07/18/16 4:55pm
Two couples enjoy an afternoon at Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery on Main Road in Jamesport. (Credit: Amanda Lubin)

Two couples enjoy an afternoon at Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery on Main Road in Jamesport. (Credit: Amanda Lubin)

The day I turned 21, I drove to the liquor store to purchase my first bottle of alcohol. The clerk and fellow shoppers cheered in celebration when they realized it was my first legal-age purchase. I still have the receipt tacked to my corkboard at home.

My parents were also kind enough to purchase me a digital camera for my birthday that year, so many of those initial drinking experiences were all too well documented, unfortunately. I stumbled upon those pictures this summer while cleaning out documents on my computer. A few of those photos, I learned, were taken at Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery.  (more…)

08/30/15 10:57am
Grapes ripening at Clovis Point. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Grapes ripening at Clovis Point. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

It seems like  just last week we reported that the buds had broken and the 2015 vintage is underway.

Now the grapes that will become bottles of delicious Long Island cabernet franc and merlot are already turning from green to deep purple. That process is known as veraison and is the first sign of ripening. (more…)

03/26/14 9:00am
The Riverhead Project's head chef Lia Fallon serves up chili at a previous cookoff.

The Riverhead Project’s head chef Lia Fallon serves up chili at a previous cookoff.

Prepare your taste buds for one of the most creative and delicious events of the spring.

This Sunday, Clovis Point is hosting its Third Annual Great Clovis Point Chili Cookoff. As always, the event is expected to bring out many of the North Fork’s top chefs who will compete alongside home cooks in the challenge. (more…)

12/19/13 2:48pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Favorable growing conditions and a healthy grape harvest in 2013 were boons to East End vintners, who told Cutchogue organization Merliance that, despite getting off to a rough start, this season ended up being the best on record. (more…)

11/04/13 12:44pm
wine tasting photo by carrie miller

Photo by Carrie Miller

The North Fork will be full this weekend celebrating Veterans Day. In honor of those who serve and have served in our military, North Fork wineries have a host of specials, discounts and events planned for the weekend. Free shuttle buses will stop at these wineries (unless noted) and the shuttle bus schedule can be found below.

For more northforker.com coverage of events planned for Veterans Day Weekend, click the Taste North Fork tag. (more…)