The popularity of Long Island rosé isn’t lost on North Fork wineries. The demand for the pink drink was heard loud and clear by local businesses answering the call with a handful of rosé-themed events to satisfy cravings all season long.
Here’s a list of rosé events planned on the East End this year, so far.
Rosé Symposium at Lenz
Lenz assistant winemaker Thomas Spotteck is answering all your questions about this favorite summertime vino at the Peconic vineyard’s Rosé Symposium on Saturday, May 26. You’ll have a chance to test your newfound knowledge with a special blind tasting of Long Island rosés. There’s no grade because you pick the winner.
Rustic On The Road food truck will also offer a rosé-inspired menu to enjoy while you listen to the sounds of Points East playing live on the terrace.
Tickets are $55 for the general public and $40 for Lenz wine club members. Space is limited. Reserve tickets here.
North Fork Rosé Crawl
The third annual North Fork Rosé Crawl is back on Saturday, June 9 in honor of National Rosé Day. The self-guided tour offers tastes of rosé at four North Fork wineries: Bridge Lane Wine, Palmer Vineyards, Lenz Winery and The Tap Room at Corey Creek.
Pre-sale tickets are $15 and can be purchased here through Wednesday, May 30. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $20 and are available in Mattituck at the Bridge Lane tasting room beginning at noon.
Tanger Weekends Spring Festival
Croteaux Vineyards will be serving up its ever-popular rosé during Tanger Weekends Spring Festival on Saturday, June 2. The Southold winery’s Rosé on the Run Citroen HVan Rosé truck,will be on hand along with other northforker favorites, starting at noon.
The fun-filled and family friendly afternoon is part of the Tanger Weekends campaign, created by the outlets and northforker to showcase all the North Fork (and the outlets) has to offer with each changing season.
Rosé Garden Party at Bistro 72
Âme du Vin Rosé will be flowing at Bistro 72 in Riverhead on Thursday, July 12. The Rosé Garden Party is a part of the restaurant’s weekly Patio Series. The event features music by jazz artist Vanessa Trouble and a la carte dining options. There is no ticket required. Reserve a table here.
Summer Rosé & Bubbly Fest at Palmer Vineyard
The Riverhead winery is offering a chance to taste rosé and sparkling wines from more than 25 wineries while sampling farm-to-table cheeses, charcuterie and craft foods from local makers. The event is being held on Saturday, July 28. Dress code is summer-chic and pink and there will be dancing on the lawn.
Tickets start at $65. For details, visit palmervineyards.com.