Friday, December 29, 2017

Osteria Francescana

Thanksgiving was a very different affair for us this year - We traveled to Venice with dear friends where we walked and ate our way around the city for 10 days, but on Thanksgiving Day we drove to Modena for dinner at Osteria Francescana, it was a gustatory adventure; an evening of exceptional culinary delights and outstanding pairings. No wonder Massimo Bottura's restaurant has three Michelin stars and rated as one of the world's best restaurants.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Montauk Clam Chowder Contest

The 36th Fall Festival and Clam Chowder Contest was held on October 7th, it was a gorgeous Fall day and the crowds lined up on Main street to try all the tasty chowders on offer.
Andy and Sally were delighted to be judging and tried over 20 chowders.
It's not every day you get to taste chowders and sip Stonecrop sauvignon blanc at 11am in the morning!
Photo credit Andy Harris

Monday, September 25, 2017

Montauk Community Garden, Stonecrop and Montauk Pearl Oysters

Back in the Spring at the Montauk Community Garden's annual fundraiser held at Harvest restaurant, we donated an evening of wine and oysters for 6, (oysters donated by our friend Mike Martinsen, Montauk Pearl Oysters) this past Saturday our lovely 'winners' joined us at our home along with Mike, it was a perfectly balmy September evening for sipping our handcrafted sauvignon blanc and rose wines and slurping local oysters.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Music For Montauk + Stonecrop

The Montauk community were once again treated to Music For Montauk's week long Summer Series.
Outdoor concerts were held at Fort Pond House and Third House where folks enjoyed chamber music and sipped wine, of course a number of Stonecrop bottles were spotted on the picnic blankets.
On Friday a spectacular benefit was held at The Art Barge in Napeague, featuring a riveting violin performance as the sunset set over the bay, and new works by violist Jessica Meyer which left the audience asking for more, more, more! 
Stonecrop's rose, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir were poured throughout the night and were perfectly paired with Sarah Newbery's tasting delights.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Montauk Playhouse + Stonecrop Wines

Stonecrop Wines has been a proud sponsor of The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation for 11 years. We began donating our wine in 2006 (our first vintage) when the gala was held at the Lake Club on East Lake Drive. The gala this Saturday celebrates the art of surfing.
Our sauvignon blanc and pinot noir will be available once again at this annual event.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Simple Label

What's in a label?

Stonecrop - The vineyard sits on the edge of an ancient river bed, during geological upheavals blocks of greywacke, a grey sandstone, were deposited creating a river of gravel and stones.

Rosé - Our rosé is made with our own handpicked pinot noir grapes. 
Description: delicate aromas of rose petal and cherry complement citrus flavors and a crisp refreshing finish. 

Dry River Road - The renowned Dry River Road the original site of the iconic Dry River Road Wines.
It aptly describes the gravely and free-draining site.

Martinborough - An hours drive from Wellington it's a wine village packed with colonial charm, most of the vineyards are family owned with a focus on quality not quantity, also home to some of New Zealand's best pinot noir. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Musket Room + Stonecrop Wines

We are delighted to announce that our handcrafted, estate grown rosé is now available by the glass at the Michelin star rated restaurant The Musket Room located on Elizabeth Street, Nolita.

Inspired by an era in New Zealand when adventure and discovery blossomed, The Musket Room, which opened in 2013, brings the spirit of New Zealand to the diverse Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan.

Chef and Co-Owner Matt Lambert, a New Zealand native who honed his skills working in some of New York’s top kitchens (Public, Double Crown, and Saxon & Parole, to name a few), draws upon his upbringing and home country’s cooking at the Michelin star-rated restaurant. The menu charts the evolution of New Zealand cuisine, from the country’s Old World traditions and Asian influences to its dedication to local and seasonal offerings, with ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s back garden. Only four months after opening, Chef Lambert, together with his partners, wife & General Manager Barbara Lambert and restaurateur Jennifer Vitagliano, celebrated receiving a highly coveted Michelin star, an achievement that continues to inspire The Musket Room team to provide diners with a unique experience. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star for the third consecutive year in October 2015. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stonecrop Vineyard - Vintage 2017

 Owner Andrew Harris in the sauvignon blanc rows

 Loading handpicked fruit into the larger bins
 Sauvignon blanc vines
 Loading bins on the tractor - handpicked pinot noir
The crew

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stonecrop Wines and the James Beard Foundation

This week we were delighted to collaborate with the James Beard Foundation at an 
intimate sustainable seafood dinner held at Seamore's in Nolita, NYC. 
Chef Christopher Cryer served up delectable treats perfectly paired with our sustainable wines.

