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The Best of the Best Join Dan’s Harvest East End

While vintners can’t bring their vineyard’s beautiful scenery to Dan’s Harvest East End on Saturday August 22, the premier wine and food event on the North Fork with Geoffrey Zakarian, co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen and judge on Chopped, they will come with their award-winning vintages and staffs.

Harvest End End returns this summer to McCall Vineyard and Ranch (22600 Route 25, Cutchogue, 631-734-5764, mccallwines.com), the gold winner for winery events plus silver medalist for merlot, tasting room, tasting room store and favorite wine, as well as bronze winery.

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard (2114 Sound Ave, Calverton, 631-236-7278, baitinghollowfarmvineyard.com) has the bronze tasting room as well as the gold tasting room store. Harbes Family Farm Vineyard (715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, 631-298-9463, harbesfamilyfarm.com) holds the title of gold farm stand and Lieb Family Cellars (35 Cox Neck Rd, Mattituck, 631-734-1100, liebcellars.com), one of the North Fork’s most lauded vineyards, has a bevy of awards: gold winery staff, silver wine club, cabernet, chardonnay and vineyard scenery, and bronze merlot. Macari Vineyards (150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck, 631-298-0100, macariwines.com) grabbed the coveted platinum award for rosé. Not only did Martha Clara Vineyards (6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead, 631-298-0075, marthaclaravineyards.com) earn the silver for winery staff and bronze for winery events, its own Juan Micieli-Martinez earned silver winemaker. Raphael Vineyards (39390 Rte 25, Peconic, 631-765-1100, raphaelwine.com) is another multi award winner: Platinum tasting room store, gold cabernet and tasting room, silver winery and bronze wine club. Santo Bella Vita Vineyard (1375 Mill Rd, Peconic, 631-734-8282, sanninovineyard.com) has the platinum wine club. Sherwood House Vineyards (2000 Oregon Rd, Mattituck, 631-804-0367, sherwoodhousevineyards.com) has the gold winemaker, Giles Martin. Sparkling Pointe (39750 County Rd 48, Southold, 631-765-0200, sparklingpointe.com) has the most awards of all the Harvest participants: Platinum favorite wine, tasting room, winery, winery tour and winery staff plus gold chardonnay, vineyard scenery and wine club. Waters Crest (22355 County Rd 48,  Cutchogue, 631-734-5065, waterscrestwinery.com) earned gold winery tour. Hailing from the South Fork, Wölffer Estate Vineyard (139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, 631-537-5106, wolffer.com) picked up platinum chardonnay, merlot, vineyard scenery and winery events as well as gold rosé and winery. Wolffer’s Roman Roth was voted platinum winemaker and Summer in a Bottle received gold favorite wine.

For tickets to Harvest East End, visit danstasteofsummer.com. To nominate your favorite vineyards and wineries for Dan’s Best of the Best, go to dansbotb.com.

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