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Pick your event for week 3 of Live on the Vine with these sample clips

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Week three of the Long Island East End 8th annual Winterfest, Live on the Vine starts on Friday. And again we’ve made it easy for you to find the exact performances you want to attend by listing the schedule and including YouTube video clips of each performer. This way you can know beforehand if the music is right for you. As an extra special bonus, the weather looks like it is going to be agreeable this weekend, so you can attend your events without fear of snow or rain! To further help you enjoy the weekend and the entire 6 week run, Shorecrest is offering a 10% discount on a two nights stay, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine with your stay. Receive 20% off on a three night stay! Both specials include $25 off a massage.

FRI. MARCH 6

BAKITHI KUMALO
HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Jazz World
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

 

ROBERT BRUEY
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

MUNDO CLAVE
AT MACARI VINEYARDS & WINERY
1:30 pm – 3:30 am 150 Bergen Ave. Mattituck, 11952
Music Type: Latin Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

XNY
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Indie Rock
Covercharge: $30

RICKY ROCHE
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Covers
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

KERRY KEARNEY BAND
AT JAMESPORT VINEYARD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 1216 Main Road, Rte. 25 Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Blues
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

PAMELA BETTI
AT DUCK WALK VINEYARD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 44535 Main Road Southold, NY 1197
Music Type: Blues
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)

FRED RAIMONDO & CAROLINE DOCTOROW
AT COFFEE POT CELLARS
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 31855 Main Rd Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Americana Folk
Covercharge: $15 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

Shown here without Caroline Doctorow

Shown here without Fred Raimondo:

MARK ANDERSON & DEREK GERARD
AT A LURE
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge:
No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no
Video not available

JUST GROOVIN
AT MARTHA CLARA VINEYARDS
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 6025 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Pop
Covercharge:
$25 at the door advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included: Yes

COLD SPRING HARBOR
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BALLROOM
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Billy Joel Tribute
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included: no

JEFF LEBLANC
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

RAY ANDERSON & STEVE SALERNO
AT HARMONY VINEYARDS
7:00 pm 169 Harbor Road, St. James, NY 11780
Music Type:Jazz
Covercharge: 2 drink min. No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

ANDREW NEU
AT RAPHAEL WINERY
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

DANNY KEAN
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Blues, Soul
Covercharge:advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:no

DAVID CLARK PRES. SONGS IN THE ATTIC – A BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Billy Joel Tribute
Covercharge: $30
Free glass of wine included: no

CORNED BEEF CHAOS
AT WATERS CREST WINERY
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Non musical event
Covercharge: 40
RSVP
Free glass of wine included: no

DENICE GIVEN & CONRAD TAYLOR
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no
Video not available

NIGHTINGALE JAZZ BAND
AT SPARKLING POINTE
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 39750 County Road 48 Southhold, NY 11971
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: Yes

GEORGE TEBBIT
AT A LURE
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type: Acoustic pop, Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

We make it easy for you to decide which Live on the Vine Winterfest event to attend!

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The second week of the 8th annual Winterfest, Live on the Vine starts on Friday and sorting through the almost 20 performances this weekend could be a daunting task, but we’ve made it easy for you by listing the schedule and including YouTube video clips of each performer. This way you can know before hand if the music is right for you. To further help you enjoy the weekend and the entire 6 week run, Shorecrest is offering a 10% discount on a two nights stay, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine with your stay. Receive 20% off on a three night stay! Both specials include $25 off a massage.

FRI., FEBRUARY 27

JAY SCOTT
HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: Rock, Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge:No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SAT., FEBRUARY 28

Q & A WITH WINEMAKER & VINEYARD MANAGER
AT WATERS CREST WINERY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type:Non-musical event – Q&A w/Winemaker
Covercharge: $45 RSVP
Free glass of wine included: no

SHECKY & THE TWANGTONES
AT HERON SUITES
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 62300 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
Music Type:, Retro surf, Rockabilly
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

ALEX SIPIAGIN
AT MACARI VINEYARDS & WINERY
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 150 Bergen Ave. Mattituck, 11952
Music Type:, Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door, advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

