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Taste the North Fork-Wineries!

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One way to Taste the North Fork this Veteran’s Day Weekend is hop on and off the free shuttle bus as it stops at twenty different wineries all along the North Fork. Each is offering something special, whether a discount, a featured vintage, or live music. Here are just a few examples:

On Saturday, Waters Crest Winery (one of my favorites, since winemaker Jim Waters is so kind to my guests) is offering a wine blending class from 2 to 3 pm. On Sunday Jim will host cooking with Tom Schaudel, which includes a food demonstration and tasting that includes a signed copy of Tom’s book, ‘Playing with Fire’. On Monday he’ll give you a personal winemaker’s tour, which is a 45 minute session plus a taste of 4 Waters Crest Wines.

I'm participating in the Sannino Vine to Wine program

I’m participating in the Sannino Vine to Wine program

If you like vintage art, Sparkling Pointe Vineyard is offering a special collection of antique French posters, complimented by special tastings from its library of vintages. Bedell Cellars will have live music and special tastings. Sannino Bella Vita will be saluting our veterans by offering a 15% discount to members of the military, and everybody can get a red, white, or pink flight for just $5. The full list of participating wineries and the shuttle stops is here.

Taste The North Fork-Shorecrest

Shorecrest Welcome Picnic

 

 

One of the loveliest, easiest ways to enjoy all that our wineries have on offer this festival weekend is to stay at Shorecrest. Here you’ll find calm, quiet beauty, a delicious breakfast, and all the inside skinny I can offer on the happenings throughout the weekend. You’ll find Shorecrest an oasis adjacent to, but blissfully apart from, all the hullabaloo. Of course I’m joining in the spirit of the weekend–stay here and I’ll give you a certificate for a tasting at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard and a free bottle of their delicious wine.

Taste the North Fork-Love Lane!

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Come Taste the North Fork by taking a simple stroll up and down Love Lane, a few blocks packed with unique shops right in the heart of Mattituck, and enjoying the special farmer’s market and merchant events. The Love Lane community will be honoring our veterans by donating a portion the weekend’s revenues to a locally founded veteran’s organization.

The farmer’s market, which runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, involves a huge range of locally grown and crafted products. For example, Browders Birds will be offering certified organic eggs, spice rubs, lambs wool, honey, and T-shirts. Race Rock Oysters will be presenting smoked blue fish and fresh oysters. Coffee aficionados should check out the offerings of Long Island Coffee Roasters. Invincible Summer Farms will be offering farm made goods, rare heirloom vegetables, and more. 8 Hands Farm will showcase wool and hand crafted bone jewelry. And these are just some of the participants in the farmers market!

Love Lane merchants will be contributing to the fun in many ways from 11 am to 6 pm. You can dance down the street to the music of the Long Island Banjo Society, who will perform from 11 am to 2 pm, courtesy of Love Lane independent bookstore Bookhampton. Or unwind with a relaxing 15 minute chair massage by the Blue Sage Day Spa. And when you get hungry, you’ll be able to sample local produce cooked into lots of treats. For example, the Village Cheese Shop will feature Paninis made with local apples and honey. Love Lane Kitchen will offer butternut squash soup made with the organic produce of Mar-Gene Farms. Love Lane Market will be adding local ingredients to its wood-fired pizzas. Wash these delicious meals done with a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or a bottle of cider, brought to you by Roanoke Vineyards. Looking for a delicious treat to take home as a useful souvenir? The Love Lane Sweet Shoppe will feature the locally crafted Really Good Jams.

And these merchants aren’t the only ones participating. You’ll have to take the Love Lane stroll to check them all out.and when you’re done, if you want to check out other venues, hop on the free shuttle; it stops right at Love Lane.

Taste The North Fork-Shorecrest

Taste the North Fork-Shorecrest

 

One of the loveliest, easiest ways to enjoy all that Love Lane has on offer this festival weekend is to stay at Shorecrest. Here you’ll find calm, quiet beauty, a delicious breakfast, and all the inside skinny I can offer on the happenings throughout the weekend. You’ll find Shorecrest an oasis adjacent to, but blissfully apart from, all the hullabaloo. Of course I’m joining in the spirit of the weekend–stay here and I’ll give you a certificate for a tasting at nearby Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard and a free bottle of their delicious wine.

Taste the North Fork-Greenport!

