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Stay at Our North Fork B&B Near Long Island’s Wineries

August 16th, 2012 by jenn

Vineyard in Long Island, NY

When you stay at our B&B near Greenport, NY, you’ll be close to the majority of the wineries of Long Island Wine Country.

Yes, the Hamptons on the South Fork of Long Island has those beautiful white sand beaches while our lovely North Fork beaches are pebbly. It’s true. But if you love to be where the wine is, find your Long Island Wine Country lodging at our North Fork bed and breakfast…

Far and away, the majority of Long Island wineries are clustered on the North Fork. This is partly because of the sunny yet protected maritime climate. The glacial soils also drain well while providing enough nutrients and moisture for the vines. A lot of people on the East Coast still don’t realize that a great wine producing area is only a short drive away! However, wine aficionados have gotten the message. The winemaking industry has grown considerably since the first winery, Hargrave Vineyards in Cutchogue, opened in 1975. The Long Island Wine Region now has 42 wineries open to the public overall, with 3000 acres of vines. The American Viticultural Areas of Long Island–North Fork of Long Island, The Hamptons and Long Island–are recognized as some of the finest grape growing and wine producing AVAs in the country.

Most of the acreage is planted with vinifera grapes. The main varietals are merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, but others include chenin blanc, dolcetto, gewurztraminer, lemberger, malbec, petit verdot, pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot noir, riesling, sangiovese, sauvignon blanc, semillon, syrah, tocai friulano, and viognier.

The wineries of Long Island frequently have events throughout the year such as Summer Wine Camps and Wine Spectator’s Harvest East End 2012 coming up on August 25th. Beyond these special events, most wineries of Long Island offer both tastings and tours. For more information about the Long Island Wine Country, visit LIwines.com.

Great wines are being produced only a short drive from New York City and other major East Coast cities. Come to Long Island’s North Fork and experience some of the best wines in the U.S. without having to travel very far! Our B&B near Greenport is just the place to stay during your tour of the East End Long Island wineries.

Spring Passport to Long Island Wine Country

April 25th, 2012 by Gail

Spring Wine Tasting Weekend, Long Island Bed and Breakfast

Plan a spring wine tasting tour of Long Island.

2012 Spring Passport to Long Island Wine Country special is underway through June 1. In other words, this is a fabulous time to come spend a few days at  Arbor View House  our  North Fork Long Island Bed and Breakfast near historic Greenport, NY.

You know how fun it is to visit a foreign land and come home with a new stamp on your passport? Well, each time you visit a participating Long Island Winery and purchase a bottle of wine, you’ll get a stamp on your “passport”.

Visit at least 10 participating wineries and receive:

  • A complimentary tasting of a featured wine (with purchase of an any in-house tasting).
  • 2 admission tickets for the price of 1 to the 2012 Taste of Summer event at Old Bethpage Village on June 2.
  • A chance to win an East End Experience Gift Package.

 

In addition, you’ll have had the wonderful experience of visiting many Long Island wineries and trying their wine. Like travel, this will broaden your mind and tantalize your palate!

Participating Long Island Wineries are too numerous to list here, but all 35 of them are listed on the Long Island Wine Country website.

Rest assured, you’ll find many participating wineries close to our North Fork Long Island Bed and Breakfast. Peconic Bay Winery, Bedell Cellars, and Old Field Vineyards (try their Cabernet Franc) are three of the closest.

When you stay with us you’ll get a wine discount card that will increase your savings even more.

Plan a Spring Wine Tasting Getaway on Long Island soon, and fill your passport!

North Fork’s Jazz on the Vine

February 27th, 2012 by Gail

Good wine is delectable. Good jazz is delightful. The combination of outstanding wine and jazz is cause for jubilation. These days there is much jubilation on the North Fork of Long Island, thanks to Jazz on the Vine.

Long Island Winterfest, Jazz on the Vine

Several weekends of superlative jazz and wine on the North Fork of Long Island.

Jazz on the Vine brings exceptional jazz musicians to Long Island wineries from February 11 to March 18, 2012. During these six weekends, North Fork wineries simply buzz with activity and music. Guests of our Long Island Bed and Breakfast are well situated to take advantage of all the special events.

This is the fifth winter that jazz and wine are joining forces on Long Island. The program in 2012 is even bigger and better than in past years, with more than 70 performances at 20 wineries. On any given day, one can hear several performances and try wines from different vineyards.

