United States

Real estate mogul’s son adds winery to North Fork acres

The shaggy-haired, heavily tattooed son of a New York real estate billionaire just bought a 53-acre winery in Cutchogue, LI — making him the latest in a string of ultra-wealthy individuals to take up wine making in Long Island’s laid-back North Fork. Stefan Soloviev — the 44-year-old son of real estate mogul Sheldon Solow — is buying the Peconic Bay Winery in October — adding to the roughly 150 acres of planted vines he already owned on the North Fork, located on the tip of Long Island. He owns 1,000 total acres in the region. There are no wines for sale, yet Soloviev — who changed his name to the way it was before his Russian Jewish family immigrated to the US — must first hire a winemaker, who will oversee all 200 acr ...