Long Island Winterfest is underway; here’s the lineup

Joe and Michelle Platti of Bellport toast to Winterfest 2016.

“Winterfest: Live on the Vine” is continuing to broaden its scope from a mid-winter music and wine festival to an all-encompassing four-week showcase of vintners, breweries, distilleries and artists.

Founded in 2006 as an economic engine designed to draw crowds to the North Fork during the offseason, the eleventh annual Winterfest is returning February 23 through March 18 with a new, more diverse lineup.

On the roster is a specialty cocktails tastings at Long Island Spirits, VIP wine tastings at Clovis Point Vineyard, live music at Riverhead Ciderhouse and more.

In addition to the live music and tastings, Winterfest 2018 will once again offer bus tours to shuttle visitors between events and back to their hotels at Hyatt Place East End or Hotel Indigo. This is the second the festival is offering these Winterfest Experience Tours.

“We want to provide a true winter experience on the East End,” said Diane Tucci, Winterfest marketing coordinator at East End Arts. “It’s not about just going to one event, it’s about staying  at a hotel then going to a wine tasting or a cheese pairing.”

Winterfest kicks off on Friday, February 23 with a party from 7 to 10 p.m. at Hotel Indigo East End, featuring live music by the East End Trio and Jesse Barnes. Restaurants, vineyards and breweries will offer special tastings and there will be a Chinese auction. You can get an earlier preview of the action on Thursday, February 22 with a Winterfest happy hour special from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hotel.

For tickets and information about participating vendors, concert schedules, bus tours or the kick-off party, visit longislandwinterfest.com.

Check out the full list of events below:

Thursday, February 22

Winterfest Happy Hour

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Friday, February 23

Live music from Keith Sloane

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Winterfest Kickoff Party 

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


All Star Comedy Show

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor

Call: (631) 725-9500 


 

Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 727-4343 


Saturday, February 24

Private Tasting with the Winemaker

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Clovis Point Vineyard, 1935 Main Rd, Jamesport

Call: (631) 722-9463 


 

VIP Tour and Barrel Tasting

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Wölffer Estate Vineyard 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack

Call: (631) 537-5106 


Specialty Cocktails, Live Music, Craft Cocktail Seminar and Tour

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Location: Long Island Spirits, 2182 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow

Call: (631)-630-9322 


 

Live Music by Bakithi Kumalo and Friends

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


Wine & Yoga

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Long Island Sports Park, 159 Edwards Ave, Calverton

Call: (631) 698-6230 


 

Brews for Bret Fundraiser

Time: 12-9 pm

Location: Jamesport Farm Brewery, 5873 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (844) 532-2337 


 

Live Music by Kinderd Duo

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: The Riverhead Ciderhouse, 2171 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 591-0217 


 

Whiskey Weekend

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Long Ireland Beer Company, 817 Pulaski St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 403-4303 


 

The Vagina Monologues with Valerie diLorenzo and Friends

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Southampton Arts Center 25 Jobs Ln, Southampton

Call: (631) 283-0967 


 

Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Sound View, 5855 Route 48, Greenport

Call: (631) 477-1910 


 

Wine Master Class

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 298-0075 


 

Live Music by Jesse Barnes

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main Street, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200

 


Ray on my Mind

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 727-4343 


Sunday, February 25

Whiskey Weekend

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Long Ireland Beer Company, 817 Pulaski St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 403-4303 


 

Live Music & Wine Tasting

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Jamesport Vineyards, 1216 Main Rd, Jamesport

Call (631) 722-5256 


 

Live Music by Ahmad Ali Trio

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Clovis Point Vineyard, 1935 Main Rd, Jamesport

Call: (631) 722-9463 


Live Music at Sannino Vineyards

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Sannino Vineyard, 1375 Peconic Ln, Peconic

Call: (631) 734-8282 


 

Thursday, March 1

Winterfest Happy Hour

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Friday, March 2

Live Music by Michael Duca

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


80s Tribute with New Life Crisis

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 298-0075 


 

Johnny Cash Tribute

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor

Call: (631) 725-9500 


 

Blue Oyster Cult

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 727-4343 


 

Saturday, March 3

Winterfest Winery Experience Tours

First pick up: 12:30 p.m. at Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead 

Second pick up: 12:45 p.m. at East End Hyatt 451 E Main Street in  Riverhead


Vertical Wine Tasting

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Bedell Cellars, 36225 Route 25, Cutchogue

Call: (631) 734-7537 


 

Wine & Chocolate Pairing with JCOCO

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Bedell Cellars, 36225 Route 25, Cutchogue

Call: (631) 734-7537 


 

VIP Tour and Barrel Tasting

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Wölffer Estate Vineyard 139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack

Call: (631) 537-5106 


 

Specialty Cocktails, Live Music, Craft Cocktail Seminar and Tour

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Long Island Spirits, 2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow

Call: (631)-630-9322 


Karaoke

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Twin Stills Moonshine, 5506 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Call: (631) 779-3199 


 

Live Music by Michael Duca

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: The Riverhead Ciderhouse, 2171 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 591-0217 


 

