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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.

 

Live on the vine

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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Cabaret & Wine

Marguerite Volont sings, plays piano, guitar and viola, drawing her music from a rich tradition of folksinging and big band performances. Free; wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Every Saturday in October

Live Jazz and Swing

Martha Clara Vineyard hosts Vanessa Trouble and her four piece American Jazz and Swing Band.

Admission is free; food and drink available for purchase.

Celebrate Winterfest with Shorecrest Getaway Specials

February 9 marks the beginning of Jazz on the Vine, the theme for the sixth consecutive 2013 Long Island Winterfest. This year it will go on for 6 weekends, from February 9 to March 17. In most cases, admission prices includes a glass of wine and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines, not to mention an afternoon of great jazz performances.

Long Island Wine country will be hopping this winter with swinging jazz music and special events and offers. Our vineyards and wineries provide the perfect venue and backdrop to the cool sounds provided by the over 140 groups that will be featured during Winterfest. Sipping wine and listing to this amazing live music will be the pinnacle of your romantic east end get away.

But best of all… Winterfest coincides with Shorecrest’s Winter Romance getaway package. It’s $475 for a two nights stay and runs through April 2013. It’s good for any room and the package includes:

• A 2 night stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast plus:

• $20 towards dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, either the Frisky Oyster, First and South or Noah’s in Greenport

• 2 x $50 gift certificates towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest (non refundable and use optional)

• Our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including free tastings

• A private wine class or in room champagne picnic.

Here is an example of the MANY performances in just one weekend:

February 16, Saturday

3:00            Pellegrini Vineyards- Spherical Flamenco Jazz Trio with Emma Larson

3:00             Palmer Vineyards- Mike Engle Vibratrio

3:00             Macari Vineyards & Wintery – Monday Michiru

4:30             Waters Crest Winery-  Pearl Street Band

4:30            Raphael- Amina Figarova presented by Tanger Outlets

4:30             Duck Walk North-Morris Goldberg & Ojoyo

6:00            Martha Clara Vineyards- Matt Marshak Band

7:00            Live at the Indigo

February 17, Sunday

2:30             Pellegrini Vineyards- Jack Morelli Trio

2:30            Jamesport Vienyards- Adam Kromelow Trio

2:30            Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyards- The Natalie Fernandez Quartet

4:00             Bedell Cellars- Richie Siegler Latin Jazz

4:00             Raphael- Bakithi Jumalo Band

4:00             Lieb Cellars- Joseph Carter III Group

 

Winterfest: Jazz on the Vine and Wine making on North Fork, Long Island

Vitalay Golovnev – awesome trumpeter

Long Island Winterfest and Jazz on the Vine continues to be a huge success as a forum for some great musical talent and enjoying North Fork wines. Weekends are busy for a Bed and Breakfast owner but I was able to take some time with two of my sons last Sunday afternoon to hop over to nearby Osprey Dominion winery and listen to the trumpet of of Vitaly Goloveny and a talented group of musicians on saxophone, bass and drums. It was a beautiful afternoon with just enough clouds to temper the strength of the sun that streamed through the large windows framing the tasting room. It is a large space and could have been an acoustic challenge but Vitaly tempered his playing of the trumpet skillfully to take the space into account and maintain a decibel level that was perfect for enjoyment of the sound. Winterfest continues through March 20th and a complete list of all musical performers and venues can be found on the Long Island Winterfest web site. You will find a quick  reference list for who is playing and where on last week’s Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast blog.

In the Vineyard: Wine making at the Sannino Vineyard

I have written in earlier postings about making my own barrel of wine with the Sannino’s Bella Vita vineyard. While the grapes we picked last fall continue their fermentation process in barrel, vat or bottle, this time of year starts a new growing season for the vines.

Netting that protected the grapes from hungry or just opportunistic wildlife has been removed and it is time to prune the vines.

Pruning is basically cutting off unwanted canes to allow the vines to produce a smaller and more intensely flavored crop the following year. This is done by cutting off approximately 90 percent of the past year’s cane growth, retaining only a few canes for fruit production in the upcoming season.

