Vines & Branches
Our goal is to provide our customers with the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamics and Gourmet Vinegars in the world.
At Vines & Branches, we follow the olive crush in the northern and southern hemispheres to provide you with the freshest and healthiest olive oils available anywhere.
In addition to Early Harvest and the world's 'best of the best' extra virgin olive oils, we also offer the opportunity to taste naturally infused olive oils and gourmet oils to tantalize your palate at any of our locations.
Our white and red balsamic condimento vinegars are imported from Modena, Italy and are produced using the Solera method yielding a rich and smooth product, unlike typical balsamics found in your local grocery store. Truly amazing!
We also offer a selection of specialty foods, skincare items, and olive wood products to beautify your body, mind, spirit and home.
Please come in, meet us and have fun sampling our products. We can help assist you in finding the perfect oils and balsamics for yourself or as the perfect gift or someone else.
Our attractive bottles make a great hostess gifts!
Come in and "Have a palette party!"
After working as a sales manager specializing in European wines, Rita Winkler, Owner of
Vines & Branches, decided to follow her passion for olive oil and
open an olive oil-balsamic tasting room and specialty food shop.
Rita's major determining factor in following through on her vision was related to her battle with breast cancer in 2003. While recuperating from surgery and undergoing chemotherapy, Rita focused on replenishing and keeping her body strong. She found holistic therapy in the artisianal olive oils she had collected while visiting Europe on her wine travels. She used these olive oils as part of her daily dietary rehabilitation by taking 2 tablespoons a day and included them in her juicing and cooking. As a result, she never had a mouth sore, her skin and hair remained soft and supple, and her metabolism significantly improved.
Fast forward 9 years and Rita's passion became reality when her first olive oil-balsamic gourmet vinegar tasting room opened in Greenport in April 2012. Following the quick success of her Greenport store, Rita opened up stores Westhampton Beach in June 2012 and Southampton Village in April 2013. Vines & Branches has exciting new business ventures and expansions in store for the future. Stay connected with us on our social media sites...