Taste the North Fork in Greenport,dockside

Beautiful Greenport Village, located just a couple miles away from Shorecrest, offers many ways to Taste the North Fork. Indeed you could while away the entire weekend there (though you’d be missing so much in the other hamlets too). You could start by sampling some Long Island Vodka at Claudio’s, the oldest, same-family run restaurant in the United States.  And then you can wander a few blocks and have a terrific dinner. For example, Noah’s, right on historic Front Street, is offering a marvelous prix fixe dinner (or lunch), with or without wine pairings. Or for a “freshly farmed dinner,” head one block off the main drag to First and South. Or check out the dynamic offerings at The Square (especially since Chef Keith Luce invites you to taste free appetizers). And that’s just Friday!

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On Saturday, the special ways to Taste the North Fork expand far beyond food and drink. Head to Clarke’s Garden to learn how to heal with natural products grown, harvested, and made on Shelter Island by Holly Cronin. Or join the Siren’s Song Gallery and the Oysterponds Historical Society for the totally unique, kid friendly, Dyed in the Wool event. Or hunt like a scavanger, Greenport style. Choose between the less traditional “Greenporches”, which will lead you pass through 6 beautiful Greenport Village settings, hosted in part by local agricultural and maritime viniculture producers. Snacks and beverages at each porch. Or go for the more traditional scramble by heading for the 1 pm starting line in Mitchell Park. If local history is more your speed, check out Greenport’s whaling past with a special exhibit at the Stirling Historical Society. If you’d like to listen to live music, one of your choices is Prentiss McNeil at Front Street Station.

And these Saturday listings aren’t even half of what Greenport has on offer that day, and doesn’t even begin to touch what’s going on Sunday. Full listings here.

Taste the North Fork–Shorecrest

Taste the North Fork-Shorecrest

 

One of the loveliest, easiest ways to enjoy all that Greenport has on offer this festival weekend is to stay at Shorecrest. Here you’ll find calm, quiet beauty, a delicious breakfast, and all the inside skinny I can offer on the happenings throughout the weekend. You’ll find Shorecrest an oasis adjacent to, but blissfully apart from, all the hullabaloo. Of course I’m joining in the spirit of the weekend–stay here and I’ll give you a certificate for a lovely wine tasting at nearby Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard and a free bottle of their delicious wine.

Visit the Hamptons Film Festival, Pick Pumpkins!

The Hamptons Film Festival

The Hamptons Film Festival

A visit to The International Hamptons Film Festival is a treat for movie lovers, not only for the quality of the films, but for its location in the beautiful East End of Long Island at a time of year that to many is the prettiest. The milling crowds of summer visitors have have thinned but the pristine beaches, bucolic countryside, 5 star restaurants, farm stands and vineyards are all still open for business. The festival co-incides with the beginning of fall foliage season and the weather is at it’s most pleasant; you can usually depend on sunny dry days and cool nights.

Hamptons Film Festival

This fall season the Festival will show 13 films in five days opening Thursday October 10th with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ starring Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C Hall. The movie has been described as possessing  “a loose, heady energy that echoes a Beat poem …The director, John Krokidas’ impressive feature film debut tracks the meeting of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs during Ginsberg’s early days at Columbia University.”

To view the full Film Festival program and purchase tickets visit the Hamptons Film Festival website.  In planning your itinerary why not consider taking in more that the East End of Long Island has to offer and include a stay with us at the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast or at one of our luxury North Fork rental properties.

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Sunset at the Shorecrest BnB beach in Southold

From pumpkins to sunsets on the North Fork

The Hamptons Film festival coincides with Harvest in the wine and farm country of the North Fork where Shorecrest is located.  A stay in our lovingly maintained 1860’s Inn offers private beaches for walks and sunset views, gourmet breakfast and concierge services to help you plan your visit. Located just 5 minutes drive from Greenport village ferry which will transport visitors and their cars to Shelter Island and from there via the South Ferry to the Hamptons, you can combine your movie watching with a taste of the North Fork and take the opportunity to get to know the area better.

Recent guests at one of our secluded beach front rentals told me they spotted 5 shooting stars during their three night stay, a common occurrence when the skies are as dark as they are renowned for out here. Something different and unique for you to look forward to when you return from a night at the cinema!

During your visit be sure to pick up some organic local produce, eggs, corn, goat cheese and wine, and don’t forget the apples and pumpkins.

For more information on the Hamptons Film festival as well as great restaurants, farm stands, vineyards, harvest, pumpkin picking and other things to do visit our Events page for a calendar of East End activities and The Area page on our website for an interactive map of local North Fork attractions.

We hope you enjoy a wonderful time at the Hamptons Film Festival and look forward to welcoming to Southold and the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast soon!

