03/31/17 6:01am
Sparkling Pointe's 2014 Brut. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Sparkling Pointe’s 2014 Brut. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Do me — and yourself — a favor and don’t reserve sparkling wine only for parties and special occasions. Sparkling wine makes any night (or heck, even morning) a celebration. And, with so many underrated local sparkling wines available, why not drink them more often? (more…)

03/06/17 6:00am
Two banquet tables set for a wedding at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. (Credit: Ina McConnell, Sparkling Pointe courtesy photo)

Two banquet tables set for a wedding at Sparkling Pointe in Southold. (Credit: Ina McConnell, Sparkling Pointe courtesy photo)

Calling all of Long Island Wine Country’s brides and grooms to be.

Sparkling Pointe, the North Fork’s only all sparkling wine producer, will hosts its first wedding showcase on Friday, March 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. (more…)

11/21/16 6:01am
Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial

A glass of Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

We ate, we drank, we sparkled.

Sparkling Pointe vineyard held the fourth session in its annual “Eat, Drink and Be Sparkling” food and wine pairing series on Sunday. The event allows you to take a break from your holiday shopping with decadent treats served alongside a glass of bubbly.

This Sunday’s delectable combo featured bento boxes from Stirling Sake along with glasses of Sparkling Pointe’s Topaz Imperial and bossa nova music. Monday Michiru, a Japanese-American actress, singer and songwriter, and her band provided the tunes. (more…)

04/12/16 6:02am
Actor Michael Sorvino, Sparkling Pointe owners and film producers Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, and Kelsey Cheslock, Sparkling Pointe's marketing & social media coordinator, who also appeared in the film. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Actor Michael Sorvino, Sparkling Pointe owners and film producers Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, and Kelsey Cheslock, Sparkling Pointe’s marketing & social media coordinator, who also appeared in the film. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

“Almost Paris” may sound like an unusual title for a film about the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, but even more unusual is the film’s connection to the North Fork.

Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, owners of Sparkling Pointe Winery in Southold, are the film’s executive producers.

“Almost Paris” is about Max, a former banker who returns to his hometown after the crisis to face his family and friends and see the impact of his actions.

The film was conceived and written by Wally Marzano-Lesnevich, a native of Tenafly, N.J., who plays Max.

“I was curious about how the financial crisis impacted people in the real world, not just what you saw on TV, but how people dealt with it in relationships,” he said. (more…)

11/11/15 6:20am
Sherwood House photos by Randee Daddona.

Sherwood House photos by Randee Daddona.

Looking for a place to warm your toes this coming winter?

The NoFo’s tasting rooms are the place to be if you need a respite from frigid temps and what can seem to be never-melting snow.

Order a flight and snuggle up near the fireplaces at these six cozy North Fork spots. (more…)

09/30/15 6:35am
Northforker file photo

Northforker file photo

Oyster lovers unite.

This Sunday, Oct. 4th is Sparkling Pointe Winery’s 4th annual Local Oyster Showcase.

The event spotlights local oyster farmers as local chefs use their oysters in delicious recipes. Along with the shellfish extravaganza, guests can also sample Sparkling Pointe wines and listen to live jazz.

“The oysters are in season now, which is nice,” said Sparkling Pointe marketing coordinator Kelsey Cheslock.  “And they’re just at the beginning of their season, which is even better.”

Guests will  sample oysters from three local oyster farms. They will include oysters from Ketcham’s Seafarm, which produces Peconic Gold oysters in Peconic Bay, Harvest Moon Shellfish which produces the Eastern 0yster, also in Peconic Bay and Noank Agriculture Cooperative, which grow Peconic Pearl oysters in Southold Bay.

“The premise of the event is to have the oysters served raw on the halfshell by their farmer,” Cheslock added. “Then the farmers are also going to pair up with one or two of the restaurants that we are showcasing as well.”

Guests will also sample the oysters in delectable dishes made by chefs from The Frisky Oyster, Blue Canoe, First + South, A Lure & A Mano and The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers.

“It’s a chance for all of our guests; locals, Long Islanders and guests from New York City to really connect with our local community as well as our local oyster farmers and local chefs after this very busy season,” Cheslock said.

The oyster showcase runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  Tickets and information are available at www.sparklingpointe.com or by calling (631) 765-0200.

Pre-sale tickets are $40 per person and include a dozen oysters, a glass of Sparkling Pointe wine and reserved seating, according to  Cheslock.

“There is no limit to tickets [sold[, we’ll just keep going through oysters and going through wine,” she said.

Sparkling Pointe Winery is located at 39750 County Road 48 in Southold.