A small, historic village that borders the Atlantic Ocean, Sagaponack still has working farms. Luxurious beachfront properties here tend to command some of the Hamptons’ highest prices, which makes it an exclusive and highly desirable area.
Historic village home to the uber-wealthy
Although potato farming originally put Sagaponack on the map, its name comes from the Shinnecock Indian Nation word for the “land of the big ground nuts.” But even as property values have soared and houses have expanded in size, little has changed in the village. One of the last remaining one-room school houses is still in use, and Sagg Main Street still has just one store and a small post office.
Mansions with ocean and farm field views
Originally settled in 1653, Sagaponack retains some of its old charm in the farmhouses close to its tiny main street. Farther out, however, those historic farmhouses have been replaced by mansions with sprawling lawns. Sprawling, indeed: Sagaponack is home to the largest private residence in the county, industrialist billionaire Ira Rennert’s 63-acre oceanfront estate.
Part of a 175-ace estate, this European-inspired winery is known for its “Summer in a Bottle” rosé and elegant tasting room. The lawn offers a more laid-back wine stand.
One of the premier stables in the Hamptons, Wölffer’s riding rings and Grand Prix field are situated on the grounds of its beautiful vineyards.
In business for more than 30 years, this family-owned gourmet take-out shop is often touted as having the best lobster salad in the Hamptons.