This season, enjoy the crisp air and vibrant colors of autumn on a wine tour. Vineyard tours can give you the best insider’s view of Long Island’s wine country, and can often be personalized to include any activity you desire. This fall, make one last trip to the wineries by taking a wine tour where you can spend quality time with your friends and loved ones and leave the driving to the professionals. Be sure to check out your favorite wineries and see if they are offering any special events or deals on bottles or flights. Many vineyards also offer live music through the fall as they celebrate the harvest season. Explore the wine country with these groups which provide vineyard tours, and be sure to check out the endless options, such as stopping at Briermere Farms for a fresh pie and riding in style in a top of the line limousine!
LI Vineyard Tours: LI Vineyard Tours provides luxury limousines for up to 2-4 people or couples to head out to the East End. If that is too small, the company also offers a party bus for 25-48 passengers. Visitors will stop at a minimum of three wineries on their tour, and options include stopping at farm stands to purchase fresh produce and reservations at restaurants and cafes in the Hamptons are available.
LI Vino Tours: For a relaxed trip, try LI Vino Tours, where you can visit three or more wineries from the dozens of wineries that the company is partnered with, and enjoy a picnic-style lunch to take in the fall foliage and great company. 2-9 guests can be accommodated by limo, and up to 14 guests can be accommodated by party bus. Tours are four to nine hours long, and packages start at $325.
First Glass Wine Tours: Wine tours with First Glass start as low as $35 per person and last 5-6 hours as you tour the wine country. Options and features include souvenir wine glasses and cooler bags, breakfast platters, and a stop at Briermere Farms for the most delicious pies on the Island. First Glass also has its own line of wines – Fire Island Sunrise (a chardonnay) and Fire Island Sunset (a merlot).
Lancelot Limo North Fork Wine Tours: Take a Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lincoln, or Escalade out for a classy afternoon on the town. With Lancelot Limo, you can request the vineyards of your choice, or ask for their recommendations, and build your day the way you want it to be.
East End Wine Tasting Tours: This tour group has wine tours down to a science – on their website, just pick which category suits you, and they will show you the package that meets your needs. Whether you are looking for the best wines or prefer to have a party atmosphere, East End Wine Tasting Tours has a package for you, and can also match you with which winery best suits your age group and interests.
Colonial Transportation Vineyard Tours: Tour Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Jason’s Vineyard, and Lieb Cellars for wine tastings and flights with Colonial Transportation. Each package includes a 7 hour trip, and a fruit platter, a cheese and cracker platter, and a special stop at Briermere Farms. Packages range in price from $85 to $125 per person.