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Fifth Annual Harvest East End Celebrates Food And Wine On Long Island

Elsie Boskamp

Up to 1,500 people are expected to attend this year's event. (Photo: Facebook/HarvestEastEnd)

The fifth annual Harvest East End, a celebration of Long Island's specialty wines and cuisine, will be held at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue on Saturday, August 23, 2014. This year's food and wine event has been newly retitled "Dan's Harvest East End," as, for the first time, Dan's Papers has partnered with the Long Island Wine Council.

"We expect this year to be even more exciting for all the participating wineries and restaurants and a fun experience or all attending," noted Ron Goerler, Jr., event chair and proprietor/winemaker at Jamesport Vineyards. In addition to offering attendees with the best in food and wine, the event will honor Author and New York Times' writer Florence Fabricant and Long Island Restauranteur Tom Schaudel.

Up to 1,500 people are expected to attend this year's event and indulge in over 2,000 bottles of top-notch wines from nearly 40 different East End vineyards. The event will also feature more than 30 of the best regional chefs and their best plates. The silent auction will include specialty wines as well as a once-in-a-lifetime change for collectors to snag that perfect bottle.

Participating wineries include Anthony Nappa Wines, Baiting Hollow, Bedell Cellars, Brooklyn Oenology, Channing Daughters, Clovis Point, Coffee Pot Cellars, Croteaux, Diliberto Winery, Duck Walk Vineyards, Harbes Vineyard, Harmony Vineyards, Jamesport Vineyard, Jason's Vineyard, Kontokosta Winery, Lieb Cellars, Macari Vineyards & Winery, Martha Clara Vineyards, Mattebella Vineyards, McCall Vineyard and Ranch, Merliance, One Woman Vines & Vineyards, Osprey's Dominion, Palmer Vineyards, Pellegrini Vineyards, Pindar Vineyards, Raphael, Roanoke Vineyards, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Scarola Vineyards, Sherwood House Vineyards, Shinn Estate Vineyards, Sparkling Pointe, Suhru Wines, The Old Field Vineyards, T'jara Vineyards, Waters Crest Winery and Wölffer Estate Vineyard.

Foodies can sample bites by A Lure and A Mano, A Taste of the North Fork, The Bell & Anchor, Bistro 72, The Blue Duck Bakery Café, Brewology, Claudio's, Dark Horse, First and South, FRESH Hamptons, Goodwater Farms, GRANA Trattoria Antica, Grey Horse Tavern, The Hellenic, Jamesport Motor Inn, Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Jewel, Love Lane Kitchen, Master Purveyors, Mirabelle/SCGP Café, Noah's, North Fork Chocolate Company, The North Fork Table & Inn, Petulant Wino, Scrimshaw, theRIVERHEADPROJECT, Touch of Venice Restaurant, and Wednesday's Table.

This annual fundraiser benefits the Long Island Wine Council's regional wine marketing efforts and funds local charities that support and preserve the East End and its people. Since the events inception in 2010, the benefit has raised approximately $153,000 for its beneficiaries.

Tickets start at $125 per person.

The McCall Vineyards and Ranch is located at 22600 New York 25 in Cutchogue. For more information, visit harvesteastend.com.

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