Smooth Jazz And Wine – Raphael Vineyards

The Petrocelli Family strives to produce Long Island’s greatest wines, incorporating both New World advances and Old World traditions. They are located on the North Fork of Long Island where the gentle maritime influence of the surrounding water provides a moderate climate allowing our grapes to fully ripen, achieving perfect balance, aroma, and flavor. Using sustainable vineyard practices, hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentation and a natural winemaking philosophy, Raphael produces hand-crafted wines that reflect a pure expression of the unique climate and soil of the North Fork.

The winemaking philosophy is based on an understanding of the cycle of nature, the climate and soil, the ripeness of the grapes and the success of time-honored techniques. Utilizing gravity flow and a natural winemaking philosophy, Raphael wines are produced sustainably, utilizing spontaneous fermentation with little fining and filtration resulting in wines that purely express our local terroir. Their goal is to produce ripe, fruit-driven wines that exhibit a marriage of depth, finesse, elegance, and balance – the flavors of the North Fork – provided first by the terroir and secondly, by the dedicated, impassioned attention of our own hands.

The winery was designed by John Petrocelli who was inspired by the Italian monasteries of his ancestral home. Their production facility blends classic Mediterranean architecture with modern winemaking equipment. By building the winery 12 feet underground they are not only able to make their wines using a gentle gravity-flow method, but were able to construct a very energy efficient building using the earth’s natural 55F temperature to cool the winery in the summer and warm it in the winter.

The Raphael Vineyards will offer a new season of jazz series soon!


Smooth Jazz and Wine

Smooth Jazz and Wine is a delicate combination. 2012 will be the year with the most smooth jazz festivals combined with tastings of your favorite wines. To make your mouth water we inform you about the next festivals under the patronage of wine.

The year starts with the New York City Winter Wine Fest on Saturday, February 04, 2012 at Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway at W 44th St, New York.  This year, for your sipping and swaying pleasure they present “Nu Jazz” artists Four80East, performing in the final hour of each session (5-6pm / 10-11pm).

The 7th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival will be held on February 17th. 18th and 19th 2012 with the main event on Saturday Feb 18th, 2012. The venue is Laishley Park, 100 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950. The Headliners are The Rippingtons, featuring Russ Freeman, Peter White & Mindi Abair.

The 10th annual Jazz on the Vine will take place on May 11-13, 2012! At the Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020, you can attend a wonderful weekend of dynamic performances by world-renowned jazz musicians including White Hot Summer Groove featuring Peter White and Euge Groove, Nick Colionne, Celebrating the Music of Grover Under the Direction of Jason Miles, Down to the Bone, Maysa, Jackiem Joyner, Matt Marshak and Marcell Guyton!

The Thornton Winery will celebrate their 23rd Anniversary Champagne Jazz Series. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California. Tickets for the entire 2012 Champagne Jazz Concert Series will go on sale in March 2012. Mark your Saturday evenings and Sunday Afternoons in May through October, 2012.

The Petrocelli Family strives to produce Long Island’s greatest wines, incorporating both New World advances and Old World traditions. Raphael Vineyards will continue their Jazz Series in 2012. Raphael Vineyards, 39390 NY 25, Peconic, New York will be anew the place of Smooth Jazz. We will inform you about artists and dates.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest returns in 2012, July. The tradition continues for 2012, bringing great music, fun, food, and drink for the whole family to downtown Syracuse, gateway to summer fun for Upstate New York!

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, River Run Village, Keystone, Colorado 80132 will be center of the wine world in July 2012.

Relax in the beautiful backdrop of Copper Mountain as stars from Smooth Jazz and Fusion to Mainstream Jazz delight your senses. Known for its scenic splendor, internationally renowned talent and diverse wine selection, Genuine Jazz & Wine will not disappoint this summer.  In addition to amazing live jazz music, sample some of the country’s best wines. Note this date for August 2012.

The 15th Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival will present 200 wines from 20 wineries and great Northwest cuisine.  Al Jarreau, Arturo Sandoval, Spyro Gyra, Diane Schuur, Stanley Jordan, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bill Frisell, Coco Montoya and blues master John Hammond were the artists of last year. So 8th and Columbia Sts, Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Washington will be your place of choice in late August.

Colorado will have his Colorado Mountain Wine Fest at Riverbend Park, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade, Colorado 81526  in September 2012. Also watch out for the the Lake Norman Wine Festival, which will be traditionally held in October, 2012. Over a dozen wineries are ready to present you fine wine.

Come enjoy hand crafted wine from some of Sonoma County’s best boutique wineries, celebrity chef demos from Chefs Scott Tompkins of Skye, Eddie Matney from Eddie’s Place and more. Food venues from both, Sonoma and Arizona as well as over 100 lifestyle vendors. The 2012 Sonoma Showcase of Fine Wine Festival will be in November, 2012.

If your Smooth Jazz Wine festival is not mentioned, inform us. We will be pleased to promote your personal event.