JAY ROWE
AT RAPHAEL WINERY
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

BRANDY HART BAND
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type:, Covers, Hit / cover band, Pop, Rock, Soul
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:no
Music samples available on their website: http://brandyhar8.wix.com/hart-and-soul#!music/c1x9v

SOUTHBOUND
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type:, Blues, Covers, Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

JACK MORELLI QUARTET
AT PELLEGRINI VINEYARDS
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 23005 Route 25 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

MILES TO DAYTON
AT DUCK WALK VINEYARD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 44535 Main Road Southold, NY 1197
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

ROB EUROPE
AT A LURE
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
Music Type:, Blues, Jazz, Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

LYDIA SABOSTO
AT HOTEL INDIGO – BISTRO 72
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type: solo
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

MAMBO LOCO
HOTEL INDIGO – BALLROOM
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
Music Type:Latin Jazz
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included:no

SUN., MARCH 1

KATIE PEARLMAN
AT JASON’S VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

WILL DONATO
AT RAPHAEL WINERY
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
Music Type:Jazz
Covercharge:$20 at the door
Free glass of wine included:Yes

PAUL EFFMAN
AT BEDELL CELLARS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type:, Jazz
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
Free glass of wine included: no

THE SECOND HANDS
AT JAMESPORT VINEYARD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1216 Main Road, Rte. 25 Jamesport, NY 11947
Music Type:, Folk, Indie, Rock
Covercharge: $20 at the door,advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

CRAIG ROSE
AT BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
Music Type: Tribute
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

DANNY KEAN & FRIENDS
PELLEGRINI VINEYARDS
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 23005 Route 25 Cutchogue, NY 11935
Music Type:R&B, Soul
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

FUERZA FLAMENCA DUO
AT SPARKLING POINTE
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 39750 County Road 48 Southhold, NY 11971
Music Type: Flamenco
Covercharge: $20 at the door, advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:Yes

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Video samples help you decide which Live on the Vine event to attend

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This week the 8th annual Winterfest, Live on the Vine starts on Friday and there is a total of 22 performances occurring this weekend alone! As the annual event gains momentum, it is attracting top shelf entertainers such as the Smithereens, 10,000 Maniacs and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Whether you are just going to one, or are planning on hopping from one to another all weekend, we have put together the weekend’s schedule of events and included a video clip of each artist to help you decide which event you would like to attend. To further help you enjoy the weekend and the entire 6 week run, Shorecrest is offering a 10% discount on a two nights stay, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine with your stay. Receive 20% off on a three night stay! Both specials include $25 off a massage.

FRI. FEB. 20
VINNY ST. MARTEN & SEEING EYE DOGS
Venue: HOTEL INDIGO
1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Music Type: Soul
No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SAT. FEB 21
TONEKATS
Venue: BEDELL CELLARS
36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Acoustic duo
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: no

GIL PARRIS
Venue: RAPHAEL WINERY
39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

MICHAEL JAZZ TRIO
Venue: MACARI VINEYARDS & WINERY
150 Bergen Ave. Mattituck, 11952
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Funk, Jazz, R&B
Covercharge: $20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: included in “at the door” price

BRANDY HART BAND
Venue: JASON’S VINEYARD
1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Music Type: Covers, Hit / cover band, Pop, Rock, Soul
Covercharge:advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included:no
Music samples available on their website: http://brandyhar8.wix.com/hart-and-soul#!music/c1x9v

RICKY ROCHE
Venue: BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Covers
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

BARREL TASTING WITH WINEMAKER JIM WATERS
Venue: WATERS CREST WINERY
22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music Type: Non-Musical Event – Wine Tasting
Covercharge: RSVP
Free glass of wine included: Yes

ROB EUROPE
Venue: JAMESPORT VINEYARD
1216 Main Road, Rte. 25 Jamesport, NY 11947
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Blues, Rock
Covercharge:$20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

ROBERT BRUEY & JEAN – PAUL VEST
Venue: COFFEE POT CELLARS
31855 Main Rd Cutchogue, NY 11935
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: $15 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

