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Macari Vineyards & Winery was named the state's "winery of the year" at the 2014 New York Wine & Food Classic. The Mattituck winery also won for "best red wine" for its 2012 cabernet franc.
Sparkling Pointe in Southold received the honors for "best sparkling wine" and "best vinifera sparkling white" wine, both for its 2005 Brut Seduction.
Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead won...Read more »
You've got a beef in Cutchogue.
On the eve of summer, McCall Ranch starts selling its own organic, grass-fed beef at the McCall Wines tasting room on June 20.
The meat, from prized Charolais cattle, is $20 per pound for steak and $10 per pound for ground. There's a limit of two pieces per customer, and orders cannot be placed by phone or online.
The North Fork Food Truck, from...Read more »
Wine Spectator, the influential publication devoted to grapes and wine-related news, food and travel, praises three Long Island wineries in its current issue.
Bedell Cellars and McCall Wines, both in Cutchogue, and Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack are touted in the June 15 magazine, which recommends that visitors go to the East End for a taste.
The article by Ben O'Donnell, "Long Island's...Read more »
You'll have two more chances to sample McCall hamburgers and fare from The North Fork Table & Inn's gourmet food truck at the winemaker's tasting room.
Friday and Nov. 29 will mark the final appearances of the season at the McCall Tasting Room in Cutchogue, where burgers from Charolais cattle raised by McCall will be grilled and served.
They'll go with the 2008 McCall...Read more »
Noah's, the three-star seafood restaurant in Greenport, hosts a tasting dinner paired with Bedell Cellars' wines on Sunday.
The cost of the Sept. 29 dinner is $75 per person. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. in a private dining room.
Chef Noah Schwartz's menu includes curried local carrot-apple-ginger soup, butternut squash gnocchi, seared pepper-crusted Montauk tuna, red-wine braised...Read more »
The North Fork’s Bedell Cellars 2009 Merlot is one of three wines to be served at the luncheon following the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21.
“It’s a rare honor, for sure,” said Trent Preszler, CEO of the Cutchogue-based winery. Since 1897, he said, when Congress hosted its first inaugural luncheon for the president and vice president, the wines served have been either from France or,...Read more »
Bedell Cellars has answers to questions about holiday gifts. The winery has packaged some of its top wines for the festivities.
The gift baskets range from $60 to $280. Bedell also has a wine club, which offers access to limited-production wines, with memberships available at $50, $100 and $175.
Bedell's holiday-themed red-and-white pairing, for example, includes a bottle...Read more »
Bedell Cellars hosts a harvest-vineyard walk tomorrow guided by winery chief executive Trent Preszler.
Preszler will discuss winemaking and grape growing, as well as tour the vineyards and gardens. The grounds include a field of native pollinator grasses and flowers, a honeybee apiary, grape-pomace composting operation, and an Audubon Bluebird Trail.
The cost is $50 per person. It includes...Read more »
You'll get a preview of the 2011 vintages of Bedell Cellars' wines on Sunday.
The winery will host a tasting of samples from the barrels, overseen by winemaker Richard Olsen-Harbich. The tasting is slated for 1 p.m.
The cost: $50. It includes a glass of Bedell's Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, a question-and-answer session in the vineyard, a tour of the Bedell's wine cellar, and the...Read more »