Long Island will be celebrating Harvest – First Annual Wine Auction & Celebration Friday, September 24 and 25. Harvest benefits East End Hospice and Peconic Land Trust. This is sure to be one fabulous fall weekend! Top restaurants and wineries from the North Fork will be assisting in the celebration! The North Fork Table and Inn, Noah’s and the Frisky Oyster are just a few of the participating restaurants. Support the Long Island wine region, and the people and land that make it special!
It all starts on Friday with 10 mile dinners from 7-11 P.M. This will consist of ten exclusive dinners at private locations, each hosted by a leading East End winemaker and chef. Saturday will bring educational programs spanning winemaking and tasting, cooking, and sensory explorations held at The Wine Salon and other wineries on the East End. This will be followed by the Festival Tasting of Long Island’s Bounty from 4-7:30 P.M. at the Wolfer Estate. There will be a Grand tasting of Long Island wines and include small local, seasonal dishes prepared by East End chefs partnered with farmers and food artisans. Also included will be a silent auction of regional treasures. The evening closes with a Gala Dinner and Live Auction of Long Island Wines from 7-11 P.M. This will feature a farm to table dinner at Wolfer Estate created by East End chefs Keith Luce, Gerry Hayden, and Claudia Fleming. Music, dancing, and a live auction will also be enjoyed. The auction of wines will be led by both Morel & Company and Zachy’s.