Best Vineyards on Long Island, NY – Wineries Near NYC From a Local!

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Best Vineyards to Visit on Long Island – Just outside NYC!

Did you know New York had a wine county? It sure does and it’s located right on Long Island, NY! With around 60 vineyards and wineries stretching across Long Island’s North Fork and down in the Hamptons, you can say Napa who? (for now)! In this Long Island Guide, find some of the best vineyards in Long Island, NY that are perfect for a day trip from NYC and of course local Long Islanders!

Living on Long Island, I can say I was pretty lucky to be within an hour of some of my all-time favorite wineries! Enjoy delicious Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Wolffer Estates famous Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and more!

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Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard

Want to visit a vineyard without going all the way out on the North Fork? Baiting Hollow Farm and Vineyard is located just about 1.24 hrs from NYC and easily one of the best vineyards on Long Island! This was actually the first vineyard I’ve ever visited and they have a very chill and laid-back “backyard” vibe.

They are a smaller vineyard but have a lively feel, horses, food, their tasting house dates back to the 1800s, and live music on the weekends!

If you were looking for those typical pictures in the grapevine rows, they are roped off, so you can’t do that here, but it is still a ton of fun if you are visiting for the wine! Furthermore, they are pet-friendly in certain areas, so you can bring the furbaby!

Long Island Insider Tip: Make a day out of it and visit Lewins Farm for U-Pick apples, pumpkins, and more goodies depending on the season.

I would also suggest heading to their farm stand where they sell delicious roasted corn and have a shop that has tons of fresh produce. I’ve personally have gone apple picking and pumpkin picking with them and wine after if the perfect treat! 

Check Baiting Hollow Vineyard Facebook page for updates on hours! 

Address: 2114 Sound Ave Baiting Hollow, NY 11933

Grapevines at Macari Vineyards in Long Island
Apple picking at Lewins Farm
Apple Picking at Lewins Farm

Macari Vineyards

Macari Vineyards is a family-owned business that has been around since 1995. This Long Island vineyard has an elegant tasting room, lots of outdoor seating, delicious wine, and the best pizza truck that stays on the property!

If you plan on frolicking through the 500 acres of vineyards, you can do just that here! Macari Vineyards actually have 2 locations, one in Mattituck and one in Cutchogue. I can personally only speak to their Mattituck location, which I really loved!

With wine, pizza, and stunning fields, it’s easy to see why they are one of the best vineyards on Long Island! furthermore, all their grapes are strictly farmed without herbicide.

If you are looking for a more upscale vibe, you will love visiting their tasting room and fields! Before visiting, you will want to make sure to have a reservation for their Mattituck location. 

This winter they are serving a 3 wine flight tasting with a cheese and charcuterie board per person. They are accepting parties of up to 6 guests for the back deck. This is $40 per guest. The featured wines on the flight are Dos Aguas red blend 2017 and Sauvignon Blanc “Lifeforce” 2020, Rosé 2020.

Additionally, if you plan your trip in June/July, you should also check out the Lavender by the Bay which has beautiful lavender fields you can walkthrough. Learn more about the lavender farms here!

Address: 150 Bergen Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952

Macari Vineyards is one of the best on Long Island

Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Heading to the Hamptons? Take a trip to Wölffer Estate Vineyard which is another top vineyard on Long Island. Wölffer Estate offers a beautiful tasting room of both indoor and outdoor seating along with private tours of their vineyard and cellars.

I personally have never done their private tour but I hear it’s really nice especially if you are a wine enthusiast.

While the menu changes every day, a visit to their tasting room offers wine and cider by the glass, bottle, or by flight (4). Flights are generally around $30-35 per order. They also offer small plates, cheese, and charcuterie boards to make for the perfect experience. 

Make sure to try a glass of their Summer in a Bottle Rośe which has made the vineyard so popular among locals.

Make sure to make a reservation before visiting which can be done up to 2 weeks in advance for parties of 8 or less. You can make reservations to Wölffer Estate here.

Local Long Island Tip: For a sunset dinner on the water, head to Cowfish in the Hampton Bays. 

Address: 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962

Patio View From Wolffer estate
Patio area at Wölffer Estate Vineyard
charcuterie board at Wolffer Estate Vineyard
Charcuterie board and tasting
Famous Summer in a bottle wine
Famous Summer in a Bottle

Osprey’s Dominion

Looking for a laid back hands-off wine tasting experience? Osprey Dominion has been planting since 1983 under the watchful eye of the Osprey flying over. You can now enjoy 90 acres of Carmenere, Pinot Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc!

This is the perfect place for large groups looking to picnic outside and of course, enjoy some wine! Osprey’s Dominion offers small plates including guac and chips, however, you are also allowed to bring your own picnic snacks.

They have a large field with picnic tables and usually have live music on the weekend. Additionally, this Long Island winery tends to have fun events going on!

Check Osprey Dominion’s Facebook page for updates on events and live music!

Wolffer Estate is one of the best vineyards on Long Island by the Hamptons

Pindar Vineyards

Welcome to the largest vineyard on Long Island, with over 500 acres! Pindar has been in business for 40 years and is considered one of the best vineyards on Long Island among local Long Islanders.

Pindar Vineyards grow 17 different varieties of grapes producing 23 varietals and proprietary blends that produce 70,000 cases a year. 

They also strive environmentally to with more than 80% of our electrical needs met by wind power!

Enjoy visiting their tasting rooms 7 days a week with live music on Saturdays and Sundays. A glass of wine averages around $15 – $30. Currently, they are featuring their Dr. Dan’s Gewürztraminer 2020, 2020 Riesling, and Dr. Dan’s White Blend 2020.

