03/29/18 4:02pm

If one were to build a Mount Rushmore of Long Island wine, there is little doubt that longtime Lenz Winery winemaker Eric Fry — and his signature beard — would be immortalized on it.

Over the course of his decades-long career making wine on the North Fork, Fry, who is planning to retire this year, has earned his reputation as one of the region’s top winemakers. (more…)

09/16/16 6:00am
The Lenz Winery hosts the merlot Classic this Saturday. (Credit: Vera Chinese, file photo)

The Lenz Winery hosts its annual Merlot Classic this Saturday. (Credit: Vera Chinese, file photo)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas.

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06/10/16 6:10am
A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?  Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

09/08/14 11:00am
Sample Merlot from The Lenz Winery and other East End vineyards at the annual Merlot Classic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Sample Merlot from The Lenz Winery and other East End vineyards at the annual Merlot Classic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Savor the rich, nuanced flavors of more than 60 merlots from around the world Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the 25th annual Merlot Classic at Lenz Winery in Peconic. (more…)