12/19/16 6:01am

Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport hosted Rich Daly from Ice Melodies Inc. on Saturday. This is the fourth time Daly has visited the Jamesport tasting room to carve holiday-themed sculptures that guests can take photos with.

This year Daly carved a four-foot Olaf from Disney’s Frozen, Frosty the Snowman, an elf and an eskimo.

“It’s just a special time of year here at Sherwood house,” Kristen Hand, the general manager of the vineyard said. “The space lends itself to the holidays and Rich just enhances that for us.” (more…)

12/11/16 6:00am
Rich Daly ice sculptor sherwood house

Rich Daly at Sherwood House Vineyards in 2014. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

In what has become a Long Island Wine Country holiday tradition, ice carver Rich Daly will return to Jamesport’s Sherwood House Vineyards Saturday to create another frozen masterpiece.

Daly, who has been an ice carver for 15 years, is also a culinary arts teacher at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach. He learned the skill while studying at Johnson & Wales University and now runs his business, Ice Melodies, Inc.,which creates handcrafted ice sculpture for all occasions.

“It’s a nice way to get out of the freezer and interact with the community, so they see what we do,” he told us last year. (more…)

12/21/14 11:02am
Kalea Tepedino, 6, of East Moriches snaps of photo of Rich Daly.

Kalea Tepedino, 6, of East Moriches snaps of photo of Rich Daly. (Credit: Vera Chinese Photos)

Along with cutting down your own Christmas tree and choosing a festive wreath at a local farm stand, Sherwood House Vineyards in Jamesport might have created a new North Fork Christmas ritual. (more…)