04/04/19 6:00am

Thomas Spotteck is helming the winemaking process at Lenz in Peconic. (Credit: David Benthal)

The year 2018 was one of celebration and transition at The Lenz Winery in Peconic.

In its 40th year, the winery said goodbye to longtime winemaker Eric Fry, who helped the company establish itself as a respected producer of meticulously made estate-grown varietals. (more…)

02/23/19 6:01am

Pindar Vineyards will be selling its Winter White and Summer Blush in cans starting this spring. (Credit: Pindar Vineyards)

Pindar Vineyards in Peconic is releasing its two most popular vintages — Winter White and Summer Blush — in canned form this spring. Co-owner and Director of Vineyard Management, Pindar Damianos, said the winery started experimenting with alternative packaging last summer, shortly after veteran Long Island winemaker Erik Bilka joined the team. (more…)

01/30/19 6:00am

The sold-out crowd at Sunday’s Chili Cook-Off. (Photos by Elizabeth Wagner)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. held its second annual North Fork Chili Cook-Off Sunday afternoon at its Peconic location.

Hundreds attended the sold-out event, sampling chili from nine local restaurants: 1943 Pizza Bar, American Beech, Ammirati’s of Love Lane, Crazy Beans Restaurant, First & South, Green Hill Kitchen, Grace and Grit, Jennie’s at Drossos and Love Lane Kitchen. (more…)

01/18/19 5:47am

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s first Chili Cook-off brought a sold out crowd to the brewery’s Peconic tasting room. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your spoons. The North Fork Chili Cook-Off at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is back for its second year with nine local restaurants competing. (more…)

12/03/18 6:10am

Ever meet a staffer who greets you with a smile at a local restaurant or bar and say, “I wish I got to know more about that person.”  

It happens to our staff all the time as we come across interesting people with big personalities making a living at cafés, markets, wineries and shops across the North Fork.  (more…)