You can also be treated with their sunflower fields during the summer months (end of July/August). Their flagship vineyard is located in Peconic along with a tasting room winery in Port Jefferson, Long Island.

If you are looking to hang out in the fields, I’d suggest heading straight to Peconic!

Address: 37645 NY-25, Peconic, NY 11958

close-up in sunflower fields in long island, New York

Pugliese Vineyards

Pugliese Vineyards is another popular vineyard in Long Island. Established in 1980, this family-owned and operated vineyard specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Niagara, and Merlot.

They have picnic tables and live music! During a visit to Pugliese Vineyards, you can enjoy bottles of wine starting at $10 and small bites including cheese, crackers, olives, meats, and sweets. Additionally, they offer flights (4) for $20.

Everything is outside, so the weather comes into play when visiting. 

This vineyard has a more chill vibe and serves tastings in plastic cups. They also have a Koi fish pond that everyone always seems to be very fond of!

Address: 34515 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935

Duck Walk Vineyards

Founded in 1994, Duck Walk Vineyards is another one of the best vineyards to visit with two locations! With a combined 140 scenic acres, they produce around 5,000 cases of wine a year.

If you are spending a weekend in the Hamptons, you can visit their flagship location with 30 acres to enjoy. Or if vineyard hopping down Long Island’s North Fork is more your scene, they opened a new location in 2007.

Currently, they offer live music at both locations on the weekend on their patio. Tastings are $13 with wine varieties including Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Malbec. Duck Walk Vineyards also offers snacks and cheeses, however, you are also allowed to bring your own “light snacks”. Oh, and they are also pet-friendy

Hours: 11 AM – 5:30 PM

Duck Walk North Address: 44535 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971

Duck Walk Hamptons Address: 231 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976

Palmer Vineyards

If you are looking for another slightly closer vineyard to NYC, Palmer Vineyards are located in Riverhead. They have been open since 1983 and are family-owned.

Palmer’s serves small plates of food, pizza, and 8 different wines to taste, currently. This vineyard also usually has live music on the weekend! Furthermore, they serve local Peconic Bay oysters from Harvest Moon Shellfish Co. 

Palmer Vineyards are a little more on the expensive side but are still a favorite among local Long Islanders. 

Palmer Vineyards is also dog-friendly!  

Address: 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

Macari Vineyards is one of the best on Long Island

Del Vino Vineyards

Originally built on an apple orchard, Del Vino Vineyards has become among one of the best vineyards to visit on Long Island. Located about 50 miles from midtown NYC, Del Vino is another great winery close to the city. They now have 11 acres that host an impressive tasting room, outdoor patio, and vineyards.

Wines to enjoy at Del Vino Vineyards include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, and more! Additionally, you can enjoy light bites and tapas including pizza, cheese boards, charcuterie boards, and desserts. They even serve craft beer from Oyster Bay Brewing CO.

Address: 29 Norwood Road, Northport New York, 11768

Best Time To Visit Long Island Vineyards

Long Island Vineyards are actually open all-year-round making it one of the best things to do on Long Island! The busiest season is by far the summer which is also when most events and live music will happen.

During the Spring and Fall will be when you can still enjoy nice weather with fewer crowds.

In the Winter, most tastings will be held inside and the vineyard vines will look bare, but that doesn’t make the wine taste any less delicious!

One of the best vineyards in Long Island, NY includes Wölffer Estate
Wölffer Estate

How to Get to the Long Island Vineyards

Now that you know the best Vineyards on Long Island, how will you get to them? Well, the best way to reach them is by car. You can consider doing an Uber or Lyft if everyone in your party will be drinking.

However, what we locals generally do, is rent a bus or limo to drive us out. Generally, this will include a couple of vineyards.

Lastly, you can try to take public transportation such as the LIRR, however, it will still be pretty difficult to reach the vineyards.

Other Things to do on Long Island North Fork

When visiting the North Fork, going vineyard hopping is most popular, but there are other things you might want to check out while in the area.

There are tons of farms in the area selling fresh produce and many times you can pick the farms yourself! Depending on the season you can go apple picking, pumpkin picking, explore corn mazes, or Christmas tree picking!

You can also check out the Tanger Outlet shops in Riverhead. In terms of outlet stores, they are the best on Long Island in my opinion with tons of brands to choose from!

Best Long Island Vineyards & Wineries Wrap-up

This covers some of the best Long Island Vineyards to visit both in the Hamptons and North Fork! I hope you have the best time exploring Long Island’s wine country and remember to drink responsibly and follow each establishment’s rules.

Have other vineyards you think should make the list? Let me know in the comments below!

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12 thoughts on “Best Vineyards on Long Island, NY – Wineries Near NYC From a Local!”

  1. Ooo I love vineyards – they’re the perfect summer activity! I would love to visit Pindar Vineyards to see the sunflowers too.

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  2. Duck walk vineyards looks interesting! And Pindar is 500 acres! that is so cool. I have never thought of a long island vineyard trip but this is changing my mind!

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  3. This is a great list of wineyards on Long Island! Normally we visit NY almost every year and we can’t wait to check some of these out. Loved the photos, especially of the food! Great post and thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love taking wine trips but I am yet to visit a vineyard in the States. These all look so cool to visit. I especially love that Macari Vineyards has a pizza truck!

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  5. Great article! I visited Wolffer Estate vineyard last summer and it was amazing! Looks like I need to visit more wineries 🙂

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