Madelyn Liso of Clovis Point pours a 2015 Chardonnay at the 12th Annual Long Island Winterfest Kickoff Party (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner).
Long Island Winterfest got underway Friday evening with a kickoff party at Indigo East End in Riverhead.
The event featured samplings from North Fork restaurants, vineyards, breweries and more. Live music also helped launch the annual event series, which aims to showcase East End culture in the winter months.
The series of events and area wineries and entertainment venues continues through March 24. Visit longislandwinterfest.com for a complete lineup of events.
Chinese Auction prizes. (Credit: Photos by Elizabeth Wagner)
Justin Carpenzano and Corey Monaco of Long Island Spirits.
Madelyn Liso of Clovis Point with a 2015 Chardonnay.
A sample from Main Road Biscuit Co. in Jamesport.
Nitro cold brew from Sail Away Coffee Co.
North Fork Doughnut Co.’s selection.
Talk Treats To Me.
North Fork Box community relations manager Lisa Owens and co-founders Carolina Paulino and Maria Vizzi with Diane Tucci of the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.
Justin Schwartz of Mattitaco prepares samples.
Bob Champey of Sweet Chef Pastry.
Roman Piltser of Pipini bakes goods.
Lauri and Matthew Spitz, co-owners of Moustache Brewing Co.
The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix.
Stephanie Loggia pours for Long Island Beer Company.
Bruce McDonough of Talk Treats To Me talks about his one-ingredient, USDA approved pet treats.
Christine McCormack of Jamesport Farm Brewery.
Loretta Fay of Hand Made Long Island.
Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, with Riverhead Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Tucci and daughter Natalie Tucci.
Left to Right: Patricia Snyder (Riverhead’s downtown revitalization committee), Catherine Kent (Riverhead Deputy Supervisor), Laura Jens-Smith (Riverhead Town Supervisor), Diane Tucci (Riverhead Chamber of Commerce Executive Director), (front) Natalie Tucci.
Catherine Kent, Riverhead Town’s new Deputy Supervisor, with Felicia Scocozza, executive director of Riverhead’s Community Awareness Program, and her husband Tom Schlichter.
EHM radio covers the 2019 Winterfest Kickoff Party.
John Harrison and Tony Kerr of Eastern Long Island Entertainment.
The East End Trio performs at the 12th Annual Long Island Winterfest Kickoff Party.
Paul Mahos performs.
Recent graduates of the East End Arts 2019 Music Masters Mentorship Program, Brothers Brown of Middle Island perform in the lobby of Hotel Indigo (Gage Brown-DeVirgilio, Rowan Brown-DeVirgilio, and Tristen Brown-DeVirgilio).
Kevin Sullivan, Faraz Zaidi, and Patricia Zaidi of AwSnap demonstrate the photobooth.
Diane Tucci with magician Adam Realman.
Magician Adam Realman with the crew of Twin Stills Moonshine Distillery.