The crowd at the 2016 Harvest East End. (Credit: Madison Fender)
Hold out your glass for another pour of rosé as the Long Island Wine Council’s annual Harvest East End event returns this summer.
This year’s gala, dubbed “Back to Our Roots,” is set for Saturday, Aug. 5.
Harvest East End, which usually features tastes from upwards of 30 Long Island wine producers, is the Wine Council’s biggest event of the year and traditionally honors longtime contributors to the Long Island wine industry.
While that will continue in 2017, guests can expect something slightly different this year.(more…)
A bottle of Bridge Lane Rosé. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
It’s going to be a rosé kind of day.
The second annual North Fork Rosé Crawl, a self-guided rosé crawl at four North Fork wineries, will be held on Saturday, June 10 in celebration of National Rosé Day. Enjoy tastes of rosé and rosé-themed treats along the tour which will feature stops at Martha Clara Vineyards, Bridge Lane Wine, Lenz Winery and Osprey’s Dominion. READ
Many Long Island residents can recall sitting around a kitchen table surrounded by family and friends with a box of Entenmann’s baked goods as the centerpiece.
Or once they reached a certain age, popping open a bottle of wine from Martha Clara Vineyards around that same table.
Robert Entenmann, who died Thursday in Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla. at the age of 88, can be thanked in part for both those experiences. Mr. Entenmann was a longtime executive at Entenmann’s Bakery in Bay Shore before founding Martha Clara in Riverhead. (more…)
Billy and Charlie deliver Martha Clara’s grapes for harvest. (Credit: Martha Clara Vineyards)
The clip-clop of hooves sounded in the 2016 harvest last week.
When field workers at Martha Clara Vineyards began harvesting chardonnay grapes — the first of their 100 acres of vines to be handpicked this season — winemaker and general manager Juan Micieli-Martinez saw a way to incorporate Old World traditions into modern winemaking. (more…)