Posts Written OnOctober 15, 2007

Coming Spring 2008: Grapes of Roth Riesling

Roman Roth shared some exciting news (at least for riesling lovers) with me over the weekend. He’s making a Grapes of Roth 2007 Riesling. Roman found 4 tons of fruit at Split Rock Vineyard in Greenport, and as he put it "The grapes looked great when I first saw them with a low yield of 2 tons per acre and so I jumped at the opportunity. We have been babying it here at the winery. At the moment it is fermenting at extremely low temperature of 56 Fahrenheit and it is looking good." Just like the GoR merlots, only about…

Ellen Watson featured at Plein Air Peconic II at the Wallace Gallery

I should have posted about this sooner, but our resident photographer, Ellen Watson, is one of the featured artists/photographers taking part in Plein Air Peconic II an exhibition featuring sites conserved by the Peconic Land Trust. Ten plein air painters and three landscape photographers worked in the field during August and September of 2006 to create Plein Air Peconic, a project that takes the ongoing collaboration between local artists and the Peconic Land Trust one step further. Plein Air Peconic II — the second major exhibition of all 14 Plein Air Peconic artists — opened on Saturday, October 6, 2007…

Harvest at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Saturday morning, several of you (my readers) descended upon Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard on Saturday morning to harvest cabernet sauvignon for our community-made Long Island red blend. I was unable to make it because I was in the Hudson Valley visiting good friends, picking apples and stopping at Alison Winery in Red Hook. From what I’ve heard and from the pictures I’ve seen, a good time was had by all. We’ll be pressing the cab on the 28th. This is going to be fun.