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

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 & Blue Band; Sunday February 26 head to Sparkling Pointe to a special tour, tasting and class on the method champenoise; to Bedell Cellars for a Cabernet Franc tasting; to Jamesport Manor Inn for an art reception; or Pelligrini for R&B music with Danny Kean & Friends.

The next weekend, March 4-5, Martha Clara Vineyard teams up with The Village Cheese Shop for a special wine and cheese pairing; Palmer Vineyards offers a class called “Sensory Evaluation” with its winemaker Miguel Martin; Clovis Point Vineyards offers a special tasting with its winemaker; Sparkling Pointe again offers its method champenoise tour and tasting.

March 11 and 12, go to the Village Cheese shop for a decadent cheese and wine event called raclette day, to Clovis Point for a free art exhibit (Michael McLaughlin), to Martha Clara for a special cellar tour and tasting with the winemaker, and then a wine class; to Bedell for barrel tastings and a special pairing, to Sparkling Pointe for its method champenoise experience.

March 18 and 19 enjoy Palmer Vineyard’s rose release, Martha Clara’s tour and tasting with the winemaker, the Hoodoo Loungers at Clovis Point; barrel tastings and a special pairing at Bedell and the to Sparkling Pointe for its method champenoise experience.

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February

February 18: Pindar Vineyards: Barrel Tastings

Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats.1-3 pm. Details.

February 19: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

February 26: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

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 served with assorted cheeses and meats.1-3 pm. Details.

March 5: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

March 11: The Old Field Vineyards: Vertical Merlot Tasting and Box Lunch

Take a seat in our cozy tasting barn with Ros and Perry, the only Mother/Daughter winemaking team on Long Island, and learn about their strategies for growing Merlot grapes and producing wine. After a tasting of 5 different vintages of Merlot, enjoy a boxed lunch and a discount on our current Merlot vintages for sale. 12:30 pm. Details.

March 11: 13th Annual Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The North Fork Chamber of Commerce hosts this fun annual tradition. Come down to Main Road, dine, shop and cheer the parade on. 2 pm. Details.

March 12: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

March 18: Pindar Vineyards: Barrel Tastings

Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats.1-3 pm. Details.

March 19: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

March 26: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

April

April 1: Pindar Vineyards: Barrel Tastings

Tour the Production Facility; experience how wines taste from the barrel, then enjoy a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats.1-3 pm. Details.

April 2: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

April 9: Diliberto Winery, Sundays with Grandma

These Sunday afternoon affairs feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live music including classic Italian songs, and more! These events sell out–get your ticket soon. 1 pm. Details.

April 15: The Old Field, Easter Egg Hunt

Last year was such a blast we have decided to make it an annual event! Join us around the pond and trees for an egg hunt. 12 golden eggs will be hidden for a surprise for the adults too. Children up to 8 years old are welcome. 2 pm. Details.

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