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Okay, so let’s get this straight: It’s a long weekend, you want to try something new, but you also want to stay close to the city… Why not enjoy one of Long Island’s wineries as a relaxing (and boozy!) staycation? Whether you’re driving or taking the Jitney out of town, we’ve got you covered on a few of the best wineries right outside the city!
139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack
If you’re looking for a chic and trendy winery, Wölffer Estate is the place for you. Known for producing some of the best Rosé, Merlot, and Chardonnay in the country, how can you pass up the opportunity for samples? This estate offers daily tours and tastings and has free live music on Friday and Saturday evenings!
36225 Main Rd, Cutchogue
If sustainability is important to you, head to Bedell Cellars in the North Fork; for the past 30 years, this winery has maintained sustainable wine farms. As one of the oldest in the area, Bedell’s tasting room was actually a potato barn from around 1919. When you make your way over, make sure to try the Bedell Musée and the Bedell Malbec, two of their most popular wines.
Shinn Estate Vineyards
2000 Oregon Rd, Mattituck
For a romantic weekend getaway, Shinn Estate is the perfect place. With a cozy 1880’s farmhouse for guests, walking tours every Saturday and Sunday (and of course, wine samples), what more could you ask for?
150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck
With a 500-acre waterfront estate that’s been run by the Macari family for the past 50 years, this vineyard is sure to impress. Not only are there delicious appetizers to snack on as you drink your wine, Macari is pet friendly – so you can bring Fido and enjoy the views!