07/01/17 5:26am
Sherwood House Vineyards

Alex Rosanelli inside the Sherwood House Vineyards tasting room. (Credit: Monique Sigh-Roy)

Chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. That’s what Alex Rosanelli, managing partner of Sherwood House Vineyards and Hound’s Tree Wines, where he also makes the wines, has growing in the vineyard shared by both labels. It’s a fairly standard set of grapes for any North Fork vineyard, although many have some sauvignon blanc, too.

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06/26/17 12:42pm

A Jamesport Vineyards staffer pours some local selections. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

Now in its third year, North Fork Crush Artisanal Food and Wine Festival returned to Jamesport Vineyards on Saturday, June 24.

More than two dozen wine producers gathered at the Main Road vineyard and offered samples of their wines — many poured by the winemakers themselves — and bottles for purchase.

We sent contributing northforker photographer David Benthal to capture the fun.

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06/23/17 6:01am

The new event space offers dining among rows of apple varieties. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

How does the idea of drinking rosé in an apple orchard adjacent to an 1860s barn sound? Or a dinner with apples cooked 16 different ways and paired with popular local ciders?

These are among the plans for the new Jamesport Manor & Orchard event space on Manor Lane this summer.   (more…)

06/08/17 6:02am

A scene from the 2016 North Fork Crush. (Credit: New York Wine Events)

Want to tour Long Island Wine Country, but can’t figure out which vineyards to visit? Here’s a chance to enjoy more than 100 wines in one place.

Now in its third year, North Fork Crush Artisanal Food and Wine Festival returns to Jamesport Vineyards on Saturday, June 24. (more…)

05/17/17 6:01am
The vineyard's vines burned in several chimineas on the patio during last year's event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, file photo)

The vineyard’s vines burned in several chimineas on the patio during last year’s event. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, file photo)

Get ready to enjoy dishes smoked and roasted over the burning wood of North Fork grape vine clippings.

Jamesport Vineyards will host its second annual “Burning of the Vines” Celebration at the Main Road vineyard on Saturday, June 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)