07/05/13 12:00pm
wine tasting photo by carrie miller

Photo by Carrie Miller

Summer is in full swing, which means the vino is flowing freely at wineries across the North Fork.

Planning a trip to one of the 30-plus tasting rooms in the area? Then take heed from these local winery managers, staffers and winemakers, who shared their thoughts about having a good time, pacing oneself — and not pouring leftover wine in the tip jar. (more…)

05/23/13 9:00am

Music in the vines
The wineries will be hopping for Memorial Day 2013. Tastings abound and what goes better with wine than good tunes? Here’s a quick roundup of live music events this weekend at North Fork wineries. These shows are all during the day, but if you’re looking for more late-night sounds, check northforker.com on Friday for our Live Music Calendar for North Fork bars and nightspots. (more…)

12/21/11 8:01pm

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Laurel Lake Vineyards co-owner Juan Sepúlveda behind the bar of the tasting room on Main Road in Laurel.

Juan Sepúlveda traveled the world in search of the perfect place to own a vineyard.

The head of production at Gillmore Winery and Vineyards in San Javier, Chile, Mr. Sepúlveda wanted to own a winery away from where he was born and raised.

He looked in the wine regions of France, California, Australia and Canada, but a serendipitous change in plans sent him to Long Island. (more…)