01/26/14 12:00pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Kelly Urbanik Koch moved to Long Island to make wine in 2006.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Kelly Urbanik Koch moved to Long Island to make wine in 2006.

Every winemaker goes into hyper mode as harvest approaches. Who wouldn’t? The success of the entire year rests upon decisions made in a few weeks of frenzied activity.

For Kelly Urbanik Koch, the winemaker at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, Vintage 2013 was the culmination of far more than a year’s tending of grapes and readying equipment for the crush. She and her fiancé, Rob Koch, chose Sept. 7 as their wedding day. (more…)