Greenport, NY - June 10, 2016 - Bottle of red. Bottle of white. They can be featured on your commute tonight. MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a menu of refreshments, including choices from North Fork wineries, for eastbound customers taking the 5:21 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma on Friday nights throughout the summer.
Bedell Cellars, Duck Walk, Jason’s Vineyard, Pindar, etc. Travelers can sit back and unwind with a variety of reasonably priced beverages from local wineries as well as Montauk Brewing Company. The rotating list of reds, whites and roses includes offerings from Bedell Cellars, Duck Walk, Jason’s Vineyard, Laurel Lake, Macari, Pelligrini, Pindar, and Raphael. Snacks are also available, including North Fork Potato Chips (in a variety of flavors) and cookies from Tates in Southampton. The average price of a glass of wine is $4 or $5. Snacks are $2.50 and $3. Soft drinks, juices and spirits are also available.
The wine train began Memorial Day weekend and will run through the Friday before Columbus Day.
For More Information
Check out the LIRR’s escorted and unescorted adventures along the North Fork that are detailed in the Railroad’s 2016 Long Island Getaways brochure available at LIRR terminals and online here. Look for the following tours: “Wine Country,” “Long Island Wine Tours.” and “North Fork Bike and Wine.” For up-to-the-minute service info, download the LIRR’s Train Time app or sign up for LIRR service alerts here. Customers can also contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hearing impaired, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR 511.