A bottle of Dr. Dan’s Signature Collection 2014 cabernet sauvignon from Pindar Vineyards. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Pindar Vineyards is honoring the winery’s founding father, Herodotus “Dr. Dan” Damianos, with bottles in his name.
The vineyard, one of the region’s oldest, has released two wines in Dr. Dan’s Signature Collection, a 2014 merlot and 2014 cabernet sauvignon. The reserve wines are made using handpicked grapes and aged two years in French oak barrels. (more…)
Cristina Fontanelli in concert (Credit: Daniel Robinson, courtesy)
A tradition will return to the North Fork on Saturday when Opera in the Hamptons presents “Cristina Fontanelli and her Fabulous Friends: From Opera to Broadway” at Duck Walk Vineyards North in Southold.
An award-winning opera singer, Broadway performer and PBS/WLIW TV host, Cristina Fontanelli and several world-renowned artists will perform a selection of the world’s greatest opera arias, duets and trios; as well as Broadway favorites and classic songs in Italian and Spanish. Kaitlyn Heath, a 9-year-old student at Southold Elementary School, has also been invited to perform.
This year’s concert will be bittersweet for many as one of its biggest promoters and supporters, Dr. Herodotus Damianos, will not be in attendance. Dr. Damianos, a North Fork wine pioneer and founder of Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s largest vineyard, died last year. (more…)
Imagine biking along miles and miles of beautiful vineyards, bucolic farmland and the Long Island Sound. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday. Now add to that helping a very important cause. (more…)
A bottle of Pindar Vineyards’ 2013 moscato. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
It’s one of the hottest white wines in America, loved by rappers and popular among millennials, but you probably have never had a glass of Long Island moscato.
This sweet, Italian variety is seldom planted in the region and rarely used to make varietal wines.
That’s why Pindar Vineyards’ 2013 moscato, released right around Thanksgiving 2014, is our “wine of the week.” The only other North Fork moscato-producing vineyard that we can think of is Laurel Lake Vineyards, which makes a sparkling version (if we are wrong, feel free to tell us in the comment section.) (more…)
The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)
Update: The land mentioned sold for $6.5 million, according to public records. See the original story below.
One of Long Island’s pioneering wine families has sold nearly 90 acres of waterfront land in Cutchogue to a mystery buyer — including nearly 30 acres of mature vineyards — in an arrangement that will allow the family to retain control of those vines for nearly a decade. (more…)
Pindar Vineyards proprietor “Dr. Dan” Damianos (in purple sweater) hosts a barrel tasting and behind-the-scenes tour for Pindar Wine Club members. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
Herodotus Damianos, a medical doctor, North Fork wine pioneer and the founder of Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s biggest wine producer, died on Monday, according to a family spokesman. He was 82. (more…)