Duck Walk Vineyards was front and center in Tuesday night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
The vineyard’s Water Mill tasting room was the location for a scene shot last summer in which the ladies from the popular Bravo program visited the Hamptons and Long Island Wine Country.
The episode’s cast, which included Lisa Vanderpump, Ken Todd, Lisa Rinna, Eileen Davidson and Kyle Richards, sipped rosé at a long wooden table set against the backdrop of the vines. Moments later, Andy Cohen, executive producer of the “Real Housewives” series and a Bravo on-air personality, surprised the ladies with a meat and cheese plate provided by Duck Walk.
“I’m just off the beach with my dog,” Cohen, who has a home in East Hampton, told the cast. “Welcome to my town.”
According to Duck Walk’s bar manager Michael Krummenacker, it was just another day at the office — but with cameras. He said the shoot went fine and described the production as a well-oiled machine.
“We were not closed to the public,” Krummenacker said. “They were there for just one day, a couple of hours actually. When they first got there, the three cameras were already set up. We had a table ready for them outside and that’s where most of the shoot took place.”
As the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity, but Krummenacker did wish the vineyard’s name had been mentioned a bit more on-air. But said the cast members were totally professional and that the Duck Walk staff wouldn’t mind hosting another visit.
“We had the ‘Real Housewives of New York’ out here two years ago as well and it was the same thing,” said Krummenacker. “They’re shooting from the minute they get here, everything! Then they edit it down to a little snippet, so to speak. It was interesting because I didn’t know who Andy Cohen was until he walked in to surprise the women and he’s the creator of the show.”
See a clip from Bravo below.
Duck Walk Vineyards is located 231 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, as well as 44535 Route 25 in Southold. For more information, call (631) 726-7555 or visit duckwalk.com.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.