“Taste of North Fork” is Happening Today and Next Saturday! (11/7 & 11/14)

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For the third year in a row, we’ll be able to tour the wineries without a car! “Taste of North Fork” is the best way to get around since it’s a FREE shuttle that circulates around to different wineries and public transportation sites (LIRR and Cross Island Ferry) from Riverhead to Orient Point. We have your guide here so get your drinking pants on today November 7th, and next Saturday, November 14th, because we are in for a good time! Did I mention there are some serious FREEBIES on this tour?

The Long Island Wine Council, working collaboratively with the East End Tourism Alliance and local chambers, is once again organizing “Taste of North Fork”, which includes special tastings, events, discounts and live music at the wineries. Special events and offers will also be provided by hotels, bed & breakfasts inns, restaurants, hamlet shops and attractions.

A key feature of the program is the third test of a free ”hop on-hop off” shuttle service that will circulate throughout the North Fork, connecting wineries and the region’s historic hamlets. Take a look at the map of shuttle routes (click image to enlarge):

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The free “Taste of North Fork” Shuttle Service will run every 20-30 minutes from 12 noon – 5:30 pm. Access to the shuttles will be available at the Mattituck LIRR Train Station, the Cross Sound Ferry Orient Point Terminal, Tanger Outlets 2 (Office Max) parking lot and Greenport (S92 stop on First St)

Three connecting shuttle loops:

  • Riverhead Loop: Riverhead to Mattituck
  • Southold Loop: Mattituck-Peconic
  • Greenport Loop: Peconic-Greenport/Orient

All Taste North Fork Shuttle Stops are indicated by an (S).

CURRENT LIST OF OFFERINGS:

Participating Wineries:

  • Anthony Nappa Wines (The Winemakers’ Studio) – 10% off bottle purchases, and free shipping on purchase of 6 or more bottles – 2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic (S)
  • Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard – LI Pie Company tastings and wine/pie pairing suggestions. 1 Tastes / $3 2 Tastes /$5 – 2114 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow (S)
  • Clovis Point – Vintner’s Tasting and Chocolate Pairing – $15 – Indulge in a sweet and bitter chocolate pairing with our 2013 Cabernet Franc, 2012 Vintner’s Select Merlot and 2013 Syrah. Live music from 2-5:30: 11/7 – Firefly; 11/14 – Bob Blatchley. Photography exhibit by Jeff Macholz – 1935 Main Rd, Jamesport (S)
  • Coffee Pot Cellars – 1/2 price wine tastings with winemaker/owner Adam Suprenant – 31855 Main Rd, Cutchogue (S)
  • Harmony Vineyards – Live music on the waterfront – 169 Harbor Road, Saint James
  • Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard – 1 free taste of our 2014 Steel Fermented Chardonnay. 10% off any 2 or more bottle purchase. 5% off any glass purchases – 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck (S)
  • Jamesport Vineyards – Buy 1 glass, receive a free pairing plate. Plus 4 bottle sale – $60 – 1216 Main Rd, Jamesport (S)
  • Jason’s Vineyard – Live music in our fermentation room. Enjoy a hot mulled wine and cheesecake pairing – 1785 Main Rd, Rte. 25, Jamesport (S)
  • Lieb Cellars – Bridge Lane Mattituck Tasting Room only – All shuttle guests will receive a complimentary flight of 3 wines – 35 Cox Neck Rd, Mattituck (S)
  • Macari Vineyards & Winery – Tank sample of one of our 2015 wines to try for free with the purchase of any tasting flight. 10% discount on wine purchase for shuttle riders. – Rte. 48/150 Bergen Rd, Mattituck (S)
  • Martha Clara Vineyards – Shuttle guests will receive a complimentary tasting of two Chardonnays – our Stainless Steel and our Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, and learn about the difference between the two styles. 15% off the purchase of three or more of the sampled wines – 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead (S)
  • McCall Wines – Half price wine flights (from $20 down to $10), American Farmhouse Cheese Plate for pairing – 22600 Main Rd, Rte. 25, Cutchogue (S)
  • Osprey’s Dominion – Reserve Collection Tasting Flight – $15 for our 5 reserve wines – 20% discount on any reserve wine purchase. Live Music from 1-4pm. Oyster Bar (weather permitting) – 44075 Main Rd, Peconic (S)
  • Palmer Vineyards – $7 Glass pours, $10 Tasting Flights, 15% off bottles, 30% off cases – 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead (S)
  • Pellegrini Vineyards – Free Local East End handcrafted fudge made by North Fork Chocolate Company with a purchase of a glass of our 2010 Pellegrini Vineyards Merlot. Free shipping on case purchases -23005 Main Rd, Cutchogue (S)
  • Pindar – Renowned Champagne & Chopin event – 11/7 and 11/14 at 2pm Complimentary “Sparkling Tour” of our production facility: learn about the sparkling winemaking process, with flutes of Cuvée, cheese platters and Chopin music. Tours are first come, first serve. One tour per weekend day – 37645 Main Rd, Peconic (S)
  • Pugliese Vineyards – 15% discount on all wine purchases. Customers can personalize their flights, choosing 4 wines for $10 from our Champagne, Reserves, Meritage and Port Wines. – 34515 Main Rd, Rte. 25, Cutchogue (S)
  • Roanoke Vineyards – At the Love Lane Tasting Room: 2-5 pm – Live Music and wine by the glass specials. (S – Love Lane)
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards – Free tasting flight of any three wines with any bottle purchase. Main Rd/Peconic Ln, Peconic (S)
  • Sherwood House Vineyards – $8 tasting (2 whites, 2 reds) to shuttle riders as well as 10% off bottle purchases of 5 bottles or less, and 20% off 6 bottles or more – 1291 Main Rd, Jamesport (S)
  • Whisper Vineyards – 11/7: Live music and discount promotion. 11/14: Visit their pre-holiday craft fair – free admission – tasting room discount coupon with any craft fair purchase. – 485 Edgewood Ave, St James

