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Over the course of a few decades, Long Island has quickly developed a reputation as one of the most up-and-coming winemaking regions in the country, and deservedly so. The Island’s vineyards produce award-winning wines and offer breathtaking scenery, so there’s always a good reason to spend a Saturday afternoon among the vines.

If you have a special occasion coming up, why not make it a bit more special by reserving chauffeured transportation? Let a professional driver handle the driving so you can spend the day sipping wines and enjoying your company.

Looking for a reason to plan a wine tasting? Here are six occasions that call for a trip to Long Island vineyards.


If you’ve popped the question and want to get a close knit group of friends and family together, wine tasting is a great idea. Bond over delicious wine and snacks while talking about how you and your sweetheart met and sharing the details of your upcoming nuptials.

It can also give you ideas on what wines you’d like to offer at your reception, too. Maybe you’ll far in love with local Macari Vineyards or Pindar Vineyards and decide to have your ceremony there!


Why not celebrate your birthday in style at a great Long Island vineyard? Sample the best wines on the Island with your closest friends and family members, while taking in gorgeous views of the coast and vineyards.


If you’re due for a day out with your best guy or girlfriends and want to up the ante, a wine tasting is an ideal setting. Listen to great music, sample the finest wines and enjoy spending time with your friends and making memories that you’ll be able to look back on and smile. A wine tasting is perfect for people who need to unwind after a long day or week of work.


Planning on popping the question to your loved one? Wine tasting is a great occasion! Enjoy live music in the tasting rooms, sample your favorite wines and soak up the romantic, intimate atmosphere. You’ll feel like it’s something out of a movie, and your fiancé or fiancée will love it.


If you need a fun, classy activity for your bachelorette party, then wine tasting is the way to go. What’s better than a limo ride across the Island and going to an elegant establishment that offers wine, music and an ambiance that is perfect for enjoying yourself?


Anniversaries are supposed to be romantic and intimate. The perfect setting for a milestone anniversary is a wine tasting. It’s romantic, fun and much more special than your run-of-the-mill dinner date.

Wine tasting is an activity anyone can enjoy, and it offers so much more than meets the you. Of course you’ll get to sample wine, but you’ll also learn about the history and science behind winemaking on Long Island. Try wine and cheese pairings, listen to to live music, enjoy great conversation and soak up the sun.
The best part is being able to ride in the limo there and back, in the company of your friends. Don’t settle for the same old routine next time you get together with friends. Try something different by planning a wine tasting!

Executive Ground Transportation is a Long Island leader in professional, personalized transportation services, whether you’re traveling on business from the office to JFK or to Long Island for wine tasting on the North Fork. With an extensive fleet of sedans, SUVs, limousines and minibuses, as well as a staff of experienced Customer Service Representatives and Chauffeurs, we’re proud to provide exceptional service 24/7, 365 days a year.

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*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in October 2012 and has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.