If you get the chance to come to Long Island, I highly recommend a ride to Eastern Long Island and the Long Island Wine Country. LI is producing some of the nicest Bordeaux style wines this side of the Atlantic. The region is also famous for Merlots and Cab Francs.
We go out there often - sometimes by car for events so our daughter Anastasia can join us, and other times on my bike. Here are some pictures from two of my family's favorite vineyards: Lieb Family Cellars and Wolfer Estates.
Vines at Lieb - They have great events year round and always make you feel welcome.
Pictures from Lieb's Summer Wine Festival. A great time with the entire family. My daughter Anastasia made a new friend too!
Pictures from Wolfer Estates on the South Fork by Bridge Hampton. An excellent vineyard with memorable wines and views. Note: my daughter isn't drinking wine - that's a grape juice called Verjus... Don't call CPS on us!
Here is contact on both Vineyards:
TASTING ROOM • 35 COX NECK ROAD • MATTITUCK, NY 11952 • TEL - 631.298.1942
Wölffer Estate Winery
Come in from chill and enjoy some hot jazz! Candlelight Friday is from 5PM to 8PM throughout the fall and winter season. No cover charge to listen to some of New York's finest musicians. Wines by the glass, mulled wine and cheese/charcuterie plates for purchase.