 

 

North Fork Foodie Tour 2013

209636-250The North Fork of Long Island celebrates the ongoing tradition of sustainable farming, vineyards and fishing with the 7th ‘North Fork Foodie Tour’ on September 8th. The annual tour offers visitors a chance to meet the extraordinary people, farmers, wine makers, fishermen and artisan who have dedicated their lives to

producing unique local foods and wines and to learn how they do it.
You can purchase tickets and pick up a map of tour locations and information on times of special events anytime after 9 a.m. at Peconic Land Trusts Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, Youngs Avenue between Rts. 25 and 48. Then you’re off on your own personal do-as-you please foodie tour.
View exhibits and cooking demonstrations at Charnews Farm and visit farms and food producers throughout the North Fork, including:
KOPPERT CRESS searches the world for unusual varieties of aromatic herbs grown as micro-vegetables. Restaurants use them as exotic garnishes for their most elegant dishes.
CROTEAUX VINEYARD specializes in rosé wine. Idyllic barnyard, vineyard, tastings and recipes.
LAVENDER BY THE BAY offers fresh-cut and dried lavender, lavender plants and
products. Learn about beekeeping, lavender culture and lore.
TASTE OF THE NORTH FORK produces food products made with local ingredients: pestos, jams and jellies, mustards, vinegars, dessert sauces, teas and more. See the kitchen where they are made and have a taste.
BLOSSOM MEADOW HONEY produces high-end artisanal raw and unfiltered honeys, beeswax candles, restorative personal care products, and beeswax crayons. Taste the honey, view a working observation hive and learn how those beeswax products are made.
 SPECIAL EVENTS/LIMITED TOURS
BROWDER’S BIRDS – Chris and Holly Browder raise organic poultry using the movable coop system described in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the film Food, Inc. Meet them at barn at Charnews Farm at for a special walking tour and talk about their unique operation. One tour ONLY at 1:00 pm.
CATAPANO DAIRY FARM small and family operated, it raises goats and makes fresh milk cheeses, yogurts, fudge and goat milk skincare products. Guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3.

North Fork Bounty from Shorecrest vegetable garden

GOODALE FARMS – Long Island’s only full scale dairy offering cow and goat milk and many types of farmstead cheeses and other dairy products. Cheese making demonstration at 10:00 am. Goat milking at 4:00.
THE FARM Learn about biodynamic farming techniques that produce extraordinary flowers and vegetables, especially heirloom tomatoes, and heal the earth at the same time. Tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 ana 2:30.
KRUPSKI’S FARM – Al Krupski takes you into his fields to show and tell you how his multi-generational family have made their farm thrive by changing their focus from a limited number of wholesale crops to a diverse offering of vegetables, fruits, and free range poultry sold retail. Tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30.
THE SQUARE – Award winning Chef Keith Luce, takes you on tasting tour of his new Greenport venture which includes MAIN – a casual restaurant featuring local seafood, PREP – a take-out window purveying flatbread pizzas and house-cured meats, NOSH – which features house-made ice creams, baked goods, salads, sandwiches, teas and coffees and MEET- a wine and spirit tasting room & artisan food shop. One tour only at 1:00 pm.
McCALL WINES – In addition to producing wines served at some of Manhattan’s finest restaurants, this historic 100 acre farmstead raises grass-feed Charolias cattle, a French breed known for their low-fat meat, and sells rare speciality cheeses. Russ McCall leads tours of this beautiful property at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30.

 

SANG LEE FARMS shows its organically grown vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, baby greens, mesclun, herbs, flowers and specialty Asian greens. Tastings all day. Guided tour and talk at 2:00 p.m.
SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS Learn about the vineyard’s low-impact sustainable farming, taste the results. Only ONE guided walking tour with wine tastings at 12 noon. [At other times Foodie Tourists get a free taste with any purchased tasting.]
SATUR FARMS specializes in leafy vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables and
herbs that it sells to the region’s high end restaurants which demand the finest ingredients. Open only for one guided walking tour at 11:30 a m.
TY LLWYD FARM has been an active family farm since 1870. It is the only certified raw milk dairy on Long Island. It raises DeKalb Gold chickens, ducks and geese; and grows vegetables and unusual varieties of potatoes. Tours at 1:00 and 3:00. Limited to 15 people per tour.Tickets – $25, Children under 12 free.

North Fork Long Island Wineries: Live Music this Labor Day

Arl & Steve toast the sunset  '07 vacation 130Music and wine go so well together and Long Island North Fork wineries are hosting many great bands this Labor Day Holiday (August 29-September 1).

