10/28/16 6:00am
Celebrate Halloween on the North Fork. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Celebrate Halloween on the North Fork. (Credit: Rachel Young)

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

Here are five events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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09/18/16 9:40am
Chardonnay grapes are pressed for Martha Clara Vineyards sparkling wine at the Premium Wine Group in Mattituck on Wednesday, Sept. 7. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Chardonnay grapes are pressed for Martha Clara Vineyards sparkling wine at the Premium Wine Group in Mattituck on Wednesday, Sept. 7. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Looking at a murky, bubbling pool of grape juice (see below), it can be hard to believe it will be turned into something as refined as sparkling wine. But therein lies the magic of winemaking.  (more…)

09/16/16 5:35pm

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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…)

09/12/16 12:34pm
Billy and Charlie deliver Martha Clara's grapes for harvest (Credit: Martha Clara Vineyards)

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…)

08/26/16 5:59am
Passengers ride on the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavillion World's Fair train. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Passengers ride on the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavillion World’s Fair train at the Riverhead Railroad Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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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05/23/16 6:10am
Chefs Brian Burner and Dominick Scotto of JoeÕs Garage and Grill in downtown Riverhead prepare pork buns for Rotary Uncorked 2014. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

Chefs Brian Burner and Dominick Scotto of Joe’s Garage and Grill in downtown Riverhead prepare pork buns for Rotary Uncorked 2014. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

The Rotary Club of Riverhead will hold its 10th annual “Rotary Uncorked” benefit at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead this Wednesday, May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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