Jazz on the Vine hosts award winning jazz groups, such as the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio and All that Jazz, an All Star Super Band known for its expansive repertoire rooted in Mambo, Funk, Nordic, South African and Jazz. There are jazz quartets, jazz singers, and funky duos. There are Afro-Cuban Jazz musicians, Brazilian musicians, and musicians with Gospel roots. The variety of music that floods North Fork Wineries during Jazz on the Vine is almost as astounding as the sheer talent behind it.

Participating New York wineries include: Bating Hollow Farm Vineyard in Baiting Hollow, Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, and Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. Numerous performances take place each Saturday and Sunday. Venues include waterfront tasting rooms and majestic estates overlooking acres of grape vines. Avid wine tasters and jazz fans can make their way from one vineyard to the next, sipping different varietals as they are serenaded by different musicians.

You won’t want to return to the city after an afternoon of wine tasting. You’ll want to sleep on the North Fork of Long Island and then repeat the glorious experience the following day. You can. Spend the weekend at Arbor View House, our New York Bed and Breakfast near Greenport.

Please find more information at Jazz on the Vine.

Discover the North Fork of Long Island

December 21st, 2011 by Gail

Our New York Bed and Breakfast is located on the North Fork of Long Island. We’re close to the glitter and opulence of the Hamptons, but the mood is more down to earth here. The towns are small and unpretentious. There are more fruit stands than bars along the roads, and more antique shops than high-end boutiques. It’s bucolic here, and we like it that way.

Guests come to our Long Island, NY Bed and Breakfast to get away from the noise and bustle of the city. They come here for fresh air, windswept beaches, and small town charm. It’s impossible not to feel reinvigorated and rejuvenated after a few days here.

Our inn sits near the tip of the North Fork of Long Island. We’re surrounded by water and beaches, and the beaches are reminiscent of Mediterranean beaches. The water is clear, the sand smooth, and the surf gentle. Even in the wintertime, there is no better place to watch the sunset than from one of the nearby beaches.

When guests have had their daily fill of beach walking, many enjoy exploring the Village of Greenport, which is just down the road from our inn. At this time of year, visitors find inspiration in the many interesting shops located in that quaint, historic town. Several antique stores feature furniture, fine arts, folk art, hand crafted stained glass, nostalgic toys, and other fun items. A number of jewelry stores feature hand made originals as well as big name jewelry, and two outstanding stores deal in wine and spirits.

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Rediscover your inner child; relax on Long Island beaches.

Indeed, wine tasting is a favorite activity out here. In the last couple decades, many of the farms on the North Fork of Long Island have been replaced by small wineries; and more than 2 dozen wineries are close to our Long Island, New York Bed and Breakfast. Northfork Wine Tours operates out of Greenport; they’ll collect you at our inn in the morning, whisk you away for 8 hours of wine tasting at various North Fork Long Island wineries, and return you here safely in the evening.

Come discover the North Fork of Long Island. Plan to spend a few days at our New York Bed and Breakfast as soon as you can.

Long Island Wines and Vineyards

August 14th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

Looking to try some Long Island wines?  Long Island wine country has numerous amounts of wineries and all of them have fabulous wines.  However, there are some that just seem to have received a little more attention than others!  The following wines have been noted as some of the “must try” Long Island Wines selected by the Long Island Wine Guide.  Sit back, sip, and enjoy!  Cheers!!

Osprey’s Dominion 2000 Flight Meritage: This full-bodied blend of Merlot (60%) and Cabernet (40%) boasts a blackberry aroma with layers of new smoky oak and fleeting herbal notes and features a velvet texture with ripe tannins and a long finish. A winner of the “Best in Class” at the 2004 New York State Fair, the “Double Gold Medal” at the 2004 Tasters Guild International and the “Gold Medal” at the 2004 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Average price per bottle: $35.

Castello di Borghese 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Reserve: This Cabernet, with its deep ruby garnet appearance, features a rich start that tapers to a textured, rounded and well balanced finish. Look for hints of licorice, black plum, vanilla and black cherry. Average price per bottle: $35.