The last weekend of summer kicks off the beginning of our fall harvest season, for many locals a favorite time of the year on the North Fork. We at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast especially love week days on the North Fork during September and October. The weather is mild, we have the beaches and walking trails virtually to ourselves and can always get a reservation in our favorite restaurants.

Shorecrest BandB is fully booked weekends through the beginning of October but we are offering discounts on two, three and four night stays mid week, Sunday through Thursday where availability allows. A delicious full course breakfast and our exclusive discount card to 24 local wineries is always included.
View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

We also have availability at some of our vacation rental cottages and homes. Visit our website for more information and a link to our online reservation calendar for either BandB rooms or Rentals.

For those visitors looking to enjoy wine and music this week on Long Island’s North Fork, here are some of the venues with musical line ups:
2114 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow NY 11933
(631) 369-0100
Saturday, August 31: Tommy Keys 12-2pm, Acoustic Soul 2-6pm
Sunday, September 1: The Denice Given Band 2-6pm
Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery  <http://castellodiborghese.com/>
17150 County Rte 48, Cutchogue NY 11935
(631) 734-5111
Saturday, August 31: Jazz with Marguerite Volonts 2-4pm
1935 Main Rd, Jamesport
(631) 722-4222
Saturday, August 31: The Cutchogue Wonders 1:30-4:30pm
Sunday, September 1: The Mike Engle Jazz Vibratrio 1:30-4:30pm
31855 Main Rd, Cutchogue
(631) 765-8929
Friday August 30: Live and Local Songwriters Showcase featuring Eddie Ayala, Christine and Jim LoPiano of Martini Garden, Chris J. Connolly and Larrin Gerard.
Saturday August 31: Robert Bruey 2-5pm
Sunday September 1: Jay Scott 2-5pm
260 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11901
(631) 722-3416
Saturday, August 31: Danny Keys 1:30-4:30pm, Opera in the Vines with Belle Voci 7:30-9:30pm
3165 Main Road, Laurel NY 11948
(631) 298-1420
Saturday, August 31: The Earthtones 1-5pm
Lenz Winery <http://www.lenzwine.com/>
38355 New York 25, Peconic <https://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&oe=UTF-8&q=38355+New+York+25,+Peconic&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89e8908356326af9:0xa5eb6fbb819b9266,38355+New+York+25,+Peconic,+NY+11958&gl=us&ei=tenmUf6IFc6ErAfJvIHQCA&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAA>, (631) 734-6010 <tel:631-734-6010>
Saturday, August 31: Home Groan 2-5pm
35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck NY 11952 (631) 298-1942
Saturday, August 31: Jon Divello 2-6pm
6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901
(631) 298-0075
Saturday, August 31: Keith Maguire 1-5pm
Sunday, September 1: The Sly Geralds Band 2-6pm
44075 Main Rd, Peconic NY 11971 (631) 765-6188 <tel:631-765-6188>
Friday, August 30: Sahara 5-8pm
Saturday, August 31: Lone Sharks 1-5pm
Sunday, September 1: HooDoo Loungers 1-5pm
5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901
(631) 722-9463
Saturday, August 31: Something: Beatles Tribute Band 2-5pm
Sunday, September 1: Small Island 1-5 pm
37645 Main Road (Route 25), Peconic, NY 11958
(631) 734-6200
Saturday, August 31: Tommy Sullivan 1-5pm
Sunday, September 1: Tommy Sullivan 1-5pm
34515 Main Road, Cutchogue NY 11935
(631) 734-4057
Saturday, August 31: Chris Hurley 2-6pm
Sunday, September 1: Chris Hurley 1-5pm
39390 Main Rd, Peconic NY 11958
(631) 765-1100
Thursday, August 29: Noiz 6:30-10:30pm
Friday, August 30: Mambo Loco 5-10pm
1375 Mill Rd, Peconic NY 11958 >
Thursday, August 29: Bob Blatchley Acoustic 1-5pm
39750 County Road 48, Southold NY 11971
(631) 765-0200
Friday, August 30: Bossa Nova Fridays 6-8pm
Sunday, September 1: Alexander Clough House Band 2-5pm. Performing jazz standards & bossa nova classics every Sunday.

 

Golf the North Fork

The North fork has many things to offer from fresh produce to beautiful wineries but don’t forget to tell Dad they also have wonderful golf courses. We wanted to inform our guests and readers about the Golf Courses on the North Fork of Long Island. This way when you’re planning your trip you can add golfing to the agenda.

Island’s End Golf CourseRural Route 25, Greenport, New York 11944   516)477-0777
Island’s End Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole semi-private golf course located in Greenport, New York. This course is the closest distance to Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast.

