You’ve survived the holidays and now it’s time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation to kick off the New Year right – but what to do? How about a Long Island Wine Country getaway?
You might think winery tours and tastings are an activity more suited to warmer times of the year. Let’s face it: a glass of wine with friends is fine whenever it happens. Besides, enjoying a glass of wine while snuggled up next to a crackling fire? That sounds even better, somehow doesn’t it?
Further, Long Island wine country doesn’t get folded up and put away during the cold months. Sure, the vineyards are at rest but the wineries? The wines keep maturing in their cellars – wouldn’t it be a good idea to have a taste? Just check in to see how things are faring?
Of course it would – and the wineries of Long Island would love to see you!
Long Island Wine Country
Long Island wine country runs through Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with most of the wineries and vineyards here located on the North and South Forks. Over the past forty years or so, the Long Island wine industry has expanded from just one vineyard (Hargrave Vineyards in 1975 now Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery, in Cutchogue) to almost sixty producers with over 2,500 acres of vines.
The climate, geography, and soil characteristics of Long Island’s North and South Forks are ideal. The East End of Long Island is considered one of the world’s great vineyard regions. The Long Island Wine Council has put together a helpful site detailing the history, locations, and more of Long Island Wine Country: www.liwines.com
Long Island “Off Season”
Enjoying a tour of Long Island wine country is an experience no fan of wines should miss out on – and doing so during the “off season” means fewer crowds and a more intimate experience. Visit the country’s most exciting wine producing regions to sample and purchase award winning wines directly from the vintners. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery, great food, and other great activities.
Long Island Wine Country Lodging
Finally, no Long Island wine country getaway would be complete without suitable accommodations to top it off. No, I’m not talking about some hotel or motel. Instead of some impersonal box of a room, why not secure lodging that compliments your experience? Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast, in Greenport, will do just that. We’re a locally owned and operated Long Island B&B offering 3-course gourmet breakfasts, in-house spa services, and an insider’s knowledge of the area.
Just a short drive from some of the best Long Island wineries – Shinn Estate Vineyards, Pellegrini Vineyards, Macari Vineyards and Winery, Bedell Cellars, Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery and more – let Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast help you plan your 2016 Long Island wine country getaway.