You may have noticed that the tasting room at Corey Creek Vineyards, sister winery to Bedell Cellears was closed for six days in March for some major, but quick renovations. Well, this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28) it will officially re-open (even though it's been open since) with a new look, new focus and some new wines.
The newly renovated tasting room now features rich earth tones such as milk chocolate, copper, gold and red to coincide with the label colors of the wines. New built-in displays will offer a new assortment of merchandise featuring local food products, wine products and apparel. A new copper-topped wine bar offers a sophisticated setting for tasting the award winning wines. The deck at the back of the tasting room remains, but is updated with new hardwood furniture and large copper planters overflowing with local flora.
Throughout the grand re-opening weekend there will be live music, special winemaker tours with Kelly Urbanik, assistant winemaker, a raffle and goody bags for the first 50 customers each day.
At the wine bar, they will be pouring their 2006 Gewurztraminer, 2006 Rose, Main Road Red, 2005 Cabernet Franc and Raspberry wine. I've had the rose and the cab franc and both are great. And if the 06 gewurzt is anything like the 05, make sure you get some before they sell out.
You may have noticed that there aren't many (okay, any) public events at Bedell Cellars. That is by choice, but the Bedell/CC crew is diverting from that practice quite a bit at Corey Creek.
For one, there will be live music every weekend from July through October. They will also host “Movie Night” every Wednesday in July and August featuring popular films from their owner (and New Line Cinema co-CEO) Michael Lynne’s movie library. Wines will be available by the glass and local snacks such as cheese platters, North Fork potato chips and popcorn will be available for purchase.
Wine dinners featuring Corey Creek wines are scheduled at the following restaurants:
So check out Corey Creek this spring...some fun stuff in store.