Harvest East End 2013, presented by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, returns to the East End for its fourth year with a special event celebrating 40 years of winemaking in Long Island Wine Country. Taking place for the first time on the North Fork, the evening will showcase the region’s world class wines from 42 Long Island winemakers and will feature over 34 top regional chefs at McCall Vineyard & Ranch in Cutchogue. Emceed by writer and Best Cellars founder Joshua Wesson, Harvest East End will also be honoring Louisa Hargrave, author and true pioneer of the Long Island winemaking industry alongside John Ross, chef, author and father of North Fork farm to table cuisine.
With up to 1,500 people expected to attend, Harvest East End will benefit East End Hospice, Group for the East End and the Peconic Land Trust as well as new beneficiary, The Long Island Farm Bureau Promotion & Education Foundation. Harvest is organized by the Long Island Wine Council with support from Merliance.
“In commemoration of our 40th anniversary, we are looking forward to hosting our premier event on the North Fork, where the seeds of our wine region were planted. The McCall Vineyard, which also is a working cattle ranch, will create the perfect backdrop to what will be our best Harvest yet,” says Ron Goerler, Jr., event chair, proprietor and winemaker at Jamesport Vineyards and president of the Long Island Wine Council.
Alongside them, more than 30 notable chefs from restaurants such as A Mano, Arthur on Smith, BLT Prime, City Hall, First & South, Grana Trattoria Antica, Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Kitchen A Bistro, Madison & Main, Main Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Mali B Sweets, Mirabelle, Noah’s, North Fork Table & Inn and Stonewalls Restaurant, just to name a few, will offer seasonal tastes sourced from East End farms, fields and fishing boats, showcasing the bounty of Long Island and its emergence as a viticultural and culinary destination.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit harvesteastend.com.