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North Fork Spring Brings the Songs of Birds and the Rhythm of Jazz

March 15th, 2013 by Marilyn Marks

Crocus push their way up through the patches of snow. Trumpets heralding the arrival of spring on the North Fork.

The sixth week of Jazz on the Vine, the theme 2013 Long Island Winterfest is greeted with signs of Spring on the North Fork. Pools of water from storm induced high tides and spring run off flood the local woods to produce serene vernal ponds just down the lane. Corcus, Hellebore (Lentin Roses) and early spring flowers push up through the snowy remains. And this weekend the songs of the spring birds will be competing with the sounds of the bands, groups and trios that make up this week’s Winterfest.
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. Even though it has been extended after this weekend there is only one weekend left, so make sure you plan on coming out soon or you will miss some amazing music performed in the romantic ambience of our beautiful east end wineries.
The term “Jazz” in Jazz on the Vine is used in the loosest of ways and includes traditional, modern and ragtime jazz as well as show tunes and standards from the classic American songbook. 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 coming up this weekend:
March 16, 2013, Saturday
3:00 Dillberto Winery- Jane Hastay/Peter Martin Weiss
3:00 Sannino Bella Vita Vinyard- Dave Lobenstein/Steve Salerno Duo
3:00 Sherwood House Vineyard- The Blur Division
4:30 Harbes Family Vineyard- Sarah Elizabeth Charles Quartet
4:30 Lieb Cellars- The Marc Divine Trio, presented by Times/Review Newsgroup
4:30 Raphael- Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet
7:00 Hotel Indigo- Live at the Indigo
March 17, 2013, Sunday
2:30 Jamesport Vineyards- Montana Skies
2:30 Clovis Point- Michael Weiss Trio
2:30 Duck Walk North- Amanda Ruzza Group
4:00 Raphael- Mambo Loco
4:00 Sparkling Pointe- Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil
4:00 Bedell Cellars- Heather Hardy Quartet with Joseph Carter

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