The 12th Annual Long Island Winterfest on Long Island’s East End, across the North and South Forks, kicks off on February 22nd for a five week celebration that includes wine and craft beverage offerings, live music performances, art selections and local culinary delights all paired with luxurious hotel accommodations. The brewers, the bakers and the makers are all still here with less traffic and less crowds.
Long Island’s oldest vineyard took root in 1973 with the radical vision of Alex and Louisa Hargrave. They became pioneers of the viticulture industry of the East End, breaking ground for the 50+ other vineyards and wineries that now shape the region.
Clovis Point crafts small lot artisanal wines in an environment that is rich with charm. The tasting room features a sweeping pastoral view of neatly organized vine rows and bucolic cornfields, providing a comfortable backdrop to engage with friends and knowledgeable staff.
East End Arts acts as a powerful catalyst for economic and cultural revitalization in Riverhead its home base, and for the surrounding villages and towns. Dedicated to cultural development, East End Arts is a stimulus for regional economic growth and revitalization efforts through promotion of the arts.
FEBRUARY 23, 2019
HarborFrost is a celebration of winter in Sag Harbor highlighting two extreme elements—fire and ice! Featuring live ice carving demonstrations, ice sculptures along Main Street, live music performances, and indoor children’s activities. There’s something for everyone! Spend the day shopping and dining in Sag Harbor—we are OPEN for business. And don’t miss the fireworks over the harbor!
Discover Hotel Indigo Long Island’s East End reinvented. At the very center of it all – The Hamptons, the North Fork, beaches, Vineyards, shopping and nightlife, Hotel Indigo is you starting point for all the action and excitement the East End has in store for you. Nestled quietly in the Riverhead area – here you’ll find more than you expected and everything you’re looking for.
FEBRUARY 23 TOUR STOP! ***SIGN UP FOR THE WINTERFEST EXPERIENCE BREWERY TOUR ON FEBRUARY 23*** farm-to-pint brews made with ingredients grown on site Each of our beer recipes uses only the finest local hops, wheat, and barley; most of which is grown right here on site. Come experience the freshest beer you can get, made to showcase the superior growing conditions of the North Fork of Long Island. Enjoy our quality for yourself. Come in and grab a pint! We will be offering beer tastings daily from Friday through Sunday. Note: We are a pet and family friendly tasting room.
WHY WE BREW Why brew? Simply put, we do it for love. And because making and drinking beer is so much more fun than our old jobs! Beer, for us, is a hobby-turned-passion-turned-lifestyle. From our early days learning to home-brew in the garage, all the way through our apprenticeship with the New England Brewing company and the opening of our own brewery, brewing beer has been about sharing and creating memorable experiences. It’s a beautiful formula, really: Make beer. Share beer. Drink beer. — Dan & Greg
THE DISTILLERY After sourcing the potatoes, the artisan distillers mash and ferment them, before distilling the wash through the twin, 650-liter custom-made copper pot stills equipped with 30-foot tall rectification distillation columns. Each batch is distilled three times over, before removing the heads and tails from the distillate and bringing the hearts to proof with water sourced from an aquifer beneath the 100,000-acre Pine Barrens Forest Preserve. Long Island Spirits is the first distillery on the Island since the 1800’s. Surrounded by over 5,000 acres of potato farms, the distillery is located on the North Fork of Long Island, in the heart of the acclaimed wine region. The distillery is rich in history and tradition, dating back to the early 1900’s.
Our mission is to have people get out, be fit, and have fun. Whether it’s foot golf, mini golf, a 5k run or one of the concerts we host, our focus remains the same- get off the couch, smile, get your heart pumping and enjoy friends, family and even the occasional stranger. Come out and enjoy the day with us at Long Island Sports Park!!!!
Martha Clara Vineyards, is one of Long Island’s finest vineyards, where the science of winemaking itself is of utmost importance. Martha Clara Vineyards is a 200-acre property located in a privileged area in the world to grow vines. Thanks to its coastal location, ocean breezes help to moderate temperatures at any time of the year. Winter temperatures are significantly milder than most of the state of NY, the coldest month is January with average temperatures of 30°f to 35°f and the warmest month is July with average temperatures of 70°f to 80°f.
