02/15/17 6:00am
Bedell Cellars winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbch will host a barrel tasting as part of Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Bedell Cellars winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich will host a barrel tasting as part of Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Winterfest 2017 is shaping up to be about much more than live music and wine tastings.

For its 10th anniversary, the event is expanding to provide visitors with a wider range of offerings and experiences.  (more…)

02/14/17 3:43pm

Long Island Winterfest
Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway.

Long Island Winterfest Live on the Vine, a four-week music, food, wine, and arts festival, is once again coming to Long Island’s scenic East End.

We are giving away four tickets to the Winterfest Kick Off Party and a one-night stay at Hotel Indigo East End.

This giveaway is valued at $317 in total.

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02/20/16 10:21am
The Suffolk Theater.

The Suffolk Theater. (Credit: Photos by Katharine Schroeder)

The 9th annual Long Island Winterfest festival kicked off its five week event and concert series at the Suffolk Theater on Friday. Hundreds attended the opening night party for the 2016 festival, which is hosted

The event featured dinner and live music performed by Toby Walker, Andrew Fortier, and Miles to Dayton.

Winterfest is a project of East End Arts in partnership with the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Long Island Wine Council, and presenting sponsor, Suffolk County National Bank.

Winterfest — Live on the Vine runs from February 19th to March 20th. For more information about this year’s festival, click here. (more…)

02/04/16 6:05am
Winter is not typically the busy season for Long Island Wine Country. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Winter is not typically the busy season for Long Island Wine Country. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Other than that recent big snowstorm, we’ve had a relatively mild winter thus far. It’s been my kind of winter, with limited time spent shoveling. Let’s hope I didn’t just jinx us.

Despite the relatively mild weather, you just don’t see big crowds in Wine Country this time of year. Once the last pumpkins are picked, the tide of humanity recedes a bit through Thanksgiving and then fades even more as winter settles in. On one hand, I understand it. There are few things more enjoyable than sharing a bottle of wine, overlooking a vineyard on a warm, summer day. You can’t do that — not without bundling up, anyway — this time of year.  (more…)