Other local beverage tastings:

  • Brew Crew Cycles – call for reservations – 631-722-1516 – group bike tour to three local breweries/bars in downtown Riverhead ($30/seat). Free T-shirt (one per reservation, while supplies last) – 285 Pulaski St Riverhead (S)
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing Co – 2 locations – Tours of Peconic – 20% off merchandise with mention of Taste of North Fork. – 42155 Main Rd, Peconic & 234 Carpenter St, Greenport (S – Southold/Greenport Loop Transfer)
  • LI Spirits Craft Distillery – Discounted Specialty NoFo Cocktail. Live Music & Food Truck – 2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow (S)
  • Moustache Brewing Company – $2 off growler fills (just mention the discount!) – 400 Hallett Avenue Suite A, Riverhead (S – East Main St Stop)
  • North Fork Taps and Corks -Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer of your choice – Feather Hill Shopping Center (next to Dunkin Donuts), Southold (S – Southold Stop)
  • Woodside Orchards Inc – 10% off T Shirts and doughnuts – 729 Route 25 (Main Road), Aquebogue (S – Aquebogue Stop)

Farmstands:

  • Bayview Farm & Market – Mention the “Taste of North Fork” flyer and get 20% off produce – 891 Main Rd, Aquebogue (S – Southold/Riverhead Loop Transfer)
  • Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market – Free admission to our Kiddie Korral that includes farm animals, hay tower, Go Kart track, and more. OR free cup of hot cider – 891 Main Rd, Aquebogue – 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead (S)
  • Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard – 1 free taste of our 2014 Steel Fermented Chardonnay. 10% off any 2 or more bottle purchase. 5% off any glass purchases – 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck (S)
  • Schmitt’s Farmstand on Sound – Horseradish and local vegetable tastings offered – 3355 Sound Ave., Riverhead
  • Shade Tree Nursery/North Breeze Farm – 10% off North Breeze Farm food products (jam, jelly, beer jelly, honey, honey butters, pickles, hot sauce, donuts – all from our own farm) – 1875 Main Road, Jamesport (S)

Tour by town:

