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:
BLOG OR DIE!!!
“To Blog or not to Blog that is the question. Whether it is better to get lost and left behind as a Luddite and suffer the thought that you are growing old and losing touch with your youth, or to go to the computer and write and share and join forces with the youthful masses. And, by opposing do nothing. Therefore to turn old, to be disconnected, to be left back in the 20th century, to be dead.”
I like life so therefore I blog.
As you can see I am attempting to paraphrase Shakespeare (and trying to be funny too) to explain the quandary that I have been experiencing these last few months since I recognized that I was going to write a blog. And as I am no Shakespeare, I will not bore you anymore prose like that and proceed with my blog. FOUR REASONS TO BLOG
Blogging is all the rage now for businesses. Business people now get to share their experiences with those who are interested and willing to read. As I understand it, there are three main reasons to blog.
To Brag about your products, services and events (Veda’s delicious date nut bread)
To share your personal stories and experiences (The joys of maintaining a 200 year old house)
To drive people to your website and grow your business ( I like this one)
Search engines love it because the content is fresh and easier to update than a website
WHAT TO EXPECT
Therefore I am excited to announce to our fans that we will be sharing things about the B&B, The North Fork, the wineries, my thoughts with you our fans, clients and others. I am very excited, as in very new project I must temper my enthusiasm with common-sense and not overwhelm you. I have a lot that I want to share with you.
OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast is celebrating our 10th year in business. We started our B&B in Late August 1999. We really thought that we knew what we were doing. In that time we have seen so many things change, new additions and upgrades to the B&B, 9/11, two wars, two new grandchildren, a black president, additional B&Bs in the area and many new wineries among other things. One thing that has remained constant is our love of what we do being Innkeepers. Veda and I love what we do and love our guests.
We get a tremendous amount of pleasure from providing service and seeing the pleasure they derive from it. We would not be able to do it all without guests, supporters, friends, relatives and suppliers. This has been a blast and we are looking for to having fun on the roller coaster for a while.
We started out by saying that we would get the best guests, and we have and that we would do two things exceptionally well, BED and BREAKFAST, and we’ve managed to do just that. WINE COUNTRY
To remind you and me, we live in a beautiful piece of Nature’s handiwork called Long Island’s East End. Specifically, here on the North Fork as opposed to the Hamptons, we experience the bucolic nature of the area. Here we have wineries, vineyards, farms, pristine beaches, hiking trails, preserves, ponds, fishing and best of all “the light”. The Light is often described by painters that source of light that makes things luminous. In addition the weather that is so much different and milder than in New York City. Come visit us sometime soon.