03/16/17 6:00am

KRYSTEN MASSA PHOTO

A former potato farm on Sound Avenue has been proposed as the site of Long Island’s first “farm to pint” brewery, with most ingredients used in the beer-making process to be grown on site.

The project, which has been dubbed Jamesport Farm Brewery and calls for the creation of a brewery and tasting room in an existing 3,200-square-foot barn, is located on 43 acres on the southern side of Sound Avenue, between Manor and Herricks lanes in Jamesport.

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02/21/17 6:03am
A view of the Jamesport property whose owner hopes to start a retail wine shop. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A view of the Jamesport property whose owner hopes to start a retail wine shop. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A farm property dating back to 1840 that was added to the National Register of Historic Places two years ago is now being proposed as the site of a retail wine shop in Jamesport.

Jayna Corlito of Hampton Bays purchased the former Daniel and Henry P. Tuthill farm at the northeast corner of Main Road and Tuthills Lane in 2013 with the goal of opening a retail wine store there.

“It was just something I always wanted to do,” she said. “Just from traveling. I went to Italy a bunch of times and I just loved the feeling of the wine shops there, and I loved the concept of being able to go somewhere that was casual but historic, and having it be an experience of learning about the wines.” (more…)

02/05/17 6:00am

Miamogue Point and South Jamesport Beach are both located south of Peconic Bay Boulevard. The two beaches are featured in this week’s edition of northforker’s “One Minute on the North Fork” series.

Jamesport, the tiny North Fork hamlet between Aquebogue and Laurel, features several vineyards, a quaint downtown and a growing dining scene. And its southern beaches are truly breathtaking.

Spend a minute with us on the Peconic Bay shoreline. The above footage was filmed by our staff visual journalist Krysten Massa on the morning of Saturday, February 4. (more…)

01/23/17 9:31am
Sherwood House Vineyards

e Alex Rosanelli of Hound’s Tree wines inside the Sherwood House Vineyards tasting room. (Credit: Monique Sigh-Roy)

At first glance, Alex Rosanelli looks like any other young, put-together North Fork tourist. But Rosanelli, who recently launched the local wine label Hound’s Tree wines with his uncle Alfredo Apolloni, has deep roots on the East End. And the pair’s winemaking roots run even deeper.

Apolloni owns the eponymous Apolloni Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he is known for his pinot noir and Italian-style wines. A first-generation American whose family hails from the Arezzo region of Tuscany, he brought his winemaking skills with him to the U.S. in the 1970s.

His nephew Rosanelli, who grew up in Rye and spent summers in East Hampton, lives in Mattituck and Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Time spent at Apolloni’s West Coast vineyard helped cultivate his love of winemaking. (more…)

01/13/17 6:00am
This barn will soon host private parties at Jamesport Vineyards. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

This rustic barn will soon host private parties at Jamesport Vineyards. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Jamesport Vineyards will soon offer a secluded space for private tastings in addition to its main tasting room and manicured back lawn.

An old wooden cauliflower shed on the Main Road property will be reborn as an event space, open for private parties and intimate tastings. (more…)

01/04/17 10:43am
The Pitted Olive in Jamesport has closed shop. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Pitted Olive in Jamesport has closed. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Pitted Olive in Jamesport is no more.

The specialty olive oil and vinegar shop opened on Main Road in Jamesport in summer 2014 and closed its doors Dec. 31, 2016. There, owner and Jamesport resident Linda Durgan offered olive oil tastings, olive-themed gifts, drinkable vinegars and even an olive oil refill program. (more…)