  • Aquebogue – “Taste Aquebogue”
    • North Fork Chocolate Company – Special Chocolate Tasting Bar will be provided for the event on November 7th and 14th plus a discount certificate towards future purchase online or in store. – 740 Main Road
    • Petulant Wino – $7 small plate menu/ half off local wines by the glass/ bottle under $60.00 – 739 Main Road (S – Aquebogue Stop)
    • Woodside Orchards Inc – 10% off T Shirts and doughnuts – 729 Route 25 (Main Road) (S – Aquebogue Stop)
  • Cutchogue
    • Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery – Free limited edition signed North Fork photograph for all visitors. Free Gallery wine glass with any purchase. Free informative mini Photo Talks by award-winning regional photographers: topics include Better iPhone Photography, Special Effects, Landscape Photography, Photo Composition and Street Photography among others. Check our website for full schedule. Refreshments served. – 25425 Main Road (at Alvah’s lane) (S)
  • Greenport – “Taste Greenport”
    • Blue Duck Bakery Café – Small coffee & a slice of apple, cherry or pumpkin pie. $5 – 130 Front St
    • Clarke’s Garden and Home – Take 20% off any Holiday Shop purchase – 416 Main St
    • Crinoline Fashion Boutique, Ltd – Trunk show Morra Designs Jewelry, Heather lives in New York, designs and makes all her own Jewelry. 10% off all new fall and winter clothing – 50% off sale on all summer items – Shoes are buy one get 60% off – 449 Main Street
    • Claudio’s Restaurant – Their executive chef will be creating a seasonal fall fare menu, which we will offer as a Prix Fixe with Long Island wine pairing options (additional fee for wine pairing). – 111 Main Street
    • First and South, Bar & Restaurant – $1 Oysters 4-6pm, Live Music 3-6pm – 100 South Street
    • “GREENPORCH” – 3rd annual “Greenporch” – a Walking Tour/Scavenger Hunt through historic Greenport – During Taste North Fork, the Lodging Association, Elegant B&Bs of the North Fork (BBNOFO) will feature a walking/scavenger hunt to explore the North Fork’s celebrated Maritime Village. Go from inn to shop to B&B to restaurant, collect clues at each location, solve the puzzle and enter into a drawing for prizes, including a B&B Gift Certificate! Snacks, beverages and surprises at each location. “Greenporch” participants: The Morning Glory B&B, One Love Beach, First and South Restaurant, The Stirling House, Ruby’s Cove B&B, CJ Gourmet Artisan, among others. 12 pm – 4:45 pm.
    • Greenport Harbor Brewing Co – 20% off merchandise with mention of Taste North Fork – 234 Carpenter St
    • Impulse Boutique – Mention ‘Taste North Fork’ and receive 20% off your purchase! – 423 Main St
    • Kessie – 10% of net sales will be donated to the Burton Potter Post 185 American Legion Hall’s restoration project – 25 Front St
    • Lido – Sale Items up to 70% – 132 Main Street
    • Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market – Half Dozen Oysters and a Greenport Harbor Draft $12 – ROW off Front Street, Down Bootleg Alley
    • Sweet Indulgences – Free special tastings of chocolates to be enjoyed with your own favorite North Fork wines – 200 Main St
    • Vines & Branches – 10% off all products by mentioning Taste North Fork – 110 Front St
  • Jamesport – “Taste Jamesport”
    • Jedediah Hawkins Inn – Enjoy their Restaurant Week Menu for $27.95 on Saturday, 11/7 and Sunday, 11/8 for lunch and dinner, featuring local wines. Book a room and dinner is on us. Tour our beautiful historic property and sit by the fire in our Speakeasy with a cup of warm cider or glass of wine. – 400 S Jamesport Ave. (S – by request)
    • The Pitted Olive – 15% off entire purchase – 1560 Main Road (S – Jamesport Stop)
    • Shade Tree Nursery/North Breeze Farm – 10% off North Breeze Farm food products (jam, jelly, beer jelly, honey, honey butters, pickles, hot sauce, donuts – all from our own farm) – 1875 Main Road (S)
  • Mattituck – “Taste Love Lane” (FB page) – Love Lane Mattituck, NY 11952 (S – All offers at Love Lane Stop) Love Lane businesses will be out on the sidewalks with seasonal offerings and talking with visitors about why we Love Love Lane!
  • Riverhead – “Taste Riverhead”
    • Blue Duck Bakery Café – Small coffee & a slice of apple, cherry or pumpkin pie. $5 – 309 East Main St (S – East Main St Stop)
    • Brew Crew Cycles – call for reservations – 631-722-1516 – group bike tour to three local breweries/bars in downtown Riverhead ($30/seat). Free T-shirt (one per reservation, while supplies last) – 285 Pulaski St (S)
    • East End Arts – Holiday Boutique Grand Opening Reception – 133 East Main St (S – East Main St Stop)
    • Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center – Mention Code 2851 and save $5 off your Aquarium Admission – 431 East Main St (S – East Main St Stop)
    • Long Island Science Center – Till 4 pm – Chocolate Science – Discover how some chocolatiers around the world use the five senses to compose the most delectable treats. Afterwards, create your own hand-dipped confectionaries ($6). – 11 West Main St (S – West Main St Stop)
    • Moustache Brewing Company – $2 off growler fills (just mention the discount!) – 400 Hallett Avenue Suite A (S – East Main St Stop)
    • Sonoma Grill East – Complimentary house wine or draft beer with purchase of an entree. – 300 East Main Street (S – East Main St Stop)
    • Tanger Outlets Riverhead – Simply show a Taste North Fork flyer at shopper services, located in Tanger 1, next to Easy Spirit for a free Tanger Outlets coupon book filled with over 100 more ways to save at Tanger, and great local deals at restaurants and attractions. One free coupon book ($5.00 retail value) per person, per day. – 200 Tanger Mall Drive (S -Tanger Outlets 2 – Office Max parking lot)
  • Southold – “Taste Southold
    • Blue Duck Bakery – Small coffee & a slice of apple, cherry or pumpkin pie. $5 – 56275 Main Road (S)
    • The Giving Room – Free 8 oz. organic juice – 56215 Main Road (S)
    • North Fork Fun~N~Fitness – Mention “Taste of North Fork” for $10 Off Any Exercise Package – 54655 Main Road
    • The North Fork Food Truck – Free iced tea or lemonade. Open 11:30 – 3:30 – 57225 Main Road (S)
    • North Fork Taps and Corks – Come taste with us and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer of your choice. We look forward to meeting you! – Feather Hill Shopping Center (next to Dunkin Donuts) (S – Southold Stop)
    • Southold Historical Society -Treasure Exchange & Museum Gift Shop – Open till 4pm – The Treasure Exchange will be offering an extra 10% on select items. – Prince Building, 54325 Main Rd, Southold. Reichert Family Center & Cosden Price Gallery – 1 to 4pm free admission – Big Business in a Small Town Exhibition – 54127 Main Rd, Southold in the Reichert Family Center (S – Southold Stop)
    • A Taste of the North Fork – 15% off all food products and merchandise at the store. – 53975 Main Road (S – Southold Stop)

