Winterfest is returning with guided tours to help visitors — and local staycationers — make the most of winter on the North Fork. The five-week celebration of local culture has evolved over the years from an offseason wine and music festival to an all-encompassing showcase of vintners, breweries, distilleries and artists. (more…)
Joe and Michelle Platti of Bellport toast to Winterfest 2016.
“Winterfest: Live on the Vine” is continuing to broaden its scope from a mid-winter music and wine festival to an all-encompassing four-week showcase of vintners, breweries, distilleries and artists. (more…)
Expect events like vertical tastings in addition to live music acts during this year’s Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The ninth annual Long Island Winterfest: Live on the Vine, traditionally a five-week music festival designed to provide winter gigs for performers and to get people out to the East End vineyards and concert halls during the colder months, will be moving in a new direction in 2016.
The festival, which has been a collaboration of the Long Island Wine Council and East End Arts since its inception, will now feature 23 specialty wine tasting and education events at various North and South fork vineyards.
Think small classes hosted by winemakers and samples of rare library wines. (more…)