GREENPORT, N.Y., July 10, 2023 – Peconic Landing, the East End’s only life plan community, is thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of one of its esteemed members, Louisa Hargrave, who will be honored by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council and the North Fork Promotional Council during a celebratory event on July 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The councils will recognize Hargrave as the evening’s honoree for pioneering the region’s very first vineyard and her many outstanding contributions to the Long Island wine industry.
The “Celebrating 50 Years of Vineyards on the North Fork” event will take place on the Village Green in Cutchogue as part of the 8th Annual Rites of Spring Music Festival. Ticketholders will be able to taste wines and samples from nearly 20 local vineyards and restaurants, while enjoying classical music from a string trio. Also recognized at the event will be agricultural consultant Bill Sanok and restaurateur John Ross for their roles in advancing the Long Island wine industry.
Hargrave was the co-founder of Long Island’s first vineyard, Hargrave Vineyard, planting the first wine grapes on the North Fork in 1973. She spent 26 years running the vineyard, sold it in 1999, and became a journalist, author, wine consultant, and licensed real estate sales person. She is also a founder and member emeritus of the Long Island Wine Council.
“We congratulate Louisa on this well-deserved honor and are privileged to have her as part of our vibrant community here at Peconic Landing,” said Robert J. Syron, the community’s President and CEO. “Her pioneering spirit and dedication to her craft have not only shaped the local wine industry but also inspired those around her. This recognition serves as a shining example of the outstanding accomplishments and unique stories that our members bring to Peconic Landing.”
Tickets are $75 in advance and $90 at the door and can be purchased via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-50-years-of-vineyards-on-the-north-fork-tickets-599172490047). For more information about the event, contact Mark MacNish at 631-379-7494 or Lisa Sannino at 631-259-1166. For more information on Peconic Landing, visit www.peconiclanding.org.