08/14/19 6:00am

The Croteaux Vineyards tasting room is now fully open for business in Southold. (Credit: David Benthal)

Hip, hip rosé! The long-awaited awaited re-opening of Croteaux Vineyards’ Southold tasting room is official.

More than a year after a zoning decision forced its closure, the popular South Harbor Road tasting room is once again open seven days a week.

It’s also under new ownership. (more…)

04/22/19 6:00am
Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck is one place where wine tasting and overnight lodging intersect. (Credit: David Benthal)

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. 

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03/12/19 6:02am

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…)

03/04/19 7:16am

Ever meet a staffer who greets you with a smile at a local restaurant or bar and say, “I wish I got to know more about that person.”

It happens to our staff all the time as we come across interesting people with big personalities making a living at cafés, markets, wineries and shops across the North Fork.  (more…)

04/11/17 3:15pm

David Page and Barbara Shinn at Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse in Mattituck. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

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…)

09/19/16 10:57am

The North Fork Food Truck visits McCall Wines in Cutchogue with Burger Firdays. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The North Fork Food Truck visits McCall Wines in Cutchogue for Friday’s Burger Night. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

With those long summer days coming to an end, many wineries have begun to reduce their hours.

But if you find the evening is getting late and you still want to sip a while longer, here are eight tasting rooms that are still serving until 7:30 p.m. or later. (more…)

07/17/16 6:45am

North Fork Egg Farm's chicken coops were designed by architect Meryl Kramer. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

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…)