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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

 

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Special for Winterfest & Jazz on the Vine, the North Fork of Long Island’s celebration of wine and music.

The North Fork of Long Island celebrates wine, winter and music again this year with the Winterfest festival and JAZZ ON THE VINE. From February 11 to March 18 visitors to the North Fork will be able to enjoy 6 great weekends of truly exceptional jazz performances in winery tasting rooms. Good times for music and wine lovers!
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast has created a special two night stay package for our guests during the festival and through April 15th. Included in your stay is a $25 gift certificate towards dinner for two at either the Frisky Oyster or Noah’s, two of our favorite Greenport restaurants, a $50 gift certificate towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest, our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including some free tastings, and a private wine class or champagne in room ’ picnic’. At these rates you might consider a family re-union or friends getaway!
Speak to us about other activities in the area. To select your dates and choose a room visit our website www.shorecrestbedandbreakfast.com. To book on line click on the ‘check availability’ link or call Marilyn at 631 765 1570

This years program includes over 70 performances at 20 participating wineries:

Schedule of Events for Long Island Jazz on the Vine during Winterfest

Saturday, February 25:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Tessa Souter
3:00 – Martha Clara- Mike Pride’s FROM BACTERIA TO BOYS
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Will Sellenraad
3:00 – Sherwood House – 58th & Ninth
4:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – John Davis Quartet
4:30 – Raphael – New Mo Swing
- presented by Tanger Outlets

Sunday, February 26:
2:00 – Clovis Point – Eri Yamamoto Trio
2:00 – Jamesport Vineyards – Mark Gatz Trio
2:00 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Danny Kean & Friends
3:30 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Randy Napoleon
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Rory Stuart Quartet
- presented by Hampton Jitney

Saturday, March 3:
3:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Sazon Mix
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Amy Cervini Quartet
3:00 – Sherwood House – Bryan Campbell
4:30 – Macari Vineyards – Nelson Riveros Ensemble
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – In The Moment
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Amy London

Sunday, March 4:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Paula Atherton
- presented by Long Island Rail Road
2:00 – Waters Crest – East End Jazz
2:00 – Sparkling Pointe – Holli Ross
- presented by Elegant B&Bs of the North Fork
3:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – Alex Sipiagin Quartet
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Chiemi Nakai/Afronaughtica
- presented by Hamptons.com
4:00 – Raphael – All That Jazz! All Star Super Band

Saturday, March 10:
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard – Dennis Raffelock
3:00 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Monday Michiru
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Dan Aran Trio
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Ojoyo
4:30 – Ospreys’ Dominion – Rare Groove Band
4:30 – Raphael – Shenole Latimer Quartet
- presented by Next Stop Magazine

Sunday, March 11:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Dara Tucker
1:00 – Wolffer Estate – Jarrett Cherner
2:00 – Macari Vineyards – The Curtis Brothers
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Roosevelt Dime
3:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Ray Anderson
4:00 – Bedell Cellars – Lauren Kinhan

Saturday, March 17:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Oscar Peñas Ethereal Ensemble
3:00 – Clovis Point – Dwayne Kerr
3:00 – Duck Walk North – The Avengers
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Shan Kenner
4:30 – Jamesport Vineyards – Jack Morelli Trio
4:30 – Bedell Cellars – Heather Hardy

Sunday, March 18:
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Philip Dizack Quartet
2:00 – Sherwood House – Ahmad Ali
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita – Lobenstein/Salerno Duo
3:30 – Raphael – Mambo Loco
3:30 – Sparkling Pointe – Bakithi Kumalo Band

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Special for Winterfest & Jazz on the Vine, the North Fork of Long Island’s celebration of wine and music.

The North Fork of Long Island celebrates wine, winter and music again this year with the Winterfest festival and JAZZ ON THE VINE. From February 11 to March 18 visitors to the North Fork will be able to enjoy 6 great weekends of truly exceptional jazz performances in winery tasting rooms. Good times for music and wine lovers!
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast has created a special two night stay package for our guests during the festival and through April 15th. Included in your stay is a $25 gift certificate towards dinner for two at either the Frisky Oyster or Noah’s, two of our favorite Greenport restaurants, a $50 gift certificate towards a one hour aromatherapy massage for each guest, our exclusive discount card to 24 wineries including some free tastings, and a private wine class or champagne in room ’ picnic’. At these rates you might consider a family re-union or friends getaway!
Speak to us about other activities in the area. To select your dates and choose a room visit our website www.shorecrestbedandbreakfast.insideout.com. To book on line click on the ‘check availability’ link or call Marilyn at 631 765 1570

