This weekend marks the last weekend in June and the first full summer weekend. It’s a beautiful time to visit the North Fork. To be truthful, there’s hardly a bad time of year, but with the “season” ramping up and everything coming to full swing, this is actually the last weekend before the official summer season begins on July 4th.
There is so much to do. If you want to taste wine or beer without the distraction of live music you might check out Paumanok, McCall, and Mattebella Vineyards (to name a few) or Crooked Ladder and Moustache Brewing companies. Bedell Cellars is hosting a sunset cruise Friday evening. Depart Greenport Harbor with wine and oysters to watch the sun set over the Peconic Bay. There are few ways to feel more connected to the North Fork than being on the water with wine and shellfish. If relaxing to music is more your thing, it’s hard to miss this weekend.
Some more notable events include Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s first annual Beer BBQ and Blues Festival on both Saturday and Sunday at the brewers’ Peconic location. Live music, food trucks, and a barbecue showdown with attendees voting for their favorite. Then there’s the North Fork Crush Artisanal Food and Wine Festival at Jamesport Vineyard on Saturday. There will be an afternoon (sold out) and an evening session where attendees can sample nearly 100 wines and taste artisanal foods including light bites prepared by Noah’s of Greenport. Edible editor Eileen M. Duffy will be there signing her new book, Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island. Stop by and say hi. BONUS for Edible readers! Use code NOFOWINE for a 10 percent discount.