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Mar A Perfect Pairing of Winter & Wine

As the Long Island Winterfest is in full-swing, we wanted to highlight some of wonderful wine, arts, food and family events going on this weekend. Here’s a variety of events happening on the East End to take you from Friday to Sunday without having an empty glass of wine.

Friday, March 3rd

East End Arts
East End Arts presents Art Conversation Series “One Painting – One Artist – And The Creative Mind” with Jonathan Pearlman featuring artist Roxanne Panero at Good Ground Yoga, 4pm 107-5 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays (631) 727-0900  eastendarts.org

Saturday March 4th

The Village Cheese Shop
Head over to The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck and enjoy Fondue Day! Pair that with their ½ off bottles of wine all day promotion and you’ll be able to experience what flavors make this North Fork gem so special.
105 Love Lane, Mattituck NY 11952 631.298.8556

Palmer Vineyards
Get in touch with your senses at Palmer Vineyards where they will be featuring a wine sensory evaluation with winemaker Miguel Martin. You’ll learn how to hone your senses and the ins and outs of wine tasting from Miguel himself. Tickets are $25pp and can be purchased directly with the vineyard. 3pm-5pm 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead (631) 722-9463

Martha Clara Vineyard
As part of their Wine Education Series, join Michael E. Affatato of the Village Cheese Shop and Martha Clara Vineyards Winemaker Juan E. Micieli-Martinez for a wonderful pairing of European cheeses with Martha Clara Vineyards wines. $45 per person/$80 per couple. Wine Club Members: $40 per person/$75 per couple (limit two tickets per membership). Class starts at 1pm 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead (631) 298-0075 marthaclaravineyards.com

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Peconic Ballet Theatre
An intimate evening of ballet & wine await you at Art Barre – wine tasting, art exhibitions and dance performances by Peconic Ballet Theatre’s professional dance company. $20 for 1 ticket & 2 glasses of wine 71 E Main St, Riverhead  (631) 591-1539 Peconicballettheatre.com

Sunday March 5, 2017

Blue Duck Bakery
Get poetic on Sunday Funday with the Blue Duck Bakery Dessert & Wine tasting featuring Susan Dingle & Maggie Bloomfield of Poetry Street. $20pp. 30 Hampton Road Southampton, NY 11968 631.204.1701

Sparkling Pointe
Learn about “The Art of Wine.” Visit Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery to taste and learn about the unique process called Methode Champenoise. This guided tour of the vineyard and winery will provide an in-depth look into the Methode Champenoise winemaking process. The tour will be followed with an educational tasting featuring all three grape varietals, still and sparkling. $35pp. For tickets click here.

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
Take in some Acoustic Soul at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard from 2pm-6pm. Free Admission. For more information visit.baitinghollowfarmvineyard.com

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There are two weeks left of shows at LI Winterfest Live at the Indigo. The country sounds of Southbound will take to the ballroom on Saturday, March 11th and Matt Marshak will close out the festival on Saturday, March 18th. All music events start at 7pm. Enjoy these performers with a 4-course prix fixe dinner for $55/person (+tax, gratuity.) See the menu here. For more information on the events call 631.369.2200 ext. 0.

Room packages are available at Holiday Inn Express.

One-Night Long Island Winterfest Package

  • Overnight stay
  • $25.00 Bistro 72 Credit
  • Bottle of Long Island wine at check-in
  • 2 General Admission tickets to Saturday night live show in Hotel Indigo’s Ballroom
  • $169.00 + tax, per room, double occupancy. Subject to availability.


Two-Night Long Island Winterfest Package

  • 2-night stay
  • $50.00 Bistro 72 Credit
  • Bottle of Long Island wine at check-in
  • 2 General Admission tickets to Saturday night live show in Hotel Indigo’s Ballroom
  • $279.00 + tax, per room, double occupancy. Subject to availability.