Where to eat:

  • A Lure – Happy Hour from 2pm- 4pm, Lunch Prix Fixe – NOVEMBER 7TH ONLY – 62300 Main Rd, Southold (S)
  • A Mano – $17.95 Brunch Prix Fixe 12pm-4pm. $29.95 Dinner Prix Fixe from 4pm – 13550 Main Rd, Mattituck (S – Love Lane Stop)
  • Bistro 72 – (at Hotel Indigo) – $6 Local Wines by the Glass – 10% off your Meal (Food & Beverage including Alcohol) when you dine with us on 11/7/15 or 11/14/15. Discounted room rate when you mention “Taste of North Fork” – 1830 W Main St, Riverhead (S – by request)
  • Claudio’s Restaurant – Their executive chef will be creating a seasonal fall fare menu, which we will offer as a Prix Fixe with Long Island wine pairing options (additional fee for wine pairing). – 111 Main Street (S – Greenport Stop)
  • Desmond’s Restaurant & Pub at East Wind – Mention “Taste of North Fork” and spend $50 or more and receive a complimentary bottle of house wine. – Offer only valid on 11/7/15 & 11/14/15 – 5720 Route 25A Wading River
  • First and South, Bar & Restaurant – $1 Oysters 4-6pm, Live Music 3-6pm – 100 South Street, Greenport (S – Greenport Stop)
  • Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant – On 11/7 Chef/Owner George Giannaris will be pairing and discussing North Fork wines with samples of his family’s Greek delicacies along with dessert and coffee, in the enclosed, heated outdoor pavilion. He will also share excerpts from his next book “Ferry Tales 2: When Hellenic Freezes Over.” On 11/14: same menu, without Chef George. Price per couple $49. Reservations strongly suggested. Visit website for complete menu. – 5145 Main Rd, East Marion (S)
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn – Enjoy our Restaurant Week Menu for $27.95 on 11/7 and Sunday, 11/8 for lunch and dinner (see full description in Jamesport listings above.) (S)
  • Lobster Roll Northside/North Fork Tasting Room/Gingerbread University – a complimentary glass of wine, with purchase of glass of wine or meal – 3225 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
  • Legends Restaurant – 20% off bottle of Long Island wine (LIWC members) with purchase of lunch or dinner entrees – 835 First Street, New Suffolk
  • Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market – Half Dozen Oysters and a Greenport Harbor Draft $12 – ROW off Front Street, Down Bootleg Alley (S – Greenport Stop)
  • Lombardi’s Love Lane Market – Tastings of Pumpkin Ravioli with Sherry Cream Sauce – 170 Love Ln, Mattituck (S – Love Lane Stop)
  • The North Fork Food Truck – Free iced tea or lemonade. Open 11:30 – 3:30 – 57225 Main Road (S)
  • The Village Cheese Shop – Free tastings – 105 Love Ln (S – Love Lane Stop)

Where to stay:

