Long Island Wine BasicsLong Island's wine regions are the newest in New York state, but are fast growing both in terms of acreage -- from 17 acres of vineyards in 1973 to over 3,000 today -- and in reputation.
Long Island is known mostly as a New York City suburb, and, once you get further out to the tip, for the ritzy beach communities of the Hamptons. But there's also plenty of agriculture on Long Island, including some 50 vineyards, many offering tours and tastes. Long Island is home to three AVAs: North Fork, Hamptons and Long Island.
Long Island Wine VarietalsIn red wines, look for merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc. (You'll also often find blends.) In white, look for chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and riesling.
Long Island Wine Maps
- A map of Long Island wineries, as well as driving directions from New York City and ferry directions from New England.
- Printable Long Island Wine Map (PDF).
- More New York wine maps.
Long Island Wine ToursWhile Long Island wineries are easily accessible by car,several companies offer winery tours via limo or bus. These tours are popular outings for bachelorette or bachelor parties.
- Vintage Tours
- Long Island Wine Tours
- Long Island Vineyard Tours
- Regency Transportation
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