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It’s December: Only three weekends left before Christmas, four until 2015.
The season is quieting down and heating up. Notable events for this weekend include Greenport’s Shellabration all weekend. Saturday in Riverhead brings Santacon, so put on your Santa suit and head out to Riverhead.
Also this weekend:
First & South’s Prohibition Party on Friday. Food and drink specials as well as dancing – be sure to dress the part. On Saturday, Lieb Cellars at the Tasting Group will have a tasting and lecture by T’Jara winemaker, Russell Hearn. Also on Saturday is Sparkling Point’s Eat Drink and Be Sparkling event with “Sunday Brunch” by Jedediah Hawkins. Sunday has A Mano pairing McCall wines with a special 5-course tasting menu. Martha Clara has pet photos with Santa to benefit Kent Animal shelter. Chef Noah concludes his Winemaker Sunday series with a tasting dinner paired with Wolffer wines by winemaker Roman Roth. Lastly on Sunday, Sparkling Pointe is hosting a magical operatic holiday concert with Belle Voce.
There is still so much going on, fewer events, but they are much more exciting!
Friday December 5th:
Saturday December 6th:
Castello di Borghese Vineyard – 17150 County Road 48, Cutchogue, NY 11935, 631-734-5111 : Winemaker’s Walk, Tasting and Tour, $20pp, reservations required, 1PM. Live jazz with Marjorie Volonts, 2-4PM.
Lieb Cellars Mattituck/The Tasting Group – 35 Cox Neck Road, Mattituck, NY 11952 , 631-298-1942 – WineMaker Series featuring Russell Hearn of T’Jara Vineyards includes “Behind the wine” tour of Premium Wine Group (usually closed to the public), wine tasting and lecture by Russell Hearn, Aperitivo Hour in the Barrel Room with artisanal meats, cheeses and gourmet snacks, $55pp, $35 members, 3-5PM.
Little Creek Oysters – 37 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944, 631-477-6992 – More robots: Little Creek PlayLab. Little Creek Oysters puts down the shucking tools and builds robots instead. More information. 9AM-2PM.
Roanoke Vineyards – 3543 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-727-4161 – Building a Cellar 101: Learn how to start a wine cellar, direct your collection, control humidity, and how to keep yourself from raiding the shelves. We’ll start you out with two bottles and tastesof wines you may want to lay down. Reservations required. $60. wine club only.
Shinn Estate Vineyards – 2000 Oregon Road, Mattituck, NY 11952, 631-804-0367 – Vineyard walk at 1:30-2:30PM, $20pp includes 4-wine tasting. Winery tour at 2:30-3:30PM, $20pp includes 4-wine tasting. Open late for wine, cheese, and meat plates, 8PM.
Sparkling Pointe – 39750 Route 48, Southold, NY 11935 , 631-765-0200 – Eat, Drink & Be Sparkling Festive Food and Wine pairing: Champagne Brunch with Jedediah Hawkins Inn, $60 for two includes one 2009 Brut 375ml half bottle and Champagne Brunch. Tasting: New York bagel, herb cream cheese, house cured smoked lox, crème fraiche, pickled red onion, house cured bacon, hash browns. Meals are served all afternoon, reservations suggested.
Sunday December 7th:
Amano Restaurant – 13550 Main Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952 , 631-298-4800 – McCall Wine Dinner: An evening of Italian food and Long Island Wine. $75pp, reservations required. Peconic Bay Scallop Crudo and McCall Sauvignon Blanc start the reception at 5:30pm, 5-course dinner begins promptly at 6pm.
Bistro 72 – 1830 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901 , 631-369-3325 – Holiday Brunch with Santa, complimentary photo, kids menu, and complementary mimosa, bloody mary, or glass of wine with adult entrée, 11-3PM.
Martha Clara Vineyard – 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, 631-298-0075 – Pet Photos with Santa, pets pose for portraits with Santa (families too!). Minimum donation of $10, benefitting Kent Animal Shelter. Photographer Kathleen O’Donnell. Click for flier, 11AM-2PM. Live music with Keith Maguire Acoustic Duo, 1-4PM.
Noah’s – 136 Front Street, Greenport, New York, 11944 , 631-477-6720 : Winemaker Sunday with wine from Wolffer Estate Vineyards and winemaker Roman Roth. Menu. Reservations strongly recommended, beginning at 6PM.
Sparkling Pointe – 39750 Route 48, Southold, NY 11935 , 631-765-0200 – Holiday Opera Concert features the voices of Belle Voci: Kathryn Zukowski and Dana Kowalsick, $20pp includes a glass of sparkling brut, 2-5PM.