07/29/16 6:41am

Lenz Gewurztraminer

No one makes Long Island gewurztraminer than Eric Fry, long-time winemaker at Lenz Winery in Peconic. Sure, he also makes some of the best Old World-styled reds in the region. Some of the best sparkling wine too. But he has a passion for the grape and it shines through, year in and year out.  (more…)

06/10/16 6:10am
A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

A past waiter race in Greenport. (Katherine Schroder file photo)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?  Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

09/08/14 11:00am
Sample Merlot from The Lenz Winery and other East End vineyards at the annual Merlot Classic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Sample Merlot from The Lenz Winery and other East End vineyards at the annual Merlot Classic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Savor the rich, nuanced flavors of more than 60 merlots from around the world Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the 25th annual Merlot Classic at Lenz Winery in Peconic. (more…)

01/30/14 10:54am

Long Island Wine Country

Sure, you can enjoy a chilled glass of riesling near the fire in the dead of winter, but why do that when the velvety warmth of a sangiovese is just waiting to envelop your senses?

After all, there are more than enough varietals to complement the weather conditions characteristic of each month of the year. (more…)

12/08/13 12:30pm
grape harvest north fork vineyard winery

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

What’s the white wine that’s most likely to be served over the holidays? Yup, it’s chardonnay. Now, before you moan and groan about it, take a step back, open your mind and get ready to reconsider America’s most popular white grape variety. There’s a reason chardonnay is so popular — and another reason some people like to say, “I hate it. Give me anything but chardonnay.” (more…)

11/27/13 2:30pm
RACHEL YOUNG FILE PHOTO

RACHEL YOUNG FILE PHOTO

Choosing the perfect beverage to complement your Thanksgiving feast doesn’t have to be a chore. Here, local winemakers and industry experts share their picks for the best drinks to sip with the day’s spread of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. (more…)

11/01/13 1:00pm
live music north fork winery

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Tommy Keys of Holbrook performing at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard.

North Fork wineries have full lineups of live music this fall. Check out our calendar through the end of November. Musicians and venues, send your event info to editor@northforker.com or post your own events in our events calendar. (more…)