What an incredible weekend of wine and food on Martha’s Vineyard. From its truly grand, Grand Tasting, to wine dinners, to beer and cocktail competitions, the fourth annual Martha’s Vineyard Wine Fest sold out every event this year.
Bigger & Better Than Ever
We were pleased to once again play an active supporting role in this year’s MV Wine Fest, pairing two of our Point B clients and their luxurious homes, with some key wine festival events.
We’d like to thank Point B clients Dudley Cannada and John Connors, for donating their luxurious Edgartown homes on prestigious North Water Street, for seven wine events — five wine dinners, and two morning bubbles plus food events.
A featured Point B luxury vacation rental, 44 North Water Street, was host to three wine dinners, including opening night. Vintner Peter Merriam, whose wines bear his name, was himself pouring and talking about his wines.
Who knew this boutique wine producer based in Sonoma County’s Russian River area, is actually a New Englander, who now lives on the north shore of Massachusetts, from where he divides his time bi-coastally.
With Sauvignon Blanc in hand, the group watched sunset over Edgartown Harbor from the rooftop widow’s walk.
The food was equally compelling. Local Chef, Martin Verano, the Executive Chef at The Boathouse Restaurant, here in Edgartown, cooked, served, and entertained.
TV Chef Diane Henderiks helmed the second wine dinner, paired with wines from Sterling Vineyard. Wine maker Monica Belavic was on hand to pour and talk.
And from New Zealand, came the red and white wines of Giesen Vineyards.
Giesen’s Matt Bindel poured the guests a special selection of hard to get wines from this family-run vineyard.
Drawing on a number of local ingredients, Island Chef Gavin Smith offered up some perfectly paired delights.
With the Edgartown Lighthouse and Harbor as its backdrop, 119 North Water Street played host to the Frog’s Leap wine dinner.
Local Chef Peter Lodi from Blue Crab Kitchen, teamed up with Howard Imbert from Frog’s Leap, for the evening’s festivities.
Guests also enjoyed the only formal beer dinner of the festival, featuring Peak Organic beers.
The waterfront home is an exclusive Point B Realty sales listing.
Just a little sampling of the flavors and tastes over the four day MV Wine Fest.
Last thank you goes to our friends and colleagues, John Clift and Marnely Murray, organizers of this great wine festival on Martha’s Vineyard.
Congratulations. Job well done!