08/21/16 10:36am
The crowd at Dan's Harvest East End. (Credit: Madison Fender photos)

The crowd at Dan’s Harvest East End. (Credit: Madison Fender photos)

The crowd was dense and the wine flowed freely at the 7th annual Dan’s Harvest East End Saturday night at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue.

Food and wine lovers came together at this annual celebration to sample the best of the North and South forks. More than two dozen wineries were on hand to pour their wines, while over 30 of the region’s best chefs and food purveyors served up samples of their specialities.

The party was once again organized by Dan’s Papers and the Long Island Wine Council and the Food Network’s Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian served as host for the second year in a row. (more…)

08/19/16 10:09am
Dan's Harvest East End will once again be held at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Dan’s Harvest East End will once again be held at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

This Saturday evening, Aug. 20, at 7:30 (or 6:30 if you splurge for the VIP ticket), McCall Wines in Cutchogue will host Dan’s Harvest East End, organized by Dan’s Papers and Long Island Wine Council. Part of the proceeds will benefit Long Island Farm Bureau and HRHCare, two worthy causes.

These types of events are a lot of fun. There’s a lot of wine, a lot of food and it’s always good to see so many of the “Who’s Who” in the local culinary and wine world. But as someone who tends to eschew large crowds, who also likes to taste wine in a slightly more controlled setting, they aren’t my favorite things in the world. With so many food vendors and revelers doused in perfume and cologne, it’s difficult for me to taste the wines as well as I’d like. Some writers are far better at it than I am, admittedly. (more…)

08/23/15 10:07am
Maryanne Reilly serves Reilly Cellars owner Joe Reilly. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Maryanne Reilly serves Reilly Cellars owner Joe Reilly. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Perhaps it’s a sign of the Long Island wine industry’s rising star that Dan’s Harvest East End drew a record crowd to McCall Wines in Cutchogue Saturday evening.

More than 1,700 people attended the annual gala — where dozens of East End wineries poured their offerings and about 30 Long Island chefs prepared tastes of their cuisines — according to a number provided by Long Island Wine Council executive director Steve Bate. (more…)

08/23/15 9:05am
The crowd at Dan's Harvest East End. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd at Dan’s Harvest East End. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

They came, they ate, they drank barrels and barrels worth of Long Island wine.

More than 1,700 people partied at McCall Wines in Cutchogue for the annual food and wine smorgasbord Dan’s Harvest East End.

Vintners from dozens of Long Island wineries poured their wines and 30 local chefs were on hand serving up tastes of their cuisine. (more…)

08/17/15 6:00am
The crowd at the 2014 Dan's Harvest East End, held at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd at the 2014 Dan’s Harvest East End, held at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Foodies and wine lovers take note — tickets are still available for this weekend’s eats and vino smorgasbord Dan’s Harvest East End.

The event is set for Sat. Aug. 22 at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue. (more…)

09/06/14 9:00am

 

The hard working servers from Sparkling Pointe at Dan's Harvest East End. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The hard working servers from Sparkling Pointe at Dan’s Harvest East End. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

McCall Wines’ vineyard and ranch occupy the same North Fork land where the Corchaug Indians hunted, grew corn and built a nearby fortification to guard their precious wampum. This was the native Americans’ “principal place” and today it retains that physical and spiritual beauty so honored by them. (more…)

08/24/14 7:41am
The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

When asked at the food and wine bash Dan’s Harvest East End on Saturday which New York wine was his favorite, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he could not choose.

“We love our wine in New York,” Cuomo said. “I love them all equally.” (more…)