Andrew Harris, owner Stonecrop Wines - Chef Christopher Cryer, Seamore's - 
Siobhan Flaherty Haber, Director of Greens and Special Events, James Beard Foundation

Friday, March 10, 2017

Why Martinborough, New Zealand, Should Be Your Next Wine Destination

Click on the picture of Stonecrop vineyard to read the Condé Nast Traveler article.
Of course we've know for a long time that this charming wine village in the Wairarapa is a gem. 

'small-scale, family owned, and non-industrialized' 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

A simple dish for midweek - Roast lamb served with a potato gratin or 
galette or dauphinois, or any kind of spuds, gravy is a must! A friend shared with us her delicious gravy recipe, she makes it to accompany her sauerbraten - make a regular gravy but add ginger snaps.

A bottle of our handcrafted pinot noir is just perfect with this dish and a good way to 
celebrate the first day of March.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

Inlet is open for the season!
Always a big celebration and reunion of sorts when this iconic Montauk restaurant reopens.
Enjoy your favorite sushi roll with a glass of our Stonecrop sauvignon blanc,
take in the inlet views and the stellar sunsets. 
They are open today for lunch and dinner.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Montauk to Martinborough

It's a good thing when our Montauk friends are visiting New Zealand and find time 
to check in on our vines at Stonecrop vineyard. 
Leo and Lacey are tramping (that's overnight hiking) champions! climbing every 
mountain, it would seem, on the South Island and the North Island.

These two intrepid cousins found the time to stop off in Martinborough. Located at the foot of New Zealand's North Island, Martinborough is a charming wine village home to a number of boutique vineyards, producing high quality wine on a small scale.

Stonecrop vineyard is located on the renowned Dry River Road, a short drive from Martinborough's village square - John Martin the founder of the hamlet had the streets radiate out from 
the square in the shape of the Union Jack.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Dock Montauk

The Dock is closed until Spring, but that didn't stop us from having a 'Dock Party' at chez Stonecrop - A potluck late lunch, where everyone brought their favorite Dock dish.

On the menu

Steamed Clams
Tuna Melt
The Vegetarian Sandwich
Fish Chowder
Spinach Salad with House Dressing
Chili Dogs
Linguine with Clams
Elvis Sandwich

Friday, January 27, 2017

Robert Burns

Burns night was celebrated with tatties, neeps and colcannon and a bottle of our 
estate grown pinot noir, perfectly paired with a little poetry from the bard of Ayrshire

Oh my Luve is like a red, red rose

Monday, January 16, 2017

Blue Water Grill NYC

The iconic New York City restaurant, Blue Water Grill located on Union Square, pours 
Stonecrop's sauvignon blanc by the glass. 

Enjoy our sustainable, handcrafted wine with market fresh produce, and the freshest fish 
sourced from producers using sustainable practices.
Here is just a taste of some excellent pairings.

Blue crab farfalle
Spicy tuna roll
Lamb shoulder pappardelle
Spaghetti squash cacio e pepe

Friday, January 6, 2017

Lobster Bisque

A rich and luxurious soup for a chilly Winter's eve - During the Winter months in the Stonecrop kitchen fish stocks and fish soups are always bubbling away on the stove, 
putting all of those tasty bones and shells to good use.
'waste not want not'
We are fortunate to live in a hamlet where fresh fish is dropped off on our doorstep regularly, and occasionally Captain Andy goes out on his Steiger Craft fishing 
boat and hauls in some catches of his own.

Local Montauk lobster shells 
About half a bottle of Stonecrop Sauvignon Blanc