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Cabernet franc spotted on April 25 at Shinn Estate Vineyards.

Cabernet franc spotted  April 25 at Shinn Estate Vineyards.

Bud break began on the North Fork last week with cabernet franc vines peaking through April 21 at Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck.

Though that date is somewhat earlier than average — North Fork buds generally break around the first week of May — April 21 is by no means unusual. The earliest bud break at Shinn took place on April 15 in 2010 and 2002, co-owner David Page told us last year.

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Photo by Carrie Miller

Photo by Carrie Miller

Shinn Estate Vineyards will host two of its annual Futures Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1 and then again on Saturday, Feb. 8.

The dinners feature a full spread of breads, cheeses and appetizers, followed by a big bowl of savory stew paired alongside 10 to 12 of Shinn’s yet to be bottled wines. (more…)