12/14/16 6:01am
Sannino Bella Vita's tasting barn on Peconic Lane in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Sannino Bella Vita’s tasting barn on Peconic Lane in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

That’s one way to make friends with your neighbors.

Beginning this Friday, Dec. 16, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard in Peconic will host “NOFO Neighbor Tastings,” offering free wine tastings and wine education to North Fork residents. (more…)

07/20/16 7:57am
Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard in Peconic (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard in Peconic (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Surely you’ve heard of wineries being rated for the quality of their wines, but what about for their winery tours?

That’s the aim of a contest from 10Best.com, a travel division of USA Today, which recently nominated one North Fork winery for offering the “Best Winery Tour.”

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard in Peconic is among 20 wineries from around the country readers can vote for based on their tour experience. Being the only local winery surprised even the winery owners themselves.  (more…)

01/08/15 1:00pm
In this old photograph that hangs at the back of Claudio’s restaurant, you can see the original boat and mermaid mural above the bar. Speculation is that it may still be behind one of the mirrors. (Credit: Courtesy of Claudio's)

In this old photograph that hangs at the back of Claudio’s restaurant, you can see the original boat and mermaid mural above the bar. Speculation is that it may still be behind one of the mirrors. (Credit: Courtesy of Claudio’s)

Claudio’s Restaurant, a Greenport staple since 1870, was recently highlighted in a USA Today Travel article about the most historic restaurants in America. (more…)

08/01/14 1:00pm
Croteaux Vineyards in Southold was one of the vineyards mentioned in a recent USA Today story. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Croteaux Vineyards in Southold was one of the vineyards mentioned in a recent USA Today story. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Bedell Cellars’ stylish tasting room, Pindar Vineyards’s 500-acres of vines and Croteaux Vineyards’ South-of-French ambiance were all mentioned in a recent USA Today Travel article highlighting the North Fork.

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