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…)

07/27/14 9:00am
Chris and Mark Tobin of Mattebella Vineyards commute to the North Fork from Miami Beach. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Chris and Mark Tobin of Mattebella Vineyards commute to the North Fork from Miami Beach. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

On June 22, I spent a glorious afternoon at Mattebella Vineyards in Southold and, seeing the joy that its owners, Mark and Christine Ferrari Tobin, took in their country estate, I felt — as I had for the many years I spent working outdoors in my own vineyard — exhilaration with the wondrously changing seasons. (more…)

07/20/14 7:00am
The "Paint and Sip" concept, where students sip vino during an art lesson, is growing in popularity on the North Fork. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The “Paint and Sip” concept, where students sip vino during an art lesson, is growing in popularity on the North Fork. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It took Bunny Agers 65 years before she ever put a paint brush to canvas. But last week after finishing her first painting — a lighthouse against a seaside backdrop — she stepped back to admire her creation. (more…)

06/20/14 7:00am
 The painting was created by John Aicher Jr. last summer and depicts the waters of Southold's Hog Neck Bay. It was born of emotions for his sister Annie, his sister-in-law Susan, and his cousin Mary, all of them battling breast cancer. (Courtesy photo)

The painting was created by John Aicher Jr. last summer and depicts the waters of Southold’s Hog Neck Bay. It was born of emotions for his sister Annie, his sister-in-law Susan, and his cousin Mary, all of them battling breast cancer. (Courtesy photo)

Enjoy an afternoon of art, North Fork wine and homemade hors d’oeuvres all while helping fund the fight against breast cancer this weekend at Mattebella Vineyards

09/23/13 1:00pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Two of the rescued horses at Baiting Hollow Farm, 12-year-old Laredo (left) and 20-year-0old Sir Galahad, the great great great grandson of Man of War.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Two of the rescued horses at Baiting Hollow Farm, 12-year-old Laredo (left) and 20-year-0old Sir Galahad, the great great great grandson of Man of War.

The North Fork made news in the past couple of weeks with two piece in The New York Times, a great piece in The Huffington Post and also Equitrekking.com. For more North Fork news, you can always get your fill at The Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review and Shelter Island Reporter. (more…)