Head to Long Island's Wine Country this Veterans Day weekend for a taste of New York. From Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11, "Taste North Fork" will hold special events at local wineries, shops, restaurants, and galleries from Riverhead to Greenport.
In Greenport Village, meet the chefs, baymen, farmers, artists, vintners, historians, and musicians of the North Fork. The Maritime Village will showcase the best of the North Fork during food and wine events, classes, demos and East End traditions. The daily walking tour and scavenger hunt is the perfect way to explore the Village. From 12 to 3 p.m., check for mystery clues, snacks and surprises at the various stops.
In Mattituck, "Taste Love Lane" at the Farmers' Market located at the blacktop at the Mattituck Florist (95 Love Lane). Then take a stroll down Love Lane to "Meet the Love Lane Merchants" from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10.
In Riverhead, explore Historic Downtown Main Street. Spend the day shopping, dining, taking in cultural exhibits, and family activities like Suffolk County Historical Society, Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition center and East End Arts
Explore Greenport during the walking tour and scavenger hunt. (File Photo)
In Cutchogue, stop by the St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser at Touch of Venice (28350 Main Road, 631-298-5851, www.northforkchamberofcommerce.org
) from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9. The Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery (25425 Main Road, 631-734-8545, www.alexferrone.com
) will have a "Meet the Artists" series on Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10.
Many North Fork wineries will take part in 'Taste North Fork' including Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Bedell Cellars
, Castello di Borghese
, Clovis Point
, Coffee Pot Cellars, Duck Walk Vineyards
, Jamesport Vineyards, Jason's Vineyard, Kontokosta Winery, Macari Vineyards, Osprey's Dominion, Palmer Vineyards
, Pellegrini Vineyards, Pindar, Raphael, Roanoke Vineyards, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards, Sherwood House Vineyards
, Sparkling Pointe, and Waters Crest Winery. Throughout the weekend the wineries will offer a variety of happenings from live music to "A Salute to our Veterans!" to special tastings.
A free shuttle service will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November, 10, as well as 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 11.
For more information visit eastendgetaway.com.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com