2002 Sherwood House Merlot: A bright deep ruby red wine, the spicy and peppery scents of the 2002 Merlot come together with a delicate fruity nose, developing a charming aromatic bouquet of raspberry and floral. Vanilla and oak flavors add to the complexity of this wine, melting with its delicate structure. Average price per bottle: $24

Laurel Lake 2002 Syrah: This full-bodied wine, barrel aged in French Oak for 18 months, is a fine example of the intense flavor for which the North Fork is well known. The 2002 Syrah is soft and silky with hints of pepper. The palate gives generous berry flavors with fine toasty oak finish. The Laurel Lake 2002 Syrah was a winner of the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition 2002. Average price per bottle: $20.

Lieb Cellars 2003 Chardonnay Reserve: On the heels of its award winning 2002 vintage, Lieb’s 2003 Chardonnay Reserve may even beat its predecessor. Whole cluster pressed, using only first-run juice, it was stainless fermented with finishing for six months in neutral French oak. Elegant and well balanced with aromas of spiced apple and pear, hints of marzipan and toastiness, this Chardonnay flows beautifully on the palate. Average price per bottle: $18.

Martha Clara 2004 Five-O White: A blend of six white varietals including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier and Gewürztraminer, bringing together the best of each varietal. This medium-bodied white reveals deep exotic perfumes and more subtle flavors of white fruits. Try this 2006 Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition “Silver Medal” award winner with seafood. Average price per bottle: $25.

Macari Vineyards 2003 Reserve Barrel Fermented Chardonnay: This elegant chardonnay was crafted in small quantity, using only hand-selected grapes. It features an enticing nose of caramel, apple and spicy Asian pear that leads to a creamy, almost frothy sensation on the palate. This chardonnay offers the perfect balance of fruit and oak, with hints of tropical fruits and stone fruit. Average price per bottle: $25.

Castello di Borghese 2001 Merlot: Aged in French oak barrels for 13 months, this Merlot is well balanced with aromas of rose petal and cinnamon, a soft fruit flavor with a hint of black pepper and a beautiful garnet color. Average price per bottle: $20.

Palmer 2003 Merlot: This merlot features ripe plum and berry flavors balanced with soft tannins and smoky oak. Its rich color and supple structure are a fine compliment to red meats, pork, poultry and medium flavored cheeses. The 2003 Palmer Merlot was a “Silver Medal” winner in the 2005 Taster’s Guild International competition. Average price per bottle: $19.

Osprey’s Dominion 2001 Reserve Chardonnay: A “Silver Medal” winner at the 2005 New York Wine & Food Classic, this delicious chardonnay features a ripe tropical fruit aroma of pineapple and grapefruit with hints of green apple, toasted oak and vanilla. Aromas of apricot, peach, pineapple and toasted yeast round out this unique delight. Average price per bottle: $20.

Long Island Vineyard Events ata Martha Clara's Vineyard

August 6th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

If you plan to visit Long Island vineyards, make sure to add Martha Clara’s Vineyard to your list.  Martha Clara’s Vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island was purchased by the Entenmann’s family in 1978 and was originally a potato farm.  In 1995, they caught the “grape bug” and planted 18 acres of vitis vinifera grapes and they haven’t looked back since.  Over the next four years, they expanded to over 100 acres of growing grapes and the vineyard is just lovely. 

In addition to growing grapes, Martha Clara’s Vineyard has a variety of activities that are just perfect for a romantic getaway to the wine country of Long Island.  Horse drawn carriage tours and wine tastings are available on an ongoing basis.  The August and September calendar of events are chock full and are as follows: 

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Long Island Wine and Food Festival

May 26th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

The first annual Long Island Wine and Food Festival takes place on June 25-27th and plan to be part of the festivities! The Long Island Wine and Food Festival starts on Friday with a VIP Kickoff Reception at Roanoke Vineyards at 7 P.M. Over four dozen local wines will be tested and local flavors will be prepared by aMano Osteria & Wine Bar.

On Saturday, June 26th, the day will be jam packed with events at local vineyards starting at noon. Renowned chefs will include Chef Lia Fallon, a New York-based chef and food stylist extraordinaire; Chef Arie Pavlou, Executive Chef at the soon-to-open Comtesse Therese Bistro in Aquebogue; and Chef Noah of Noah’s Place in Greenport. Paula Croteaux, owner of the Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, will be doing  demonstrations;  organic wines will be paired with chocolate, art shows will be happening, and wine, wine, and more wine will be flowing!

