Wine Camp -- Spring/Summer 2008: A Hands-on Escape for Wine & Food Enthusiasts

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Experience the magic of the winemakers on the North Fork of Long Island first hand. This is the only opportunity to go behind the scenes, work in the vineyards, the fermentation area and wine cellars in a relaxed environment and learn about the winemaking process, enjoy impressive wine and sumptuous food, in the beautiful setting that is the North Fork of Long Island. There are three camp sessions; March 13th-16, April 17th-20th and May 29th - June 1st.

Sensational wine, delectable food and luxury accommodations paired with an out-of-the-ordinary weekend make for an unforgettable spring getaway Be involved in the winemaking process, from beginning to end, while partaking in a hands-on education that is both fun and rewarding leaving you with a deeper knowledge and appreciation for life on the vineyard. .The North Fork of Long Island is known for its vineyards and great restaurants; during this weekend adventure you will enjoy and appreciate the art of "living".
The "Winemakers Series Wine Camp" fourth year anniversary season and 16th session is scheduled March 13th-16, April 17th-20th and May 29th - June 1st . The two (2) spring wine camps are dedicated to the Slow Food Movement, an international movement that began in Italy and has spread worldwide. Slow Food USA believes that pleasure and quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the hospitable traditions of the table and celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty. Our local chapter of Slow Food celebrates local farmers, wineries and artisans of the East End. A contribution will be made to the East End Slow Food Organization, to fund Junior Slow Food programs in local schools.
"Wine Camp Team has done a good job at supporting Slow Food and our wonderful East End bounty", says Ursula Massoud, the East End's Slow Food Convivium Leader and owner of Paumanok Vineyards. She shares, "This is an opportunity to support our local farmers, wineries and artisans. We have enjoyed being part of Wine Camp for the past three years, and really look forward to introducing new wine campers to the North Fork Wine region and all we have to offer".
The package price is $829 per person, based on double occupancy, with special rates for single wine campers and groups. Slow Food members can save $200 per couple by attending the March & April sessions for only $729 per person. All-inclusive:

  •     Tastings and interactive learning sessions
  •     Premier accommodations & Sensational breakfasts
  •     Open air outdoor lunches in the vineyards (weather permitting)
  •     Dinner the first evening at one of the area's finest restaurants.

o    March & April dates feature the esteemed - North Fork Table & Inn ,
"Excellent new American cuisine, meticulously prepared and graciously served" - Newsday

  •     An elegant 'Food & Wine' Pairing Event at Castello di Borghese, the founding vineyard
  •     AND each couple will receive a case of local wine & special gifts to remember their experience

This is the only opportunity to go behind the scenes, work in the vineyards, the fermentation area and wine cellars in a relaxed environment and learn about the winemaking process, enjoy impressive wine and sumptuous food, in the beautiful setting that is the North Fork of Long Island.

North Fork Winery Partners
This program includes many of the region's award winning wineries:

  •     Bedell Cellars
  •     Castello di Borghese
  •     Corey Creek Vineyards
  •     Jamesport Vineyards
  •     The Lenz Winery
  •     Peconic Bay
  •     The Old Field Vineyards
  •     Paumanok Vineyards
  •     Raphael
  •     Waters Crest

And some free time to visit other local wineries
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Itinerary
Wine Campers enjoy a fun environment to learn, while enjoying wonderful wine and terrific food in a beautiful setting.
The Wine Camp experience...
>Learn how to taste wine like an expert
>Discover the history of this exciting region
>Work with our talented winemakers
>Have fun with the Chemistry of Winemaking
>Blend your own white & red wine
>Enjoy the magic of Food and Wine pairing
>Journey from the vineyards, to the crush pad to the fermentation area to the cellar...
As we say from the 'vine to the wine in the bottle'!
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Past Wine Campers Quotes:

"...I just cannot remember when I have been as impressed as when Les the winemaker from Jamesport, and Ron the owner shared their time and knowledge with us...wow. A morning I will never forget".
Wine campers from Virginia

"...this experience was informative, fascinating and exhilarating, whether you're a novice or expert on wine. Wine Camp, the most fun you can have with your clothes on!!"
Carlo D., New Jersey

"If you know nothing (about wine), come and learn. If you know everything, or think you do, come and learn more."
Gail L., New Jersey

"We lived in California for ten years and spent a lot of time in Sonoma Valley. We doubted this could be much different from the programs we attended there. How wrong we were!"
Diana D., Pennsylvania

"Wine camp is an eclectic experience that blends the science of winemaking with the practicality of everyday enjoyment of the finished product.

Marcel L., Connecticut

About Wine Camp:
Wine Campers work with the winemakers and winery owners, and become part of the vineyard management and winemaking process like no other guests to the region. Wine Camp takes away the mystery of wine by letting participants interact directly with highly successful winemakers and vineyard owners who are passionate about their wines and can communicate the art of winemaking in layperson terms. Participants will leave with a new comfort level and a deeper knowledge of wine to share with friends wherever they go.
Wine Camp is a getaway that provides everything from premier accommodations, to meals and wine tastings, with a complete concierge service to help maximize your time in the region. The Wine Camp Team takes care of all the details. The value of the wine experience is quite extraordinary at $829 per person (or $729 per person for Slow Food Members in March and April dates - saving $200 per couple), based on double occupancy.

The Wine Camp package includes
-Tastings and interactive learning sessions
-Premier accommodations for three evenings
-Sensational breakfasts each morning
-Al fresco lunches in the vineyards
-Dinner the first evening at the amazing North Fork Table & Inn
-An elegant 'Food & Wine' Pairing Event on the final evening at Castello di Borghese Vineyard
prepared by Chef Steve, Wine Camp's Executive Chef
-Each couple will also receive a case of wine to take home to enjoy with friends and family
-And special gifts to remember wine camp

To participate, contact us at 631.495.9744
Or visit http://www.winecamp.org

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