  • Arbor View House B & B – Stay for 2 nights in November or December and mention “Taste of North Fork” to get a $50 gift certificate for dinner – Frisky Oyster or Noah’s. – 8900 Main Road, East Marion
  • BeachgetawayLI.com – Stay 2 nights get the 3rd night free
  • The Farmhouse B & B – Stay for two nights, between 11/1 and 12/28, and get a $25.00 gift certificate towards dinner at A Touch of Venice restaurant. You will receive your gift certificate at check in, no cash in value, must mention this ad when booking your reservation, not valid with any other offer. Reservations are limited book early. – 1855 Depot Lane, Cutchogue
  • The Greenporter Hotel Catering & Events – EastEndGetaway Package – Includes lodging for two nights (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun), continental breakfast both mornings, welcome bottle of wine from our local and international wine list, and cheese plate in your room. Rates starting at $159 per night for Queen room (based on two-night package stay). – 326 Front St, Greenport
  • Hilton Garden Inn Riverhead – Overnight Wine Tour Packages w/ Breakfast and/or Dinner – 2038 Old Country Rd, Riverhead (S -Tanger Outlets 2 – Office Max parking lot)
  • Hotel Indigo – $6 Local Wines by the Glass – 10% Off your Meal (Food & Beverage including Alcohol) when you dine with us on 11/7/15 or 11/14/15. Discounted room rate with this ad. – 1830 W Main St, Riverhead (S – by request)
  • The Inn at East Wind – Mention “Taste of North Fork” and get $50.00 off our best available rate for November & December. Please use promo code LIWINES when making a reservation. Not valid on prior reservations. Not valid on existing group block reservations. The Spa & Salon at East Wind – Hair Blowout for $20 or Spa Pedicure for $30. Must mention offer when booking an appointment. Offer only valid on 11/7/15 & 11/14/15 – 5720 Route 25A Wading River
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn – Jedediah Hawkins Inn – Enjoy their Restaurant Week Menu for $27.95 on Saturday, 11/7 and Sunday, 11/8 for lunch and dinner. (See full description and address in Jamesport Village listings above) (S – by request)
  • Montauk Manor – Mention “Taste of North Fork” to receive 20% off your stay (cannot to be combined with any other discount) – 236 Edgemere Street, Montauk
  • North Fork Bed & Breakfast Association Members – Mention
    Taste of North Fork” to receive a certificate for one complimentary bottle of wine at Jamesport Vineyards, Mattebella Vineyards, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard or Waters Crest Winery – bottle selection at the discretion of vineyard proprietor, limit 1 per room/per stayOffer is available throughout the month of November & December at the following B&Bs:

  • North Fork Guest House – NOVEMBER 7TH ONLY – mention “Taste of North Fork” to receive a 15% discount through Dec 31st when you stay two nights with complimentary round trip transfers to the LIRR Train or Jitney stops – 35995 Main Rd., Cutchogue (S – by request)
  • Orient Inn – Half price on second night stay – 25500 Main Road, Orient (S – by request)
  • Ruby’s Cove B & B – $589 Friday and Saturday night 1/2 off 3rd night, Free bikes, one block from Main Street restaurants & shopping. Close to bus stop, LIRR and Jitney stations. – 151 Bay Avenue, Greenport (S – Greenport Stop)
  • Shorecrest B & B – Mention “Taste of North Fork” when you call or book on line. Complimentary bottle of local wine from either Jamesport Vineyards, Mattebella Vineyards, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard or Waters Crest Winery – 54300 Route 48 (North Rd), Southold. Options available:
    • Know North Fork Wine: Stay 2 nights, and enjoy a custom winery tour and tasting, plus receive a complimentary bottle of wine.
    • North Fork Yoga Experience: A two night stay includes 1 or2 group or private sessions at The Giving Room yoga studio— plus a complimentary organic juice or vegetable smoothie.
  • Stirling House B & B – Guests staying at this top-rated waterfront inn during the month of November will receive a “Taste of North Fork” welcome package, consisting of homemade French Macaroons, an exclusive Discount Card to over 40 local area businesses, as well as a copy of the Tanger Shopping book. ALSO – Guests who call the inn during the month of November for a gift certificate, and use the password “Greenport” will receive a 10% discount – 104 Bay Avenue, Greenport (S – Greenport Stop)

Private tours:

  • All Star Limousine – Mention “Taste of North Fork” when booking our special wine tour packages – 10% off (5 hour minimum)
  • Main Street Drivers – 20% discount on our award winning designated driving service (4 hour min)

Transportation:

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