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The Art of the Vine at LIWinterfest; Comedy for Pets; Model Trains

Photo from a tasting at Pindar. Long Island's Winterfest starts this weekend, and for the first time incorporates many wine focused events. Special tastings, special pairings--come learn, savor and explore. The traditional live music shows remain a vibrant part of Winterfest too.

Saturday night Laugh NYC produces the third annual comedy night to benefit the North Fork Animal Welfare League. Ospreys Dominion hosts.

Saturday and Sunday the Southold Historical Society hosts a model train exhibit staged by the Long Island Railroad Museum. Very kid friendly.

So much more...

The Highlights

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Food, Farm & Vineyard

Many vineyards are hosting special wine-focused events and concerts at #LIWinterfest kicks off.

Live Music

This weekend offers two nearly dozen shows.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Comedy night to benefit the animal shelter; a model train exhibit, a nature talk, Bolshoi Ballet in HD, more.

History

Explore our historic hamlets.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Hike Mashomack.  Stargaze at Custer.

Food, Farm and Vineyard

Saturday 

  • The Old Field: Couples DiscountSouthold. In the spirit of love, The Old Field offers a little encouragement Saturdays this February. Depending on how long you have been together come and get a discount off your tasting fee... 5 years $2.00 off, 10 years $4.00 off, 15 years $6.00 off, 20 years $8.00 off, 25 years $10.00 off, 30+ years $12.00 off...So grab your sweetheart, get warm by the fire, and enjoy each other and some wine! 11 am - 4pm. Details
  • Sparkling Pointe:  Tour the World Cheese PairingSouthold.  Enjoy three wines and three regional cheeses from the U.S., Spain, France and Italy. 11 am - 5 pm.  Details
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Tasting with the Winemaker, Peconic. Join Anthony Sannino winemaker and owner of Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard for an educational wine-tasting.  Taste five wines: Chardonnay , rose of Merlot , Syrah, Cabernet franc and petit Verdot and learn about the history of Long Island Wine country, sustainable grape growing and his wine making practices. 4:30-6:30 pm. Details
  • Rafael Vineyards: NoFo Varietals 101Peconic. 4 tasting flight with pairing that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, & Merlot with a free glass. Five sittings, starting 12:30-2:30 pm. Details
  • Pindar: Barrel TastingsPeconic. Tour the Production Facility with Winemaker Edward Lovaas and taste wines from the barrel, followed by a private tasting in the winery served with assorted cheeses and meats, 1-3 pm. Details
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road: Tank Sample & Cheese PairingCutchogue. Enjoy  a private tasting of unfinished 2015 wines led by Tasting Room Captain & Certified Sommelier, Anthony Mattis. Sample the Reserve Pinot Blanc, Bridge Lane Rosé, Bridge Lane White Merlot and Bridge Lane Chardonnay from the tank next to their finished, bottled 2014 counterparts. Discover how different the same wine can taste from year to year and after a year’s worth of bottle aging. Tickets. 5-7 pm Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details
  • Coffee Pot Cellars: 2013 Meritage Sneak PeakCutchogue. With winemaker Adam Suprenant. 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery: Vertical Merlot Tasting, Cutchogue. What makes Merlot so ideal in our climate? Learn from winemaker Jim Waters was he walks you through the Long Island terroir and the role Merlot plays in the region while tasting through a range of examples - from 10 years aged to newly barreled! 2-4 pm. Details
  • Pellegrini Vineyards: Red, White & Blues Band, Cutchogue. The Red, White & Blues Band evokes the sound of Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, buddy wittington, Robert Cray 3-5 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Clovis Point: Vertical Tasting of Chardonnay, Laurel. Tasting Flight of 4 Wines - Library Selections (Vintages TBD) of Clovis Point's Barrel Fermented Chardonnays paired with complimentary nibbles. 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards: VIP Cheese & Wine Seminar, Jamesport. Serious about cheese and wine? Want to learn more? Comprehensive sit-down tastings and discussions about gourmet cheeses and wine pairings in the downstairs private VIP room at Jamesport Vineyards. Reservations required. 1-3 pm. Details
  • Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Raclette & Riesling Dinner, Jamesport. In the Speakeasy with Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards and Michael Affatato of The Village Cheese Shop. 6-8 pm. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Wine 202:  Varietals of Burgundy, Sound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards continues its winter education series. Learn about each varietal, its origin, and how it grows on Long Island. Each person will taste several vintages of each wine with an explanation of the winemaking style utilized to create it. Taught by Winemaker, Juan E. Micieli-Martinez; light artisanal pairings with each flight. 1 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards: Winetastic Tasting With Miguel Martin, Sound Avenue. Everything you wanted to know about wine, but were afraid to ask. Winemaker Miguel Martin will lead a sensory evaluation with an aroma kit, followed by a blind tasting of Palmer wines. 2:30-4:30 pm.  Details