Vine before pruning with last years canes intact

Critical decisions are made during this process as to what parts of the vine are to be kept in order for the plant to be most productive. The photos illustrating the process here are of the same vine before pruning; leafless and then with most of the main canes removed except for four centrally located canes.

After pruning the main canes are laid along and tied to the first layer of wire

All canes have buds capable of producing the shoots, leaves and grapes for next seasons harvest. When pruning only four canes are kept to concentrate the growth of the plant and reduce the amount of fruit produced. The quality of the fruit produced this way is essential to the end product, a full rich wine. When pruning only the central canes are kept because they will allow the optimum amount of space between the main trunks, a consideration when planning for the most productivity in the vineyard. Only two of the four are needed but the additional two are left for insurance in case of damage during the next process.

As shown in the photographs, once pruned the vines are laid  on wires strung between posts and tied to them. One cane is directed to run left and the other right. There is some space left over between the trunks so a third cane is folded across the space.

Once canes have been put in place for the growing season they are called ‘Cordons’. The buds which will gradually swell, shoot and grow as the weather warms are spaced from 4 to 8 inches along each Cordon. Some buds will produce several shoots and  all but the largest and healthiest  will be removed to further concentrate the strength and vigor of the plant . The remaining shoots will then become next years canes and each canes will eventually bear one to three clusters of grapes close to the cordon as they continue  growing vertically.

Cane pruning as it is called is one of two most common methods on The North Fork. The other method is called Spur pruning. Spur pruning is the pruning style of choice for backyard vineyards and vines that are trained on fences and other simple trellises. The two methods can be used in the same field but only one would be selected as the average for the given variety or field.

More on pruning and progress in the vineyard and winery in our next ‘In the Vineyard’ blog post

Winterfest; Jazz on the Vine on Long Island’s North Fork

Winterfest, Long Island’s celebration of music and wine kicked off on Valentine’s Day weekend once again this year, with great success. The Festivities continue this weekend with music at Palmer, Castello Di Borghese, Martha Clara and Baiting Hollow Vineyards and Waters Crest Winery on Saturday. On Sunday Diliberto, Macari, Pellegrini and Raphael wineries will each be featuring musical events.

Winterfest continues through March 20th and a complete list of events and venues is listed below:

FEBRUARY 19
S A T U R D A Y

BakithiKumalo

BakithiKumalo

1:30 pm

Palmer VineyardsDida Pelled’s Trio

3 pm

Castello di BorgheseBakithi Kumalo

3 pm

Waters Crest WineryPearl Street Band

4:30 pm

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard - Champian Fulton

4:30 pm

Martha Clara Vineyards - Rare Groove Band

Rare Groove Band

FEBRUARY 20
S U N D A Y

2 pm

Diliberto Winery - Jody Sandhaus Duo

2 pm

Macari Vineyards - Don Miller & “Bass Station”

3:30 pm

Raphael - Matt Wilson Quartet

3:30 pm

Pellegrini Vineyards Bob Magnuson/Glenn Alexander

Don Miller

FEBRUARY 26
S A T U R D A Y
1 pm

Southampton Cultural CenterInside the “Out” Side of Jazz – FREE!
Discussion with Ed Green; Moderator Steve Watson:

“Ellington, Jazz, the Opposites – and You!”

3 pm

Laurel Lake VineyardsMonday Michiru

3 pm

Baiting Hollow Farm VineyardJanine DiNatale

4:30 pm

Sherwood House Vineyards - Ahmad Ali

4:30 pm

Martha Clara Vineyards - Groove Gumbo

FEBRUARY 27
S U N D A Y
2 pm

Raphael - Isaac Jaffe Quintet

2 pm

Bedell CellarsMatt Marshak

2 pm

Brecknock Hall, Greenport - Hot Club of the Hamptons

3:30 pm

Osprey’s Dominion – Vitaly Golovnev

3:30 pm

Jamesport Vineyard - MEM3 (Ernesto Cervini)

