01/27/17 6:01am
A bottle of Dr. Dan's 2014 merlot from Pindar Vineyards. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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…)

06/03/16 6:00am
Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

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

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

07/15/15 6:10am
Cristina Fontanelli in concert (Credit: Daniel Robinson)

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…)

04/03/15 12:02pm
A bottle of Pindar Vineyards 2013 moscato. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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…)

03/30/15 1:45pm
The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)

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…)