HARVEST EAST END is a 501 (c)(3) charity and annual fundraiser organized by the Long Island Wine Council with support from Merliance. HARVEST showcases the wines of more than 40 East End winemakers, the dishes of 30+ top regional chefs and the foodcraft of local food artisans and purveyors. This gracious event supports our 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: the Peconic Land Trust and the Long Island Farm Bureau Promotion & Education Foundation. Be a part of this annual event and harvest the world-class wine and local flavors of one of the world’s most exciting, emerging viticultural and culinary destinations!
HARVEST 2013 was held Saturday, August 24 at the beautiful McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. Our 2014 date is TBD! The event annually includes the following component events:
The Festival Tasting
7-9:30 p.m.; $150 per person
Join local winemakers for current releases and barrel samples of their not-yet-released wines. The Festival Tasting also features the flavors of the region’s farms, fishermen, cheesemakers and other food artisans in dishes made and served by top local chefs. Bask in the bounty of Long Island in this walk-around tasting of wine and food.
The Vin-IP Experience
Private entrance 6-7 p.m.; $250 per person or $2,500 per table of 10
Buy individual tickets or reserve tables of 10 in our well-appointed VIP space. Enjoy an hour of private time to meet winemakers and chefs, a sparkling wine reception, up-front event parking and exclusive access to the Library Lounge, where older vintages and special selections of wine will be served.
These unforgettable, ultra-local, multi-course meals are open to a small number of diners, by invitation only. Each will be hosted by a Long Island winemaker–pouring his reserve wines–with perfectly paired courses prepared by a top regional chef. See the lineup of this year’s dinners and learn how to get your invite here.