Our community

 

The Center for Theraputic Riding of the East End

Wölffer Estate Stables is proud to sponsor The Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End, CTREE, located at our facility. CTREE is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization located on the East End of Long Island in New York.  Its mission is to provide therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted activities to children and young adults with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities. CTREE lessons follow PATH guidelines and are taught by PATH International certified instructors and professionals. Program horses and volunteer staff are specially trained. 

 

Sustainability

The Stables are part of a 55-acre estate consisting of the stables facilities, protected grounds, and the acclaimed Wölffer Estate Vineyard. It is a core value of the Wölffer family to preserve, proctect, and provide from the Estate land. All land is managed under the watchful eye of Richie Pisacano, who maintains pristine standards and ensure all efforts are contributing to growing and protecting the East End.

We extend stewardship of the environment beyond the vineyard grounds. We have invested in solar power across the property, use biodegradable products for food service and encourage native vegetation and wildlife to help balance and enhance our unique ecosystem. For 6 years, our Estate grapes have been certified sustainable by Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, an independent, third party certified sustainable viticulture program tailored to the unique needs of our region. We adhere to a checklist of nearly 200 farming best practices with the goal of minimizing the use of chemicals and fertilizers, promoting high biological diversity and healthy soils, protecting our delicate maritime ecosystem and maintaining the highest level of quality in our fruit. We treat all of our employees with dignity and respect, pay fair wages and encourage them to take ownership of their role. We also believe in community and support our local government, charitable causes and hire local labor when possible.

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