Moustache Brewing Co. was founded in 2012 by husband and wife team, Matthew and Lauri Spitz. Truly a labor of love and passion, we opened our doors for the first time in April of 2014 on a one barrel system in Riverhead, NY. We are self distributed throughout Long Island, NYC and parts of Westchester and Hudson Valley. Our beer portfolio is constantly changing and we produce dozens of different beer styles every year.
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world
Riverhead Cider House is a new and completely unique visitor destination unlike any other on eastern Long Island that offers a wide variety of naturally harvested apple ciders, locals beer and wine, and other apple products. Last but not least, you can sample our apple products while enjoying our in-house entertainment, featuring many talented local musicians as well as our own two dueling, self-playing pianos.
Indoor Farmers Market in Downtown Riverhead! Join us for the 2019 Winter Session on Saturdays from 10am-2pm at our new location at 54 East Main Street in Downtown Riverhead. Come and shop for local produce, dairy, spirits, sundries, and goods from the East End and other parts of Long Island
Discover an extended stay that exceeds your expectations at Residence Inn Long Island East End. Our hotel makes it easy to access destinations such as Tanger Outlets Riverhead, the city of Hampton and Bedell Cellars. Catch a show at Suffolk Theater, or take in East Coast views from Montauk Point Lighthouse. End your day in our suites complete with plush beds and stylish décor. To create a setting that feels like home, our accommodations feature full-size kitchens, free high-speed Wi-Fi and large TVs
Sannino Vineyard’s winery and tasting room is located in a rustic and historic barn with a casual and cozy environment. Sannino Vineyard is a place where the art of growing and crafting quality wine is shared through a unique educational and sensory experience. Our educational classes and tours are created for the amateur as well as the experienced wine enthusiast. We have many Estate Wines to choose from, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Merlot, and Chardonnay. Other Long Island varietals are also available.
Ideally situated on a private beach overlooking the Long Island Sound, Sound View Greenport will transport you back to a time of simple pleasures: sun and surf just steps away, fresh food flavored by the salt air, and panoramic sunsets over breaking waves. Located less than 100 miles from New York City on the North Fork of Long Island, this idyllic property evokes the timeless spirit of a classic seaside resort. Every room opens directly onto a waterfront deck, where you can enjoy one of our renowned local wines while taking in the sunset. The Halyard Restaurant features inventive takes on classic dishes, using the freshest local ingredients.
Southampton Cultural Center (SCC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, combines art, education, dance, music and theatre to engage and nourish the entire community with the arts. Vision: As a major contributor to the vision of Southampton Village, the Southampton Cultural Center engages our diverse community, and nourishes excellence in all creative art forms as a dynamic venue for programs centered on education, exhibition and performance.
Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation rescues horses who have been abused, neglected, or unwanted. When these beautiful animals arrive, we give them a new educational and recuperative purpose. In return, they repay us with love, sensitivity, and an innate spirituality unique to the species.
The mission at The Suffolk Theater is to re-establish the cinema/ playhouse tradition in downtown. The last five years has been a fascinating restoration process of the Art Deco cinema space into a full- service performing arts center. The theater will be providing diverse programming for all ages, from live entertainment, music and plays to movies and catered affairs. Programming onstage at the Suffolk Theater will range from Country to Comedy – from Classical to Contemporary; the very best touring artists available.
Since 1966, the family-owned William Ris Gallery has been dedicated to the importance of original art. The relocation to the beautiful North Fork of Long Island’s East End in 2016 has gained the gallery an immediate following by fine art devotees. Mary Cantone, the daughter and sister of the founders, has curated and run the gallery for over ten years, which represents and exhibits an extensive and diverse collection of contemporary works by East Coast artists.
Come experience the magic of the East End of Long Island, NY in the Winter! ❄️🍷🍺🍴🖌🎼
13th Annual Winterfest Feb 7- March 8 2020
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