This has all the potential to be an amazing weekend on the North Fork. New York State just won Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Region of the Year, and not to take away anything from our wine brethren in the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, or Niagara regions, the Long Island wine region deserves a fist pump in the air. Competing with all the world, we won the recognition of being a world class wine producer, beating Champagne, Chianti Classico, Red Mountain, Wash. and Sonoma County. No means a small achievement. In addition, Channing Daughters has been nominated as American winery of the year. They are up against DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Wash., Fetzer Vineyards, Jordan Winery and Ken Wright Cellars in the Willamette Valley.
This weekend, in addition to coming out to taste our wines and see the beautiful foliage, you should also consider attending a Halloween party, taking a cooking class, enjoying a wine pairing dinner and staying for restaurant week.
Halloween Parties are being held on Friday by First and South and Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and on Saturday by Michael Anthony’s Food Bar. Saturday cooking classes at the North Fork Table & Inn begin Nov. 1. and run from 1-3 p.m. $90 per class or $300 for all four. Only 30 spaces so call to reserve, 631-765-0177. Remember to turn back your clocks early Sunday morning, with three-course dinners at $27.95, you’ll want to be on-time for your reservations for Restaurant Week. Of course, there’s always Noah’s Winemaker Sunday with Shinn Estate winemaker Patrick Caserta. If you haven’t attended one of Noah’s dinners, be sure to check this one out. The menu looks amazing.