RED WHITE & BLUES BAND
Venue: PELLEGRINI VINEYARDS
pm 23005 Route 25 Cutchogue, NY 11935
4:00 pm – 6:00
Music Type: Blues, R&B
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

THE LUCKY TONES
Venue: A LURE
62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

AMY HELM
Venue: HOTEL INDIGO, BALLROOM – 631-369-2200
1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music Type: Americana, Roots
Covercharge: $35
pls. contact Hotel for tickets
Free glass of wine included: no

RAY ANDERSON & STEVE SALERNO
Venue: HARMONY VINEYARDS
169 Harbor Road, St. James, NY 11780
7:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: 2 drink min.
No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

ALEX CLOUGH
Venue: HOTEL INDIGO
1830 West Main Street, Rt. 25 Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

SMITHEREENS
Venue: SUFFOLK THEATER
118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
7:00 pm
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: $49

SUN. FEB. 22

PERFORMANCE BY CHEF TOM SCHAUDEL AND MIKE DORIO
Venue: WATERS CREST WINERY
22355 Rte. 48, Unit 6 Cutchogue, NY 11935
3:00 am – 5:00 am
Music Type:Variety
Covercharge: advanced sales $20
RSVP
Free glass of wine included: no
Music samples or video not available

FUERZA FLAMENCO DUO
Venue: BEDELL CELLARS
36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Type: Flamenco
Covercharge:$20 at the door
advanced sales $20

ALEXANDER ZONJIC
Venue: RAPHAEL WINERY
39390 Main Road, Rte. 25 Peconic, NY 11958
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Type: Jazz
Covercharge: $20 at the door
Free glass of wine included: Yes

BRYAN GALLO
Venue: JASON’S VINEYARD
1785 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music Type: Singer / Songwriter
Covercharge: advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: no

DENICE GIVEN & CONRAD TAYLOR
Venue: BAITING HOLLOW FARM VINEYARD
2114 Sound Avenue P.O. Box 245, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Rock
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no
Music samples or video not available

THE DAYS BENEATH US
Venue: A LURE
62300 Main Road Southold, NY 11971
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Type: Acoustic pop
Covercharge: No covercharge
Free glass of wine included: no

COUNTER CLOCKWISE
Venue: SPARKLING POINTE
39750 County Road 48 Southold, NY 11971
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Music Type: Classical, Fusion
Covercharge:$20 at the door
advance sales $15 (does not include wine)
Free glass of wine included: Yes

Shellabration & Holiday House Tour

This weekend, visitors to the North Fork can party and feast at Shellabration in Greenport, take a spectacular holiday house tour, shop hand crafted gifts or simply enjoy a heavenly light show–the Geminid meteor shower. And those are just a few of the options…

Best of all, you can be pampered while you visit if you stay with us at the Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast. Check out our specials.

Shellabration

Saturday and Sunday from noon to four, the restaurants of Greenport have teamed up to delight you with culinary creations crafted from the bounty of the Peconic Bay–oysters, scallops, clams–paired with the best of our vineyards. For example, First and South is matched with Bedell, while the Frisky Oyster cavorts with Sparkling Pointe; 14 delicious pairings in all. Take the restaurant walk, sample and sip to your heart’s content.

Saturday at 5, join Greenport as it lights its Christmas tree in Mitchell Park; enjoy carols, cocoa and more. Shop late; the stores will be open past 6, so you can keep meandering and have many delightful opportunities to duck out of the nighttime cold. History buffs are in for a treat on Sunday, as the Little Red Schoolhouse on Front Street will be open during the restaurant walk–noon to four–displaying local artifacts, while hosts share tales of Greenport then and now, and the authors of Greenport in Postcards sign books. Full details here.

The Cutchogue Holiday House Tour and Tree Lighting

Want a more Christmas-themed festivity? Saturday offers something really special: The Cutchogue Holiday House Tour and Tree Lighting. As www.GoNorthFork.org puts it:

“Four beautifully decorated homes welcome guests to enjoy wine tasting, appetizers /desserts provided by a vineyard and a restaurant. AlAlso visit two historical houses and take a farm tour; enjoy local merchants offering specials on the day.  Homes include Sannino Vineyard Bed and Breakfast, The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, the private home of designer Connie Cross, and Shades of Gray Cottage.

