regions, separated by both water and time, couldn’t be more different. While the Hudson Valley is firmly planted in the past, Long Island has always been a vision for the future. Different as they may be in many ways, they both share two important commonalities. Locally sourced food that is worth the trip in itself and……. Mansions!