Harvest East End is back for its fifth year, celebrating Long Island's bounty of the land, sea and vines. For the first time ever, Dan’s Papers, LLC joins the Long Island Wine Council to produce the bucolic food and wine event, newly re-titled Dan's Harvest East End. For those of you who have not attended this vinous and edible gala this is your chance. Get ready to sip wines from 50 vineyards who will pour more than 2,000 bottles of current release wines and barrel samples and to taste 30 top regional chefs dishes from the East End's local waters and farms. The event honors New York Times’ food writer Florence Fabricant and acclaimed Long Island restauranteur Tom Schaudel. And once again, the master of ceremonies is famed sommelier and wine expert Joshua Wesson. This will be my third year attending and I cannot wait to sip, nibble and mingle. You can read about my evening at last years 4th Annual Harvest East End here. Hope to see you there.
HARVEST 2014 will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, at the McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. The event will benefit the Long Island Farm Bureau Promotion & Education Foundation and Peconic Land Trust.
The Vin-IP Experience Early Access 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; evening continues till 10 p.m.; $275 per person, $2,500 for a group of 10, or $3,000 for reserved seating for 10 and VIP signage Wine aficionados, collectors and connoisseurs can be not just VIPs but Vin-IPs at HARVEST. Come as individuals or a group and enjoy the Vin-IP space within The Festival Tasting which will include VIP seating. Enjoy an hour of private time with winemakers and chefs, a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, premier parking and exclusive access to the Library Lounge, where older vintages and special selections of wine will be served. Vin-IP guests will also receive a special HARVEST gift bag and other perks. Click here to buy tickets.
The Festival Tasting (General Admission ticket level) 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; $125 per person and at the door (if available). Join more than 40 local winemakers for current releases and barrel samples of their not-yet-released wines, and bid on large-format wines bottled just for HARVEST! Savor the locally sourced, seasonal dishes from more than 30 of the region’s finest chefs and food artisans. Click here to buy tickets.
HARVEST EAST END is a 501 (c)(3) charity and annual fundraiser organized by the Long Island Wine Council. This gracious event supports regional wine marketing efforts, and invests in the future of the region by giving to worthy charities that support and preserve our land and people now and for generations to come: Sponsorships may be tax-deductible, less the value of goods and services received.