Additional stops are Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm, the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society, 8 Hands farm and the Designer Showcase House & Emporium. End at Cutchogue Village Green with Christmas carols, lighting of the Christmas tree and refreshments. 11 am – 4 pm. Note, tickets are necessary; details here.

While you’re in Cutchogue, another must do is the Holiday Open House at the  Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild. Shop original art by local artists and handcrafted gifts; enjoy refreshments. Details.

Christmas at Hallockville

Sunday step back in time and enjoy old-fashioned Christmas fun at the Hallockville Museum Farm. Hallockville explains: “Celebrate the season the old-fashioned way with guided tours of historic homes decorated for the season, holiday music and special exhibits, children’s activities and event a special guest from the North Pole!

The Hallock Homestead will be decorated in the style of a Victorian Christmas, complete with antique toy displays, mince meat tarts baking in the wood stove and costumed interpreters. The Cichanowicz Farmhouse will depict a Depression-era Polish farming family’s Christmas traditions. Plus craft demonstrations, holiday shopping, homemade baked goods and more!” 12-3:30 pm. Details here.

Santa in Southold

Are you visiting with your kids? If so, Saturday you can find Santa at the Southold Historical Society’s Holiday Fair. Shop for gifts and cards from vendors carefully screened to ensure only the best hand-made items would be for sale. The Railroad Museum of Long Island shows off an elaborate model train display; kids can get their faces painted, do crafts, and receive a small gift from Santa,plus a free photo with him. Enjoy a bake sale and cafe, participate in a raffle with prizes donated from local merchants, farmers, and local artists. Details here.

Geminids

While much more is happening this weekend–full listings at GoNorthFork.org–visitors escaping the bright lights of the big city have one more very special treat in store: The Geminids. As Southold’s Custer Observatory explains: “the “Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.” Here where the skies are dark, you can really see the show. (Clouds permitting of course.) Learn more here.

Visit the East End for Great Food, Live Music & More, May 3rd and 4th

Restaurant Week, Live Music

Great Food, Live Music & More, May 3rd and 4th

So much is happening this weekend!

For fine dining at a discount, enjoy Restaurant Week’s final days. For a listing of participants and my special offer, check out my previous post.

Beyond inexpensive fine dining, there’s a wide range of live music, art openings, and food, farm & vineyard treats happening up and down the North Fork on the East End of Long Island. Full listings follow the summary.

If you’re a foodie or just want to get closer to the land, tour an organic farm, sample food and chat with the farmer.  Or play winemaker for a day. Or perhaps you’d rather craft your own vinegar and vinaigrette with locally grown ingredients. 

If live music is what moves you, you’ve plenty of choices. On Saturday afternoon, several vineyards are showcasing musicians. Unfortunately, a lot of the shows happen at the same time, so you can’t do them all. On Sunday a couple of vineyards offer more live music, plus there’s a special, non-vineyard concert. 

If you’d rather spend your time in galleries, gazing at beauty, this weekend features two art openings. One features modernist paintings and one urban photography. In addition there’s a fun ongoing exhibit.

And if you’re coming from New York City (or any other urban area) you know that one of the nicest features of the East End is that it gets properly dark at night, making stargazing fun. So on Saturday, from dark to midnight, you can visit the Custer Institute observatory in Southold for a guided tours of the heavens, clouds permitting. Details.

 

The Listings:

Food, Farm & Vineyard Treats

All of these events are offered on both Saturday and Sunday with the same details unless otherwise noted:

From East to West:

Soundview Restaurant in Greenport is having its annual Kentucky Derby festivities in its Red Bar starting at 4 pm. Enjoy mint juleps and show off your hat. Details.

Sang Lee Farms in Peconic offers its “Tour Taste Talk” farm tour from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Details.

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard in Peconic invites you to be a winemaker for a day, from noon to 3 pm, Saturday Only. Note, reservations required. Details.

Castello Di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue invites you to tour its winery and production facility, and taste its wine. From 1-3 pm. Details.

Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse in Mattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn and taste four wines from 1:30 to 2 pm, Details, or tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.

Vinegars and Vinaigrettes Workshop, held in Riverhead (near the Southold Town line) Saturday Only.  Sponsored by A Taste of the North Fork and the Hallockville Museum Farm. Craft your own using fresh, local healthy ingredients, take two bottles home and enjoy samples of various vinegars/ vinaigrettes during the class. From 1-4, reservations required. Details.

Sherwood House Vineyard  in Jamesport is serving “Wine & Wings” from noon to 6pm, Saturday Only. The wings are crafted by celebrity chef and Emmy Award winning news anchor, Julian Phillips. Details.

 

Live Music Saturday

From East to West:

Osprey Dominion Vineyards in Peconic presents solo guitarist & singer Bob Stack from 1pm to 5pm, details here.

Castello DiBorghesi Vineyards in Cutchogue goes cabaret with Marjorie Volants from 2 pm to 4 pm, Details.

Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead (near Southold Town border) offers the Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band from 2pm to 5 pm. Details.

Clovis Point Vineyards in Jamesport is playing contemporary R&B and rock with 25 to Red from 2 pm to 5 pm. Details.

Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport is offering the acoustic music of George Barry, starting at 2 pm. Details.

 

Live Music Sunday 

From East to West:

Martha Clara Vineyard in Riverhead (near Southold Town line) showcases the Keith Maguire Acoustic Duo from 2-5 pm. Details.

Clovis Point in Jamesport offers Brian Gallo and his alt-country and wistful pop. Details.

Jason’s Vineyard  in Jamesport offers Craig Rose and his classic band from 1-5. Details.

For something different, check out the Recorder Orchestra of New York, which is giving a concert at the Jamesport Meeting House from 4 to 5 pm. Details.

 

Visual Arts

This weekend features two art openings, one modernist paintings and one urban photography. In addition there’s a fun ongoing exhibit.

South Street Gallery in Greenport opens North Fork Modernism on Saturday, open Sunday too. Noon to 5 pm. Details.

Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery, Cutchogue, presents “Metropolis” featuring three award winning photographers. The opening reception is Saturday 6-9 pm and features Lenz wines and small bites. Details.

An ongoing fun exhibit:

Greenport Brewery, Greenport, hosts “Working Girls of New York Harbor: A Sketchbook of Dredges, Tugs and Ships” by artist Christina Sun through May 31. Have a beer and ogle the working girls. Details.

Kontokosta Winery opens near Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

Kontokosta near Shorecrest 1It seems that lately there is always something new and fun happening on the North Fork of Long Island, but I am particularly thrilled when it happens near Shorecrest B&B and is so convenient for my guests to enjoy. The particular something I am talking about is Kontokosta Winery,  a new vineyard and winery that opened just down the road and is one of the first to open on the Sound. It’s only 2.8 miles away or a quick four minute drive from Shorecrest.

I was enchanted the minute I turned off the North road and drove up the long driveway that cuts through the center of the vineyard. It reminded me of the approach to an ancient French chateaux. The exterior was reminiscent of an east end barn, with inviting large red entry doors and is the work of architects Tom Samuels and Nancy Steelman, the husband-and-wife team behind Samuels & Steelman Architects, who managed to get a  rural barn feel from the outside and create a Soho urban loft vibe on the inside. The building is perched in a unique position, high on the cliffs with the large glass windows overlooking the Long Island Sound to the north and the vineyard to the south.

What impressed me most when entering the winery was the long farmhouse style tables, they were completely covered with copper which gave them a distinctly modern twist. The place had a comfortable, yet industrial feel. The main tasting bar was a polished slate. A slate patio facing the sound enables you to take in the breath taking view while enjoying wine alfresco or if you prefer, there’s exterior seating with vineyard views on the other side of the building.  A large second floor open loft area has seating and even more amazing views, but is open only to wine club members who can reserve the area for private parties or tastings. Since it was a slow day and the area was empty, our host allowed us to go up and take a look around. I couldn’t help but imagine how much fun could be had by Shorecrest guests who booked a stay and scheduled a party in this room! I think I might do it myself! My friends and I were enjoying ourselves so much we lingered past closing time, but instead of being shooed away, our host started playing Gershwin tunes on the piano. It was the perfect ending to a terrific afternoon.

