01/25/16 6:10am
Expect events like vertical tastings in addition to live music acts during this year's Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Expect events like vertical tastings in addition to live music acts during this year’s Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The ninth annual Long Island Winterfest: Live on the Vine, traditionally a five-week music festival designed to provide winter gigs for performers and to get people out to the East End vineyards and concert halls during the colder months, will be moving in a new direction in 2016.

The festival, which has been a collaboration of the Long Island Wine Council and East End Arts since its inception, will now feature 23 specialty wine tasting and education events at various North and South fork vineyards.

Think small classes hosted by winemakers and samples of rare library wines. (more…)

03/23/15 11:00am
Kerry Kearney performing  at Duck Walk Vineyards on Saturday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Kerry Kearney performing at Duck Walk Vineyards on Saturday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Slide guitar master Kerry Kearney performed at Duck Walk Vineyards in Southold Saturday afternoon.

Visitors sipped wine while the band played a variety of tune during the event, which was part of the Long Island Winterfest: Live on the Vine celebration.

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03/02/15 9:15am
Lou Lomangino of Southbound. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Lou Lomangino of Southbound. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Hundreds of people descended on the East End this weekend for the second weekend of live music and more during Long Island Winterfest.

The tasting rooms were packed with people from western Long Island and beyond looking for a little fun on a cold winter weekend.  (more…)

02/27/15 7:00am
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks perform at Jamesport Vineyard during the 2014 Winterfest.The six-week event returns this year with headline acts The Smithereens and guitarist Stanley Jordan. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks perform at Jamesport Vineyard during the 2014 Winterfest.The six-week event returns this year with headline acts The Smithereens and guitarist Stanley Jordan. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Long Island Winterfest: Live on the Vine, the six-week festival that features live performances at wineries, restaurants, hotels and concert halls, continues on the East End this weekend.

The six-weekend festival runs through March 29.

See this weekend’s schedule below. (more…)