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63rd Strawberry Festival this June

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The March 29 Update While the next big thing is the Taste the North Fork weekend of April 7-9, (full details below) after that the North Fork offers only lovely, small events until mid June, when the 63rd Annual Strawberry Festival arrives. We’ve added a couple of April dates below, of the special but small event variety–oysters and artists at Clovis Point, a Lenz wine dinner at the Bay Breeze. But the Strawberry Festival June…

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Taste the North Fork: Play for the Day Details

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We’ve already told you lots about our wonderful weekend getaway packages–if you’ve forgotten check out our page with all the details about the two night stays, exclusive wine dinners, special tastings–so this post focuses on how best to enjoy the free shuttle buses that help you play for the day. Here’s the idea: Take LIRR to Mattituck or Greenport, or the Hampton Jitney to Cutchogue, Southold or Greenport, on Saturday April 8 or Sunday April 9….

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April Fools’ Blind Tasting at Macari; Toasting Mom & Dad at Pindar

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Photo is Pindar vines in spring The March 15 Update On April one, have some April Fool’s fun by testing your taste buds at Macari–with clues and teaching, can you tell what you’re drinking without reading a label? Mothers’ Day Weekend, Pindar offers sweet treats (Macarons) on Saturday, and a free tasting flight for Mom on Sunday. Dads get the same treatment on Fathers’ Day–a free tasting flight (or beer.) MARCH    APRIL  MAY  JUNE   JULY  AUGUST March March 25:…

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Erin Go Brine, Scottish Music, Tax Day Sweetness

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The March 8 Update Friday March 17th offers some true St. Pat’s fun: the Greenport Harbor Brewing Erin Go Brine Party at its Peconic tasting room, and world class Scottish music on Shelter Island at the Presbyterian Church. The Erin Go Brine party features Greenport Harbor beer (of course), salty fresh oysters from Little Creek Oysters, and hand crafted pickles from Backyard Brine. There’s also traditional Irish food and live music, fireside. If you want…

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Taste the North Fork! April 7-9

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The March 1 Update Taste the North Fork is back! This time, it’s in the Spring, April 7-9. Experience everything Long Island’s wine country has to offer April 7-April 9 by booking one of the weekend packages. Each offers a two night stay, an exclusive wine dinner, special wine tastings, and complimentary transportation to and from dinner and the tastings.  In between these special events, use the free shuttle buses to explore additional wineries and our quaint down…

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Lenz, Macari and Greenport Dates added for March, June, July & August

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The February 22 Update This week we’ve added a special library wine event at Lenz and a Macari Wine Dinner at American Beech in March, Greenport Gallery Walks in June and July, and a Lenz dinner in the vines in August. Start daydreaming about your North Fork vacation… MARCH    APRIL March March 4: Pindar Vineyards: Barrel Tastings Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery…

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Winter Winery Events at Macari & Sparkling Pointe

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The February 15 Update Our many wineries are open year round, or nearly so; in February and March they offer a series of special tastings. This week we’ve added a rare Macari vertical tasting–8 vintages, 6 of which are sold out–in their private cellar, and the Sparkling Pointe pairings with cheeses of the world–each March Saturday, a different set of cheeses. More to come. FEBRUARY   MARCH    APRIL February February 18: Pindar Vineyards: Barrel Tastings Tour…

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Winterfest! Special Live Music & Wine Events February 24-March 19

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The February 8 Update Photo credit: The Long Island Wine Council Long Island Winterfest is an annual event of concerts and special wine events at vineyards, hotels and other cool venues, on the North Fork and beyond. Because this publication is North Fork focused, we’ll tout only those events–there are several of note–but for full listings go to LongIslandWinterfest.com. Saturday February 25 Pelligrini Vineyards features the Jack Morelli Quartet; Clovis Point features the Red, White…

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Still More Delicious Fun to Share with Your Valentine!

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The February 1 Update Greenport Harbor Beer & Oysters, Pindar Wine & Chocolate, Borghese Wine Dinner–the first two on the weekend before, the wine dinner on the day of. These listings join the many others already added; the North Fork really is the place to be with your sweetheart… FEBRUARY   MARCH    APRIL February Valentine’s Weekend February 9-11: Musical Theater: The Drowsy Chaperone The surprisingly great (not just for supportive parents) Mattituck High School production. Don’t miss…

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More Valentine’s Weekend: Sparkling Release, Chocolate, Song & Theater

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The January 25 Update Valentine’s Weekend is almost here. If you haven’t yet made your romantic getaway plans, find your North Fork lodging now–the weekend is packed with romantic, decadent events. We’ve added some more this week–Macari Vineyards releases its special sparkling, Waters Crest & Sannino offer different takes on chocolate and wine, North Fork Community theater offers romantic music, more. The listings will keep growing as the weekend draws closer… FEBRUARY   MARCH    APRIL February…

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