Although the winery is new and wines are relatively young, the reds were delicious with a full body and depth. It is also a member of L.I. Sustainable Wines touting a green building, wind energy, xeriscaping and an organic community garden that supports local non-profits.  Their website doesn’t have much on it, but their Facebook page is kept current with lots of interesting information and events. –Can’t wait to hear what my guests have to say about this interesting new winery.

A few months later on Feb. 23, I attended a benefit for the talented and loved chef Gerry Hayden, from North Fork Table and Inn who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, hosted by Knotokosta and Slow Food East End. Great food was provided by chefs from all over the east end at the sold out event and it was quite inspiring to see so many of Gerry and his wife Claudia’s peers and colleagues in the restaurant world come together for him.

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LIVE ON THE VINE & Shorecrest Specials

The North Fork of Long Island is a magical place in the winter, not only for it’s spectacular views and serene, peaceful environment but all the great events that are going on!

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Live on the Vine is a 6 week mid-winter music festival that takes place in Long Island’s unique vineyard tasting rooms, hotels and other venues on the East End. It has been recognized for its cultural tourism impact during the off season and has proved to be a great attraction to food, wine and music lovers over the winter months, when room rates are lower and tables at some of our top restaurants easier to procure.  

To help you celebrate Winterfest and Live on the Vine in style, Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is offering two great specials through March during this major North Fork festival:

Winterfest special – book two nights and enjoy dinner on us!

Your 2 night weekend stay at the Shorecrest will include not only $100 towards dinner for two at either the Frisky Oyster or Noah’s restaurant, but over our exclusive winery discount and complimentary tastings card for you  to use at over 20 local wineries, access to our two private beaches, full  concierge services  and of course our full four course candlelit gourmet breakfast!

North Fork Getaway – get $50 off a 2 night stay, free special tasting and bottle of wine!

Book 2 nights anytime through March 2014 and receive a $50 discount off the listed rate plus our exclusive winery discount card and a free tasting and bottle of wine from Sannino Bella Vita vineyard in Peconic. All stays at the BnB include of course our well reviewed gourmet breakfast and concierge services to help you plan your stay.

To book your stay and special offer visit our website to learn about the Inn and rooms,  then click on the ‘Check availability – Guest rooms’   link to select your dates and book, or on the Specials  tab to add the special offer you would like to choose.

 

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Keep up with the our BLOG or Facebook page to see the live music schedule every weekend during LIVE ON THE VINE. This weekend’s line up is as follows:

Saturday, February 22nd

1:00 – 3:00  Raphael: Nicky Schrine

1:00 – 3:00  Jason’s Vinyard: Nina Et cetera

2:30 – 4:30  Sherwood House: Jack’s Waterfall

4:00 – 6:00  Coffee Pot Cellars: Rorie Kelly

5:00 – 8:00  A lure Restaurant: Divello & Anderson

Sunday, February 23rd
1:30 – 3:30 Bedell Cellars: Buddy Merriam’s Back Roads Trio
1:30 – 3:30 Raphael: Gabriele Tranchina Ensemble
1:30 – 3:30 Palmer Vineyards: Brian Lenair
3:00 – 5:00 Sparkling Pointe: Nightingale Jazz Band
3:00 – 5:00 Pellegrini Vineyards: Scogeojam

 

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Visit our website: www.shorecrestbedandbreakfast.com

Our Slogan Contest

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I needed an 8-12 word slogan for my new brochure, but was stumped: how could I condense the essence of Shorecrest into something so short? Then I had the brilliant idea (though I say it myself) to make it a competition for my former guests. I received far more entries than I expected and they were all so good! I also learned a lot about what it is that makes Shorecrest so special to each of them, which was touching and gratifying.

In the end, the 12 word limit meant it was not possible to include everything about Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast that guests have enjoyed, so the ‘judge’ (who knows me and my BnB very well) selected the one that encompassed the ‘experience’ and ‘feeling’ of this place.

