The sun hasn’t quite come up as Marin Brennan gets to work at Bedell Cellars on a brisk October morning. “It wakes you right up,” she says, unfazed by the autumn winds gusting through the vineyard and potent fermentation aromas swirling as grapes are pressed.
The harvest is nearly done, although a few stragglers — merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot — remain.
As grape clusters come off their vines, much work remains in the cellar. That work will be completed this year by a team of women. (more…)
The new Cutchogue winery and tasting room is now under construction. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
Sannino Vineyard raised the timbers for its new eco-friendly winery and tasting room in Cutchogue Tuesday. Glasses clinked and the barbecue sizzled as friends, family and wine industry leaders gathered at the 8.9-acre property off Route 48 and Alvah’s Lane to watch the 6,000-square-foot winery operation take shape.
“To our friends and family, who have been waiting very many months, thank you for joining us,” said owner Anthony Sannino with his wife and co-owner, Lisa, by his side. “Thank you for taking part in something that is super exciting to us. Salud!” (more…)
Suhru Wines, the label founded several years ago by Susan (the Su) and veteran winemaker Russell (the Ru) Hearn (the H in the middle) has added a sparkling wine to its lineup — and it’s a nice one. (more…)
Since 2017, Carly and Jonathan Copeland have been operating the food truck at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue, providing a unique “farm to food truck” experience North Fork foodies have come to love. (more…)
Even after spending a full day at Braun Seafood Co., general manager Keith Reda’s work isn’t always done.
Every Tuesday just before midnight, he heads back to company headquarters in Cutchogue, starts up the large refrigerated truck and makes his way to the New Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point, arriving long before rush hour. (more…)