This year the Little Garden Club of Rye (LGC)‘s Daffodil Show was held in the Jay Mansion and paired with a New York State wine tasting. Triumphing over a late snowfall that blanketed Tete-a- Tetes and Ice Follies, LGC members persevered and created a show that was better than ever attracting class entries from as far away as Pennsylvania! Winning entries were selected by judges from the American Daffodil Society.
Everyone loved the expanded location and this new effort to raise funds for the Jay Meadow. Yellow was the hue of choice starting with a sharp yellow classic 1970 911 Porsche parked out in front of the portico; upon entering the house, many took in a sunny array of ribbon and medal winning daffodils from tazzettas to miniatures. All enjoyed music provided by Patrick Corcoran’s jazz ensemble Arcadia together with sips of varietals served by Wine at Five‘s Bruno Peixoto. Fox Caterers provided tasty bites.
As stewards of a New York State Park, hosting programs that promote NY History and culture are important to us. JHC enjoyed working with Cai Palmer from Wine at Five to make an appropriate selection of varietals. Guests sipped the following wines from New York State vintners: Eminence Road Farm Winery, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir(Finger Lakes); Channing Daughters, Chardonnay ‘Scuttlehole’ (The Hamptons); Barry Family Cellars, Rose of Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes); Fjord, Cabernet Franc (Hudson Valley). “These are all wines from some of the farms I’ve personally enjoyed, visited and worked at! These are also growers and winemakers that focus on sustainable practices and believe in making wine in the most artisanal way possible, ” explained Bruno Peixoto.
Photos by Cutty McGill