A daytrip to North Fork wine country can be a romantic getaway for two or an immersive wine tasting shared with friends. But for those who want to further enhance the experience, it’s now possible to visit local wineries and soak up the atmosphere not just for a day, but for an entire weekend.
Up look in the Library Room at Shinn and you’ll see a barrel-inspired ceiling concept with distinctive lighting. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
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Winter is a picturesque season on the North Fork.
There is a quiet calm in the air that can be truly appreciated from the comfort of the tasting rooms at Shinn Estates Vineyards in Mattituck. Enjoy a glass of their red blend while looking out onto a snow-blanketed vineyard to experience a personal slice of North Fork paradise. (more…)
David Page and Barbara Shinn at Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse in Mattituck. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
It’s that time of year when businesses re-open for the season on the North Fork, announcing changes and outlining plans for the future. But for a pair of Mattituck businesses, those future plans will include new owners. (more…)
North Fork Egg Farm’s chicken coops were designed by architect Meryl Kramer. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
They say that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. But as the popularity of raising backyard chickens continues to grow, many North Forkers are opting to build their own chicken coops or hen houses — either from scratch or repurposed materials. Here are four decidedly one-of-a-kind examples:
Eight years ago, Matt and Marilyn Pasierb of East Marion launched North Fork Egg Farm with 35 free-range hens. Today, the Southold operation is home to 450. (more…)
Field of sunflowers at Crescent Duck Far on Main Road in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The first full week of summer has flown by and the North Fork is all abuzz. So stop and take time to look around at what summer has to offer in between the sounds of sizzling barbecue grills and the jingle of the Mister Softee truck coming down the block.
I took some time this week to take in the scenery before this busy holiday weekend started. I suggest you do the same and smile! (more…)