It’s Almost Time for Dan’s Harvest East End 2014!
If you thought last year’s Harvest East End, the celebration of 40 years of LI Wine Country, was spectacular—and it was—you’ll be blown away by what we have in store this year! Dan’s Papers has stepped up to the plate to organize, along with the Long Island Wine Council, one of the most extraordinary events of the year on Long Island’s North Fork. This year, more than 40 local winemakers and over 30 top regional chefs and food artisans will join us for a Long Island food-and-wine celebration of epic proportions.
Dan’s Harvest East End will celebrate local artisans, regional wine makers, and several worthy neighborhood charities, including Peconic Land Trust, Long Island Farm Bureau, and Promotion & Education Foundation. Since HARVEST’s inception in 2010, it has raised over $153,000 for its charity beneficiaries. The event will take place from 6:30PM to 10PM on Saturday, August 23, at the bucolic McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Mattituck, whose owners, the McCall Family, also graciously hosted last year’s event.
Harvest East End 2013 was nothing short of spectacular, and we spent months thereafter raving about the food and wine we tasted that night. In fact, I learned about White Merlot that night from the folks at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (their White Merlot is simply out of this world!), a wine that’s made from Merlot grapes in the same fashion as White Zinfandel, and often has a hint of raspberry in its flavor. I hadn’t even known this type of wine existed before HARVEST 2013, and I’ve subsequently educated several fellow patrons in local liquor stores about it while shopping. HARVEST gave me the unique opportunity to try a wide variety of wines, all made right here on Long Island, and really opened up my world to all I’d been missing!
Dan’s Harvest East End 2014 will feature the following wineries, restaurants, purveyors, and sponsors:
|Anthony Nappa Wines
||Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard
||Macari Vineyards & Winery
||Martha Clara Vineyards
||Sherwood House Vineyards
||Shinn Estate Vineyards
||McCall Vineyard & Ranch
|Coffee Pot Cellars
||One Woman Wines & Vineyards
|Duck Walk Vineyards
||The Old Field Vineyards
||Waters Crest Winery
||Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Restaurants & Purveyors
|aLure and aMano
||Grey Horse Tavern
|A Taste of the North Fork
||Jamesport Manor Inn
||The Bell & Anchor
||Jedediah Hawkins Inn
||The Blue Duck Bakery Café
||Love Lane Kitchen
||The North Fork Table & Inn
||Mirabelle / SCGP Café
|First and South
||Touch of Venice Restaurant
||North Fork Chocolate Company
|GRANA Trattoria Antica
||Grapes & Greens NY
||Hammer Stahl Cutlery
||Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc.
|East End Tick & Mosquito Control
||Sorbabes Gourmet Sorbet
||Master Purveyors, Inc.
General Admission is $125 per person, which will grant you access to the event from 7:30PM to 10PM. To get in before the crowd starts strolling in, you’ll want to hop on board the Vin-IP Experience for $275 per person, which grants early entry at 6:30PM! If you’ll be coming with a group, your best bet is to get a Vin-IP Table for $3,000, which provides reserved seating for 10 guests and early entry at 6:30PM. You can also opt for the Vin-IP Group package, which will grant you access to the VIP seating area and early entry at 6:30PM (but not a private table). To purchase your tickets, visit the Dan’s Harvest East End 2014 website.
As locals, the team at Hotel Indigo East End is beyond proud of our East End community, and everything our region has to offer. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the East End has a wealth of culture that is unlike anywhere else. We make a habit of spotlighting our local favorites every chance we get, and we’re thrilled to be joining our friends at this year’s event. To read more on some of them, check out some past blogs:
Riverhead to Greenport Restaurants: aLure, aMano, Noah’s, Love Lane Kitchen, theRIVERHEADPROJECT, and Bistro 72
Top Spots for Your Long Island Wine Tour: McCall Vineyard & Ranch, Sherwood House Vineyard
Fall Fun on the North Fork: Harbes Vineyard
And, of course, our recap of Harvest East End 2013
We’re excited to be sharing the East End experience through Dan’s Harvest, introducing (and reacquainting) people from all over to the wonders of Long Island’s gorgeous North Fork.
You can also connect with HARVEST on Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to stay connected with all the action by using and following #DansHarvest on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! We can’t wait to see you at Dan’s Harvest East End 2014—it’ll be a night to remember!
originally posted on indigoeastend.com