MARCH 5
S A T U R D A Y

1:30 pm

RaphaelMorris Goldberg & OJOYO

3 pm

Waters Crest WineryOscar Penas Ethereal Ensemble

3 pm

Palmer Vineyards - Tim Siciliano Trio

4:30 pm

Osprey’s Dominion - Trevor Davison Quartet

4:30 pm

Martha Clara Vineyards – Benito Gonzalez

MARCH 6
S U N D A Y

2 pm

Sherwood House VineyardsRay Anderson Duo

2 pm

Laurel Lake VineyardsBernal/Eckroth/Ennis

3:30 pm

Raphael - Alex Sipiagin

3:30 pm

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard - Tessa Souter

MARCH 12
S A T U R D A Y
1 pm

Vail Leavitt Music Hall - Inside the “Out” Side of Jazz – FREE!
Discussion with Lara Pellegrinelli, Adam Schatz, Ken Druker. Moderator Bob Barta.
“Reaching the Audience: Jazz in the Digital Age”

3 pm

Baiting Hollow Farm VineyardShenole Latimer Trio

3 pm

Diliberto Winery - Jane Hastay & Peter Martin Weiss

4:30 pm

Clovis Point - Willie Williams

4:30 pm

Macari Vineyards – Nelson Riveros

MARCH 13
S U N D A Y

2 pm

Pellegrini Vineyards – Shan Kenner & Raw Trio

2 pm

Sparkling Pointe - Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil

3:30 pm

Jamesport VineyardMichael Jazz Trio

3:30 pm

Raphael - Jerry Costanzo Sextet

MARCH 19
S A T U R D A Y
1:30 pm

Raphael - Bob Cunningham Trio

3 pm

Martha Clara Vineyards – Sabroso Latin Jazz Ensemble

3 pm

Palmer Vineyards - Steve Salerno Trio

4:30 pm

Macari Vineyards - Kelley Suttenfield

4:30 pm

Jamesport Vineyard – Iris Ornig Trio

MARCH 20
S U N D A Y

2 pm

Bedell Cellars - Lauren Kinhan

2 pm

Sparkling Pointe - Beleza Sol

3:30 pm

Raphael - Mambo Loco

3:30 pm

Clovis Pointe - Marc Devine Trio

Jazz and Dancing on the North Fork of Long Island

Ready for some Long Island romance?  Long Island Winterfest may be coming to the end for its season, but Peconic Bay Winery is taking it to another level with Mambo Loco on March 20 from 1-5 P.M..  Let the Latin music of Mambo Loco take you to new heights as you listen to the best of “Old School” Latin music.  Mambo Loco is of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin and they are regulars at bringing Latin music to the Long Island residents.  This year Peconic Bay Winery wants to get everyone into the spirit of dance is taking it another step further and getting everyone up and dancing.

Kelly Ficara, owner of Rhythms & Soul Dance Studio, will be on-hand from 1-3 P.M. and will be teaching free Salsa and Mambo dance lessons.  Kelly has been dancing professionally for 15 years and as an established Latin dance instructor, she is sure to get your “hips moving”.

This is will be an energetic afternoon and a great way to share a special a romantic getaway with loved one or friends!

Diliberto Winery Features Music and Wine

During your visit to Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast, enjoy a North Fork summer evening in July with music and wine at Diliberto Winery.  Be sure to pack a picnic or enjoy takeout from one of the local restaurants.  Then sit back and enjoy your evening while sipping on one on their award winning wines.  This is surely a way to relax after a stressful week of work in the city. 

Live music will be provided on the patio at Diliberto Winery on the evenings of July 24th and 31st from 6-9 P.M.  Guests will enjoy a delightful mix of folk rock, jazz, and soul sung by Jeanine Cullen.  Jeanine Cullen is a gifted singer, songwriter, and musician and has performed in the past with wonderful reviews.

A stay at the Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast is always enjoyable, especially when accompanied by music, wine, and a visit to a local winery.

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