05 May 4 TIPS FOR THE PERFECT LONG ISLAND WINE TOUR
PREPARE FOR PERFECTION DURING YOUR LONG ISLAND WINE TOUR
Long Island has a wealth of amazing vineyards and wineries, just waiting for you and a group of your friends to visit, sample the selection, enjoy the scenery and learn about the wine-making process. A wine tour is a fantastic spring and summertime activity, offering you the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air while enjoying some of the finest wines in the country.
Executive Ground Transportation of Long Island knows a thing or two about creating an amazing wine tour of some of the finest vineyards in the area; here are a few tips culled from our knowledge on the Long Island wine scene.
CHOOSE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION
Any outing wherein you know you’ll be drinking demands that you procure safe, reliable transportation beforehand. Your wine tour can be a wonderful experience if you have transportation that you can count on, and finding a company that specializes in wine tours might just be the answer.
Executive Ground Transportation offers a variety of specialized wine tours around the North Fork Area of Long Island; they offer superior customer service, pristine vehicles and professional chauffeurs to ensure that your experience is not only enjoyable but supremely safe, as well. By booking a wine tour with a reputable car service company, you can ensure that you get the service and safety you deserve.
You can also upgrade your experience booking one of our pristine limo buses, to accommodate a larger group and make your Long Island wine country tour enjoyable from the moment you leave your home to moment you return.
MAP YOUR ROUTE
Choosing the wineries and vineyards that most interest you is an important part of planning a great wine tour. Exploring the Long Island Wine Trail Map is a great way to find some of the area’s best wineries. The North Fork and Long Island are home to a number of great wineries, each of which offers a diverse array of wines to sample and enjoy during your visit.
Here are a few of the outstanding vineyards on Executive’s list:
- Martha Clara Vineyards
- Bedell Cellar Winery
- Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
- Macari Vineyards
- Pindar Vineyards
- McCall Vineyards
Each of these vineyard’s tasting rooms has its own unique tasting schedule and list of popular wines; depending on the vineyard, you might be able to enjoy live music, bring a picnic for lunch or find a spot on the lawn to enjoy a bottle you purchased from their gift shop.
CHECK TASTING SCHEDULES
Many vineyards offer wine tasting by reservation only, especially if the group you plan on taking is larger than 6. As you plan your tour and decide which vineyards are most attractive to you, be careful not to plan tastings that don’t coincide with the vineyard’s schedule.
You should also be prepared to pay small fees for tastings, although some vineyards offer them for free. You can, of course, utilize the beautiful grounds free of charge, and make purchases in each vineyard’s gift shop or store.
FIND THE RIGHT VEHICLE
Organizing a wine tour for a large group of people requires more thought when choosing car service than is required for a smaller group or a couple. You must find a vehicle that accommodates everyone in your group and allows them to travel comfortably and efficiently. You don’t want to be stuck booking multiple cars when the company offers mini buses or stretch limousines; you don’t need to go through the hassle of limiting the number of people in your group because you aren’t sure there’s a vehicle to accommodate all of you.
Executive Ground Transportation is proud to offer a variety of vehicles that can accommodate a variety of group sizes. Whether you need a mini bus, a limousine, a small sedan, an SUV or something in between, Executive is happy to accommodate your needs.
Here’s a display of each of the vehicles in our fleet, so you can peruse and select the vehicle that would best suit your group for your next wine tour on Long Island.
We hope your next wine tour on Long Island is perfection, full of great wine, amazing sights, and great memories.
Photo Credit: Joe Shlabotnik