And the Slogan Contest Winner is…

We did a little tweaking, but the winner by a nose is:

Oceanfront Elegance meets Old World Charm in the Heart of Wine Country – (mostly) by Kara Joy

Kara also included a photograph, which I had said would be extra points!

Unfortunately we couldn’t fit in anything about the food, which so many wrote about, and which is very important part of the pleasure of a stay here. But the slogan has all the other key aspects of staying here. “Elegance meets Old World Charm” captures the unique experience of enjoying this historic house full of old but beautiful things, collected over a lifetime; the comfort and tranquility of the high ceilinged and always peaceful rooms; and books, games and a cozy fire in the winter. The spirit of the phrase also includes my favorite part of this place, our semi-formal gardens. “Waterfront” encapsulates our wonderful location. We’re surrounded by water, with our own private beach on the Long Island Sound in front, and another on the inlet behind the house. And by including “in the heart of Wine Country” Kara signals one of the great reasons to come here, to explore the North Fork’s many vineyards and their special events.

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Slogan Contest Runners Up…

Although Kara’s entry gets the big prize, there were some close runners up; picking hers to win was hard. A full list of entries is at the end of this post, and you’ll see, they are full of lovely, heart-warming sentiments. Thank you! Nonetheless I committed to awarding three runners up $50 off a one night stay, $100 off of two nights, can be used any time, so choices had to be made.

These all tie for second:

A wine country getaway that feeds your heart & senses, by Beth de Marte
A relaxing North Fork country escape served with comfort & elegance, by Christine & Joe Frevola 

and

Relaxation and elegance in the heart of Long Island Wine Country by Jon McGinn.

Still, all the entries were so good– what great reviews they would make (hint)—that I’ve decided to expand the prizes. Everyone else who entered (even those of you who wrote way over 12 words maximum) can also get $50 off a one night stay, $100 off of two nights, but unlike the second prize winners, to claim yours you must use it by mid-April for a weekend stay or the end of June for a mid-week stay.

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Full list of Slogan Contest Entries (in no particular order)

Christine & Joe Frevola: A relaxing North Fork country escape served with comfort & elegance.

Alexandra Margliano: Got engaged there near the big rock on the Shore. The best stay and experience ever… “The East End’s most tranquil home away from home.”

Beth DeMarte: Your wine country getaway- where breakfast is divine & the sea is at your door; A wine country getaway that feeds your heart & senses…; Relax, dine, rewind – your wine country getaway awaits!

Alison Terry: The Shorecrest B & B~ takes you a million miles away: charming, cozy, comfy, vineyards, amazing views from the front door… You would never believe you are in New York!

Kara Joy: I am a prior guest and had a wonderful experience! My slogan entries are: “A Place Where Oceanfront Elegance Meets Old World Charm”; “Waterfront elegance and old warm charm in the heart of Long Island’s wine country”

Joe Salvatore: “Follow your heart to RnR (relaxation and romance) at the Islands best BnB”.

Janice Maer: “Take in some RnR at Long Island Wine Country’s Best Kept Secret”

Alison Terry: The Shorecrest B & B is just the beginning of your weekend get away, luxury at every turn: wine, double massages, beach, and delicious cuisine… Enjoy!!!; Enjoy a weekend away without going too far, but feeling far away… warm, cozy, in an exquisite environment”; A lovely sanctuary away from everything, with all the comforts of an exquisite inn and magnificent wine and restaurants.

Jon McGinn: “Relaxation and elegance in the heart of Long Island Wine Country”

Adam Solomon “A heartwarming magical stay awaits you at this timeless, picturesque, waterfront Inn”

Emmett Hanratty:

S ilk road room

H istorical bldg.

O ur 2 private north fork beaches

R ose room and suite

E ast room

C hampagne picnic

R ed or white wine and cheese surprise

E astern long island beauty

S outh west room

T remendous view and gorgeous sunsets

Many thanks to all my former guests who contributed their slogan to the contest. This was such fun I am thinking of running more of them!

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