This years program includes over 70 performances at 20 participating wineries:

Schedule of Events for Long Island Jazz on the Vine during Winterfest

Saturday, February 25:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Tessa Souter
3:00 – Martha Clara- Mike Pride’s FROM BACTERIA TO BOYS
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Will Sellenraad
3:00 – Sherwood House – 58th & Ninth
4:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – John Davis Quartet
4:30 – Raphael – New Mo Swing
- presented by Tanger Outlets

Sunday, February 26:
2:00 – Clovis Point – Eri Yamamoto Trio
2:00 – Jamesport Vineyards – Mark Gatz Trio
2:00 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Danny Kean & Friends
3:30 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Randy Napoleon
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Rory Stuart Quartet
- presented by Hampton Jitney

Saturday, March 3:
3:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Sazon Mix
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Amy Cervini Quartet
3:00 – Sherwood House – Bryan Campbell
4:30 – Macari Vineyards – Nelson Riveros Ensemble
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – In The Moment
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Amy London

Sunday, March 4:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Paula Atherton
- presented by Long Island Rail Road
2:00 – Waters Crest – East End Jazz
2:00 – Sparkling Pointe – Holli Ross
- presented by Elegant B&Bs of the North Fork
3:30 – Peconic Bay Winery – Alex Sipiagin Quartet
3:30 – Bedell Cellars – Chiemi Nakai/Afronaughtica
- presented by Hamptons.com
4:00 – Raphael – All That Jazz! All Star Super Band

Saturday, March 10:
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita Vineyard – Dennis Raffelock
3:00 – Laurel Lake Vineyards – Monday Michiru
3:00 – Palmer Vineyards – Dan Aran Trio
4:30 – Duck Walk Vineyards North – Ojoyo
4:30 – Ospreys’ Dominion – Rare Groove Band
4:30 – Raphael – Shenole Latimer Quartet
- presented by Next Stop Magazine

Sunday, March 11:
12:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Dara Tucker
1:00 – Wolffer Estate – Jarrett Cherner
2:00 – Macari Vineyards – The Curtis Brothers
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Roosevelt Dime
3:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Ray Anderson
4:00 – Bedell Cellars – Lauren Kinhan

Saturday, March 17:
1:30 – Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – Oscar Peñas Ethereal Ensemble
3:00 – Clovis Point – Dwayne Kerr
3:00 – Duck Walk North – The Avengers
4:30 – Pellegrini Vineyards – Shan Kenner
4:30 – Jamesport Vineyards – Jack Morelli Trio
4:30 – Bedell Cellars – Heather Hardy

Sunday, March 18:
2:00 – Martha Clara Vineyards – Philip Dizack Quartet
2:00 – Sherwood House – Ahmad Ali
2:00 – Sannino’s Bella Vita – Lobenstein/Salerno Duo
3:30 – Raphael – Mambo Loco
3:30 – Sparkling Pointe – Bakithi Kumalo Band

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

Long Island Jazz on the Vine

It is time for Long Island Winterfest and for the third year in a row, the theme will be Jazz on the Vine.  For six consecutive weekends from February 13th to March 21st over 70 free jazz concerts will be offered at winery tasting rooms on the East End of Long Island.  This is sure to be a cure for mid-winter doldrums!

A major highlight of this year’s Winterfest will be the Steinway Series.  Steinway & Sons is moving at least seven of its grand pianos into select vineyards for special performances, including two Jazz on the Vine kick-off concerts.  On February 6th JaLaLa, reminiscent of a contemporary version of the Andrews Sisters, will perform at Raphael Vineyard.  Lauren Kinham of LaLaLa also will sing with New York Voices.  The second concert is planned for February 12th at Wolffer Estate Vineyards.  Judy Carmichael and her band will transport listeners back to the golden age of Jazz.  Another great way to kick-off Jazz on the Vine!

A complete calendar of events for Jazz on the Vine will keep your weekends busy through March 21st.  We encourage you to make your room reservations in advance for your visit to the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast.

I have jazz on my mind and can not wait for the series to begin!

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