Meet Master Chef, Chocolatier & Artist Steve Biscari–Amaral

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: North Fork Chocolate 740 Main Rd, Aquebogue

Call: (631) 599-4944 


 

Live Music by David March

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Live Music & Prix Fixe Dinner

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Art Barre: Collaboration of East End Artists

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Peconic Ballet Theatre, 71 E Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 591-1539 


 

Live at Joe’s Pub Sound View

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Sound View, 5855 Route 48, Greenport

Call: (631) 477-1910 


 

Improv Comedy Show

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor

Call: (631) 725-9500 


 

Sunday, March 4

Albarino Wine Tasting with Winemaker

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Palmer Vineyards, 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 722-9463 


 

Live Music & Barrel Tasting

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Jamesport Vineyards, 1216 Main Rd, Jamesport

Call (631) 722-5256 


 

Opening Reception: Jane Breskin Zalben and William Dodge

Time: 3-5 p.m

Location: Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Ln, Jamesport

Call: (631) 369-2171 


 

Live Music by Rick and Tara

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Long Ireland Beer Company, 817 Pulaski St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 403-4303 


 

Thursday, March 8

Winterfest Happy Hour

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Friday, March 9

Opening Reception: CANNABIS Gallery

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: East End Arts, 133 E Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 727-0900 


 

Live Music by Cassandra House

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Live Music by Robert Bruey

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: The Riverhead Ciderhouse, 2171 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 591-0217 


 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Ln, Southampton

Call: (631) 287-4377 


 

Saturday, March 10

 

Loyal to the Soil beer Release Party

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Jamesport Farm Brewery, 5873 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (844) 532-2337 


 Winterfest Brewery Tour 

Time: 1-6 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


Wine & Cheese Pairing

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 298-0075 


 

VIP Tour and Barrel Tasting

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Wölffer Estate Vineyard 139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack

Call: (631) 537-5106 


 

Karaoke

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Twin Stills Moonshine, 5506 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Call: (631) 779-3199 


 

Meet Master Chef, Chocolatier & Artist Steve Biscari–Amaral

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: North Fork Chocolate 740 Main Rd, Aquebogue

Call: (631) 599-4944 


 

Live Music by April Rain

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Live Music & Prix Fixe Dinner

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

LIVE from SAC: Hip Hop Meets Latin & Jazz

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Southampton Arts Center 25 Jobs Ln, Southampton

Call: (631) 283-0967 


 

Live Music by the Om-en

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Clovis Point Vineyard, 1935 Main Rd, Jamesport

Call: (631) 722-9463 


 

Art Barre: Collaboration of East End Artists

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Peconic Ballet Theatre, 71 E Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 591-1539 


 

Live Music by Joe’s Pub

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Sound View, 5855 Route 48, Greenport

Call: (631) 477-1910 


 

Sunday, March 11

 

Brunch Paired with Palmer Wines

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Palmer Vineyards, 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 722-9463 


 

Oyster Tasting and Pairing with Harvest Moon Oyster Company

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Palmer Vineyards, 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 722-9463 


 

Barrel Wine Tasting

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Bedell Cellars, 36225 Route 25, Cutchogue

Call: (631) 734-7537 


 

Specialty Cocktails, Live Music, Craft Cocktail Seminar and Tour

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Long Island Spirits, 2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow

Call: (631)-630-9322 


 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Time: 2p.m. & 7 p.m.

Location: Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Ln, Southampton

Call: (631) 287-4377 


 

Live Music by Aex Alexander

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Sannino Vineyard, 1375 Peconic Ln, Peconic

Call: (631) 734-8282 


 

Live Music & Barrel Tasting

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Jamesport Vineyards, 1216 Main Rd, Jamesport

Call (631) 722-5256 


 

Live Music by Double Play

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: The Riverhead Ciderhouse, 2171 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (631) 591-0217 


 

Live Music by Fred Live

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Long Ireland Beer Company, 817 Pulaski St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 403-4303 


 

Thursday, March 15

Winterfest Happy Hour

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Friday, March 16

Live Music by Robert Bruey

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Ln, Southampton

Call: (631) 287-4377 


 

Saturday Night Fever

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead

Call: (631) 727-4343 


 

Saturday, March 17

Live Music by Who are Those Guys

Time: 12:30-4:30 pm

Location: Jamesport Farm Brewery, 5873 Sound Ave, Riverhead

Call: (844) 532-2337 


Meet Master Chef, Chocolatier & Artist Steve Biscari–Amaral

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: North Fork Chocolate 740 Main Rd, Aquebogue

Call: (631) 599-4944 


Karaoke

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Twin Stills Moonshine, 5506 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Call: (631) 779-3199 


 

Live Music by the Dinny Keg Band

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-2200 


 

Live Music & Pint Specials

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Long Ireland Beer Company, 817 Pulaski St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 403-4303 


 

Live Music with The Hoodoo Loungers

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Clovis Point Vineyard, 1935 Main Rd, Jamesport

Call: (631) 722-9463 


 

Live Music & Prix Fixe Dinner

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St, Riverhead

Call: (631) 369-220 


Improv Comedy Show

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor

Call: (631) 725-9500