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Visiting the Long Island Wineries is a fun way to spend the day!

Long Island Wineries - that is what the east end of long island is known for! With over 40 beautiful and scenic vineyards, it is proudly compared to the likes of Napa Valley, CA. There are well over a million visitors a year! You owe it to see yourself to experience the beauty of the wineries Long Island has to offer.

the wineries are a great way to spend the day out east
Photo by Diane Woodcheke

Eastern Long Island can be divided into the North Fork and the South Fork. The vineyards are plentiful, but most are on the north fork in Suffolk County. Check out all the North Fork wineries!
The first vineyard was established in 1973 and is called Castello di Borghese, Nowadays, there is a wide variety of wineries ranging from small and intimate to large and well established.

Some of the more well known wineries to visit are Bedell Cellars ,Duck Walk, and Martha Clara Vineyard.

The wineries are very popular for weddings, romantic weekends and honeymoons. There are many charming restaurants in the area and cozy bed and breakfast accommodations nearby. The large hotel chains are non-existant in this area. Many wineries host outdoor events, including live music.

The more popular red wine varieties include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and the white wines include Riesling, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Wines flavors vary according to the region they are grown and many people often keep a wine log to keep track of the grape variety that they like.

How popular are the wineries?

Our wine region is the 3rd largest in the United States! And it's not far from NYC - just an hour and a half drive.

There is even a smartphone app which allows users to find wineries and plan a route with a GPS map feature. The app includes information regarding the wineries, information on tours, and nearby restaurants and accommodations.

How would you get to enjoy the beauty and culture of the wineries without the proper transportation? Long Island winery tours are hugely popular as they allow you to relax and enjoy the day without worrying about driving. By signing up for wine tour you get to see and experience the different vineyards. Long Island Vineyard Tours is a popular one.

Or you may want to enjoy a great weekend away with some friends. Visiting the wineries makes for a perfect girlfriend getaway.

Long Island Wine Country

The is a perfect book for getting the most out of visiting the Long Island wineries - if you are about to visit our wine country for the first time or are a wine enthusiast, you will find a great resource of information. It was written by the editor of the Long Island Wine Press magazine. The book has beautiful photos of the vineyards and a story of the area's over forty wineries. You will find profiles of the owners, information on the different varieties, and tips to make the most out of your visit. Included are unique and delicious recipes prepared specifically to go well with the wines.

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Bedell Cellars
Castello di Borghese
Duck Walk
Martha Clara

North Fork Tourism Info