Sunday the weekend wraps up with a Grand Tasting at Mitchell Park in Greenport. Over 50 local wineries and restaurants will participate while overlooking the lovely view of the harbor. Weekend guests of the Arbor  View House Bed and Breakfast will receive two complimentary tickets for the Grand Tasting on June 27th, so make your reservations soon!

Long Island Run for the Roses Donates to CancerCare

May 2nd, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

In Long Island Wine Country, May is “Run for the Roses” month.  During the month of May, one dollar from the sale of all rose wine (at participating Long Island wineries) will be donated to CancerCare.  CancerCare is a national non-profit organization offering free social services to individuals with cancer and their families.  Cancer is stressful on all families and friends and Long Island has dedicated May as a way to give back and donate to CancerCare.

This year there will be over 20 wineries participating in Run for the Roses and each have created their own special event and offering during the month of May.  Restaurants are also getting in on Run of the Roses and are including offerings such as free corkage and Claudio’s Restaurant & Clam Bar will be featuring special rose wines by the glass.  Vintage Tours will also be held every Saturday and Sunday during May and include visits to all wineries that are participating in the Run for the Roses Promotion and each passenger will receive a complimentary glass of rose paired with their lunch.

This is the perfect way to support the fight against cancer and enjoy sampling great rose wines at the same time.

During the month of may the Arbor View House will be offering a bottle of Rosé wine and cheese from Catapano’s farm when you book the Rosé Room for two nights.

Visit the Arbor House View Bed and Breakfast during the month of May we will be sending a portion of our receipts to support CancerCare.

Winterfest on Long Island's North Fork, Features Jazz on the Vine

February 5th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

It is time for Long Island’s 2010 Winterfest and this year’s theme is Jazz on the Vine.  This is the third year for this theme, as it has become very popular.  The events are numerous and they plan to have over 70 free jazz concerts over a six week period from February 13th to March 21st, so make sure not to miss out.  Make plans to visit the East End of Long Island and hear over 80 outstanding jazz musicians perform at local winery tasting rooms throughout the duration of Winterfest.

So who is coming to town?  Maybe it is just easier to say “who isn’t coming” to Jazz on the Vine.  Contemporary music by the John Ellis Trio, modern jazz by Jessica Elbert Quartet, bop by Michael Weiss Trio, Brazilian music by Roni Ben Hur Trio, and the list continues.  Since all of the Jazz concerts are free of charge, it truly makes for a great venue to enjoy the jazz and sample the local vineyards wines.

To make the decision to visit Jazz on the Vine even easier, Arbor View Bed and Breakfast has put together a special Romantic Getaway package which includes a two night stay, two massages, a horse drawn carriage vineyard tour, discounts for North Fork wineries, an aromatherapy bath, a gift certificate towards a romantic dinner, and it also includes a gift basket complete with sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, nuts, cheese, crackers, and fruit!  Reserve today to enjoy the best of the 2010 Winterfest with Jazz on the Vine.

Winterfest on Long Island's North Fork, Features Jazz on the Vine

February 5th, 2010 by wilfredjoseph

It is time for Long Island’s 2010 Winterfest and this year’s theme is Jazz on the Vine.  This is the third year for this theme, as it has become very popular.  The events are numerous and they plan to have over 70 free jazz concerts over a six week period from February 13th to March 21st, so make sure not to miss out.  Make plans to visit the East End of Long Island and hear over 80 outstanding jazz musicians perform at local winery tasting rooms throughout the duration of Winterfest.

So who is coming to town?  Maybe it is just easier to say “who isn’t coming” to Jazz on the Vine.  Contemporary music by the John Ellis Trio, modern jazz by Jessica Elbert Quartet, bop by Michael Weiss Trio, Brazilian music by Roni Ben Hur Trio, and the list continues.  Since all of the Jazz concerts are free of charge, it truly makes for a great venue to enjoy the jazz and sample the local vineyards wines.

To make the decision to visit Jazz on the Vine even easier, Arbor View Bed and Breakfast has put together a special Romantic Getaway package which includes a two night stay, two massages, a horse drawn carriage vineyard tour, discounts for North Fork wineries, an aromatherapy bath, a gift certificate towards a romantic dinner, and it also includes a gift basket complete with sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, nuts, cheese, crackers, and fruit!  Reserve today to enjoy the best of the 2010 Winterfest with Jazz on the Vine.

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