Dan’s Harvest East End on August 23, when The Old Field Vineyards and more than 35 other Long Island wineries will be pouring selections for guests to taste alongside food by East End top chefs and purveyors during a night celebrating the area’s fine wines and culinary culture.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc What drew you to work in the Long Island Wine industry? The determination to save the family farm, purchased in 1918, for the sixth generation, and getting into an industry my husband Chris was much intrigued by—so much so that he was willing to take the risk and be the second planter out here  using Hargrave vines on a small plot.
Indian Chenin Blanc What is the best thing you’ve ever heard anyone say about your wines? On a cold Friday morning in February, David Schildeknacht sat at our kitchen table tasting our wine and declared our Blanc de Noir was “world class.” What a thrill.
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In our opinion, Sauvignon Blanc is one of a few varietals with universal appeal. Not only is it made in a number of styles in countries around the world, it’s almost always offered by the glass on wine lists and we’re yet to ever hear anyone say they don’t like it. In fact, it’s one of the only varietals that we’ve found is identifiable by people who know very little about wine.
Indian Rosé Our hypothesis for this is availability, familiarity, and accessibility. Because it’s typically available in wine shops and on wine lists, consumers are familiar with it. And because it tends not to be too heavy, funky-nuanced, or expensive, it’s accessible to the palates and wallets of most.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc We very much enjoy Sauvignon Blanc ourselves and are always on the lookout for different styles and producers to recommend to our readers and friends. So when we were recently served a glass of the 2013 JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc as an aperitif at a dinner party, we were happy to discover another lovely producer to add to our repertoire.
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Guests at the Grassy Creek Vine and Dine Gala enjoy a large selection of wines featured by Surry Wineries Group. In addition, they enjoyed a large assortment of appetizers, hearty main course selections, fruit kabobs and dainty desserts catered by Heaven's Scent.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz Guests at the Grassy Creek Vine and Dine Gala enjoy a large selection of wines featured by Surry Wineries Group. In addition, they enjoyed a large assortment of appetizers, hearty main course selections, fruit kabobs and dainty desserts catered by Heaven's Scent.
Indian Rosé Elkin Big Band performs old-school style swing, blues and big band music in the misty weather, under tents lightened by chandeliers, as guests listened, danced and enjoyed wine.
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A Missouri boy raised on Bud Light, Jake Lindley never tasted fine wine until he started dating Frankie, the woman who’d become his wife. They met at a Venice Beach dive bar on the first night of Lindley’s first ever visit to California, and frequent trips to Napa ensued, which led Lindley to his “lightning-strike bottle” of Miner Family Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir. “I’m an atheist, but that made me question whether there is a God,” recalled Jake. “It shook me hard.” Thanks to Cathy Pepe of Clos Pepe Vineyards, who’d been Frankie’s lawyer during her years as a financial whiz in Hollywood, they soon realized that the Sta. Rita Hills was much closer than NorCal. “When we found out there was a place two hours from our house where we could take all three of my big dogs to the tasting rooms and no one is snooty or snobby or stuck-up, and most of the producers are very, very focused on building up the area and don’t consider it a competition and everyone grows pinot that’s delicious and amazing, we fell in love with it,” said Lindley, and the two soon started wondering whether they could make wine themselves.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India In 2008, they purchased a 10-acre horse pasture near Lompoc on Sweeney Road at the westernmost tip of the appellation and, in 2011, planted six acres of pinot and a half-acre of chardonnay, which is tended to by Jeff Newton of Coastal Vineyard Care. Lindley moved permanently to town and started working in the vineyard and winery for winemaker Wes Hagen at Clos Pepe, where he is now the official cellar master. “Wes Hagen taught me how to make wine with my mouth and my nose and my eyeballs,” said Lindley, who also went back to school to learn the science side.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz The Lindleys’ first harvest of their own estate was in 2013, and they’re set on making “food versatile” wines, more lean than meaty. “I have zero interest in making a high-alcohol pinot that you stick your nose into and smell burned fruit characters or prunes or jamminess,” said Jake. “I’ll drink syrah if I want that.” Most critically, the Lindleys’ small production, which they make in the Clos Pepe’s facility, allows them to intimately monitor their wines. “I stick my nose in every barrel every two weeks, so I’m gonna catch problems really fast,” he said. “That attention to detail is worthy of what we charge.” You can try the wines, too, by appointment, but don’t expect a stuffy setting. “I’m completely reverent about the wine, but I’m completely irreverent with wine culture,” he said. “I like to roll up the doors, blast the stereo, and barrel taste.” While Frankie Lindley now also works at Sanford Winery, Jake Lindley makes furniture out of old wine barrels on the side, including quite a few stools and chairs now in the tasting rooms of the Lompoc Wine Ghetto and Los Alamos. But their wine is about to become even more all-consuming, as they’re planning to jump up to 940 cases of wine in 2014, with an end goal of 2,200 total, while also selling some extra fruit to Adam Lee, who will make a vineyard designate bottling for the next three years under his popular Siduri brand.
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