Roman Roth, the winemaker at Wolffer Estate Vineyards, will be chairing Harvest East End. HARVEST EAST END is a charity fundraiser presented by FOOD & WINE and organized by the Long Island Merlot Alliance and Long Island Wine Council. Proceeds of the event’s live auction benefit three important regional charities–East End Hospice, Group for the East End and the Peconic Land Trust.
Roman told me directly that he was extremely excited about the event and is honored to be chairing it.
The September 17 schedule looks pretty awesome. It’s only Monday! Time to plan for the weekend!
Saturday, September 17
At The Ludlow Farm: Home of Mecox Bay Dairy & Fairview Farm, Bridgehampton
Fall For Long Island: The Festival Tasting
Savor wines—including barrel samples from the phenomenal 2010 vintage—and seasonal fare, and celebrate the bounty of the region’s fall harvest. Snag some regional treasures, including original HARVEST Art “labels,” affixed to magnum bottles of Merliance merlot, by regionally and nationally known artists. $125
Harvest Moon Gala: Dinner & Wine Auction (immediately following The Festival Tasting) Mistress of Ceremonies WNPR’s Faith Middleton; Auctioneer Christie’s Charles Antin; Chefs Tom Schaudel, William Holden and Noah Schwartz Bid on exceptional Long Island wines and experiences. Dine on a farm-to-table supper. Dance to live swing jazz by the Jerry Costanzo Orchestra. Auction proceeds benefit East End Hospice, Group for the East End and Peconic Land Trust. Starting at $275, includes entry to The Festival Tasting.