14 Feb LONG ISLAND WINE TASTING IN THE OFF SEASON
WHY THE OFF SEASON IS THE BEST TIME FOR WINE
Many people are huge fans of wine, and love to go wine tasting, but don’t feel that the wintertime is the ideal season to enjoy this pastime, due to the cold weather and the strange schedules of many area vineyards. Long Island is one of the most popular destinations for wine lovers looking for amazing vineyards to indulge their passion, try new wines and meet fellow wine lovers. Unfortunately, New York also has some of the most intense winter weather in the country and people are sidelined until late March for many outdoor activities.
If you’re a wine lover on Long Island and you want ideas for wine tastings during the off-season, check out our list of ideas below.
LONG ISLAND WINTERFEST
Get your kicks at this amazing annual festival this year, from February 8 through March 16. Combine the pleasures of red and white wine from 18 different wineries and amazing music to accompany it at this enjoyable, once-a-year event with over 100 performances scheduled throughout the duration of the festival. This option is ideal for people who love the East End, love wine and are also looking for a unique place to enjoy entertainment during the quieter time of the year.
NORTH FORK TASTING ROOM
The North Fork Tasting Room in Riverhead, New York is a great destination for winter wine-tasting, not only because of its great location, but because the room boasts the same hours for its winter schedule as it does during the rest of the year. With a variety of wines, artisanal cheeses, and even craft beers, you visit to the North Fork Tasting Room has something for even the most casual wine drinker. If you’re bored on a weekend night or want to take a significant other to the tasting room for a date, you’ll have tastings and plenty of products to choose from in their retail shop.
3225 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY
Bedell Cellars tasting room is housed in a barn that was originally built nearly 100 years ago, and offers visitors the kind of atmosphere and comfort that keeps them coming back time and again. Add to that the fact that Bedell produces some of the finest wine in the area and your winter wine tasting experience on Long Island can be both enjoyable and a great way to spend a night off with friends or a significant other.
36225 Main Road, Route 25, Cutchogue, New York
THE BENEFITS OF BOOKING A WINE TOUR
Another way to enjoy wine tasting, even during the off-season, is to book a wine tour with a trustworthy chauffeured transportation company. The wine tours of the North Fork area that Executive Limousine offers will let you experience the joy of wine tasting and indulging, without the cumbersome responsibility of driving yourself, parking and enduring a long and chilly walk to the tasting room from your parking spot.
With a chauffeured vehicle to take you on your journey, you can simply enjoy the company of your guests or significant other in the back of a luxury vehicle, and your chauffeur will drop you off right at the door of your chosen tasting room and pick you up when you’re ready to go.
You don’t have to sacrifice your love of wine just because it’s colder weather; you can indulge your love of all things wine, make new friends and visit some of the most popular tasting rooms in the Long Island area. All you have to do is choose your destination, select your car service and anticipate your night out.
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