Cedar’s Golf Club -Cases Ln. Cutchogue, New York 11935 (516)734-6363
Course type: Public, 9 Holes
Cedars Golf Club is an 9 hole public golf course located in Cutchogue, New York.

North Fork Country ClubMain Rd. Cutchogue, New York 11935   516/734-7758
Course type: Private, 18 Holes
North Fork Country Club is an 18 hole private golf course located in Cutchogue, New York.

Shelter Island Country Club26 Sunnyside Ave. Shelter Island Heights, New York 11965   (631)749-0416
Course type: Public, 9 Holes
Shelter Island Country Club is an 9 hole public golf course located in Shelter Island Heights, New York. Shelter Island is a short 10 minute ferry ride from Greenport.

Gardiner’s Bay Country Club - 12 Dinah Rock Rd. Shelter Island, New York 11965 (631)749-1033
Course type: Private, 18 Holes
Gardiner’s Bay Country Club is an 18 hole private golf course located in Shelter Island, New York. Shelter Island is a short 10 minute ferry ride from Greenport.

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast – Last minute summer rentals and Mid Week BandB Specials.

Bed and Breakfast Specials
Take advantage of mid week discounts with 10, 15 and 20% discounts on 2,3 and 4 night stays midweek, Sunday through Thursday including August! After you select your dates click on the ‘specials and packages’ tab on the reservation calendar to select your special offer or call 631, 765 1570, we will be happy to help you with your reservation.
We are fully booked weekends in August but still have two rooms for Labor Day weekend and some availability Sunday through Thursday.
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast surrounded by a sea of Black Eyed Susans in August

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast surrounded by a sea of Black Eyed Susans in August

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

BnB Availability:

August 14th to 23rd – 10% discount ($500) on one week or more 
September and October one full week during each month plus all week days only (Monday through Thursday). Visit our website to view rooms and availability calendar
Rental House Availability
Shorecrest Property Management has taken on a couple of additional rental houses to make a total of eight, offering a variety of rates and sizes, and we still have last minute availability for some of them. For available dates please see below; for more details on the individual properties please visit our website and click on the ‘Check Availability/ Beach House’.
North Fork Waterfront, Arshamomoque Pond, Southold
 Magnificent views, 90 feet of waterfront, spacious interior, completely new renovation throughout. Three bedrooms plus pullout queen sofa bed on enclosed sun porch, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8. Fully handicapped accessible throughout with extra wide wrap round decks and ramps.
 

 

Hashamomuck Waterfront
New on the rental market! Elegant post modern newly renovated architectural gem.
Two queen bedrooms and one with two twin beds, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps six.
 Availability:
 August 19th onward including for the weeks preceding and following Labor Day weekend.
10% DISCOUNT on listed price if booked within the next week.
Lighthouse Cottage
All newly renovated two bedrooms with one full bath, open plan kitchen/living room, dining room and huge sunroom. Short walk to sandy bay beach.
Availability:
August , 16th to the 19th only for a long weekend. Full weeks and some weekends in September and October.
 Shorecrest Beach House
Overlooking the Long Island Sound with stunning views and all newly renovated, with 3 bedrooms on the ground floor and open plan second floor with two twin beds, large living room/dining area and 2.5 baths, this house sleeps 8 in beds.
 Availability:
Fully booked through September 22nd, availability opens up September 23rd through October 16th.
Mid week available 20th – 25th of October and then booked through November.
Peconic Bay Beach house
 Luxury accommodations in this newly built, waterfront four bedroom with 180 degree views of the Peconic Bay. Two spacious master bedroom suites, one queen and one room with two twin, this house comfortably sleeps 8. Amenities include spacious fully equipped modern kitchen, breakfast bar, open plan dining and living area and 4 full bathrooms.
 Availability:
September 10th 2013 onward for full weeks or long weekends.
Waterfront Studio cottage, Southold
 Single story self contained studio with kitchenette, full bath, queen bed, gas iron fireplace and indoor and outdoor seating areas with magnificent views across park like lawn to Shelter Bay and the inlet. Just steps to the private community beach. A tranquil, relaxing retreat.
Availaibility for long or short stays throughout August and the fall.
Orient by the Sea
Newly renovated three bedroom house with additional studio cottage on the grounds, a short walk to private beach. Sleeps 6 plus child.
Availability:
August 19th through 29th and selected weekend and full week rentals throughout the fall. Midweek stays available all year round.
Hashamomuck Waterfront house in Southold

Hashamomuck Waterfront house in Southold

Lighthouse Cottage beach at sunset

Lighthouse Cottage beach at sunset

 

 

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