Sunday

  • Sparkling Pointe:  Tete de Cuvée Vertical Tasting with Gilles MartinSouthold. Enjoy a unique vertical tasting of their tete de cuvée, Brut Seduction, with Winemaker Gilles Martin. Gilles will lead this tasting through 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006 vintages of their 90+ Point award-winning mature sparkling to show the versatility and ageability of these rare Methodé Champenoise sparkling wines. 2-4 pm. Details
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery: Sunday (Dinner) with GrandmaJamesport. "Sundays with Grandma” dinners, feature a pasta demonstration, three-course homemade meal paired with our award-winning wines, live Italian music performances. Tickets required. 1 pm. Details.
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Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • A Nature's Journal, Peconic Landing. Science teacher, oyster grower and former Southold Town Trustee John Holzapfel continues his monthly series focusing on current happenings in nature. John will touch upon the birds, bees, flowers and trees and issues negatively affecting our local environment. 4-5 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: A Walk in the WoodsMattituck-Laurel Library. "Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., after two decades in England, and decides to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson." 1:30 pm. Details

Saturday

  • Weekend of Trains, Trains Trains!Reichert Center Southold. Plenty of activities for children. At 2pm each day, Don Fisher, the President of the Railroad Museum of Long Island, will give a talk about the train layouts. Hosted by the Southold Historical Society. 1-4pm. Details.
  • 3rd Annual Winter is for the Dogs: Comedy Night to Benefit the North Fork Animal Welfare LeaguePeconic. Laugh NYC--wine, comedy, raffles & fun--Hosted by Ospreys Dominion winery, 6-10 pm. Details
  • Artist in Residence, Martha Clara Vineyards. Meet Alexandra Katherine Adams, see her work. 11 am-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • The Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Lady of the Camellias, Peconic Landing Greenport. The ballet takes place during an auction. The story evolves as a series of memories recalled from various points of view — Armand’s, his Father’s, and Marguerite’s. (All actions during the auction are indicated in light.) 3-5:30 pm. Details.
  • Weekend of Trains, Trains Trains!Reichert Center Southold. Plenty of activities for children. At 2pm each day, Don Fisher, the President of the Railroad Museum of Long Island, will give a talk about the train layouts. Hosted by the Southold Historical Society. 1-4pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing: Ikons and HeroesGreenport. Artists Oliver Peterson of Water Mill and Case Jernigan of Brooklyn exhibit together. Peterson "is a multidisciplinary artist, finding inspiration in diverse subject matter- graffiti,  literature, politics, religion, medicine, advertising and modern heroic figures." Jernigan "uses cut paper as his primary medium and his simple imagery is a  juxtaposition to the mixed media works of Peterson."  Through April 17. Open Fri-Sat 2-7 pm and Sun 12-6pm. Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting these paintings. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • South Street GalleryGreenportSibylle Pfaffenbichler, new works. Fri-Mon, Noon-5 pm Details. 
  • Floyd Memorial LibraryGreenportCollages by Donald L. Currie. On exhibit through February 28. Open when the library is. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. TBA. Open when the library isDetails
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueTwo exhibits:  Jazz Horse Series by Candace Eaton series through Jan. 7, and Pomme© by Artist Robert Perez. Open when the tasting room isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueSolo Show by Tom Lulevitch. 51 paintings, gyclee, water guilded gold leaf on medieval style sun dials, portable sundial diptychs and ornamental crosses. Include several panoramas of various NoFo vineyards and farms. Each piece is done with egg oil on traditional gessoed panels with gold or silver leaf frames, all hand made by the artist. Through February 29.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery: Small Works 2015Cutchogue. An eclectic selection of 70+ works by twenty-two regional photographers, including: Patricia Beary, Karen Bell, Karen Celella, Carolyn Conrad, Tom D’Emic, Susan Dooley, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Ray Germann, Gerry Giliberti, Nijole Kudirka, Jacques LeBlanc, Jim Lennon, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Mike McLaughlin, Bruce Milne, Chris Randall, Jim Sabiston, Jeff Schultz, Jim Slezak, and Mary Trentalange. Th - Sun 11 am - 6 pm (5 pm Sundays); or by appointment. Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel Library GalleryMattituck. Showing Moments in Time, watercolors by Evelyn Lucas Lucas tries "to capture the essence of light falling on familiar objects, the interlocking of shapes of buildings, the beauty of a field, newly planted, the tangled remains of the summer flowers by the side of the road.” Open when the library is. Through February 29. Details.
  • Clovis Point WineryLaurel. Photography Exhibit, Jeff MacholzDetails.
  • Rosalie Dimon GalleryJamesport. Paintings by Patricia Feiler and drawings by Jeanette Martone. Open Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. Through May 4. Details.
  • Martha Clara Vineyards: Artist in ResidenceSound Avenue. Martha Clara Vineyards displays the work of Alexandra Katharine Adams. See some of her art hereDetails.

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Ongoing

  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Mashomack Point: A Tour of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge, Shelter Island. Dedicated to a visionary and generous nature lover, Mashomack Point is opened for a guided walk just once a year. This mid-winter hike will allow us to explore this unique area’s woodlands, kettles, and fields, culminating with a breathtaking view of Northwest Harbor. Dress warmly. 1-4 pm. Raindate, Sunday, February 21, 9 AM-noon. Details.
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. Enjoy the peak Geminid show too. Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Harbor Cruises, sailboatGreenport. Sail the harbor on the Virgin Star and check out the tall ships from sea; the expert crew will give historical background on each ship. Newly built 52’ Virgin Star is a large spacious trimaran that offers a comfortable stable sail, USCG certified for 47 passengers.  1:30-3 pm; 3:30-5 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (Sunset Sail). Details.